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Sun 30th November 2014 12:52 by Phyl England
Swanage Durlston 29th Nov
Just 3 moths in trap. Mottled Umber which was new for garden strangely. Also Silver Y and a Light Brown Apple Moth
Sun 30th November 2014 09:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29th November
Just 2 species: Grey Shoulder-knot with 7 December Moth.  Very damp and misty night with min 5.3 degsC.
Sun 30th November 2014 08:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th November
a dull and dreary night with just 3 December Moths, but a grand sight to see, nevertheless.
Sat 29th November 2014 18:51 by Will Bown
28th November - Winterborne Stickland
Chestnut, December Moth and Light Brown Apple Moth the only species trapped.
Sat 29th November 2014 16:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th November
House still in my name, so another moth trap night in dorset. 2 species only, 2 December Moths and 1 Mottled Umber
Mon 24th November 2014 22:27 by Richard Cottle
22nd November, Tincleton
Nine species caught at 125MV. Migrants comprised 4 Rusty-dot Pearl and 2 Silver Y. A Cypress Carpet was a good record for the garden and it was interesting to record singles of Grey Shoulder-knot and Pale Brindled Beauty which may have, respectively, been brought out of hibernation (or just a very late individual) and come out prior to the main early Spring emergence.
Sun 23rd November 2014 17:42 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22nd November
Just 9 of 4 species: Sprawler, Spruce Carpet 6 Udea ferrugalis and 2nd gdn record FFY Gem(f) Fairly constant rain with 5.4 degsC min.
Sat 22nd November 2014 22:28 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 21st Nov
Rusty-dot Pearl(14) the most numerous with 2 Silver Y, and singles of palpita vitrealis, crocidosema plebejana, Oak Rustic andBeaded Chestnut .
Sat 22nd November 2014 19:14 by Richard Cottle
21st November, Tincleton
A very mild night produced 28 moths of 13 species. Most numerous were Rusty-dot Pearl (7), followed by 3 each for Diamond-back, Feathered Thorn, December Moth and Mottled Umber. Singles of Common Marbled Carpet and Large Yellow Underwing.
Sat 22nd November 2014 08:47 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 November
6 species in 2 traps including 7 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Dark Sword-grass and 1 Silver Y.
Fri 21st November 2014 18:18 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20th November
2 species - singles of Udea ferrugalis and Feathered Thorn.
Fri 21st November 2014 11:23 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 20th Nov 14
Just 6 moths- Silver Y(3) and singles of Rusty-dot Pearl, Black Rustic and Oak Rustic
Fri 21st November 2014 10:34 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell Nov. 20th
Just 2 moths trapped, Udea ferrugalis and a rather pale Dark Sword-grass.
Thu 20th November 2014 20:40 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/11
5 Silver Y, Turnip Moth, Blair's Shoulder-knot, 4 RDP and a Diamond-back the best catch for a while.
Thu 20th November 2014 12:36 by Will Bown
19th November - Winterborne Stickland
A Mottled Umber the only interest among very low numbers.

1935 Mottled Umber 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Thu 20th November 2014 09:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19th November
Just 4 species: 2 Feathered Thorn, 1 Udea ferrugalis, singles of FFY Sprawler and December Moth.  Also Angle Shades larva (4.4 degsC min)
Wed 19th November 2014 16:13 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18th November
Just a solitary Silver Y in the trap (2 degsC min)
Tue 18th November 2014 15:58 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 17th November
A female Clouded Yellow nectaring in the garden this morning. Must look for larvae next year on the undercliff below me.
Tue 18th November 2014 13:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th November
2 species, 1 December Moth, 3 Feathered Thorn. The Feathered Thorns were quite variable in the strength of the black markings and the intensity of the white spots.
Mon 17th November 2014 09:30 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 16.11.14
Single Feathered Thorn at a lighted window.
Sun 16th November 2014 22:35 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 15th Nov
A rather wet night. Most numerous were Rusty-dot Pearl (11) , with just singles ofLarge Yellow Underwing, Red-green Carpet, Blair's Shoulder Knot and Oak Rustic.
Sun 16th November 2014 14:30 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/11
A late Heart and Dart worth a mention.
Sun 16th November 2014 13:09 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, November 14th & 15th
14th: Six species , including singles of Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, Rusty-dot Pearl, Turnip Moth and Silver Y. 15th: also 6 spp, including 3 Rusty-dot Pearl and 2 Rush Veneer.
Sun 16th November 2014 11:35 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 15.11.14 125W MV
Singles of Brick and Silver Y only on a wet night.
Sun 16th November 2014 10:42 by Will Bown
15th November - Winterborne Stickland
Two Mottled Umber the best here, plus Rusty-dot Pearl and December Moth.
Sun 16th November 2014 09:54 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th November
the best night for a long time, 5 species, 2 December Moth, 1 Mottled Umber, 4 Feathered Thorn, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl
Sat 15th November 2014 13:03 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton,14th November
Typical late autumn catch - 16 moths in total: Acleris sparsana (2), Udea ferrugalis (2), Red-green Carpet (3), Feathered Thorn (5), December Moth, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Dark Chesnut and Brick.
Sat 15th November 2014 10:50 by Will Bown
14th November - Winterborne Stickland
Precious little about again, but the few species logged were: Acleris sparsana, Rusty-dot Pearl, Chestnut, Silver Y, Red-green Carpet and December Moth.
Fri 14th November 2014 20:55 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston)13th Nov
29 moths of 10 species last night. They Included Rusty-dot Pearl (7), Silver Y, Oak Rustic (7) and Feathered Thorn.
Fri 14th November 2014 15:25 by Will Bown
13th November - Winterborne Stickland
Silver Y, Rusty-dot Pearl, Red-line Quaker and Red-green Carpet the best on offer. A tiny Magpie larva was also present inside one of the traps.
Thu 13th November 2014 20:56 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/11
Pretty dire. 2 ferrugalis, Feathered Thorn and Black Rustic in one trap.
Thu 13th November 2014 11:50 by Will Bown
12th November - Winterborne Stickland
Scant return for effort lately, and last night just five species: Acleris ferrugana/notana, Rusty-dot Pearl, Angle Shades, Light Brown Apple Moth and December Moth.
Thu 13th November 2014 08:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 November
4 moths in 2 traps!!  Including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and an Angle Shades.
Sun 9th November 2014 11:12 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/11
A very late Bright-line Brown-eye the only oddity here. Otherwise 3 Feathered Thorn, Red and Yellow-line Quaker, Dark Chestnut, Beaded Chestnut and a single Diamond-back.
Sun 9th November 2014 09:04 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 8th Nov
Back for the weekend so couldn't resist trapping. New for recorder was December Moth. Also of note, Silver Y (2), Udea ferrugalis (3), Plutella xylostella, Feathered Thorn, Red-line Quaker & Acleris sparsana.
Sat 8th November 2014 11:49 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/11
Slim pickings on a very windy night: Eudonia angustea, Angle Shades, Red-line Quaker, Feathered Thorn, Silver Y.
Wed 5th November 2014 08:11 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell October 28
Late news for October; Acleris umbrana trapped in garden on October 28, just confirmed by Mike Jeffes
Tue 4th November 2014 20:32 by Vince Giavarini
Studland Heath...Discovery Centre
Seasonal catch at a chilly Studland last night...two MV's placed in the lee of large trees or buildings so some shelter at least. Nothing remotely unusual with Satellite, Chestnut, Red and Yellow lined Quakers, Feathered Thorn, Grey Shoulder-knot, Red-green Carpet, Epirrita spp, Scarce Bordered Straw, Rush Veneer and dozens of Rusty-dot Pearl. Also a Diamond-back Moth, Acleris hastiata and a beautifully marked Acleris hyemana. (With Jenny Seawright).
Mon 3rd November 2014 22:14 by Paul Harris
Preston, Weymouth 28/10
Late news from Ricky Lambert of an Autumnal Moth, (conf. gen. det. Phil Stering).
Sun 2nd November 2014 15:18 by Geoffrey Sell
30th October: 1 Scarce Bordered Straw, 1 Vestal.  31st October : 1 Four-spotted Footman, 1 Grey Shoulder-knot, 1 Humming-bird Hawk (yes, in the trap), 1 Palpita vitrealis. Last night cancelled due to gale.
Sun 2nd November 2014 12:04 by Paul Harris
30/10: 2 Palpita vitrealis, 2 Scarce Bordered Straw, Delicate, 4 'November' Moth, Brick, Large Wainscot.

31/10: Cosmopolitan, Small Mottled Willow, Vestal, Palpita vitrealis.

Sun 2nd November 2014 11:06 by Will Bown
1st November - Winterborne Stickland
Pretty dire on a wet and windy night.  Just five species: Dark Chestnut, Beaded Chestnut, Feathered Thorn, Red-line Quaker and a late Celypha lacunana.
Sun 2nd November 2014 10:58 by Terry Box
Durlston CP, night of 30th October
Per Steve Whitehouse: 6 traps produced Flame Brocade, Delicate, Dark Sword-grass, 3 Silver Y, Vestal, 50 Oak Rustic, Oak Nycteoline, Large Wainscot, Small Mottled Willow, Turnip, 3 Palpita vitrealis, 3 Diamond-back Moths, 40 Rusty Dot Pearl, 5 Angle Shades, Tebenna micalis, Caloptilia stigmatella and 2 Agonopetrix purpurea. The visitor centre trap had a pristine Swallowtail Moth.
Sat 1st November 2014 16:14 by Will Bown
31st October - Winterborne Stickland
Numbers pretty low, and just twelve species including: Vestal, Silver Y, Rusty-dot Pearl, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Barred Sallow and Yellow-line Quaker. And still quite a few wasps.
Sat 1st November 2014 12:13 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31st October
19 Species including: Vestal, Red-green Carpet, Lssr Yellow U/w, Blk Rustic, Blair's Shoulder-knot, 2 Feathered Thorn, with FFY White-point and Convolvulus Hawk.  Micros: E.monodactyla, N.noctuella, P.xylostella, 2 S.costella, 4 U.ferrugalis (min 8.8 degsC)
Sat 1st November 2014 12:02 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 31st October
Like Julian a surprisingly pristine Dark Arches. Migrants were Rush Veneer(4), Rusty - dot Pearl (17), Silver Y (2), Pale Mottled Willow(3) and singles of Palpita vitrealis and Delicate. Also of note Oak Rustic (3).
Sat 1st November 2014 11:05 by David Foot
West Bexington/Wyke Regis 31.10.14
Traps at West Bexington, produced 2 each of crimson speckled, gem, small mottled willow and vestal and a single palpita vitrealis. At home, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, potted a purple marbled last night and a ni moth 5.30 this morning, also a vestal in the traps later.
Sat 1st November 2014 07:35 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 31 October
21 species.  Less migrants than last night:1 Rush Veneer, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Palpita vitrialis, 1 Four-spotted Footman, 2 Small Mottled Willow,1 Vestal, 1 Delicate and 1 Silver Y.  Also a late Dark Arches (very fresh) and a late Endotricha flammealis (rather small).