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Tue 30th September 2014 21:58 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/9
Red Underwing, Pebble Hook-tip and Dagger sp worth a mention.
Tue 30th September 2014 17:07 by Will Bown
29th September - Winterborne Stickland
Rush Veneer, White-point, Rosy Rustic and Batia lunaris the best on offer among a limited bunch overnight.
Tue 30th September 2014 16:27 by Vince Giavarini
Studland Heath...with John Winterbottom and Jenny Seawright
A rather attenuated catch considering four traps were set but some seasonal colour with first year appearance of Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, Feathered Thorn and Frosted Orange. Additional diversity provided by Autumnal Rustic (2), Black Rustic (2), Pinion-streaked Snout (7) and Heath Rustic. Locally, L-album continues to turn up plus Four-spotted Footman (2)..these last, possible migrants. migrants at all among the micros.
Tue 30th September 2014 08:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th Sept
not such a good night with 17 species including 2 Black Rustic, 1 Sallow and only 22 Lunar Underwing
Mon 29th September 2014 22:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28th September
Total 160 with 20 Macro / 7 Micro species inc: (78 Yellow U/w) 3 Vestal & Beaded Chestnut, Pale Mottled Willow, FFY Mallow, Grey Pine Carpet, Black Rustic.  Micros: Acleris variegana & rhombana, Archips podana, Pandemis heparana, Clepsis consimilana, E.angustea, E.postvittana
Mon 29th September 2014 22:16 by Gillian Nash
Mon 29th September 2014 22:14 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 28th September, MV125
A very reasonable 44 species (200 moths), nothing of any great note. Second broods after the warm(ish) summer represented by 17 Four-spotted Footman, 3 Yellow-Tail and a Mottled Rustic. Good numbers of Lunar Underwing (62). Singles of Vestal, Dark-sword Grass and Rush Veneer were the only migrants.
Mon 29th September 2014 21:01 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/9
Migrant-free zone this morning, but worth a mention were: Pinion-streaked Snout (2), Oak Nycteoline, Barred Sallow (2), Grey Pine Carpet, Blood-vein, and late records of Small Fan-footed Wave and Common Rustic.
Mon 29th September 2014 11:58 by Will Bown
28th September - Winterborne Stickland
A reasonable selection on a warm and foggy night with Autumnal Rustic, White-point, Pearly Underwing, Light Emerald, Rosy Rustic, Black Rustic and Hedge Rustic among the larger moths, and Large Fruit-tree Tortrix, Acleris sparsana, and Eudonia angustea the only micros.
Mon 29th September 2014 08:30 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th Sept
19 species including 1 Garden Pebble, 1 Straw Dot, 1 Delicate, 1 Black Rustic, 2 Common Wainscot, 1 Small Blood-vein plus 90 Lunar Underwing!
Sun 28th September 2014 16:52 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th Sept
23 species including 1 Sallow, 1 Common Wainscot, 1 Angle Shades, 1 Spectacle, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Straw Dot, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Orthopygia glaucinalis, 1 Garden Pebble plus 50 Lunar Underwing!
Sun 28th September 2014 11:45 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 27/9
Better than of late with Palpita vitrealis, Vestal, Clancy's Rustic and Pearly Underwing on the migrant side. Also Swallow-tailed Moth, Grey Pine Carpet, Short-cloaked Moth and Mullein Wave as back up.

2387a Clancy's Rustic 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 27th September 2014 23:46 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.9.14 125W MV
58 individuals of 20 species. Highlights included Ostrinia nubilalis, Swallow-tailed Moth, Dark Sword-grass, Large Ranunculus and Feathered Ranunculus.
Sat 27th September 2014 12:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th Sept
!4 species including 2 Large Ranunculus, 1 Barred Sallow, 1 Light Emerald, 1 Rosy Rustic, 1 Garden Carpet and 34 Lunar Underwing!
Sat 27th September 2014 11:14 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/9
Poor again. Best a rather late Cydia splendana, Barred Sallow and Pearly Underwing.
Sat 27th September 2014 10:41 by Will Bown
26th September - Winterborne Stickland
Low numbers again and just 18 species.  Delicate, Frosted Orange, and Angle Shades among the larger moths, and Acleris sparsana almost the only micro.
Fri 26th September 2014 17:10 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 25/9
Disappointing considering the mild conditions, rather too breezy though.  Best were 2 Red Underwing and a Gold Spot.
Fri 26th September 2014 15:56 by Will Bown
25th September - Winterborne Stickland
A nice variety and an increase in numbers on a warm overcast night.  Among the larger moths were: Dark Spectacle, Black Rustic, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Copper Underwing, Rosy Rustic, Beaded Chestnut, Light Emerald and Willow Beauty.  Micros represented only by a few Large Fruit-tree Tortrix, and Eudonia angustea and a single Catoptria falsella.  A Marbled White Spot, while not unprecedented at this late date, was certainly unusual, and was presumably a partial second generation individual.
Fri 26th September 2014 11:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25th September
Around 150 (inc 80 Lunar U/w) of 28 species: 9 Lt Emerald, 2 Ruby Tiger, Angle Shades & Sm Dusty Wave, Canary-shouldered & 3 Dusky Thorn, Sm Wainscot, Straw Dot, Silver Y, Beaded Chestnut, H & Dart, Shuttle-shaped Dart, FFY Sallow.  Micros: E.postvittana (LBAM) 3, Nomophila noctuella (R.Veneer), Cataclysta lemnata (Sm China-mk), 2nd only FY Hysopygia glaucinalis (cloudy/8.3 degsC)
Fri 26th September 2014 10:12 by Vince Giavarini
Tarrant Gunville 25 September
Sixteen macros to light but not the target species Flounced Chestnut (zilch in ten years trapping). However, some fresh variety with Beaded Chestnut, Rosy Rustic, Black Rustic, a late Beautiful Hook-tip and Brown-spot Pinion.
Thu 25th September 2014 20:41 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 24/9
Pearly Underwing and two each of Frosted Orange and Dark Spectacle.
Wed 24th September 2014 19:07 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/9
A couple of surprise late species were Swallow-tail and Small Blood-vein. Also Cornborer, Dark Spectacle (2), Frosted Orange and the first 2 Black Rustic of the autumn.
Wed 24th September 2014 12:37 by Will Bown
23rd September - Winterborne Stickland
Milder but only 24 species including: White-point, Black Rustic, Pink-barred Sallow, Cabbage Moth, Eudonia angustea and Plutella porrectella.
Wed 24th September 2014 07:33 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, September 23
Here in Poole, 32 macros of 13 species. Seasons first Feathered Ranunculus and Pine Carpet. L-album Wainscot now an established presence....3 of these also at a chilly Shell Bay yesterday morning.
Mon 22nd September 2014 11:41 by Will Bown
21st September - Winterborne Stickland
A big drop in temperature, down to just 4C by dawn, having an immediate effect on numbers.  Just 46 in total and14 species, all routine visitors.  Lesser broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Black Rustic, Turnip Moth, Willow Beauty, Pale Mottled Willow and various shades of Lunar Underwing were among those on the wing on a chilly night.
Sun 21st September 2014 21:53 by Gillian Nash
280 of 30 species (120 Lunar U/w): Lg Ranunculus, Pale Eggar, Angle Shades, FFG Pearly U/w and some possibly late re-appearances of Buff Arches, Brussels Lace, H & Dart, Knot Grass.  Micros: Eudonia angustea, Pandemis heparana, Calamotropha paludella (min 9.6 degsC)
Sun 21st September 2014 13:26 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 20/9
Best here Nephoptrix angustella, Cornborer, Short-cloaked Moth, Spruce Carpet, Dark Spectacle, Dark Sword-grass and a late Saltern Ear.
Sun 21st September 2014 11:32 by Will Bown
20th September - Winterborne Stickland
A slight drop in numbers again. Among just 28 species logged were: Delicate, White-point, Black Rustic, Beaded Chestnut, Small Blood-vein, Light Emerald and Engrailed.

2195 Delicate 04 Copyright: Will Bown

Sun 21st September 2014 11:30 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 20.9.14 125W MV
86 individuals of 29 species.  Highlights was FFG Sombre Brocade (photo on FB page).  Also of note: Eudonia pallida (FFG), Vapourer (FFY) and a single White-point.
Sat 20th September 2014 20:26 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19th September
Around 220 of 40 species (87 Lunar U/w) inc: Copper Underwing & Dk/Gy Dagger agg, Beaded Chestnut, Frosted Orange, B-line B-eye, Oak Hook-tip, 2 Dk Sword-grass, FFY Large Ranunculus.  Micros: P.conwagana, N.noctuella, E.postvittana, E.angustea, C.ohridella (min 13.1 degsC cloudy)
Sat 20th September 2014 11:55 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/9
Best moth here was a new-for-garden Hoary Footman. Also Parsnip Moth, Dioryctria abietella, Scarce Bordered Straw, Pearly Underwing, Red Underwing, Dark Spectacle, Pinion-streaked Snout and a beautifully marked Barred Sallow.

2045 Hoary Footman 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

2272 Barred Sallow 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 20th September 2014 10:52 by Will Bown
19th September - Winterborne Stickland
A warm night, foggy by dawn.  Good numbers and variety in the traps including: Ruby Tiger, Black Rustic, Flounced Rustic, Blood-vein and Small Blood-vein, Willow Beauty, Engrailed, Dusky Thorn, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Double-striped Pug, all the genetic variants of the Lunar Underwing, plus Beaded Chestnut and the beautiful Gold Spot.  Micros included: Eudonia angustea, Garden Rose Tortrix and Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix.

2439 Gold Spot 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Fri 19th September 2014 22:20 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18th September
Around 200 of 45 species: Lilac Beauty, Ruby Tiger, Sm Wainscot, Silver Y, Dk Sword-grass, Lssr B-b & Broad-bordered Yellow U/w, Peach Blossom, Lime-speck Pug, FFY Brindled Green.  Micros included: Cameraria ohridella, Eudonia angustea, Nomophila noctuella, Plutella xylostella (5), E.monodactyla.  FFY Ypsolopha sequella, Hypsopygia costalis (min 14.1 degsC cloudy light rain)
Fri 19th September 2014 21:31 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 18th September
My trap had a distinct autumnal flavour last night withFeathered Ranunculus (2), Lunar Underwing (6) and Feathered Brindle (7). Also Oak Hook-tip, Cypress Pug and a late or 2nd generation Fern. Only migrant was a very worn Silver Y.
Fri 19th September 2014 18:05 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 18th September
Nice warm night produced second of the year Delicate, and new for me, L-album Wainscot.
Fri 19th September 2014 10:58 by Will Bown
18th September - Winterborne Stickland
A mild night that produced 145 of 31 species including: Riband Wave, Rosy Rustic, Black Rustic, Ruby Tiger, Small China-mark and Brown-spot PinionAgonopterix purpurea was a new species here, and a single Silver Y was the only immigrant.
Fri 19th September 2014 09:15 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 18/9
Biggest surprise here was a Marsh Oblique-barred, a new garden moth. Also Nephopterix angustella. Otherwise standard fare.
Fri 19th September 2014 07:47 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 18th Sept
Last trapping session until December produced 153 moths of 47 species. Of note were Ectoedemia decentella (NFY), Cameraria ohridella (3), Plutella xylostella, Archips podana (m & f), Palpita vitrealis, Cypress Pug (NFY), Heart & Dart (a bit late?), White-point (7), Beaded Chestnut (NFY), & Dark Spectacle (4).
Thu 18th September 2014 21:21 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 17.9.14 125W MV
Numbers down despite it being a mild night.  68 individuals of 22 species.  Of particular interest were Helcystogramma rufescens (tbc) and Dark Spectacle (3) - both FFG.  Also Turnip and Cabbage Moths, so a night for vegetarians.  FFY was Beaded Chestnut.
Thu 18th September 2014 12:37 by Will Bown
17th September - Winterborne Stickland
Thirty-two species included: Small Dusty Wave, Black Rustic, Hedge Rustic, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Light Emerald, Small China-mark and European Corn-borer.
Thu 18th September 2014 11:48 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17th September
170 (46 Lunar U/w) of 34 species: Frosted Orange, 2 each of Oak Hook-tip, Lt Emerald and Sm Blood-vein, Sm Dusty Wave, Angle Shades, Silver Y, FFY Beaded Chestnut.  Micros: Celypha striana & lacunana, Nomophila noctuella, Archips podana, Evergestis forficalis, Cataclysta lemnata (min 13.7 degsC)
Thu 18th September 2014 09:18 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 17th September
Best of 28 spp were 2 Oak Hook-tip, singles of Centre-barred Sallow, and White-point, 2 (FFY) L-album Wainscot and just a couple of migrant spp., 3 Udea ferrugalis and a Dark Sword-grass.
Wed 17th September 2014 22:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16th September
Total 120 (24 Lunar U/w) of 30 species: Early, Sept & 6 Dusky Thorn, Pink & C-b Sallow, Oak Hook-tip, Orange Swift, Pale Eggar, Chinese Character, Angle Shades, Acleris lat/com
Wed 17th September 2014 16:17 by Will Bown
16th September - Winterborne Stickland
A nice enough autumn selection that included: Centre-barred Sallow, Light Emerald, White-point, Willow Beauty, Dusky Thorn, Rosy Rustic, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Pale Mottled Willow, Flame Shoulder, Bright-line Brown-eye, Single-dotted Wave and Double-striped Pug.  Immigrant numbers at this site are at currently at 35% of the same period last year.
Wed 17th September 2014 10:20 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell September 16th
23 spp included Orange Swift, Tachystola acroxantha, Eudonia pallida, Svensson's Copper Underwing (assuming the distribution of copper colouring on underside of hindwing is diagnostic) and a late (second generation?) Flame.
Tue 16th September 2014 14:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15th September
90 of 25 species: Common, Flounced & Rosy Rustics, Angle Shades, C-b Sallow, Willow Beauty, 2 Pale Mottled Willow, C M Carpet & Pale Eggar, Silver Y.  Micros: A.variegana, E.postvittana ( min 10.6 degsC)
Tue 16th September 2014 12:55 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 15th Sept
131 moths of 38 species. Of note were Delicate, Dark Spectacle & Plutella xylostella.
Tue 16th September 2014 09:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th Sept
26 species including 1 Lime-spot Pug, 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 2 Nut-tree Tussock, 1 Feathered Gothic, 1 Canary-shouldered Thorn, 1 Frosted Orange, 2 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Pale Mottled Willow, 1 Tinea semifulvella.
Mon 15th September 2014 22:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th Sept
27 species including 3 Light Emerald, 1 Golden Swift, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Canary-shouldered Thorn, 1 Double-striped Pug, 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Feathered Gothic, 1 Pale Mottled Willow.
Mon 15th September 2014 17:35 by Paul Harris
Osmington Mills 15/9
One Humming-bird Hawk in the village.
Mon 15th September 2014 11:35 by Will Bown
14th September - Winterborne Stickland
The still low species total last night included: Small Dusty Wave, Dusky Thorn, Small Blood-vein, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Garden Rose Tortrix, Common Plume and Eudonia angustea. Also Phyllonorycter coryli mines very obvious all around here now in Hazel.
Mon 15th September 2014 10:10 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/9
Oak Hook-tip and late Ruby Tiger and Riband Wave the only moths worth a mention.
Mon 15th September 2014 00:05 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13th September
Total 37 species: Oak Hook-tip, Pale Eggar, Marbled & Willow Beauty, Early Thorn, Straw Dot, Orange Swift. Micros: Pyralis farinalis(Meal Moth), Evergestis forficalis(Gdn Pebble), Udea ferrugalis(RDP), Plutella xylostella(D-bM), FFG Cameraria ohridella(Horse-chestnut Leaf Miner) Min 11.2 degsC
Sun 14th September 2014 18:09 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th Sept
23 species including 1 Light Emerald, 2 Lilac Beauty, 1 Common Wainscot, 1 Angle Shades, 1 Single-dotted Wave. Very pleased to see Lilac Beauty.
Sun 14th September 2014 15:29 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 13/9
Short-cloaked Moth, Centre-barred Sallow, Red Underwing.

2077 Short-cloaked Moth 05 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 14th September 2014 10:40 by Will Bown
13th September - Winterborne Stickland
Species count still pretty low at 26.  Among those caught were: Purple Bar, Feathered Gothic, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Copper Underwing, Heart & Dart, and the best, the rather scarce Beech woodland moth Barred Hook-tip.

1647 Barred Hook-tip 03 Copyright: Will Bown, Sep 2014

Sun 14th September 2014 07:39 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 13th Sept
New for recorder was (long over-due) Centre-barred Sallow. Also of note were Eudonia pallida, 6 White-point & 4 Dark Spectacle
Sat 13th September 2014 22:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12th September
Just 54 of 15 Macro / 3 Micro species: Bright-line Brown-eye, Spectacle, Rosy & Flounced Rustic, 3 Pale Eggar, 4 each of Lunar U/w & Burnished Brass.  Micros: Acleris schalleriana & variegana, Agonopterix heracliana (min 10.6 degsC)
Sat 13th September 2014 11:53 by Will Bown
12th September - Winterborne Stickland
Another pretty dire night with only 17 species.  Canary-shouldered Thorn, Copper Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Lunar Underwing, Pale Mottled Willow and Feathered Gothic among the few turning out.
Sat 13th September 2014 11:44 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 13.9.14 125W MV
134 individuals of 31 species.  Highlights were Udea ferrugalis, Cypress Pug (FFG), Lilac Beauty (FFG), White-point (3), Centre-barred Sallow (FFG) (5).
Sat 13th September 2014 07:20 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/9
Cornborer, Old Lady, Red Underwing (2), Frosted Orange. Some cloud cover at night would be nice please..... This well marked Rush Veneer worth a photo though.

1398 Nomophila noctuella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Fri 12th September 2014 14:05 by Will Bown
11th September - Winterborne Stickland
Still not very inspiring but among the species logged were: Canary-shouldered Thorn, Willow Beauty, Single-dotted Wave, Lunar Underwing and Small China-mark.
Fri 12th September 2014 11:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11th September
Around 110 of 30 species: Angle Shades, Green & C M Carpet, Pale Mottled Willow, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Willow Beauty, Chinese Character, 2 B-b Yellow U/w, 2 Lunar U/w, 4 C-b Sallow.  Micros included: Nomophila noctuella(R Veneer), 2 Cataclysta lemnata(Sm China-mark), FFG Pyralis farinalis(Meal Moth).  (Min 8 degs C)
Fri 12th September 2014 08:02 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/9
Best here: Cornborer, Oak Hook-tip, Centre-barred Sallow, Gold Spot.
Fri 12th September 2014 07:27 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 11th Sept
189 moths of 42 species. Of note were a rather late Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Udea ferrugalis, Ostrinia nubilalis, White-point (6), Lunar Underwing (NFY), Gold Spot, & Silver Y.
Thu 11th September 2014 14:58 by Will Bown
10th September - Winterborne Stickland
With cool nights and the so-called 'super moon', numbers remained very low.  Those on the wing over recent nights included: Old Lady, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Feathered Gothic, Common Wainscot, Copper Underwing, Small Blood-vein, Knot Grass, Willow Beauty, Lunar Underwing, Silver Y, Snout and Green Carpet.
Wed 10th September 2014 16:13 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/9
Convolvulus Hawk and Dark Spectacle here, plus a second brood Buff Ermine.

1972 Convolvulus Hawk-moth 06 Copyright: Paul Harris

Wed 10th September 2014 10:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9th September
Min Temp 8.9 degs C and full moon resulted in fall to 60 of 20 species, with Small & Common Wainscot, Centre-barred Sallow, Pale Mottled Willow, Chinese Character, Burnished Brass.  Micros: C.lacunana, Evergestis forficalis(Gdn Pebble), 2 Cataclysta lemnata(Sm China-mark), 7 E.postvittana
Wed 10th September 2014 07:30 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 9th Sept
Pyralis farinalis, Udea ferrugalis (2), Galium Carpet, Hedge Rustic (2), Feathered Gothic, Frosted Orange, White-point (6) & a late Mottled Rustic of note.
Tue 9th September 2014 10:34 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th Sept
very poor, only 6 species, nothing to note
Tue 9th September 2014 10:33 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th Sept
17 species including 1 Chinese Character and 3 Burnished Brass
Tue 9th September 2014 09:18 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 8/9
Udea ferrugalis, Acleris rhombana, Feathered Gothic (2), White-point (7), Silver Y (2) & Dark Spectacle of note of a rather poor trap.
Tue 9th September 2014 08:07 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/9
First Red Underwing of the autumn.
Sun 7th September 2014 22:50 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6th September
Around 250 total - best were (FFG) Red Underwing and Large Wainscot, (FFY) 2 Vestal. Amongst the others - Copper Underwing, Frosted Orange, 3 Pale Eggar, Feathered Gothic, Early and Canary-s Thorn.  Micros: Plutella xylostella, Udea ferrugalis, Acleris rhombana and variegana, Agriphila geniculea and tristella (13.1 degs C)
Sun 7th September 2014 19:36 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th Sept
25 species including 3 Chinese Character, 3 Rosy Rustic, 2 Dusky Thorn, 2 Oak Hook-tip, 1 Small Dusty Wave, 1 Angle Shades, 3 Green Carpet
Sun 7th September 2014 12:55 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/9
Dark Spectacle and Feathered Gothic the pick of the bunch, plus presumed second gen Peach Blossom and Poplar Hawk.
Sun 7th September 2014 11:54 by Will Bown
6th September - Winterborne Stickland
Far fewer species and most were routine, but the tiny micro Grapholita janthinana was a new species here, apparently scarce and thinly distributed, despite being a hawthorn-feeder.  Otherwise Small Dusty Wave, Feathered Gothic, Small Blood-vein and Catoptria falsella the best on offer.  A single Nomophila noctuella the only immigrant.
Sat 6th September 2014 21:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5th September
250 of 50 species: reappearance of Heart & Dart, Frosted Orange, Dingy Footman, Single-dotted and Riband Wave, together with Lssr B/B and B/B Yellow U/w, Flame, Green and C M Carpet, Copper U/w, Mouse Moth, Feathered Gothic, Silver Y.  Amongst the micros: Archips podana, Plutella xylostella, Udea ferrugalis, Parapoynx stratiotata, Evergestis forficalis (13 degs C)
Sat 6th September 2014 20:59 by Richard Cottle
5th September, MV125, Tincleton
42 species recorded, on a warm and still night. The highlight was a pristine Clifden Nonpareil, which I am assuming was a local rather than a migrant as has now been recorded in the garden at this time of year for the past 5 years. Others of note included second brood Clay Triple Lines and Oak Hook-tip, Oak Nycteoline, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl and 2 European corn-borer.
Sat 6th September 2014 19:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 5/9
Second generation Riband Wave the most interesting moth I could muster. Sad.
Sat 6th September 2014 12:45 by Jack Oughton
Coombe Keynes 5th September
44 species. Of note were Coxcomb Prominent, 3 White-point, 2 Mouse Moth, Oak Nycteoline, & Aproaerema anthyllidella.
Sat 6th September 2014 11:45 by Alan Bernard
Coryates.  5 September
Good numbers on a warm, misty night. Of most note : Vestal, Maiden's Blush, Dark Spectacle and August Thorn.
Fri 5th September 2014 23:37 by Gillian Nash
Around 390 of 60 species: Maiden's Blush, Double-striped Pug, Broad-bordered Y U/w, Willow beauty, Oak Hook-tip, Ruby Tiger, Pale Eggar, Centre-barred Sallow, Feathered Gothic, Angle Shades FFY Lunar U/w Micros: P.conwagana, Cydia splendana, Acleris variegana, rhombana & lat/com, Eudonia pallida FFG Nephopterix angustella (11.2 degs C)
Fri 5th September 2014 21:28 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/9
Lots of moths but mostly mundane stuff. Cornborer was the best. Ricky Lambert at nearby Preston had a Palpita vitrealis.
Fri 5th September 2014 16:56 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 4th September
362 moths of 58 species. Of note were Plutella xylostella (3), Ypsolopha scabrella, Udea ferrugalis (3), Nomophila noctuella (2), Vestal, Jersey Tiger, Four-spotted Footman (2 females), White-point (10), Dark Spectacle & Silver Y.
Fri 5th September 2014 16:01 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell 4th September
A Rusty-dot Pearl and (first for me) a Cosmopolitan were the only immigrants and a Nutmeg was only the second garden record for this species.
Fri 5th September 2014 12:17 by Will Bown
4th September - Winterborne Stickland
A Humming-bird Hawk-moth was an evening garden visitor again, followed by a very warm night that brought more species to the traps, including: Pinion-streaked Snout, Old Lady, Spruce Carpet, V-Pug, Willow Beauty, Feathered Gothic, Mouse, Purple Bar, and what must be a partial second generation Flame.  Among the micros were two spindle-eating Nephopterix angustella, rare enough here to be noteworthy.  Others included: Ypsolopha dentella, Catoptria falsella and Pyrausta aurata. Immigrants: Silver Y, Rush Veneer and Rusty-dot Pearl. And perhaps a single European Corn-borer was also an immigrant.

1465 Nephopterix angustella 03 Copyright: Will Bown, Sep 2014

Fri 5th September 2014 00:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3rd September
Around 225 of 45 species: Common, Common Marbled & Garden Carpet, Clouded Border, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Swallow Prominent, Sm Dusty Wave, 3 Pale Eggar, 3 Light Emerald, 5 Chinese Character, Pale Mottled Willow.  Micros: singles of Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella, Plutella xylostella, Evergestis forficalis (Gdn Pebble), Parapoynx stratiotata, Cataclysta lemnata, (Ringed & Sm China-mark), Eudonia angustea
Thu 4th September 2014 20:50 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 3rd September
Still rather uneventful, Of interest was the first L-album Wainscot for a while, Orange Swift, Small Angleshades and Evergistis limbata. Migrants or locals - White-point 2, Silver Y 2, and a single Rusty-dot Pearl.
Thu 4th September 2014 17:36 by Paul Harris
2/9: Second generation Satin Wave and Frosted Orange.

3/9: Nephopterix angustella, Apomyelois bistriatella.

Thu 4th September 2014 10:59 by Will Bown
3rd September - Winterborne Stickland
From 37 species, the larger moths included: Rosy Rustic, White-point, Light Emerald, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing the first Lunar Underwing of the autumn, and a Humming-bird Hawk-moth before dark. Micros included: Plutella porrectella, Pyrausta aurata, Garden Rose Tortrix, and Common Plume.

1984 Humming-bird Hawk-moth 05 Copyright: Will Bown

Thu 4th September 2014 07:58 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 3rd September
314 moths of 48 species. New for recorder was Crambus hamella. Also of note were Plutella xylostella (2), Achroia grisella (3), Elophila nymphaeata, Galium Carpet, Purple Bar, Poplar Hawk-moth & White-point (4).
Wed 3rd September 2014 19:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2nd September
Around 150 of 35 species: Pale Eggar, C M Carpet, Pale Mottled Willow, Vine's Rustic, Feathered Gothic, 2 Swallow Prominent, Rosy Rustic.  Micros: Acleris variegana, Udea ferrugalis, Celypha lacunana (10.2 degs C morning mist)

C Fox: Dark sword Grass, Pearly Underwing

Wed 3rd September 2014 11:16 by Richard Cottle
1st September, Tincleton
Delayed results from Monday night - reasonable number of moths, with Agriphila geniculea, Vine's Rustic, Flounced Rustic, Large Yellow Underwing, Dusky Thorn and Brimstone the most numerous. Some migrant activity with singles of Scarce Bordered Straw and Rusty-dot Pearl with two each of European Corn Borer, White-point and Four-spotted footman (all locals?).
Wed 3rd September 2014 10:55 by Will Bown
2nd September - Winterborne Stickland
Numbers down again and just 26 species. Nothing unusual among the larger moths which included: Orange Swift, Feathered Gothic, Dusky Thorn, Silver Y, White-point and a second generation Willow Beauty.  The very few micros included the apparently uncommon Dichrorampha acuminatana, a tansy and ox-eye daisy eater, which was a new species for us.
Wed 3rd September 2014 10:40 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell September 2nd
Udea ferrugalis was the only immigrant, a Purple Bar added some colour and a late (second generation?) Buff Ermine was a surprise:- otherwise just the regulars here.
Wed 3rd September 2014 08:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 September
Chilly with a lot of ground mist. 21 species.  Best were 1 Feathered Gothic and 1 Dark Spectacle.
Wed 3rd September 2014 07:31 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 2nd September
120 moths of 31 species. Of note were Mullein Wave, Bordered Beauty & Crescent. Also Nomophila noctuella & Udea ferrugalis.
Tue 2nd September 2014 23:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1st September
Around 200 of 40 species: Angle Shades, Rosy Rustic, Canary-shouldered, September & 5 Dusky Thorn, Lilac Beauty, Vine's Rustic, Centre-barred Sallow, Pale Eggar.  Micros: Pterophorus pentadactyla, Emmelina monodactyla, Cataclysta lemnata
Tue 2nd September 2014 17:11 by Paul Harris
30/8: Dark Spectacle.

1/9: Vestal and Cornborer. Also a second generation Clouded Border.

Tue 2nd September 2014 16:36 by Will Bown
1st September - Winterborne Stickland
Also at Winterborne Stickland at the other end of the village: Old Lady, Dark Sword-grass, Plutella xylostella, Rosy Rustic, Hedge Rustic, Pale Mottled Willow, Feathered Gothic, a second generation Heart & Dart, and Lesser Yellow Underwing among a catch of 37 species.  Other micros included: Agonopterix arenella, Acleris laterana/comariana, and Common Plume.
Tue 2nd September 2014 14:36 by Lawrie de Whalley
1st Sept Winterborne Stickland Lawrie de Whalley
Pale Eggar one, Brindled Plume one, Vines Rustic two, Dusky Thorn one, Gothic one, Straw Dot one, Chinese Character two, Catoptria falsella one, White Point one, Rosy Rustic two. 158 of 30 species at 13 degC.

Only four Silver Y.

Mon 1st September 2014 21:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31st August
180 of 37 species: Sharp-angled Peacock, Chinese Character, Marbled Beauty, Early Thorn, Copper Underwing agg, Canary-shouldered & Dusky Thorn, Spectacle, Burnished Brass, Blood-vein with FFY Centre-barred Sallow, 2 Pale Eggar.  Micros: Acleris variegana, Agriphila tristella & (FFY) geniculea, E.monodactyla, U.ferrugalis, N.noctuella (11.2 degs C)
Mon 1st September 2014 16:37 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 31st August
151 moths of 36 species. Of note were Nomophila noctuella (2), Udea ferrugalis (3), Yellow-barred Brindle, Rosy Footman, & Hedge Rustic.
Mon 1st September 2014 15:50 by Will Bown
31st August - Winterborne Stickland
Only 25 species including: Purple Bar, Lime-speck Pug, Smoky Wainscot, Cabbage, Hedge Rustic, and a late Riband Wave.  The only immigrant a single Udea ferrugalis.