Mon 31st August 2015 21:31 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30th August
15+ Micro / 40 Macro species, inc: Purple Bar, Mocha, Flame Carpet, Dagger(a), Blk Arches, Yellow Shell, Red Underwing, Angle Shades, Marbled Green, ffy Vestal and Centre-barred Sallow. Micros inc: N.angustella, C.plebejana, A.variegana, S.costella, U.ferrugalis (rain/12.4 degsC)
Mon 31st August 2015 18:56 by Paul Harris
White Speck the best here.
Mon 31st August 2015 11:31 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th August
33 species including 1 Dusky Thorn, 1 Rush Veneer, 1 Green Carpet, 1 Small Wainscot, 1 Light Emerald, 1 White-point, 1 Dark Sword-grass.
Mon 31st August 2015 10:12 by Geoffrey Sell
A Convolvulus Hawk on 28th August, and another on 30th, with a Dark Crimson Underwing.
Sun 30th August 2015 23:37 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29th August
Sun 30th August 2015 20:24 by Paul Harris
Sun 30th August 2015 20:10 by Colin Burningham
Portland Verne Citadel 30th August
While watching Chalkhill Blues on and around the Verne Citadel, we saw a single Dusky Sallow, a pleasant addition to the butterflies.
Sun 30th August 2015 20:00 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th August
27 species including 1 Green Carpet, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Orange Swift (male), 2 Flounced Rustic.
Sat 29th August 2015 22:18 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28th August
13 Micro / 30 Macro species, inc: Herald, Angle Shades, Yellow Shell, Common/Rosy/Dingy Footman, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Iron Prominent. Micros inc: B.domestica, C.straminea, E.pallida, P.corylana, 2 A.assectella (min 10.4 degsC)
Sat 29th August 2015 19:40 by Paul Harris
Sat 29th August 2015 19:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th August
31 species including 1 Oak Eggar (fm), 2 Burnished Brass, 2 Angle Shades, 1 Small China-mark, 1 Orange Swift (dark fm).
Fri 28th August 2015 14:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27th August
Just around 100 of 20 species, comprising mainly Six-striped/Square-spot Rustic, Lg Y U/wing. Also Angle Shades, Green Carpet, Lssr Y U/wing, Burnished Brass, 6 Nomophila noctuella (min 7.2 degs)
Thu 27th August 2015 21:28 by Paul Harris
Vestal and Pearly Underwing.
Thu 27th August 2015 19:41 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26th August
5 Micro / 22 Macro species, inc: Iron Prominent, Silver Y, Poplar Hawk-moth, Vapourer, Lssr Y U/wing 3, ffy Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Red Underwing. Micros inc: Scrobipalpa costella, Nomophila noctuella. Almost constant heavy rain with min 11.6 degsC.
Wed 26th August 2015 18:12 by Jack Oughton
26th August by day
Abbotsbury Gardens: Hummingbird Hawk-moth & Vapourer. Abbotsbury Beach Cafe: Channel Islands Pug & Udea ferrugalis.
Wed 26th August 2015 10:36 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th August
Just 28 species including a very welcome Bordered Straw and 1 Agriphila geniculea.
Tue 25th August 2015 18:07 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th August
Only 29 species, including 1 September Thorn, 1 Catoptria falsella and 2 Agriphila geniculea.
Tue 25th August 2015 09:28 by Geoffrey Sell
Few moths due to the high wind, but there was a Convolvulus Hawk and a female Oak Eggar (the third this year).
Mon 24th August 2015 20:55 by Paul Harris
Mon 24th August 2015 11:24 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd August
Only 33 species but at last, an unusual regular at this site since I first started trapping, 2 Mocha showed for the first time this year, beautiful moths. Other species included 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Black Arches, 4 Straw Dot, 2 Agriphila geniculea, 1 Catoptria falsella. As for the weather!
Sun 23rd August 2015 22:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22nd August
Around 50 species, with: White-point, Angle Shades, Dagger(a), Spectacle, Yellow-barred Brindle, Marbled Green, Broad-bordered Y U/w, ffg Vapourer Micros inc: Acleris literana, Scrobipalpa costella, Blastobasis adjustella, 3 Udea ferrugalis and Cydia splendana
Sun 23rd August 2015 22:05 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 22nd August
Good numbers despite the heavy rain. 47 Macro species including Four-spotted Footman (8), Elephant (3), Rosy Footman (9), Spectacle, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Dark Swordgrass (3),Chinese Character, Jersey Tiger, Black Arches, Small Mottled Willow, Bordered Straw and FFG Mullein Wave.
Sun 23rd August 2015 21:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd August
53 species including singles of Dusky Thorn, Bordered Straw, Agriphila geniculea, Pale Prominent, Purple Bar, Oak Eggar, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, White-spotted Pug.
Sat 22nd August 2015 18:07 by Paul Harris
Channel Islands Pug and Small Mottled Willow the best here.
Sat 22nd August 2015 12:18 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 21st August
Good numbers again with 1638 moths of 134 species. Highlights as follows: Nemapogon clematella (my second ever), Caloptilia rufipennella (uncommon here), Calybites phasianipennella (NFG), Plutella xylostella, Ypsolopha sequella (NFG), Argyresthia semifusca (NFG), Argyresthia semitesticella (NFR), Adaina microdactyla, Dioryctria sylvestrella (NFG), Orthopygia glaucinalis, Udea ferrugalis (4), Nomophila noctuella (10), Chalk Carpet, Purple Bar (5), Yellow-barred Brindle (8), Ni Moth (3), Silver Y (2), Bordered Straw, Tawny Shears, Olive (NFG), & Ear Moth agg. (NFG).
Species still in good numbers include Blastobasis adustella (107), Pleuroptya ruralis (100), Four-spotted Footman (52), Large Yellow Underwing (313) & Common Rustic agg (100). Also, good numbers have returned of Epiphyas postvittana (51), Brimstone (52), Vine's Rustic (61), Common Wainscot (47) and Small Square-spot (54).
Sat 22nd August 2015 10:21 by Geoffrey Sell
A Gypsy Moth (male) this morning,with 70 Large Yellow Underwing and 39 Lesser Broad-border. A Jersey Tiger most days.
Sat 22nd August 2015 01:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20th August
Total 47 species, inc: Poplar Grey, White Point, 3 Gold Spot, Flame Carpet, Poplar Kitten, 10 Orange Swift, Acleris variegana, Bryotropha domestica
Sat 22nd August 2015 00:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19th August
48 species, inc: Dk Sword-grass, Cabbage Moth, Coxcomb Prominent, Poplar Hawk, Purple Bar, ffy Lime-speck Pug, ffy Gold Spot. Included in total, 13 micro species: A.hamana, Ermine sp, E.forficalis, N.noctuella, P.ruralis, L.strigana, Y.dentella, ffg A.literana
Fri 21st August 2015 20:22 by Paul Harris
Scarce Bordered Straw and Oak Hook-tip the best here.
Fri 21st August 2015 16:27 by Jack Oughton
Abbotsbury Swannery 21st August
By day, a single caterpillar of Death's-head Hawk-moth. Also, 2 Hummingbird Hawks.
Fri 21st August 2015 16:27 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 20th August
79 species, with Scarce Bordered Straw being new for garden. Also of note, Galium Carpet, Yellow-barred Brindle, Sallow Kitten, Dark Spectacle, Silver Y (5), Plutella xylostella, Udea ferrugalis (2), & Nomophila noctuella (8).
Also, good numbers of Pleuroptya ruralis (86), Large Yellow Underwing (281) and Four-spotted Footman (27).
Wed 19th August 2015 22:30 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18th August
5 Micro / 35 Macro species, inc: Flame Carpet, Poplar Hawk, Marbled Green, Burnished Brass, Iron Prominent, Silver Y, Maiden's Blush, ffy Jersey Tiger. Micros inc: Evergestis forficalis, A.variegana, (tbc) A.aspersana
Wed 19th August 2015 21:05 by Paul Harris
Best here a Coxcomb Prominent, very few garden records indeed over the years. Also Acleris aspersana.
Wed 19th August 2015 10:00 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th August
If nothing else, these reports do show the advantages, in moth numbers, of recording near to the coast. For this date in Yetminster, I recorded 35 species including 1 Leopard Moth, 1 Ringed China-mark, 1 Lime-tree Pug, 1 Large Emerald, 1 Shaded Broad-bar and 2 female Oak Eggar.
Tue 18th August 2015 22:32 by Paul Harris
Tue 18th August 2015 18:09 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 17th August
Numbers up again, with 101 species, with Tawny Speckled Pug being new for recorder. Also of note were Zelleria hepariella (my second ever and NFG), Plutella xylostella, Ancylis badiana (NFG),Rhodophaea formosa, Ostrinia nubilalis, Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella (6), Galium Carpet, White-spotted Pug (my second ever and NFG), Scorched Carpet (2), Satin Beauty (my second ever and NFG), Jersey Tiger (2), Four-spotted Footman (13), Nutmeg (NFG), White-point (3), Dark Sword-grass, & Silver Y.
Tue 18th August 2015 12:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th August
47 species including singles of Leopard Moth, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Elephant Hawkmoth, Ruby Tiger, Oak Eggar (female), Acrobasis advenella plus Hummingbird Hawkmoth flying around Buddleia during the day.
Mon 17th August 2015 20:33 by Paul Harris
Winfrith Heath 17/8
A Bordered Grey seen and photographed in daylight by Bob Ford. (Photo seen)
Mon 17th August 2015 20:32 by Paul Harris
Another Ni Moth here. One also recorded nearby at Preston by Ricky Lambert.
Mon 17th August 2015 18:09 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th August
40 species including singles of Angle Shades, Scorched Carpet, Lime-speck Pug, Peppered Moth, Brown Plume and Agonopterix alstromeriana.
Sun 16th August 2015 20:39 by Colin Burningham
Fontmell Down 16th August
On a great butterfly walk on Fontmell Down, led by Lawrie de Walley, a number of Chalk Carpets were seen and photographed, together with a Dusky Sallow, found by Carole, along with 20 species of butterflies.
Sun 16th August 2015 12:03 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15th August
Even less here, just 21 species, conprising mainly Six-striped Rustic and Lssr B/b Yellow U/w. Amongst the others - Purple Bar, Pebble, Lssr S & Swallow Prominent, Set Hebrew Character, Spectacle, Silver Y, Evergestis forficalis (min 9 degsC)
Sun 16th August 2015 09:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th August
Down to 6 deg C and a further drop in species count to 31 including singles of Large Emerald, Gold Spot, Pale Prominent, Silver Y and Ypsolopha dentella.
Sat 15th August 2015 18:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14th August
13 Micro / 37 Macro species, inc: Dk Sword-grass, Orange Swift, Marbled Green, Sallow Kitten, Sharp-angled Peacock. Oak Eggar, Dusky Thorn, Mocha, ffy Maiden's Blush, ffg Gothic (on Buddleia). Micros inc: Udea ferrugalis, Argyresthia goedartella, Blastobasis adjustella & lacticolella, Emmelina monodactyla, ffy Ypsolopha dentella (min 9 degsC)
Sat 15th August 2015 18:42 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 14th August
A cold night produced 72 species, with Chevron and Acleris aspersana being new for garden. Also, Yellow-barred Brindle, Dark Sword-grass, Bordered Straw, Small Mottled Willow, Silver Y, Udea ferrugalis (2), & Nomophila noctuella (3)
Sat 15th August 2015 18:08 by Paul Harris
Sat 15th August 2015 10:53 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th August
Night temperatures dropped and number of species fell to 43 with low numbers, compared with yesterday. Species included 1 Yellow-barred Brindle, 2 Silver Y, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.
Fri 14th August 2015 21:55 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 13th August
A good variety of species on a rather wet night. Migrants were Scarce Bordered Straw, Four-spotted Footman(11), Silver Y (10) and singles of Rush Veneer,Straw Dot and Rusty-dot Pearl. Other notables a good number of Rosy Footman (13), Jersey Tiger (2), Magpie(2), Pretty Chalk Carpet, Drinker, Marbled Green, Scorched Carpet and Black Arches.
Fri 14th August 2015 21:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12th August
Around 60 Macro / 20 Micro species, inc: Purple Bar, Orange Swift, Oak Hook-tip, Sm Phoenix, Pine Carpet, Leopard, Cabbage Moth, Flame Carpet, Herald, Mocha, Copper Underwing(a), P.aurata, Acleris lat/com(a), Y.plumbella, D.angustiorana, P.corylana, E.pinguis, C.splendana, Udea Prunalis & ferrugalis, N.noctuella (min 14.5 degsC)
Fri 14th August 2015 20:41 by Paul Harris
Fri 14th August 2015 14:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th August
Despite the weather, last night was the best for numbers of species for this location. The conservatory is full of moths waiting for the better weather to arrive so they can be released! 70 species including singles of Black Arches, Dusky Thorn, Flame Carpet, Yellow-barred Brindle, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, Bordered Beauty, Acrobasis advenella, Straw Underwing, Purple Bar and last but not least, Red Underwing, an amazing moth! Also, vast numbers of grass moths, mainly selasella, tristella and straminella.
Fri 14th August 2015 13:25 by Roy Darlow
On thursday 13/8/15 a Udea fulvalis to my garden trap.One also last weekend whilst I was away.It is now three successive years I have had this moth in garden
Thu 13th August 2015 22:08 by Paul Harris
Thu 13th August 2015 13:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th August
A good night for this location with 65 species including singles of Chocolate-tip, Buff Footman, Sharp-angled Peacock, Shaded Broad-bar, Lime-speck Pug, Ruby Tiger, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Ypselpha dentella, Catoptria pinella, Gold Spot.
Thu 13th August 2015 12:18 by James Watson
Halstock 12th August
A single Four-spotted Footman was the best from the catch.
Wed 12th August 2015 23:05 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 11th Aug
Just over 100 species. Highlights were Mirificarma mulinella (NFG), Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella (4), Bordered Beauty, Black Arches, Gold Spot, Silver Y (2), Mouse Moth, Southern Wainscot, True Lover's Knot, and Six-striped Rustic.
Wed 12th August 2015 17:38 by Paul Harris
Best were Mouse Moth, Webb's Wainscot, Cydia fagiglandana and Calybites phasianipennella.
Wed 12th August 2015 12:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11th August
42 Macro species, inc: Blk Arches, Early Thorn, Pebble Prominent, (f)Oak Eggar, Marbled Green, Six-striped Rustic, Straw Dot, Silver Y, Dk Sword-grass, ffy August Thorn. 6 Micro species, inc: Nomophila noctuella, Pleuroptya ruralis, ffy Ypsolopha scabrella. (min 11.3 degsC)
Wed 12th August 2015 12:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10th August
43 Macro species, inc: Least Y U/w, Muslin Moth, Spectacle, Swallow & Lssr S Prominent, Common Wave, Chinese Character, Sallow Kitten, Single-dotted Wave, 2 Mocha. 13 Micro species, inc: Evergestis forficalis, Blastobasis adjustella, Nomophila noctuella, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, Cataclysta lemnata, Euzophora pinguis, ffy Scrobipalpa costella. (min 11.3 degsC)
Mon 10th August 2015 22:51 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 9.8.15 125W MV
443 individuals of 66 species identified. Highlights: Migrants: Nomophila noctuella (2), Four-spotted Footman (m) (1), Dark Sword-grass (1), Small Mottled Willow (3), Silver Y (4). FFY included Oak Eggar (& eggs), Yellow-barred Brindle, Black Arches, Garden Tiger, Mouse Moth, Twin-spotted Wainscot, Small Rufous, Bordered Sallow (below) & Gold Spot.
Mon 10th August 2015 20:32 by James Watson
Mon 10th August 2015 20:31 by James Watson
Mon 10th August 2015 20:31 by James Watson
Halstock 9th August
A small influx of Mocha (4).
Mon 10th August 2015 20:22 by James Watson
Halstock 9th August
A small influx of Mocha (4).
Mon 10th August 2015 20:20 by James Watson
Halstock 7th August
Dark Sword-grass (2), Silver Y (1), Setaceous Hebrew Character (1) and Rush Veneer (3).
Also another Mocha (1) and Scorched Carpet (1).
Mon 10th August 2015 19:37 by Paul Harris
Worth a mention here were Ni Moth, Small Mottled Willow, 4 Dark Sword-grass, Palpita vitrealis, two each of Catoptria falsella and Crocidosema plebejana plus Swammerdamia pyrella.
Sun 9th August 2015 16:01 by Paul Harris
Palpita vitrealis the best here.
Sat 8th August 2015 21:15 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7th August
Around 36 Macro species. inc: Pebble Hook-tip. Sm Blood-vein, 2 (f)Oak Eggar, Sallow Kitten, V-Pug, Swallow Prominent, 6 Pebble Prominent, Shaded Broad-bar, Common & Red Twin-spot Carpet, Six-striped & Square-spot Rustic. 12 Micro species, inc: Agonopterix heracliana, Pandemis corylana & heparana (min 10.5 degsC)
Sat 8th August 2015 19:50 by Paul Harris
Sat 8th August 2015 10:57 by Paul Harris
East Parley 25/7
Fri 7th August 2015 20:22 by James Watson
Halstock 6th August
A Mocha found on the outside of the trap just as I was discarding the last of the contents was new for me and a pleasant surprise from an otherwise poor catch. A FFY Yellow-tail flew inside the house during the evening.
Fri 7th August 2015 18:35 by Paul Harris
Pine Hawk-moth the best here.
Fri 7th August 2015 14:30 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5th August
Around 10 Micro / 20 Macro species, inc: Marbled Green, Clay, Straw Dot, Lssr Y U/w, Early Thorn, Drinker, 2 Shaded Broad-bar, 7 Ruby Tiger. Micros inc: Spilonota ocellana, Udea ferrugalis & prunalis, Cataclysta lemnata, Pleuroptya ruralis, Pandemis cerasana, Nomophila noctuella
Thu 6th August 2015 19:00 by Paul Harris
Traps much quieter, Calamotropha paludella worth a mention though.
Thu 6th August 2015 11:04 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th August
a total of 35 species, including 1 Oak Hook-tip, 1 Pebble Prominent, 3 Shuttle-shaped Dart and including a number of Tortrix species including Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, Red-barred Tortrix and Acleris forsskleana.
Wed 5th August 2015 21:44 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 4.8.15 125W MV
c200 individuals of 58 species. FFG: Hypsopygia costalis & Bordered Beauty. FFY included Acleris forsskaleana, Rhodophaea formosa, Pale Prominent, Chocolate-tip & Ruby Tiger. Migrants: Nomophila noctuella (1) and Silver Y (3).
Wed 5th August 2015 17:52 by Paul Harris
Another Acleris umbrana here plus Ypsolopha scabrella.
Wed 5th August 2015 13:09 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 4th August
Much smaller numbers, with only 76 species. New for garden was a Mouse Moth though. Also of note, Monopis weaverella, Agonopterix subpropinquella, 6 Nomophila noctuella, 2 Jersey Tiger & 9 Silver Y.
Wed 5th August 2015 01:12 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3rd August
12 Micro / 40 Macro species, inc: Dk Sword-grass, Shaded Broad-bar, Straw Dot, Marbled Green, Poplar Hawk, Least Y U/w, Spectacle, Lychnis, ffg Straw Underwing Micros inc: C.stigmatella, P.xylostella, B.adjustella, C.lacunana, A.tristella, ffy Anania crocealis, and ffg Lobesia Abscisana (to be confirmed) (min 13.1 degsC)
Tue 4th August 2015 20:59 by Paul Harris
Tue 4th August 2015 10:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd August
Back from a week in Cornwall to only 26 species and small numbers of moths, but including 12 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.
Mon 3rd August 2015 19:21 by Paul Harris
A few species worth a mention: Pempelia genistella, Oak Hook-tip, Double Square-spot, Twin-spotted Wainscot and Maple Pug plus a Small Mottled Willow.
Mon 3rd August 2015 13:13 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 2nd August
Near 800 moths of 121 species, with highlights and migrants as follows Caloptilia alchimiella (NFG), Plutella xylostella, Prays ruficeps (2), Cochylis molliculana (NFG), Rhodophaea formosa (2), Ostrinia nubilalis (4), Cataclysta lemnata (NFG), Nomophila noctuella (3), Maple Pug, Grass Emerald (NFG), Black Arches, Brown-tail (2), Jersey Tiger, Rosy Minor (NFG), Southern Wainscot (2) and Silver Y (7). Also, probably my biggest count of Four-spotted Footman ever in the garden trap (73).
Mon 3rd August 2015 11:10 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 August
Warm and cloudy with rain towards the morning. Lots of moths - 83 species including FFY Least Yellow Underwing and Cloaked Minor. Small Square-spot is back. Migration in evidence: 2 Diamond-back, 5 Rush Veneer, 2 European Corn-borer and 3 Silver Y.
Mon 3rd August 2015 08:32 by James Watson
Halstock 2nd August
Singles of oak eggar, oak hook-tip, pale prominent, canary-shouldered thorn, V-pug, sycamore and Chinese character were all NFY.
Sun 2nd August 2015 21:48 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1st August
15+ Micro / 43 Macro species, inc: Shark, Blk Arches, V-Pug, Herald, Sm Blood-vein, Pebble Hook-tip, Dk Sword-grass, Pale Prominent, Least, Lesser Y U/w, Broad-bordered & Lssr B-b Y U/w, Oak Eggar, Brussels Lace, 2 Yellow Shell. Micros included: Oegoconia sp, S.ocellana, N.noctuella, B.adjustella, A.tristella/selasella/straminella, P.cerasana (11.6 degsC)
Sun 2nd August 2015 13:50 by James Watson
Halstock 1st August
Some migration in the form of a very fresh Small Mottled Willow (1) and Rush Veneer (1).
Sun 2nd August 2015 08:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 August
Fairly chilly and still but with the wind from the south. 39 species including FFY Oak Eggar and Mouse Moth. Also an Evergestis pallidata. Scalloped Hook-tip and Nut-tree Tussock are back.