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Sat 31st May 2014 21:55 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 30th May
A total of 37 species recorded at MV125. Most numerous were Poplar Hawk and White Ermine (4 each). Species of note for the garden were singles of Mullein Wave, Barred Hook-tip, Peach Blossom and Lathronympha strigana.
Sat 31st May 2014 19:57 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/5
May Highflyer the best on offer here.
Sat 31st May 2014 13:44 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 30thh May
Another good selection from 100 moths.  Among those logged were: Chamomile Shark, Poplar Kitten, Pale Mottled Willow, Least Black Arches, Sharp-angled Peacock, Treble-bar, Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Orange Footman, Foxglove Pug, Aphelia paleana/unitana, Epiblema cynosbatella and Psychoides filicivora.
Sat 31st May 2014 13:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30th May
Around 120 of 35 species inc: Clouded Border, Oak Hook-tip, Spectacle, Beautiful Golden Y, Hedya pruniana, Eudonia angustea FFY Pebble Hook-tip, Lt Emerald, Barred Umber (FFG), Udea olivalis

C Fox: 164 of 44 species with FFY Common Lutestring, Dark Arches, Pale Mottled Willow, Common Wainscot, Gdn Pebble, Udea Olivalis, Snout, Lunar Thorn, 2 Gold Spot

Sat 31st May 2014 09:03 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 May
Warm and dark.  49 species in good numbers but many fewer Hawkmoths.  1 Silver Y.  FFG Nematopon metaxella.  FFY (not mentioned recently below) included: Brussels Lace, Light Emerald and Gold Spot.
Fri 30th May 2014 12:34 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 29th May
Cloudy and warm conditions produced 100 moths in the traps with a nice variety including: Least Black Arches, Epiblema cynosbatella, Mottled Pug, Foxglove Pug and White-spotted Pug, Maiden's Blush, Scorched Wing, Rivulet, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Light Brocade and Eyed Hawk-moth among them.
Fri 30th May 2014 12:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29th May
Around 80 of 40 species inc: Chinese Character, Scorched Wing, Sharp-angled Peacock, Flounced Rustic.  FFY Peach Blossom, Vine's Rustic, V-Pug, Cabbage Moth, Pale-shouldered Brocade (FFG), Rush Veneer, Diamond-back, Celypha lacunana (10.3 degs C)

C Fox: 150 of 35 species inc: Sallow Kitten, Heart & Dart, Ingrailed Clay, Common Swift, Orange Footman, Marbled Minor, Sm Magpie.  FFY Grey/Dk Dagger, Mocha, Rivulet

Fri 30th May 2014 11:01 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 May
A warm night with some rain.  43 species in good numbers.  A number of different Hawkmoths including FFY Elephant.  FFY (not already mentioned below by others recently) included: May Highflyer, Brown Silver-line, Buff Ermine (one very orange), The Flame, Brown Rustic, Small Clouded Brindle and Middle-barred Minor.
Thu 29th May 2014 22:00 by Paul Harris
Preston, Weymouth 28/5
Valerian Pug, new for site (R Lambert)
Thu 29th May 2014 12:59 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 28th May
Another damp night which produced 26 species including: Silver Y, Light Brocade, Eyed Hawk-moth, Common Swift, Small Magpie, Peppered Moth, Vine's Rustic, Mottled Pug, Brown Rustic and the Fool's Water-cress eating Depressaria ultimella among the 70 or more moths present, and Alabonia geoffrella still on the wing in local mixed woodland.

0652 Alabonia geoffrella 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Wed 28th May 2014 19:47 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 27th May
Among 30 species logged were: Privet Hawk-moth, Poplar Hawk-moth, Lychnis, Common White Wave,Yellow-barred Brindle, Garden Pebble and Pale Tussock. And by day in local woodland Aleimma loeflingiana joined the list.
Wed 28th May 2014 16:19 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27th May
Around 50 of 25 species inc: Alder, Broken-barred Carpet, Treble-lines, Clouded Silver, Gdn Pebble with FFY Coronet, Small Waved Umber, Flame, Set Hebrew Character, Blood-vein (10.6 degs C)
Tue 27th May 2014 15:52 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 26th May
48 species, with new for recorder being Alder Moth (3) & Scorched Wing.

NFYs: Common Swift, Nematopogon metaxella (3), Tinea trinotella, Blood-vein, Satin Wave, Broken-barred Carpet (3), Willow Beauty, Eyed Hawk-moth, Common Wainscot (2), Grey Dagger agg. & Marbled Minor agg. (2).

Tue 27th May 2014 15:08 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26th May
C Fox: 82 of 32 macro species including Alder, Scorched Wing, Iron Prominent, Knot Grass, Figure-of-Eighty, Straw Dot, Angle Shades, Ingrailed Clay, Common Swift, 3 Marbled Minor.  FFY Treble Brown Spot, Maiden's Blush, Lssr Swallow (8.7 degs C)
Tue 27th May 2014 10:34 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 26th May
A better turn out overnight with over 60 moths of 28 species logged including: the fern-eating Psychoides filicivora, Coronet ab. coronula, Alder Moth, Light Brocade, Waved Umber, Poplar Hawk-moth, and Scorched Carpet among the selection.  Local woodland patch yielded the striking Alabonia geoffrella, Nemophora degeerella, Stigmella aurella and the miniscule Micropterix tunbergella.

Mon 26th May 2014 10:03 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25th May
Just 6 species including Puss Moth, Poplar & FFY Elephant Hawkmoth, Hedya pruniana (8.7 degs C)
Sun 25th May 2014 12:16 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 24th May
Purple Bar, Grey Pine Carpet, Silver Y, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Poplar Hawk-moth and Foxglove Pug were among the 22 species logged overnight.
Sat 24th May 2014 22:20 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 23rd May
A wet night -32 moths of 23 species. FFY were Pine Carpet,Blood-vein,Light Emerald, Elephant Hawkmoth,Light Feathered Rustic,Small Square-spot,Garden Pebble, White-point,Willow Beauty and pseudargfyrotoza conwagana.
Sat 24th May 2014 18:15 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23rd May
23 of 16 species inc: Silver Y, Common Swift, Cinnabar, Peppered Moth, Spectacle, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella

C Fox: 47 of 20 species including Treble Lines, Heart & Dart, Puss Moth, with FFY Figure of Eighty, Beautiful Golden Y, Small Magpie

Sat 24th May 2014 14:34 by Jack Oughton
Morden Bog 23rd May
35 species, including Biselachista albidella, Cedestis subfasciella, Pleurota bicostella, Ochreous Pug, Square Spot, Grass Wave, Pine Hawk-moth and Marbled Brown.

Larval searches produced several Horse Chestnut larvae.

Horse Chestnut larva

Sat 24th May 2014 11:10 by Paul Harris
Melbury Rd, Weymouth
Bloxworth Snout found on front door of house on Thursday 22nd May, photo sent. (Bob Ford).
Sat 24th May 2014 08:42 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 23rd May
Fog developing by dawn but not much of note in the traps.  Silver Y, Vine's Rustic, Satin Wave, Treble-bar, May Highflyer and Tinea trinotella among the 21 species.
Fri 23rd May 2014 20:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22nd May
Just 14 of 7 species with FFY Lychnis, Scorched Wing (12 degs C trap in stable due to rain)

C Fox: 23 species including Marbled Brown, Heart & Dart, Set Hebrew Character, Bright-line Brown-eye, Flame Shoulder with FFY Small Phoenix, Middle-barred Minor

Fri 23rd May 2014 11:36 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 22nd May
Species netted at dusk included: Mompha subbistrigella, Mompha epilobiella, and the overnight traps produced just 20 species including: Silver Y, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Light Brocade, Peppered Moth, Scalloped Hazel and Rustic shoulder-knot.
Thu 22nd May 2014 22:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21st May
C Fox: In excess of 100 / 50 species with FFY White-pinion Spotted, Pebble Hook-tip, Straw Dot, Mottled Rustic, V-Pug, Marbled Minor agg, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Treble Lines, Brown Rustic, Silver Y, Lychnis. Micros included: Diamond-back, Twenty-plume, Ringed China-mark and numerous Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Thu 22nd May 2014 19:20 by Jack Oughton
Chesil Beach 21st May
By day several Mother Shipton, Cinnabar, and Garden Tiger caterpillars. Also Thistle Ermine and Elachista argentella.
Thu 22nd May 2014 13:24 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 21st May
A decent night with 43 species logged including: Hedya ochroleucana, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Plutella xylostella, Eyed Hawk-moth, Poplar Hawk-moth, Chocolate-tip, Scalloped Hazel, Scorched Wing, Light brocade, Small Magpie, Waved Umber, Orange Footman, Flame Carpet, and Spruce Carpet.

1084 Hedya ochroleucana 02 Copyright: Will Bown

Hedya ochroleucana

Wed 21st May 2014 18:25 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, 20th May
Hummingbird Hawkmoth nectaring in garden, mid-afternoon.
Wed 21st May 2014 13:37 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 20th May
Far fewer last night with Scoparia ambigualis, Celypha lacunana and Diamond-back Moth among just 14 species present.
Wed 21st May 2014 10:27 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20th May
20 of 14 species inc: Scalloped Hazel, Great Prominent, Puss Moth.  FFY Eudonia Angustea (7 degs C)

C Fox: 34 of 18 species inc: Scorched Wing, Coxcomb, Great & Swallow Prominent, C M & Green Carpet.  FFY Spectacle, Common Pug, Lt Br Apple

Tue 20th May 2014 22:15 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston ) 19th May
Still rather low numbers,the heavy showers didn't help. Only notable wereOrange Footman (4), Common Footman (2) and adela reaumurella .
Tue 20th May 2014 20:41 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19th May
C Fox: 52 of 26 species including Chocolate-tip, Sm Square-spot, Alder Moth, Knot Grass, Coxcomb Prominent, Angle Shades, Common Swift (2) and Ringed China-mark
Tue 20th May 2014 12:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 19th May
Showers during the night and seventy-six moths of thirty-five species including: Light Feathered Rustic, Silver Y (three, including the unusual form bipartita), Scorched Wing, Treble-bar, Orange Footman, Least Black Arches, Coxcomb Prominent, Brown Rustic, Spectacle, Syndemis musculana, Eudonia angustea and the almost unpronounceable Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.

2084 Light Feathered Rustic 02 Copyright: Will Bown Light Feathered Rustic

Mon 19th May 2014 22:41 by Jack Oughton
18th May, Actinic @ Portesham: Only 20 species, with NFY species being Light Emerald, Pale Mottled Willow & Snout.

19th May, walk from Weymouth to Portesham: Between the showers and thunderstorms, larvae of Lackey, Small Eggar, Common Footman, Magpie Moth and Apple Ermine.

Mon 19th May 2014 21:01 by Geoffrey Sell
Still only 25 macros in the trap this morning, mostly singles, but the thunder is rolling as I write and I hope for better in the morning. There was an Alder Moth and an Orange footman (the second, I had one two days ago). And a Red Admiral, straight from France.
Mon 19th May 2014 12:40 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 18th May
A short spell of dusk netting turned up Esperia sulpherella, Glyphipterix simpliciella and what appears to be Psychoides filicivora.  The traps overnight produced Depressaria ultimella, Waved Umber, Ingrailed Clay, Knot Grass, Light Brocade, Shears, Pale Prominent and Rustic Shoulder-knot among the visitors.
Mon 19th May 2014 12:02 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18th May
Around 35 of 24 species inc: Pale Prominent (2), Pale Pinion, Poplar Hawk (2), Orange Footman, Willow Beauty, Common Wave, Silver-ground Carpet.  FFY Cinnabar, Puss Moth, Spectacle, Heart and Dart, Small Magpie, Cydia Pomonella (13.4 degs C)
Sun 18th May 2014 20:54 by Vince Giavarini
Alners Gorse Reserve, re-scheduled event
Good turn out this morning. Approx 50 moth species logged including Marbled Pug, Mottled Pug, Puss Moth, Alder Moth, Brown Rustic, Eyed Hawkmoth, Cream Wave and Pale-shouldered Brocade. Final list to follow c/o Nigel Spring.
Sun 18th May 2014 14:37 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17th May
Around 32 of 25 species inc: Clouded Silver, Lunar Marbled Brown, Pale Tussock, Scalloped Hazel with FFY Miller, Willow Beauty, Peppered Moth, Iron Prominent and 2nd record (2013) Alder Kitten (to be confirmed) 11.3 degs C)

C Fox: 15 species including Great Prominent, Peppered Moth, 3 White Ermine, with FFY Marbled Brown and Alder Moth

Sun 18th May 2014 11:15 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 17th May
Small Phoenix, Buff-tip, Treble Lines, Scalloped Hazel, Ingrailed Clay, Knot Grass, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Garden Pebble were among just 15 species logged overnight.
Sun 18th May 2014 09:29 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 17th May
Netting near Portesham produced 14 species, incl. NFY Currant Pug, Turnip Moth and Agonopterix arenella.

Trapping at Portesham (MV for 1 1/2 Hrs, Actinic all night) produced a total of 36 species, NFY's were: Prays ruficeps, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Garden Pebble, Pebble Hook-tip, Pine Carpet (2), Foxglove Pug (2), Lychnis, Shears, & Small Fan-foot.

Also of note were Peppered Moth & Least Black Arches.

Sun 18th May 2014 08:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 May
Similar to last night.  55 moths of 28 species including FFY: Sharp-angled Peacock, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Clouded-bordered Brindle and Knot Grass.  Plus another Mullein.
Sat 17th May 2014 23:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15th May
17 species inc: Poplar Hawk, Pebble Prominent, 3 Pale Tussock.  FFY Broken-barred, Silver-ground, Green & Cypress Carpet, Buff Ermine
Sat 17th May 2014 23:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16th May
23 species inc: Chinese Character, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Scalloped Hazel.  Scorched, Flame, Common Marbled, Red Twin-spot & Flame Carpet, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.  FFY Orange footman, Lychnis, Udea Olivalis

C Fox: similar number of species inc: Puss Moth, Brindled Beauty, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Swallow Prominent.  FFY Least Black Arches, Peppered Moth, Common Wave, Bright-line Brown-eye, Angle Shades

Sat 17th May 2014 22:43 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 16th May
NFY were Shears,Green Carpet,Treble Lines,Knot Grass,Bright-line Brown-eye,Lime-speck Pug,Pale Tussock,White Ermine and Tawny Marbled Minor.
Sat 17th May 2014 14:03 by Jack Oughton
16th May
Actinic at Portesham: NFY species incl. Clouded Silver, Puss Moth & Heart & Dart.

MV @ Abbotsbury Swannery: 74 moths of 27 species, with new for recorder being Epinotia subocellana & Light Feathered Rustic (2). NFY species were Scrobipalpa costella, Epinotia immundana (5), Flame Carpet, Rivulet (2), Sandy Carpet (2), Sharp-angled Peacock, Peppered Moth, Ingrailed Clay & Tawny Shears. Also of note were Waved Umber (2), large numbers of Clouded Border (24), Poplar Hawk-moth (6) & Least Black Arches.

Sat 17th May 2014 13:11 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 16th May
A mild night produced twenty species including: Small Phoenix, Pale Tussock, Scalloped Hazel, Treble Lines, Waved Umber, Scorched Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Bee Moth and Heart & Dart.  Micros netted at dusk included: Twenty-plume moth and Caloptilia syringella.
Sat 17th May 2014 09:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 July
Things are picking up! 50 moths of 26 species including FFG Mullein.  Also FFY: Monopis weaverella, Epiblema cynosbatella, Pebble Hook-tip, Flame Carpet, Blood-vein, Cinnabar, Orange Footman, Least Black Arches, Small Square-spot and Rustic Shoulder-knot
Fri 16th May 2014 22:16 by Jack Oughton
In & Around Portesham 15th May
Netting at dusk near Portesham: 18 species, of note being Tinea semifulvella (NFR), Plum Tortrix, Galium Carpet & Pale Tussock.

MV light at Portesham: 31 species, with Epiblema cynosbatella, Udea olivalis, Small Dusty Wave, Garden Carpet, Scalloped Hazel, Pebble Prominent, Buff-tip, White Ermine, The Flame, Mullein, Light Brocade (2), & Vine's Rustic (2) being new for year. Also of note Pale Tussock and Orange Footman, both of which were rare at my old house.

Fri 16th May 2014 11:52 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 15th May
Coxcomb Prominent, White Ermine, Common Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Green Carpet and Red Twin-spot Carpet were among the 13 species logged during a cool night.
Fri 16th May 2014 08:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 May
A very warm day but still chilly overnight.  38 moths of 18 species including FFY: Rivulet, Common Wave, Privet Hawkmoth and Treble Lines.
Thu 15th May 2014 21:59 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 14th May
More moths but not many more species. New for year were Orange Footman, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Waved Umber and Heart and Dart.
Thu 15th May 2014 18:30 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 14/05
An hour's trapping produced several NFY, incl. Common Marbled Carpet, Least Black Arches, Poplar Grey, Clouded-bordered Brindle.
Thu 15th May 2014 14:36 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 14 May 2014 125W MV
Much better fare here: c40 individuals of c23 species.  FFG Lychnis and FFY included: Bee Moth (at lighted window), Flame Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Common Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Broken-barred Carpet and Buff-tip.  Some micros and pugs still to sort out.
Thu 15th May 2014 09:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14th May
Higher temp but fewer species, 10 of 5 inc: Poplar Hawk, Buff-tip, Gdn Pebble (9 degs C)

C Fox: 16 of 10 species with FFY Mottled Pug and Eyed Hawk

Thu 15th May 2014 08:53 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 May
A little chilly and a bright moon.  A Wren in the trap looking very well fed - howrendous! 19 moths of 13 species including FFY: Garden Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Peppered Moth, Bright-line Brown-eye, Lychnis and Marbled Minor.  And a nice Herald too.
Wed 14th May 2014 20:23 by Jack Oughton
Near Portesham 14th May
A walk this evening produced adults of: Caloptilia syringella, Nettle-tap, Psychiodes filicivora, Skin Moth, Acrolepia autimnitella, Bryotropha terrella, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Celypha lacunana, Light Brown Apple Moth, and Pyrausta despicata. Also a Magpie Moth cat.

Netting at the same sight at dusk produced several Common Wave and Silver-ground Carpet, with singles of Red Twin-spot Carpet, Common Carpet, Rustic Shoulder-knot and a Pinion-streaked Snout.

Wed 14th May 2014 13:46 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 13th May
Spectacle, White Ermine, Green Carpet, Muslin and Ingrailed Clay among a limited overnight tally.  The dappled rides in a local wood here today were full of Gliphipterix simpliciella (the Cocksfoot Moth) on Cocksfoot.

Wed 14th May 2014 10:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13th May
16 of 12 species - 7 FFY: Common Pug, Treble Lines, Buff-tip, Coxcomb Prominent, Pale Tussock, Green & Common Marbled Carpet.  Amongst the others, Flame & Gdn Carpet, 2 Waved Umber (7.7 degs C)

C Fox: 4 species FFY: Clouded-bordered Brindle, Clouded Silver, 2 Scalloped Hazel

Wed 14th May 2014 08:19 by Les Hill
Shaggs 13-May
Hadena albimacula White Spot this morning.
Tue 13th May 2014 13:55 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 12th May
Remaining very quiet and hardly worth a mention with nothing more than Common Marbled Carpet, Green Carpet, Muslin and Flame Shoulder to the traps.  Caloptilia syringella plentiful and showing well in local mixed woodland today.

0293 Caloptilia syringella 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Tue 13th May 2014 10:15 by Les Hill
Shaggs 12-May
Very little to add of note recently but nice to see a few Clostera curtula Chocolate-tip on-the-wing.
Tue 13th May 2014 08:14 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, May 12th
A Clouded Border and a White-point, both FFY, otherwise just 2 Shuttle-shaped Dart.
Mon 12th May 2014 21:56 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 11th May
A windy night and only 23 moths of 11 species. Of note FFY Pale Mottled Willow and the second Silver Y of the year
Mon 12th May 2014 20:03 by Jack Oughton
Abbotsbury Gardens 12th May
By day, many Pachyrhabda steropodes flitting around ferns. Also a Phoenix and Orange Footman, both FFY.
Sun 11th May 2014 18:36 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 10th May: Red Twin-spot Carpet & Psychiodes filicivora. 11th May: Larvae of Muslin Footman.

2038 Muslin Footman 04 larva Copyright: Jack Oughton

Chapel Coppice: Adults of Pachyrhabda steropodes flying about ferns.

Sun 11th May 2014 10:51 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 9th May
Eighteen moths of 13 spp. here; FFY were singles of Tachystola acroxantha, Garden Carpet, Pale Tussock and Buff Ermine.
Sat 10th May 2014 20:58 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 9th May
Singles of White-pinion Spotted, Poplar Hawk, Orange Footman, Marbled Brown and Pale Tussock NFY among only 11 species recorded.
Sat 10th May 2014 10:52 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne Stickland 9.5.14
Coxcomb Prominent 1, Poplar Hawk 1, Treble Lines 1.  8 species, 23 quantity, 11 deg C.
Sat 10th May 2014 10:04 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 May
Warm but wet.  14 moths of 10 species including FFY Sallow Kitten, and 1 Agonopterix arenella.
Fri 9th May 2014 13:24 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 8th May
The mildness of the night air seemed promising, but it was variety that made up for the lack of numbers.  Among those logged were: White-spotted Pug, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Pebble Prominent, Pale Tussock, Small Phoenix, Garden Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Buff-tip, Least Black Arches and Treble Lines.
Fri 9th May 2014 11:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8th May
Overnight temp of 10.7 degs but just 13 of 8 species inc: Poplar Hawk, Chocolate-tip, Red Twin-spot Carpet, 2 White Ermine, 2 Lt Brown Apple Moth
Fri 9th May 2014 10:34 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 8th May
Ten species here; all singletons, with Green Carpet and Setaceous Hebrew Character both FFY.
Fri 9th May 2014 08:10 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 May
Warm and a little wet again.  17 moths of 10 species
Thu 8th May 2014 13:05 by Les Hill
Shaggs 7-May
Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth and 2 Clostera curtula Chocolate-tip this morning.
Thu 8th May 2014 10:43 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 7.5.14 125W MV
Only 4 individuals of 4 species.  FFY Poplar Hawkmoth.
Thu 8th May 2014 10:27 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell May 7th
Just 6 species including FFY Poplar Hawkmoth, Common Wave and Buff-tip.
Thu 8th May 2014 09:45 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 7th May
A better turnout on a mild and damp night with a dizzy seventeen species including: Peppered Moth, White Ermine, Buff-tip, Shoulder Stripe, Small Phoenix, Silver-ground Carpet, Treble Lines, Rustic Shoulder-knot, and an excessively active micro which is finally agreeing that it is Depressaria ultimella.
Thu 8th May 2014 06:48 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 May
Warm but a little wet. 11 species and 25 moths including FFY Common Pug and Coxcomb Prominent.
Wed 7th May 2014 10:14 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 May
Warmer but some rain. Much more variety (14 species) but small numbers (24). Including FFY: Green Carpet, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Iron Prominent, Poplar Hawkmoth and Buff-tip.
Wed 7th May 2014 10:14 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 6th May
A slight upturn in species with V-Pug, Waved Umber, Silver-ground Carpet, Buff-tip, Muslin Moth and Light Brocade among the assembled visitors.
Wed 7th May 2014 10:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6th May
Higher o/n temp of 9.7 degs C but number still fell to 9 of 6 species with 3 Muslin, 2 Poplar Hawk, singles of Flame Shoulder, Hebrew Character, Lt Brown Apple and FFY White Ermine

2nd Trap (C Fox) 12 of 9 species with FFY Pale Tussock, Iron Prominent, Red-green Carpet, White Ermine, Puss Moth

Tue 6th May 2014 20:14 by Vince Giavarini
Tuesday 6 May, Studland NNR
Twenty-five macro-moth taxa to light overnight. Grey Scalloped Bar, Poplar Kitten, Seraphim (four different forms), Birch Mocha the best of the catch. (With Jenny Seawright).
Tue 6th May 2014 16:53 by Jack Oughton
90+ larvae of Small Eggar (in a nest/larval web) outside Abbotsbury, while at Abbotsbury Gardens, several Pachyrhabda steropodes.

1633 Small Eggar 05 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

Tue 6th May 2014 14:05 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 5th May
Pebble Hook-tip, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Green Carpet and Great Prominent among the few that put in an appearance overnight.

2005 Great Prominent 04 Copyright: Will Bown

Tue 6th May 2014 10:20 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne stickland 5.5.2014
Light Brocade 1, Knot Grass 1 (laid 40+ eggs by morning), Red Twin-spot Carpet 1.

Lawrie de Whalley

Tue 6th May 2014 09:59 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, May 5th
Heart and Dart and Turnip Moth, both FFY and a Waved Umber but not much else here.
Mon 5th May 2014 22:10 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 4th May, 125Mv
Not a lot happening, although reasonable numbers of some prominent species with 5 Lesser Swallow Prominent and 5 Great Prominent. Highlights were a first ever adult Mullein for the garden, not a new species as larvae were recorded in 2012, and a single Powdered Quaker.
Mon 5th May 2014 17:34 by Jack Oughton
Powerstock Common 5th May
A couple of hours by day produced a highlight of a Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth.

Backup cast of Small Purple-barred and Dichrorampha acuminatana.

Mon 5th May 2014 12:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4th May
Quiet here also, almost 7 degs but just 16 of 7 species inc: Great & Swallow Prominent, Waved Umber, Brindled Beauty (no micros)
Mon 5th May 2014 11:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/5/14
Still quiet, Pale Pinion the best on offer.
Mon 5th May 2014 11:16 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 4.5.14 125W MV
24 of 8 species only.  FFY: Eudonia angustea, Pale Tussock, Muslin Moth, Shuttle-shaped dart, Mullein and Spectacle.
Sun 4th May 2014 12:05 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/5/14
Abject rubbish here, only moth of note this combusta Clouded-bordered Brindle.

Sun 4th May 2014 10:00 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3rd May
Down to 15 of 10 species despite 6 degs c as night before.  Singles of Pebble & Swallow Prominent, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Shoulder Stripe, with FFY Poplar Hawk
Sun 4th May 2014 09:02 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 May
Chilly again. 16 moths of 5 species
Sat 3rd May 2014 11:30 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2nd May
43 of 18 species inc: Lssr Swallow, Great, 2 Pebble Prominent, Shoulder Stripe , 6 Muslin, 3 each of Waved Umber, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Flame Shoulder, singles of Flame Carpet, Early Grey, Twenty Plume, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.  FFY Sharp-sngled Peacock, Eudonia angustea, Scoparia ambigualis (6.3 degs c)
Sat 3rd May 2014 10:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 2nd May
Low numbers of both moths and species with Brindled Beauty, Muslin, Shuttle-shaped Dart and Flame Shoulder among the less than noteworthy few.
Sat 3rd May 2014 08:37 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 May
Chilly.  More Cockchafers than moths! 10 moths of 8 species including a very fresh and pretty Lunar Marbled Brown
Fri 2nd May 2014 16:46 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell May 2nd
A slightly early Peppered Moth found resting on a half-barrel plant container in the garden this afternoon. I have trapped only 7 here since I started trapping in 2005, so this was a nice find (by my wife).
Fri 2nd May 2014 14:45 by Mike Hetherington
1 May 2014 Puncknowle 125W MV
Only eight species, but better than last week. FFY were Red Twin-spot Carpet (3), Green Carpet, Brimstone (2), Waved Umber (5), Flame Shoulder and Nut-tree Tussock.
Fri 2nd May 2014 10:44 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1st May
25 of 15 species inc: singles of Pale, Great and Pebble Prominent, Muslin, 2 Nut-tree Tussock, Flame Shoulder, Red Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, with FFY Scorched Carpet, Least Black Arches
Fri 2nd May 2014 10:34 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell May 1st
Ten species, included a Red Twin-spot Carpet and FFY Lychnis
Thu 1st May 2014 21:49 by Vince Giavarini
30 April...Poole
First real trapping night bit of a disaster with cat running riot, particularly fond of Brimstone moths. Two casualties but those that escaped alive included 2 Common Quaker (much faded), Shuttle-shaped Dart and an Oak-tree Pug.
Thu 1st May 2014 09:20 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell April 30th
Nothing of note here apart from a FFY Lime-speck Pug.