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Fri 31st July 2015 08:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 July
Cold and clear.  Only 23 species.  Red Twin-spot Carpet is back.
Thu 30th July 2015 23:19 by James Watson
West Stour 30th July
An Old Lady seen indoors during the day.
Thu 30th July 2015 07:30 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 July
Even worse than last night - only 25 species. Purple Thorn is back.
Wed 29th July 2015 19:52 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/7
Best here were Webb's Wainscot, Scalloped Hook-tip and Small Mottled Willow.
Wed 29th July 2015 18:37 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 28.7.15 125W MV
Numbers down, but plenty of interest. 160 individuals of 55 species. Highlights as follows.  FFG Clouded Magpie (pictured).  FFY included Sandy Carpet, Wormwood Pug, Jersey Tiger, Dun-bar, Ear Moth sp. Migrants: xylostella (2), noctuella (3), Silver Y (2).  The interesting micro turned out to be Catoptria verellus (pictured below).

1317 Catoptria verellus 02 Copyright: Mike Hetherington 28 July 2015

Wed 29th July 2015 12:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 July
Clear and chilly.  Very low numbers - only 33 species.  Chocolate-tip is back.
Tue 28th July 2015 20:31 by James Watson
Halstock 26th July
A nice surprise in the form of a scarce silver-lines was new for the garden(er).
Tue 28th July 2015 08:42 by Geoffrey Sell
27th July. A Striped Hawk and a Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 28th July 2015 08:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 July
Only 54 species after all the wind and rain.  FFY Rosy Rustic.  Knot Grass is back.  Evidence of migration: 1 Diamond-back, 4 Rush Veneer, 1 European Corn-borer, 1 Dark Sword-grass and 3 Silver Y.  1 Rivulet also of interest.
Sun 26th July 2015 20:50 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 25.7.15
78 species. Of note were 4 Plutella xylostella, Lobesia abscisana, 4 Nomophila noctuella, 2 Brown-tail, 6 Silver Y & 2 Dark Sword-grass.

Also, Rosy (3), Muslin (3), Four-spotted (19), Dingy (2), and Common (45) Footman.

Sun 26th July 2015 20:43 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25th July
34 Species (25 Macro/9 Micro) mostly Common R/Uncertain/Rustic(a) Amongst the others: Lunar-spotted Pinion, Lychnis, Dingy Footman, Double Square-spot, Pale Mottled Willow, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 each of Ruby Tiger, Silver Y, Scalloped Oak, Clay, Flounced Rustic, ffy Sm Rufous.  Micros included: E.monodactyla, U.Prunalis, C.quercana, N.noctuella, 3rd for yr G.funebrana.
Sun 26th July 2015 12:23 by Geoffrey Sell
40 species this morning (26th July) despite the weather. One Mathews's Wainscot blown in from the undercliff.
Sat 25th July 2015 22:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24th July
Low numbers with just 29 Macro species, inc: Early Thorn, Single-dotted & Sm Fan-footed Wave, Dot Moth, ffy Rosy Rustic, Sm Dotted Buff, Slender Brindle (9.5 degsC constant rain)

2335 Slender Brindle 02 Copyright: Gillian Nash, July 2015 Slender Brindle

2345 Small Dotted Buff 02 Copyright: Gillian Nash, July 2015 Small Dotted Buff

Sat 25th July 2015 18:38 by James Watson
Halstock 23rd July
A four-spotted footman was the highlight, NFG and for me. Another small mottled willow was also present.
Sat 25th July 2015 08:31 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell July 24th
Moth numbers well down following yesterday's heavy rain and a cool night; migrants were a Small Mottled Willow, 2 Dark Sword-grass and 6 Silver Y.
Fri 24th July 2015 12:59 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd July
58 species on a very wet morning, including singles of Mottled Beauty, Least Yellow Underwing, Shaded Broad-bar, Curcina quercana, Catopria falsella, Rush Veneer, Pebble Prominent, Ringed China-mark, Ruby Tiger, Rivulet, Pebble Hook-tip, Dot Moth and 3 Clouded Border.
Fri 24th July 2015 09:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 July
Warm but rain.  79 species including FFG Bordered Pug.  FFY Lobster and Small Rufous.  Some of the usual migrants including a very small (11mm) Silver Y f. gammina.
Thu 23rd July 2015 09:23 by Geoffrey Sell
20th July a Kent Black Arches and a Saltern Ear.  A Scallop Shell both on 21st and 22nd July, with a Black Arches on 22nd.
Thu 23rd July 2015 09:21 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd July
A very poor night with only 25 species, including 3 Small Emerald and 1 Rush Veneer.
Thu 23rd July 2015 09:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st July
56 species including 1 Large Emerald, 1 Chinese Character, 1 Yponomeuta plumbella, 1 Double Square-spot, ` Pretty Chalk Carpet, 1 Marbled Green, 1 Lunar-spotted Pinion. Also, many thanks to Nigel Spring and Sean Foote for organising and helping with identification at the BC moth-trapping event at Lankham Bottom, near Cattistock.
Thu 23rd July 2015 08:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 July
Clear skies and chilly.  Only 44 species and very low numbers.  1 Bird-cherry Ermine, 2 Diamond-back and 1 Dark Sword-grass.  FFY Flounced Rustic.
Wed 22nd July 2015 23:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21st July
Around 470 of 65 species, inc: Sm Emerald, Dunbar, Lt Arches, Marbled Green, Sm Blood-vein, Buff Footman, ffy Oak Hook-tip, Shaded Broad Bar, Least Yellow Underwing. Micros included: Ringed & Sm China-mark, Sm Magpie, Acleris variegana, Crassa unitella, with several yet to ID
Wed 22nd July 2015 20:46 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 21/7
Black Arches, Leopard Moth, White Satin and Bulrush Wainscot worth a mention. Also 3 Four-spotted Footman and 20+ Rush Veneer.
Wed 22nd July 2015 09:56 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 21st July
120 species, with Adaina microdactyla, Pine Hawk-moth, Dingy Shears & Silky Wainscot being new for garden. Also of note were Plutella porrectella, P. xylostella, Mompha propinquella, Nomophila nocutella (5), Catoptria pinella (2), Silver Y (8), True Lover's Knot and Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Wed 22nd July 2015 08:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 July
Warm, no rain and the wind dropped.  84 species.  Pale Prominent and Shuttle-shaped Dart are back.
Tue 21st July 2015 22:47 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20th July
Around 70 species, inc: Six-striped Rustic, Silver & Plain Golden Y, Single-dotted Wave, Treble Brown Spot, Clay Triple-lines, Ruby Tiger, Dot & Ghost Moths, Sm Mottled Willow, Brussels Lace, Blk Arches, Muslin Footman. Micros inc: L.forsterana, D.angustiorana, E.cana, N.nomophila, P.xylostella, E.pinguis, U.prunella, C.striana. First for year: Acleris variegana, (6) Dingy Footman, First for gdn: Brown-tail.
Tue 21st July 2015 17:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th July
I had my 6 year old grandson helping me open my moth trap this morning. He is very keen, but we lost quite a few. However, 41 species were recorded including singles of Female Oak Eggar, Privet Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Poplar Hawkmoth, Scorched Carpet, Clouded Border, Chinese Character, Rosy Footman, Shaded Broad-bar. As was expected, Stanley's star was the Privet Hawkmoth with wings extended!
Tue 21st July 2015 08:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 July
Very few moths after the rain all yesterday.  Down to 44 species.
Mon 20th July 2015 22:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19th July
Around 15 Micro / 46 Macro species, inc: Swallow Prominent, Early Thorn, Clay, Plain Golden Y, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Chinese Character, Muslin Footman, Scalloped Oak, Coronet, Dk Sword-grass, ffy Mocha, ffg Lappet. Micros inc: Ermine sp, Eucosma cana, Udea prunalis, Lozotaenia fosterana, Gypsonoma dealbana, Emmelina monodactyla (15.4 degsC)
Mon 20th July 2015 20:40 by James Watson
Halstock 19th July
Low in numbers compared with recent catches but high in quality for here. Immigrants in the form of scarce bordered straw (1) and small mottled willow (1) were both NFG, as was broad-bordered yellow underwing (1), a species which I have been waiting some time to add to my garden list. July highflyer (1) and black arches (1) also put in FFY appearances.
Mon 20th July 2015 19:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th July
The best night so far this year for this site, 66 species including 1 Large Emerald, 1 Dusky Sallow, 2 Marbled Green, 2 Rosy Footman, 1 Black Arches, 2 Double-striped Pug, 2 Double Square-spot and 18 identified Micros.
Mon 20th July 2015 18:39 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/7
Best here were Scarce Bordered Straw, Ethmia dodecea, 2 Calamotropha paludella and Brachmia blandella

0178 Ethmia dodecea 06 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 20th July 2015 18:10 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 19th July
129 species, highlights being Prays ruficeps, Bedellia somnulentella (my 2nd ever), Rhodophaea formosa (2), Palptia vitrealis, Nomophila noctuella, Common Lutestring, Bordered Beauty, Engrailed, Scarlet Tiger (2), Four-spotted Footman (26), Dark Spectacle, Silver Y (2), Marbled White Spot, Sycamore, Small Mottled Willow (2), Flounced Rustic (FFY), True Lover's Knot (2), Double Square-spot (NFG) & Gothic.
Mon 20th July 2015 11:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 July
Warm with some rain.  85 species including another Palpita vitrealis and also 3 Rush Veneer, 2 European Corn-borer and 4 Silver Y.  Also a female Four -spotted Footman.  FFG Evergestis pallidata.  FFY Bordered Beauty.  Pebble Hook-tip and Iron Prominent are back.
Sun 19th July 2015 18:33 by Paul Harris
17/7: First Jersey Tiger of the year.

18/7: Acrobasis consociella and Acleris kochiella both new for garden.

1437 Acrobasis consociella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 19th July 2015 10:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 July
Some rain but less than forecast.  Still, cloudy and warm. 70 species including 1 Palpita vitrealis, 3 Rush Veneer and 1 Silver Y; also 1 Four-spotted Footman which might be a migrant.  FFY Carcina quercana, L. formosana, July Highflyer and Oak Nycteoline.
Sat 18th July 2015 11:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17th July
47 Macro species, inc: Peach Blossom, Gdn Tiger, Scalloped Oak, Rosy Footman, Early Thorn, Sm Mottled Willow, Silver Y, Coxcomb Prominent, Lunar-spotted Pinion ffy Magpie

11 Micro species, inc: Agapeta zoegana & hamana, ffy Agriphila tristella, Anania coronata (9.8 degsC)

Lunar-spotted Pinion (Cosmia pyralina)

2319 Lunar-spotted Pinion 02 Copyright: Gillian Nash, July 2016

Sat 18th July 2015 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 July
Clear and chilly.  Numbers right down.  69 species including FFY Broom Moth and Green Silver-lines.
Fri 17th July 2015 22:34 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell July 16th
Monochroa palustrellus was an unexpected addition to the garden list.
Fri 17th July 2015 21:51 by Gillian Nash
16th July
50 Macro species, inc: Barred Straw, Plain Golden Y, Dk Sword-grass, Sm Mottled Willow, Gdn Tiger, Lt Arches, Green Pug, Shark & Leopard (not re-traps), Lackey, Drinker, ffy: Sm Rivulet, Lunar-spotted Pinion, ffg: Kent Black Arches

7 Micro species, inc: Euzophera Pinguis, Celypha striana, Agapeta hamana (15.3 degsC/cloudy)

Fri 17th July 2015 21:37 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15th July
65 Macro species, inc: Shark, Leopard Moth, Brown Scallop, Short-cloaked Moth, Sycamore, Silver Y, Muslin Footman, Garden Tiger, Coronet, Nut-tree Tussock, ffy: Scalloped Oak, Black Arches, Broad-bordered, Lesser & Lssr Broad-bordered Yellow U/wings

13 Micro species, inc: Nomophila noctuella, Pandemis cerasana, Ditula angustiorana, Evergestis forficalis, Cataclysta lemnata, Udea olivalis, Ancylis achatana

Fri 17th July 2015 19:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 16/7
Lobster Moth the best here plus a Small Mottled Willow, Dusky Sallow and Pempelia genistella.
Fri 17th July 2015 14:30 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 16.7.15 125W MV
One of those mornings when the numbers are rather overwhelming. 700 individuals of 74 species (so far). Highlights: FFG Phtheochroa inopiana & Lappet. FFY included European Corn-borer, Anania coronaata, Drinker, Common Wave, Privet Hawkmoth, Iron Prominent, Crescent DartLarge Yellow Underwing numbered 110!
Fri 17th July 2015 08:39 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 July
Warm and muggy with some rain, particularly when I was emptying the traps (grrrrrr).  Another good night with 104 species.  Some of the usual migrants in low numbers.  FFY Four-spotted Footman (maybe a migrant), Herald, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing and White Satin Moth (very uncommon in Tolpuddle and perhaps a migrant).
Thu 16th July 2015 22:33 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 16th July
By day: Tenaga nigripunctella in shed. As far as I'm aware, only two other recent records (both in Dorset).

0201 Tenaga nigripunctella 01 Copyright: Joseph Oughton

Thu 16th July 2015 22:26 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 15th July, MV125
Over 350 moths of 90 species. Not so overwhelmed by grass moths last night, which made going through the trap a lot easier. Most notable were singles of Mullein Wave, White Satin (new to the garden), Obscure Wainscot and Bird's Wing. Good numbers of Ruby Tiger (15) and the first Dingy Footman of the year.
Thu 16th July 2015 20:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/7
Best here the rare migrant micro Tebenna micalis. Otherwise good-for-garden were Tawny-barred Angle, Broad-barred White (2), Silky Wainscot (f. nigristriata), White Satin and Scarce Silver-lines.

2391 Silky Wainscot 04 nigristriata Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 16th July 2015 16:35 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 July
Warm, muggy, still and cloudy.  Loads of moths.  100 species but little evidence of migration (2 Diamond-back, 2 European Corn-borer and 2 Dark Sword-grass).  FFY Beautiful China-mark, Festoon, Lappet, Scalloped Oak, Large Emerald and Cloaked Carpet.  Chinese Character and Early Thorn are back. One micro and 1 macro to ID.
Thu 16th July 2015 13:32 by Jack Oughton
Near Portesham 15th July
Highlights from around Portesham include Bryotropha senectella, Merrifieldia baliodactylus, Batrachedra praeangustana, Aethes rubigana, Spinach, Slender Pug, & a Puss Moth larvae.

1995 Puss Moth 05 larva Copyright: Jack Oughton

Thu 16th July 2015 11:34 by Jack Oughton
14th July: Over 750 moths of 86 species, highlights were 2 Ghost (f), Endothenia nigricostana, Orthopygia glaucinalis, Ostrinia nubilalis, Nomophila noctuella, Peach Blossom, Small Emerald (2), Brown-tail, Rosy Footman, Buff Footman (2), Four-spotted Footman, Silver Y (15), Small Mottled Willow, Broom Moth, L-album Wainscot, Dark Sword-grass & Purple Clay.

15th July: Over 1000 moths of 140 species, highlights were Leopard Moth, Plutella xylostella (4), Plutella porrectella, Anarsia spartiella, Monochroa cytisella, Mompha ochraceella, Acleris schalleriana, Aethes cnicana (2), Spilonota laricana, Epinotia signatana, Pammene regiana, Anania lancealis, Udea ferrugalis, Ostrinia nubilalis, Nomophila noctuella, Blue-bordered Carpet (2), Phoenix, Small Emerald (2), Four-spotted Footman (2), Red-necked Footman, Jersey Tiger, Silver Y (4), Pearly Underwing, Dark Sword-grass (2), Short-cloaked Moth & Cream-bordered Green Pea (3).

The majority of the moths of both nights were Chrysoteuchia culmella (14th: 165, 15th: 132), Heart & Dart (14th: 154, 15th:108) and Large Yellow Underwing (14th:135, 15th:190), and on both nights, Poplar, Eyed, Privet, Elephant and Small Elephant Hawks.

Wed 15th July 2015 23:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14th July
52 Macro species, inc: Lobster, Clay, Sycamore, Poplar Grey, Fanfoot, Sm Mottled Willow, Herald, Coronet, Short-cloaked, Dot Moth, Marbled Green, ffy Black Arches, Lssr Yellow U/w, ffg Clay Triple Lines. 17 Micro species, inc: ffy Spilonota ocellana, Pyrausta purpuralis, Eucosma cana, Pempelia formosa, Acleris forsskaleana, Acrobasis advenella, Hysopygia glaucinalis, Ancylis achatana, Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella, Udea prunalis, Phycitodes binaevella, Pleuroptya rualis (MoP) (13.6 degsC / cloudy)

1681 Clay Triple-lines 04 Copyright: Gillian Nash, July 2015 Clay Triple-lines

Wed 15th July 2015 22:42 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/7
Migrants represented by Ni Moth, 3 Dark Sword-grass and 40+ Silver Y. Best of rest was a White Satin.
Wed 15th July 2015 20:50 by Richard Cottle
14th July, Tincleton, MV125
A bumper 875 moths of 65 species. Lurking among the 600 (!) or so Chrysoteuchia culmella were: 16 Small Mottled Willow, 38 Common Rustic, 12 European Corn-borer and singles of Oncocera semirubella, Endotricha flammealis, Silky Wainscot, Four-spotted Footman and Festoon. In the afternoon (15th July) 2 Hummingbird Hawk nectaring on buddleia in the garden.
Wed 15th July 2015 08:39 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 July
Warm, still and cloudy.  Migrants: 2 Diamond-back, 5 European Corn-borer, 1 Palpita vitrealis, 1 Delicate and 7 Silver Y.  Also FFG 1 Beautiful Snout which might be a migrant (but I have a bilberry farm just to the south of me).  83 species including FFY V-Pug and Smoky Wainscot.
Tue 14th July 2015 17:45 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 13/7
Saltern Ear and Four-spotted Footman were new for year.
Tue 14th July 2015 10:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th July
Not quite so busy but some interesting species. Total number of species were 42 including 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Coronet, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Scalloped Oak, 1 Shaded Broad-bar, 1 Mottled Green, 1 Double Square-spot, 1 Gold Triangle, 1 Kent Black Arches.
Tue 14th July 2015 10:04 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th July
A busy time for this site with high numbers of the more common species. 55 species were recorded including 2 Marbled Green, 2 Muslin Footman, 2 Green Pug, 1 V-Pug, 1 Grey Dagger, 1 Yellow-tail, 1 Short-cloaked Moth, 1 Double-striped Pug, 1 Freyer's Pug, 1 Euzophera pinguis, 2 Rhodophaea formosa, 1 Eudonia mercurella, 1 Small Emerald.
Tue 14th July 2015 08:07 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 July
Warm with some rain.  Large numbers of C. culmella, Large Yellow Underwing, Heart and Dart, Dark Arches and Uncertain/Rustic.  70 species including 1 very fresh Rush Veneer and 4 European Corn-borer.  FFY Yellow-tail.
Mon 13th July 2015 21:25 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 12th July
Approximately 360 or so moths of 70 species, the catch being dominated by grass moths (Chrysoteuchia culmella and Agriphila straminella) which between the two species comprised nearly 45% of the total - and there were plenty that flew off before they could get recorded. Of the rest the highlights were singles of Plutella porrectella, Ethmia dodecea, Synaphe punctalis, Anania lancealis, Kent Black Arches and Clay Triple-lines. Migrants represented by 9 Small Mottled Willow, the 5 Ostrinia nubialis recorded, I assume are from a resident population.
Mon 13th July 2015 17:38 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 12th July
474 moths of 100 species, with Choristoneura hebenstreitella and Royal Mantle being new for recorder.

Other migrants and notables include Plutella xylostella, Rhodophaea formosa (2), Ostrinia nubilalis (6), Scallop Shell, Dark Spectacle, Silver Y, Small Mottled Willow (2), Green Arches, Gothic & Cream-bordered Green Pea.

1736 Royal Mantle 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton Royal Mantle

Mon 13th July 2015 17:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/7
Best here were Lunar-spotted Pinion, Green Arches, 6 Cream-bordered Green Pea, 2 Pempelia formosa and Pempelia genistella.

1443 Pempelia genistella 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 12th July 2015 19:24 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/7
Best here were 2 Acleris umbrana and Pempelia formosa.

1052 Acleris umbrana 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 12th July 2015 18:31 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 11.7.15 125W MV
171 individuals of 49 species on a damp night.  Highlights included FFG Common Emerald and FFY Ghost Moth (f), Acrobasis suavella, Lackey, Small Blood-vein, White Satin & Coronet.
Sun 12th July 2015 10:02 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 July
Warm with some rain. 87 species including 1 European Corn-borer and 1 Silver Y.  FFY O. semirubella, Buff Footman and Magpie Moth.
Sun 12th July 2015 08:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th July
Only 39 species including 1 Swallow-tailed, 4 Drinker, 1 Dot Moth, 2 Grey Dagger, 1 Brown-tail.
Sun 12th July 2015 08:13 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th July
A good night for this location, 53 species including 1 Sandy Carpet, 2 Chinese Character, 1 Small Blood-vein, 1 Rosy Footman, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Phoenix, 1 Small Emerald, 1 Euzophera pinguis, 1 Peppered Moth
Sun 12th July 2015 00:02 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10th July
70+ species, including: Drinker (m&f), Clay, Plain Golden & Silver Y, Scarlet Tiger, Peach Blossom, Sm Yellow Wave, Chinese Character, Rosy Footman, Dingy Shears.  Ffy Leopard Moth, Large Emerald, ffg Small Marbled, with several micros still to sort (13.9 degsC)

Sat 11th July 2015 22:54 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston)10th July
A large number of moths with 61 macro species. Notable for their numbers were Beautiful Hooktip, (7),Elephant Hawkmoth (29), Bordered Sallow ((7) and Clouded Silver (6). Also Evergisitis limbata, Palpita vitrealis, Small Mottled Willow (2) and Silver Y (3). The most beautiful was FFY Swallowtail and the most delicate were Muslin Footman (2)
Sat 11th July 2015 16:06 by Mike Hetherington
Yetminster 10.7.15 125W MV
Over 350 individuals of 60+ species.  Highlights included new for observer Batia lunaris, Hypsopygia costalis, Double Square-spot, Lunar-spotted Pinion and Small Marbled.  Other migrants: Nomophila noctuella & Small Mottled Willow.  Also of note Muslin Footman and Scarlet Tiger.
Sat 11th July 2015 15:55 by Vince Giavarini
Poole 10 July
In Poole, a good total of 49 species split 32/17. Festoon, Coronet, and two each of Swallow-tailed and Common Rustic with micros Pexocopia malvella and 5 Batia lunaris the best here. Singles of Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass the only migrants.
Sat 11th July 2015 10:01 by James Watson
Halstock 10th July
Muslin footman (2) was NFG. Coxcomb prominent (1), Dot moth (2) and Lilac beauty (1) were NFY, as was my first male Ghost (1). A second Beautiful hook-tip for the year was also present.
Sat 11th July 2015 08:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 July
Still a little cool.  72 species including 1 Evergestis limbata.  FFY Rosy Footman, Dingy Footman, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Sycamore and Dusky Sallow.
Fri 10th July 2015 20:45 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th July
36 species including 1 Clouded Border, 1 Rivulet, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Large Emerald.
Fri 10th July 2015 13:24 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 9th July
Near 500 moths of 103 species. Highlights, Ghost (f), Caloptilia stigmatella, Acleris schalleriana, Cydia fagiglandana, Synaphe punctalis, Nomophila noctuella, Small Emerald, Sallow Kitten, Dark Spectacle & Sycamore. Also, Eyed, 4 Privet, 9 Elephant and 5 Small Elephant Hawks.
Fri 10th July 2015 06:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 July
Clear and chilly.  49 species including 1 Rush Veneer and 1 Small Mottled Willow.  FFY Round-winged Muslin and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.  Ruby Tiger and Nut-tree Tussock are back.
Thu 9th July 2015 22:57 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 8th July
68 species last night, though a second Ash Pug was the highlight. Also of note, 2 Plutella xylostella, Epinotia signatana, Nomophila noctuella, Fern, Garden Tiger (2), & Silver Y (4).

Also by day 9th at Portesham a Hummingbird Hawk-moth.

Thu 9th July 2015 21:50 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/7
Variety in traps dropped off somewhat, but Dog's Tooth just about worth a mention.
Thu 9th July 2015 16:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th July
33 species including 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Small Emerald, 1 Lychnis, 1 Small Blood-vein, 3 Single-dotted Wave.
Wed 8th July 2015 22:24 by Phyl England
swanage (Durlston) 7th July
After a week away,a rather disappointing trap on a very windy night. New for year were Barred Straw and Common Emerald. Of note a very worn Bordered Straw, Silver Y and udea ferrugalis. Ten Elephant Hawkmothswere the largest total to date.
Wed 8th July 2015 19:32 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/7
Slender Brindle of some note for the garden.
Wed 8th July 2015 17:34 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th July
30 Species including 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Silver Y, 1 Scalloped Oak, 1 Pyrausta purpuralis, 1 Ringed China-mark plus 1 Scarlet Tiger on a gooseberry bush!
Tue 7th July 2015 22:05 by Paul Harris
Merritown Heath
A couple of photos of moths trapped at the weekend by Dave Foot.

0896a Cosmopterix scribaiella 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

1086 Hedya salicella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Tue 7th July 2015 21:55 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 7th July, MV125
A fine assortment of species overnight - the best of which were the small ones. NFY were singles of Blue-bordered Carpet, Small Dotted Buff, Opostega salaciella, Mother of Pearl and Myelois circumvoluta. Two new species for the garden were the rare pyralid Elegia similella and the even more rare (apparently) tortricoid Celypha aurofasciana. I will see if I get the time to take some photos of these two. Migrants included 5 Diamondback, 3 Small Mottled Willow and a single Rush Veneer.
Tue 7th July 2015 20:40 by Vince Giavarini
6 July 2015...Poole
Best here overnight were singles of Broad-barred White, Oak Nycteoline, Poplar Grey and Sycamore.
Tue 7th July 2015 18:17 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th July
48 species including 2 Anania coronata, 1 Rivulet, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Garden Tiger, 1 Little Emerald, 1 Small Blood-vein, 1 Sandy Carpet, 2 Magpie, 1 Mother of Pearl, 1 Common Emerald, 1 Blue-bordered Carpet, 1 Freyer's Pug, 1 Sallow Kitten. The Blue-bordered Carpet and Freyer's Pug were new sightings and the Carpet was found in adjacent grass area near the trap.
Tue 7th July 2015 15:04 by Vince Giavarini
Monday 6 July 2015...Studland
Shell Bay Skinner trap: 42 species split 35/ in show: five Plain Wave. Also Shore Wainscot, Slender Brindle, Cream-bordered Green Pea, Bordered Beauty, White-line Dart and Fen Wainscot. Nice to see a couple of migrant moths in the guise of Silver Y and Rush Veneer made it here and avoided the Durlston Hoover.

In woodland behind the Discovery Centre about 50 species...included Barred Red, Beautiful Hook-tip, Broom, Common Swift, Common Lutestring, July Highflyer (on time), Satin Beauty, Scallop Shell, Swallow-tailed Moth, Lobster Moth, Scarce Footman and a fine Suspected. Also Plain Waves in waves. Micros added some variation with Cyclamen Tortrix, Epagoge grotiana [just love the species name], Catoptria pinella, Cochylis atricapitana and Argyresthia goedartella.

Good to see that the interest in the trap is shared between our other volunteers who flock to see the spoils. Today some visiting schools also got a look in, so merit marks all round.

With David Brown.

Tue 7th July 2015 07:10 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 July
Rain from the early hours, but warm.  61 species including FFY Mother of Pearl, Ghost and Round-winged Muslin.
Mon 6th July 2015 21:37 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 4th July Udea ferrugalis, Vestal, and a very small Light Emerald (Riband Wave sized) were of note

Abbotsbury Swannery 4th July (With Mike Hetherington) Ghost, White Satin, Fen Wainscot, Southern Wainscot, Ear Moth sp., Herald (3), Pinion-streaked Snout (2), Small Wainscot, Tawny Shears, Ptocheuusa paupella, Aethes beatricella and Eudonia lineola were of note.

6th July By day at Hardy's Monument, a Pseudatemelia josephinae was NFR.

Mon 6th July 2015 21:23 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/7
Teleiodes vulgella.

0765 Teleiodes vulgella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 6th July 2015 19:40 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th July
49 species including 1 Little Emerald, 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Toadflax Pug, 1 Rustic, 1 Swallow-tailed, 4 Common Emerald, 1 Lychnis, 1 Early Thorn, 1 Scalloped Oak, 1 Muslin Footman, 2 Green Pug, 2 Celypha striana.
Mon 6th July 2015 08:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 5 July
Colder.  Only 57 species.  No migrants.  1 Speckled Bush Cricket!
Sun 5th July 2015 23:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 July
Around 230 of 60 species, with high numbers of H & Dart, Buff Ermine, Rustic(a), Dk Arches.  Others included, Muslin Footman, Clay, (3)Sycamore, Poplar Grey, Lobster Moth, Ghost(f), Double Square-spot, Lt Arches, Green Arches. Micros: L.fosterana, N.noctuella, P.xylostella, U.ferrugalis, E.angustea

Sun 5th July 2015 19:54 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...4 July
Thirty-nine species split 29/10. First year records of Clay, Sycamore, Small Seraphim and Purple Clay...micros Acrobasis suavella and Aroga velocella best here.
Sun 5th July 2015 18:13 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th July
47 species including 2 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 Green Pug, 1 Haworth's Pug, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 2 Single-dotted Wave, 2 Drinker, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Pale Tussock, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Ancylis achatana, 1 White Plume (in garden area).
Sun 5th July 2015 13:15 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/7
Another (3rd) Elegia similella and a rarely seen Aglossa pinguinalis (Large Tabby).
Sun 5th July 2015 07:18 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 July
Cooler and fewer moths. No migrants.  74 species including FFY Brown-tail, Small Emerald and Square-spot Rustic.
Sat 4th July 2015 23:35 by Gillian Nash
4th July
Around 350 of 80 species, inc: ffy Green Silver-lines, Scallop Shell, Pleuroptya ruralis (MoP) and ffr Double Line

Sat 4th July 2015 17:22 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/7
All about the Pyrales this morning. They were: Catoptria verellus, Acrobasis tumidana, another Elegia similella, Cryptoblabes bistrigia and Homeosoma sinuella.

1317 catoptria verellus 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 4th July 2015 15:18 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 3rd July
About 800 moths of 133 species. New for recorder was a Thiotricha subocellea. Back-up cast of Limnaecia phragmitella (NFG), Neofaculta ericetella (NFG), Anarsia spartiella, Ancylis achatana (NFG), Ostrinia nubialis, 3 Acentria ephemerella, Barred Red (unusual here), a 2nd White Satin Moth, 2 Brown-tail, Dark Spectacle, 2 Shark, & Brown Rustic (NFG).
Sat 4th July 2015 10:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 July
Thunder and lightening and rain before the calm.  Best night so far this year.  119 species including 1 Bordered Straw and some other migrants.  FFY Leopard Moth, Scallop Shell, Fern, Dun-bar, Rosy Minor and Small Dotted Buff.
Fri 3rd July 2015 08:30 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 2nd July
93 species, with White Satin Moth, Wood Carpet & Digitivalva pulicariae being new for recorder. Best of rest were Udea ferrugalis, Fern, Bordered Beauty, Brown-tail (NFG) Grey Arches, L-album Wainscot (2), & Beautiful Hook-tip (2).
Fri 3rd July 2015 06:56 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 July
A cold, clear night after a strange day of rain, warmth and blustery winds.  Numbers down dramatically.  43 species including FFY Short-cloaked Moth.
Thu 2nd July 2015 20:49 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/7
A few wanderers in the traps today: My second ever Elegia similella, Pempelia genistella, Catoptria pinella (2), Aphomia sociella (female), Silky Wainscot, Blackneck, and Small Mottled Willow (2).

1449 Elegia similella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 2nd July 2015 13:55 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 1st July
140 species, with Acrobasis tumidana being new for recorder. In addition to this, new for garden species included Tachystola acroxantha, Teleiodes vulgella, Blastodacna hellerella, Phtheochroa inopiana, Zeiraphera isertana, Blue-bordered Carpet, Shaded Pug, Mottled Beauty and L-album Wainscot.

Immigrants & other notables were Ghost (m + f), Plutella xylostella (7), Rhodophaea formosa, Catoptria falsella, Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella, Bordered Sallow, Bordered Straw, Small Mottled Willow, Silver Y (2) & Cream-bordered Green Pea.

Thu 2nd July 2015 12:12 by Geoffrey Sell
1st July. A Dark Crimson Underwing, and an Orange Footman. Elephant Hawks coming in by the dozen. FFY a Hummingbird Hawk on the lavender.
Thu 2nd July 2015 09:56 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 July
Another warm night but very windy earlier in the day.  Numbers down - 90 species but low numbers of moths.  Little evidence of migration (3 Diamond-back and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl).  FFY Drinker, Small Fan-footed Wave, Pine Carpet, Barred Straw and Fan-foot
Wed 1st July 2015 23:35 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 30.6.15 125W MV
Bit slow in sorting out last night's catch. 261 individuals of 51 species identified.  Migrant interest limited: Plutella xylostella (3), Udea ferrugalis (1), Nomophila noctuella (2).  New for the year included: Archips podana, Common Lutestring, Phoenix, Barred Straw, Light Arches, Dusky Brocade, Marbled White-spot, Green Silver-lines.
Wed 1st July 2015 22:04 by Vince Giavarini
White Mill, Sturminster Marshall ST958006 (NT)
A thick heat overnight and blustery wind raised the bar but tempered the total. Fifty three macros and thirteen micro moths in total. Some old friends: Barred Straw(2), Barred Yellow(1), Beautiful Golden Y(5), Bordered Beauty(1), Cream-bordered Green Pea(2), Dingy Shears(1), Double Lobed(2), Fern(1), Ghost Moth(2), Gold Spot(1), Obscure Wainscot(1), Round-winged Muslin(1), Sandy Carpet(1), Shoulder-striped Wainscot(1), Small Dotted Buff(1) and Small Yellow Wave(5). Among the micros a European Corn-borer.
Wed 1st July 2015 21:54 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 30th June
99 species of near 1000 individuals, though the majority of these were Heart & Dart (over 300) and Large Yellow Underwings (over 150). Of note were a possible Ash Pug (which would be NFR if confirmed) and Endothenia nigricostana (NFR). Also of note were Ghost Moth (2 m), Plutella xylostella (3), Euzophera pinguis (2), Nomophila noctuella, Small Yellow Wave, Scorched Carpet, Silver Y (2), Marbled Green, Pearly Underwing, Dark Sword-grass, Green Silver-lines & Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Wed 1st July 2015 21:11 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 30th June
Like others posting here, a good mothing night. The highlight was a garden first Small Grass Emerald - presumably a wanderer from the nearby heath. Other notables included - Red-necked Footman (2), Beautiful Snout, Scarlet Tiger, Sophromia semicostella, Morophaga choragella, Cryptoblabes bistriga, Delplanqueia dilutella and Festoon.
Wed 1st July 2015 20:52 by James Watson
Halstock 30th June
Easily the best night so far. Highlight was a Double Line (1), also new for garden were blackneck (1) and scarlet tiger (1), and new for year were clay (1), drinker (1), ghost (2) and buff arches (8).
Wed 1st July 2015 14:15 by Paul Kelly
Last two nights. Highlight moths. Upwey.
Tuesday 30th June: highlight was a beautiful snout. First for the garden. Wednesday 1st July: highlights were: scarce silver lines, green silver lines, small mottled willow ( all of these firsts for the garden) and sharp angled peacock. Will attempt to upload photos of some of these.
Wed 1st July 2015 09:15 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 June
A very warm night.  Best night of the year so far but little evidence of migration (1 Diamond-back Moth, 1 European Corn-borer and 1 Silver Y). Also 1 Red-necked Footman which I guess is resident but it might be a migrant - a very rare moth in Tolpuddle.  113 species including FFY Carcina quercana, Anania lancealis, Common Lutestring, Dot Moth, Double Square-spot, Double Lobed, Miller and Dagger sp.