Got lazy, a few catch up posts:
11/6: Bordered Straw 4, Small Mottled Willow, Marbled White Spot.
12/6: Ni Moth, Bordered Straw 3, Silver Y 45.
13/6 Humming-bird Hawk by day.
13/6: Bordered Straw 3, Small Mottled Willow 3.
29/6: Green Arches, Ghost, Marbled White Spot, Small Mottled Willow, Privet Hawk 13.
Leigh 29 June
Around 40 species, inc: Coronet, Plain Golden Y, Silver Y, Lackey, Lychnis, Turnip Moth, Clouded Brindle, Udea Olivalis, ffy Scarlet Tiger this pm (min overnight 14 degsC)
Studland Heath, 29 June
Slight improvement here with 30 macro and six micros in the Shell Bay trap. 4 Bird's Wing (having a good year), 2 Cream-bordered Green Pea, 2 Shore Wainscot, an L-album and a Southern. Also Small Elephant and Privet Hawk-moths. A diamond back the best micro.
Near the Study Centre: 21 macros including 3 Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Barred Red, a July Highflyer and a Blue-bordered Carpet. Acleris notata among the micros.
With John Winterbottom.
Portesham 29th June
Over 500 moths of 87 species. New for garden were Portland Ribbon Wave
, Freyer's Pug
, & Enarmonia formosana
(2). Also of note, Ghost
(m), Plutella xylostella
, Synaphe punctalis
, Pyralis farinalis
, Udea ferrugalis
(2), Nomophila noctuella
, Muslin Footman
, Garden Tiger
, Beautiful Hook-tip
, Dark Spectacle
, Silver Y
, Small Mottled Willow
(7), & Dark Sword-grass
Also, by day at Hardy's Monument 29th June, Scythris grandipennis and Micropterix calthella of note.
Tolpuddle 29 June
Still clear and chilly. 61 species including FFY Lackey, Lilac Beauty, Grey Arches and Clouded Brindle.
Yetminster 29th June
Surprisingly low number of species, only 30, including singles of Drinker, Small Blood-vein, Pale Prominent, Scorched Carpet, Sharp-angled Peacock, Barred Yellow, Grey Arches, 2 Fan-foot, 2 Common Emerald, 4 Fern.
Yetminster 28th June
34 species including 2 Green Pug, 1 Clouded Border, 1 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 3 Clay, 1 Barred Straw, 1 Light Emerald, 1 Drinker, 1 Fern, 1 Buff Arches, 1 Muslim Footman, 1 Crescent Plume, 1 Ringed China-mark.
Lawrie de Whalley Winterborne Stickland 28.6.2015
Ghost 2 male and female, Sharp angled Peacock 1, Light Emerald 2, Shark 1, Poplar Hawk 1, Privet Hawk 1, Buff tip 1, Brussells Lace 1.
38 species, 10deg C, 70% clear sky.
Tolpuddle 28 June
Slightly colder than last night. 56 species including FFY Common Footman and Common Rustic.
Leigh 27th June
Around 180 / 60 species inc: Double Square-spot, Dagger(a), Cypress and Sandy Carpets, Sm Mottled Willow, Scorched Wing, Barred Yellow, with FFY Blue-bordered Carpet, FFG Common Lutestring. Amongst the micros: Archips podana, P.pentadactyla (White Plume), Nomophila noctuella (14 degsC/cloudy)
Also really enjoyed Broadcroft Quarry event this morning - amazing amount of both Macro and Micro species
Yetminster 28th June
After attending the brilliant moth event at Broadcroft Quarry, I returned to Yetminster to view my catch, stored in the garage, 38 species including singles of Scorched Carpet, Eyed Hawkmoth, Barred Straw, Sharp-angled Peacock, White Point, Light Arches, Clouded Silver, Fern, Garden Pebble, Agapeta harmana.
Tolpuddle 27 June
Warm with a little rain. Numbers up to 76 species including 1 Diamond-back Moth, 2 Rush Veneer and 2 Small Mottled Willow. FFY Aethes beatricella, Brachmia blandella, D. dilutella, Thistle Ermine, Bee Moth, Sandy Carpet, Barred Yellow, Buff Arches, Four-dotted Footman and Clay,
Yetminster 26th June
Temperatures dropped over night and numbers of species collapsed to 23 including singles of Beautiful Hook-tip, Barred Yellow, Spectacle, Poplar Hawkmoth, Clouded Border, Small Phoenix, Plain Golden Y, Barred Straw and 3 Brussels Lace.
Tolpuddle 26 June
Chilly. Only 39 species including FFY Swallow-tailed Moth.
Yetminster 25th June
44 species including singles of Common Swift, Small Waved Umber, Cinnabar, Clouded Border, Clouded Silver, Barred Yellow, Bordered Straw, Beautiful Hook-tip, Four-dotted Footman, Ghost Moth, Light Arches, May Highflyer, Common White Wave, Phycitodes binaevella, 4 Lackey and 2 unidentified micros.
Tolpuddle 25 June
Still but clear and a little chilly. 51 species including FFY C. falsella, A. coronata, Knot Grass, Coronet and Beautiful Hook-tip. No migrants.
Yetminster 24th June
41 species including singles of Clouded Border, Eyed Hawkmoth, Lackey, Treble Brown Spot, Four-dotted Footman, Dot Moth, Small Fan-foot and 3 Cinnabar.
Tolpuddle 24 June
Still but rather chilly. 39 species including FFY Small Blood-vein, True Lover's Knot and Purple Clay. No migrants and still very few micros.
Scarlet Tigers flying around this morning.
Leigh 23 June
34 Macro / 13 Micro species, inc: Lt Arches, Pale Tussock, Poplar, Privet & Elephant Hawk-moths, Ghost(f), Brown Rustic, U.olivalis, L.fosterana, C.pomonella, C.lacunana & striana FFY: Blotched Emerald, Lackey, Buff Arches FFG Lathronympha strigana (to be confirmed)
Canford School Bioblitz day. A Robinson and a Skinner trap together produced fifteen (15) moths!! Highlight was an Obscure Wainscot. Also Clouded-bordered Brindle and a couple of Minors. Hoped for Small Clouded Brindle didn't show. Disappointing but I'm getting used to it. Spent an entire week in Scotland targeting 15 species and came back empty handed!!
Studland Heath...22 June/15
At Studland another unbelievably small catch but Shore Wainscot, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Birds Wing, Figure of 80 and Broom Moth all showed. Micros still at ridiculously small numbers: Nematopogon swammerdamella, Carpatolechia proximella and one other that got away. With Dave Brown and Jenny Seawright.
Yetminster 23rd June
At last summer has arrived here, 47 species including singles of Beautiful Hook-tip, Barred Yellow, Green Pug, Clouded Silver, Pale Tussock, Bordered Straw, Blotched Emerald, Mullein, Dingy Footman, Ingrailed Clay, Double Square-spot and 6 Micro species.
Tolpuddle 24 June
Two Scarlet Tigers resting on Stinging Nettles.
Tolpuddle 23 June
Warmish, calm and misty. 47 species including 1 Polar Kitten - a nice spread of species but low numbers.
Tolpuddle 22 June
Chilly with very few moths. FFG C. pinella.
Tolpuddle 21 June
Warm and cloudy, and then the rain came. 60 species including 2 Bordered Straw. FFY Green Arches.
Swanage (Durlston) 20th June
A good trap with the MV trap having 282 macro moths of 48 species. Migrants were Bordered Straw
(4), Silver Y
(5) and a single Rusty-dot Pearl
. New for the garden was Alder Moth
. Hawkmoths well represented with Privet Hawkmoth
(3) . Elephant Hawkmoth
(6), Small Elephant Hawkmoth
(3) and a single Eyed Hawkmoth
. NFY were Buff Arches
and Green Pug
Leigh 20th June
43 Macro species: ffy White-point, Light Arches, Beautiful Hook-tip, Four-dotted Footman, 15 Micro species (min 13 degsC)
Ditula angustiorana (male) Red-barred Tortrix
Tolpuddle 20 June
Warm, cloudy with a little rain. 62 species including 1 Striped Hawkmoth - not much other migration. FFY Figure of 80 and Single-dotted Wave.
Leigh 19th June
Around 115 of 60 species, inc: Cinnabar, Gdn & Sandy Carpet, Figure of Eighty, Foxglove Pug, Swallow Prominent, 11 Micro species. FFY Heart and Club, Common Footman (min 10.1 degsC)
Puncknowle 19.6.15 125W MV
Numbers down from last weekend, but 152 individuals of 50 species still respectable. FFY included: Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
, Lozotaenia forsterana
, Celypha striana
, Epinotia bilunana
, Codling Moth
, Sharp-angled Peacock
, Pale Mottled Willow
, Beautiful Golden Y
. A few more micros to sort out.
18th June. Two Cypress Carpets. Bordered Straws now regular, with 6 one night.
Tolpuddle 19 June
53 species but low numbers. FFY Smoky Wainscot, Dusky Brocade and Cream-bordered Green-Pea.
Leigh 18th June
Lower numbers - 60 of 26 previously noted species, including: Brussels Lace, Shoulder-striped and Common Wainscot, Bordered Straw, Celypha Striana, Plutella xylostella, Udea Olivalis (min 10.5 degsC)
Leigh 17th June
Around 240 of 75 species, inc: Ffy Macros: Lunar Thorn, Barred Straw, Sandy Carpet, Miller, Barred Yellow, Plain Golden Y, Figure of Eighty, Sm Dusty Wave Treble Brown Spot, Green Pug. Micros: C.mayrella(ffy), L.fosterana, A.hamana, H.nubiferana, P.xylostella, A.podana, C.lacunana, A.sociella. H.pruniana, U.olivalis, C.lemnata (several yet to ID)
Others included: Lychnis, Shears, Bordered Straw, Broken-barred Carpet, Knot Grass, D/G Dagger, Lt Emerald, Pebble Prominent, Sycamore, Ghost, Silver Y, Sm Mottled Willow, Poplar Grey, Ing Clay, Mottled and Brown Rustic
Highest numbers here for gdn 2015 - min overnight temp 14.3 degsC
Tolpuddle 18 June
Clear and chilly, so fewer moths. 48 species including 2 Bordered Straw. FFY Brussels Lace, Scarce Footman, Lime Hawkmoth and Heart and Club (the last two are uncommon in my trap). Also a mystery micro.
Tolpuddle 17 June
Warm and cloudy. Best night so far. 89 species including 1 Diamond-backed Moth, 2 Rush Veneer, 2 Bordered Straw and 2 Silver Y. FFG Pammene aurana. FFY Common Emerald, Riband Wave, Brown Rustic, Uncertain, Least Black Arches. One mystery Wainscot which turned out to be Obscure.
Portesham 17th June
340 moths of 77 species. New for garden were Scalloped Hook-tip
& White-pinion Spotted
. Migrants were Ni Moth
, 6 Bordered Straw
, 4 Plutella xylostella
, & Udea ferrugalis
. Also of note were Pyralis farinalis
, 2 Figure of Eighty
, 3 Shark
& Cream-bordered Green Pea
Walk Portesham to Black Down 17th June
Surprising was a second Little Thorn
. Also of note, Red-necked Footman
, Burnet Companion
, N. noctuella
, Aphelia paleana
& Orthotaenia undulana
Leigh 16th June
Around 120 of 45 species, inc: Pebble Hook-tip, Silver Y, Scorched Wing, Mottled Rustic, Ghost, Knot Grass, Mottled Willow, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Eyed Hawk-moth, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Gdn Pebble, C.culmella, Udea olivalis, N.metaxella. FFY Privet Hawk-moth, Riband Wave, Agapeta hamana, Lozotaenia fosterana, Celypha striana, Hedya nubiferana, (12.1 degsC)
Chickerell June 16
Migrants trapped were Udea ferrugalis, 2 Bordered Straw and a Small Mottled Willow. A Bordered Straw active among shrub roses during the afternoon may have been one of those trapped.
Yetminster 16th June
25 species including 1 Brussels Lace, 2 Sharp-angled Peacock, 2 Burnished Brass, 2 Blood-vein, 3 Straw Dot, 1 Common Swift, 2 Treble Lines, 1 Light Emerald
Yetminster 15th June
22 species including 3 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Scorched Wing, 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Lychnis, 2 Treble Lines, 1 Fern plus 1 Scarlet Tiger in grassy area adjacent to trap
Halstock 16th June
Just 20 species, including bordered straw (2) and an NFG four-dotted footman (1).
Tolpuddle 16 June
40 species including 2 Rush Veneer, 1 Bordered Straw and 1 Silver Y.
Tolpuddle 16 June
40 species including 2 Rush Veneer, 1 Bordered Straw and 1 Silver Y.
Tolpuddle 27 May
The mystery pug has now been identified by Les on dissection as Larch Pug.
14/6/15: Speckled Yellow
and Micropterix aruncella
of interest by day.
15/6/15: Netting produced Little Thorn NFR. Also Fox Moth, Sandy Carpet and large numbers of Brown Silver-line of interest.
Portesham 15th June
339 moths of 67 species. Migrants were 5 Bordered Straw
, 4 Nomophila noctuella
& 5 Plutella xylostella
. Also of note, Galium Carpet
, 2 Scorched Wing
, Alder Moth
, Light Brocade
& True Lover's Knot
Halstock 13th June
25 species, inc. scorched wing (3), snout (2), shark (1), willow beauty (1). Beautiful hook-tip (1) was NFG.
Leigh 13th June
170 of 66 species, inc: Alder, Scorched Wing, Swallow Prominent, Puss Moth, Sm and Pale Mottled Willow, Burnished Brass, Ingrailed Clay, Lt Emerald, Poplar, Elephant and Sm Elephant Hawk-moth, 5 Bordered Straw. FFY: Ghost, Common Wave, Cinnabar, Knot Grass, E.lacustrata, E.monodactyla (Common Plume), P.pentadactyla (White Plume) 12.6 degsC
Puncknowle 14.6.15 125W MV
179 individuals of 60 species. New for garden were Figure of Eighty
, Blair's Mocha
(photo) & Small Fan-foot
. Other migrants were Plutella xylostella
(3), Udea ferrugalis
(1) Nomophila noctuella
(2), Dark Sword-grass
(1), Small Mottled Willow
(1), Bordered Straw
(10), Silver Y
(7). Firsts for the year included Brussels Lace
, Eyed Hawkmoth
, Least Black Arches
, Shoulder-striped Wainscot
, Knot Grass
& Burnished Brass
Swanage (Durlston) 13th June
Good numbers of migrants with 16 Silver Y
, 17 Bordered Straw
, 4 Dark Sword Grass
, 3 Diamond-backed Moth
and singles of Rusty-dot Pearl
and Small Mottled Willow.
Also of note were Shears
(3), Light Emerald
(2), Privet Hawkmoth
(2), Elephant and Small Elephant Hawkmoths Cypress Carpet
and Small Waved Umber
Portesham 13th June
580 moths of 91 species, migrants being Ni Moth
(NFG), Bordered Straw
(4), Small Mottled Willow
(3), Silver Y
, Pearly Underwing
, Plutella xylostella
(15) and Nomophila noctuella
Also of note were Myelois circumvoluta
(NFG), Common Lutestring
(NFG), Brown Silver-line
(2 - NFG), Scorched Wing
(2), and a True Lover's Knot
13th June - Winterborne Stickland
A nice selection of species, and a reasonable haul overall. Immigrants included: the third Bordered Straw
, Silver Y
(3) and Plutella xylostella
with Foxglove Pug
, Scorched Wing
, Pale Tussock
and the first Phoenix
among the rest.
Tolpuddle 13 June
Best night of the year with 76 species including 8 Rush Veneer, 1 Diamond-backed Moth, 4 Small Mottled Willow, 2 Bordered Straw and 7 Silver Y. FFY Scorched Wing, Clouded Border, Brown Silver-line, Garden Tiger, Peach Blossom, Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Pinion-streaked Snout. Also a very pretty Argyresthia brockeella. And a late, very worn Mullein.
Tncleton, 12th June, MV125
One of the best nights so far, with 150 moths of 53 species. The highlight, which may be surprising to some, was a first ever garden record of Lime Hawk
(after six years of trapping here). It was joined by three other hawk species - poplar, elephant and privet
. Migrants included 6 Small Mottled Willow
, 2 Dark Sword Grass
and a number of Rush Veneer
. Small-square Spot
(38) was the most numerous and is obviously having a good year here and is on the up - compare with 2010 (0), 2011 (0), 2012 (0), 2013 (27) and 2014 (69).
Leigh 12th June
Around 170 of 60 species: FFY Sm Mottled Willow, Dk/Grey Dagger, Snout, Alder, Lobster, Cypress Carpet, Sycamore, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Brussels Lace, Chrysoteuchia culmella
Halstock 12th June
28 species, including privet (1), poplar (4), and elephant (1) hawk-moths, silver Y (2), sharp-angled peacock (1), scorched wing (3), and my first barred umber (1).
Portesham 12th June
First trap since returning from Uni produced 464 individuals of 61 species. Migrants were 5 Plutella xylostella,
4 Udea ferrugalis,
8 Nomophila noctuella
, 3 Bordered Straw
, 4 Small Mottled Willow
, 6 Silver Y
, Pearly Underwing
, & 3 Dark-sword Grass
. Also, 2 Ghost Moth
(m + f), Nematopogon metaxella
, Puss Moth
, 3 Orange Footman
, & Turnip Moth
Tolpuddle 12 June
A wet night, but warm and muggy. Tried hard to turn a small grey Silver Y into a Ni Moth, but failed. 38 species including 7 Rush Veneer, 1 Small Mottled Willow and 5 Silver Y. FFY Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Mottled Rustic and Gold Spot.
June 12 Poole
82 macros of 28 species...and a clutch of micros - these slowing picking up now. Migrants: 13 Silver Y and 3 xylostella. Today a Meal Moth turned up and almost was...for the cat (missile aimed at cat...missed). Also Lime Hawkmoth, Yellow-barred Brindle, Dusky Brocade, Marbled Minor (2) and a brace of Eudonia lacustrata.
Leigh 11th June
18 micro / 36 macro species inc: FFY (f)Ghost, Flame, Common Wainscot, Elephant Hawk, True Lover's Knot, Brown Silver-line, Sharp-angled Peacock, Broken-barred Carpet, Udea Olivalis, P.cerasana, H.ochroleucana, C.pomonella, N.cynosbatella, C.mayrella, E.bilunana, A.fabricana, with FFG Crocidosema plebejana
Coryates 11th June
Some immigrants in the thunderstorms. Silver Y (6), Striped hawk-moth (1) and Ni moth (1).
4th June an Alder Kitten and a Puss Moth. 11th June, a Ni Moth and a Bordered Straw (the fourth this year).
Tolpuddle 11 June
Some rain, but we seemed to miss most of it. Best night so far this year. 65 species in 2 traps. FFG 1 Ni Moth, also 8 Rush Veneer, 4 Bordered Straw and 1 Silver Y. FFY Ringed China-mark, Small Yellow Wave, Light Emerald, Iron Prominent, The Flame, Dark Arches and Large Nutmeg.
Puncknowle 12.6.15 125W MV
A promising night cut short by heavy rain. 58 individuals of 26 species identified. Migrants: P. xylostella
(4), Nomophila noctuella
(1), Small Mottled Willow
(4), Bordered Straw
(1), Silver Y
(1). FFY: Elephant Hawkmoth
, Small Elephant Hawkmoth
, Ingrailed Clay
, Straw Dot
Smug looking Blackbird perched on the trap when I went out this morning ...
Around 55 of 20 species inc: Beautiful Golden and Silver Y, Pale Tussock, Set Hebrew Character, Pale Pinion, Plutella xylostella, Celypha lacunana, Evergestis forficalis (Gdn Pebble), 4 Anania hortulata (Sm Magpie), 3 Nematopogon metaxella . . . and several Tree Bees from nearby nest clustered on the light bar
Preston, Weymouth 10/6
Striped Hawk-moth taken by Ricky Lambert.
Bordered Straw, 2 Dark Sword-grass and 3 Silver Y.
Striped Hawk-moth the highlight here.
Leigh 9th June
Cold and breezy here too, with min overnight 6.1degsC - just 18 of 7 species, including 2nd Lg Yellow U/w, Shears, Nomophila noctuella (mainly H & D and Sm Sq Spot)
Tolpuddle 9 June
An icy easterly wind. Numbers much lower than last night. FFY Lime-speck Pug and Pine Hawkmoth.
Leigh 8th June
Around 80 of 30 species inc: Dk Sword-grass, Swallow Prominent, Scorched Wing, Treble Lines, with FFY Eyed Hawk-moth, Dk Arches, Willow Beauty, Straw Dot, Sharp-angled Peacock, Lt Emerald. Among the micros: Eudonia angustea, Nomophila noctuella, Pluella xylostella (min 8.1 degsC)
Monday 8th June...STUDLAND HEATH
The cold conditions and icy wind scuppered all chances of any decent moths in the morning moth traps. The catch was virtually worthless with most of the larger moths preferring to sit outside and watch from a distance. Shark, True Lovers Knot, Light Brocade and Brown Silver-lines all put in an appearance. Small Mottled Willow the only migrant.
In the afternoon while searching the Heath for lichens, a Grass Wave and several Small Grass Emerald were seen.
Monday 8th June...Poole
About 50 moths overnight and two May bugs. Among the macros Eyed Hawkmoth, Small Square Spot, Middle-barred Minor, Freyer's Pug and Silver Y the best. Micros included a Garden Pebble and the Tortrix moth Ptycholoma lechealla.
Cream-spot Tiger the best here, my first for 5 years. Also Dark Spectacle worth a mention.
Tolpuddle 8 June
35 species including FFY Willow Beauty, Green Pug, Buff Ermine, Elephant Hawkmoth and Dark Spectacle. Also 1 Bordered Straw and 4 Rush Veneer and 1 Silver Y.
Leigh 7th June
48 of 25 species inc: Scorched Wing, Swallow & Pebble Prominent, Set Hebrew Character, Shears, Silver Y, Poplar Kitten, N.metaxella, N.noctuella with FFY Burnished Brass, Lg Yellow U/wing (min 7.6 degs)
Another Hummingbird Hawkmoth
on Red Valerian this afternoon.
Puncknowle 7.6.15 125W MV
Only 13 species identified on a cooler night. FFY of Notocelia cynosbastella
and Small Mottled Willow
Tolpuddle 7 June
26 species. Another Bordered Straw and 1 Silver Y. FFY Nematopogon metaxella, Shark, Light Arches and Light Brocade.
Leigh 6th June
34 of 18 species, inc: Lychnis, Spectacle, Ingrailed Clay, Pebble Prominent, Buff and White Ermine, Silver Y, Flame, Silver-ground and Green Carpet, 2 Bordered Straw. Micros: Plutella xylostella, Small and Ringed China-mark (min 12.2 degsC)
Swanage (Durlston) 6th June
After a week away expected higher numbers but a cold night and only a slight increase - mainly due to 29 Hearts and Darts
. Had Bordered Straw
and Rusty-dot Pearl
. Notable amongst the new for year moths were Elephant and Poplar Hawkmoths
, L-Album Wainscot
, Treble Brown Spot
and Silver-ground Carpet
Merritown Heath and Parley
2 bordered straw at Parley and a vestal at Merritown Heath Saturday morning. Also 4 brd-bord bee hk-moths and singles of egg and larvae. Overnight trapping poor due to cold night, 2°C. Best were clouded buff, pale oak bty, privet hk and musotima nitidalis. Sunday afternoon, 6 red-tipped and 3 lge red-belted
Chickerell, June 6th
Moth numbers well down on previous 2 nights, but a
was new for the garden and for me.
Tolpuddle 6 June
Cold again and few moths, but 1 FFG Bordered Straw.
5th June - Winterborne Stickland
Colder and fewer moths. Among those logged were: Silver Y
(3), a single late Hebrew Character
, Common Swift
the rose-eating micro species Epiblema cynosbatella
and the first Large Yellow Underwing
of the season.
Leigh 5th June
Just 35 of 18 species here, including: Brown Rustic, Treble Lines, Silver Y, Silver-ground & Common Carpet, Peppered Moth, Buff-tip, Plutella xylostella, 2 Poplar Hawk, with FFY Shears, Sm Magpie and 5 FFG Bordered Straw (min 9.3 degsC)
Tolpuddle 5 June
Colder than last night and far fewer moths. 1 Silver Y.
Puncknowle 4.6.15 125W MV
Best night of the year here as well. 89 individuals of 41 species identified (a few micros are still eluding me). New for the observer were: Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella
, Hedya pruniana
, Dwarf Pug
& Obscure Wainscot
(below). Migrants were Diamond-backed Moth
5, Rush Veneer
3 & White-point
2 (resident?). FFY included: Eulia ministrana Small Magpie
, Brown Silver-line
, Willow Beauty
, Orange Footman
, Tawny Shears
, Rustic Shoulder-knot
& Vine's Rustic
A few migrants in the form of 3 Small Mottled Willow, 2 Diamond-back, Silver Y, Rush Veneer and a Rusty Dot Pearl. Quite stunned though to see a Grey Birch
sat in one of the traps. New moth for the garden with no other records for miles around here according to DMG. May Highflyer and Orange Footman also worth a mention
Preston, Weymouth 4/6
Alder Kitten, Poplar Kitten and Small Mottled Willow taken here by Ricky Lambert.
4th June - Winterborne Stickland
A reasonable night but just 20 species including: Bordered Straw
, Small Clouded Brindle
and Middle-barred Minor
Tolpuddle 4 June
Best night of the year so far. Over 50 species from 2 traps including FFY Small Magpie and Sharp-angled Peacock. Lots of migrants (but nothing straw-coloured or stripy): 3 Rush Veneer, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 2 Small Mottled Willow and 3 Silver Y.
Tolpuddle 3 June
Chilly and clear with a big moon. 18 species including FFY Phoenix.
Only my second ever Poplar Kitten the highlight here.
Yetminster 2nd June
13 species including 1 V-Pug, 1 Pale Tussock, 1 Brown Rustic, 3 Common Swift, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Common Wainscot, 1 Shoulder-striped Wainscot.
Tolpuddle 2 June
A good night. 27 species including FFY Udea olivalis and Small Fan-foot.
Tolpuddle 31 May
Few moths although the conditions were OK. 1 Silver Y and 1 Luquetia lobella.