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Sun 29th November 2015 10:44 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne Stickland 27.11.2015 Lawrie de Whalley
9 of 3 species 8 deg C December Moths 7 (laid 30 eggs), Setaceous Hebrew Character 1, Rusty-dot Pearl 1,
Fri 27th November 2015 15:28 by Andrew Kirby
26/11/15 Stoke Abbott
17 of 7 species here last night at MV trap, 4 Red-green Carpet, Epiphyas postvittana, 7 December Moth, Chestnut, Udea ferrugalis, 2 Feathered Thorn and a Mottled Umber. Felt very mild and virtually no wind. Plus a female Minotaur Beetle.
Fri 27th November 2015 15:18 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell Nov 26
17 moths of 7 species to 15 W actinic; Emmelina monodactyla, 7 Light Brown Apple Moth, 4 Udea ferrugalis, Feathered Thorn, 2 Silver Y, Angle Shades and Pearly Underwing.
Fri 27th November 2015 12:45 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th November
A warm night so I ran the trap but just 3 species, 1 Epiphyas postvittana, 1 Udea ferrugalis, 2 December Moth.
Fri 27th November 2015 10:17 by Will Bown
26th November - Winterborne Stickland
A mild and misty night produced only two species: December Moth and Acleris sparsana.
Fri 27th November 2015 09:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26th November
Just 3 species: E.postvittana, Cyrpess Carpet and 5 December Moth (cloudy/min 7.4 degsC)
Sun 22nd November 2015 19:15 by Clive Pinder
Sunday Nov 22, Chickerell
Down to 1C last night and just 2 Udea ferrugalis and a Dark Chestnut in the trap, which is more than I expected.
Fri 20th November 2015 16:10 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/11
Acleris umbrana and Caloptilia semifascia the best here, also Pearly Underwing and Silver Y.
Fri 20th November 2015 13:52 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, 19 November
Twelve moths trapped here last night included 5 Udea ferrugalis and 4 Silver Y.
Mon 16th November 2015 19:39 by Lawrie de Whalley
15.11.15 Winterborne Stickland Lawrie de Whalley
In house: Beautiful Plume Amblyptila acanthadactyla one In trap: Red-green Carpet one, Acleris ferrugana one. 7 deg C.
Mon 16th November 2015 16:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th November
I ran my trap and caught only 4 species but they gave me the chance to compare Blair's Shoulder-knot with Grey Shoulder-knot, the brown kidneys showing up very well on the latter.
Sun 15th November 2015 23:00 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) Saturday14th November
Just 2 moths and a wasp in last nights trap. Very windy and wet but milder. The moths were Beaded Chestnut and Pearly Underwing
Fri 13th November 2015 09:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th November
Still very poor here as cooler weather arrives with only 3 species, Feathered Thorn, December Moth and Pearly Underwing.
Thu 12th November 2015 21:16 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/11
A few decent migrants for mid-November: Scarce Bordered Straw, Palpita vitrealis, Silver Y, RDP and Turnip. Red-green Carpet also in the trap.
Thu 12th November 2015 19:40 by Will Bown
11th November - Winterborne Stickland
A warm 12C at 10pm but a chilly 3C by dawn.  Angle Shades, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Spruce Carpet, Eudonia angustea, Nomophila noctuella and Depressaria ultimella among the few species logged.
Thu 12th November 2015 08:53 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th November
A very poor showing with only 2 species, 1 Rush Veneer and 1 Satellite. However, the Satellite was a very welcome first for this site.
Wed 11th November 2015 17:12 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th November
A very poor night with only 4 species but including a very welcome Cypress Carpet, not seen here before.
Wed 11th November 2015 11:55 by Will Bown
10th November - Winterborne Stickland
Still breezy but very mild.  Among the species logged were: Silver Y, Udea ferrugalis, Pine Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Spruce Carpet, Yellow-line Quaker, December Moth and Mottled Umber.
Mon 9th November 2015 17:12 by Paul Harris
Broadwey/Lorton 8/11
Oak Rustic taken in garden trap by John Gifford in the first year of trapping at this new site.
Mon 9th November 2015 17:04 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/11
Far too windy. Another Oak Rustic and 7 Silver Y worth a mention.
Sun 8th November 2015 22:12 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7th November
20 of 10 Species, with Cypress and Red Green Carpets, Angle Shades, Snout, Nomophila noctuella, 4 December Moth (cloudy but no rain) Also what appears to be a dark ffy Winter Moth
Sun 8th November 2015 17:27 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 7th November
Palpita vitrealis, Pearly Underwing,Small Mottled Willow, Silver Y and Scarce Bordered Straw. Also Rusty-dot Pearl (3) and Rush Veneer (3) on a cooler night. 17 species including Oak Rustic (6), Red-green Carpet (2) and FFY Dotted Chestnut
Sun 8th November 2015 13:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/11
Best were Delicate, Oak Rustic, Vapourer, Dark Chestnut and 5 Feathered Thorn (including one female).

1923 Feathered Thorn 03 female Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 7th November 2015 21:07 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 6th November
A very respectable 22 species (54 moths) recorded last night. Migrants comprised singles of Palpita vitrealis, Scarce Bordered Straw and Rusty-dot Pearl and 4 Rush Veneer. The best of the locals were 4 Merveille du Jour, 13 Feathered Thorn, Scarce Umber and a Grey Shoulder Knot. First December Moth of the year (in November), while the November moths peaked in late October.
Sat 7th November 2015 14:32 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/11
An impressive migrant night; Tebenna micalis, Small Mottled Willow, 6 Palpita vitrealis, 6 Silver Y, 3 each of Rusty Dot Pearl, Rush Veneer and Turnip, 1 Diamond-back, 3 Oak Rustic (different to the last two, they still in fridge!).  Also Acleris umbrana, Cypress Carpet, 3 Red-green Carpet and 2 Brick.

1052 Acleris umbrana 05 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 7th November 2015 12:56 by Paul Harris
Acleris cristana from 4/11:

1054 Acleris cristana 06 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 7th November 2015 12:53 by Will Bown
6th November - Winterborne Stickland
Standing in heavy rain and gale force wind clearing traps was a dubious privilege today.  Seventeen species logged including: a few Silver Y, Dark sword-grass and Nomophila noctuella, plus Barred Sallow, Turnip and several Feathered Thorn, and also Yellow-line Quaker, Red-line Quaker, Pine Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet and Spruce Carpet.
Fri 6th November 2015 22:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 5/11
A very reasonable night considering the date. Of note were: 2 Oak Rustic, Scarce Bordered Straw, 9 Silver Y, 2 Rush Veneer, Turnip and 2 Red-green Carpet
Fri 6th November 2015 10:49 by Will Bown
5th November - Winterborne Stickland
Overcast and very mild - still 13C at 11pm after rain cleared through.  Dark Sword-grass, Nomophila noctuella, Udea ferrugalis, Angle Shades, Pine Carpet, Spruce Carpet, Barred Sallow, Black Rustic, and Scrobipalpa costella among the visitors, and more lovely bright examples of Red-green Carpet.

1760 Red-green Carpet 05 Copyright: Will Bown, November 2015

Thu 5th November 2015 18:55 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/11
Acleris cristana, Gem, Grey-shoulder-knot, Merveille du Jour and 2 Red-green Carpet the best here.
Thu 5th November 2015 13:25 by Will Bown
4th November - Winterborne Stickland
Another decent mild night, with light rain.  Among a nice variety of species were: Small Mottled Willow (2), Large Wainscot, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Pale Mottled Willow, Red-green Carpet, Yellow-line Quaker, Brick and Acleris sparsana.

2385 Small Mottled Willow 03 Copyright: Will Bown, November 2015

Wed 4th November 2015 23:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3rd November
14 Species, inc: Sprawler, Cypress Carpet, December Moth, Spruce Carpet and 2 Vestal (mild night with light rain)
Wed 4th November 2015 21:16 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/11
The good run of Merveille du Jour continues with another two in the trap.
Wed 4th November 2015 16:08 by Geoffrey Sell
30th October a Gem.  !st Nov. M. du Jour, Vestal.  2nd. Nov. a Flounced Chestnut. 3rd Nov. An Autumn Green Carpet (subject to verification), a Feathered Thorn, a M. du Jour, and two Palpita vitrealis.
Wed 4th November 2015 11:06 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, November 3
just 12 species, including a Rush Veneer, 2 Silver Y, a Pearly Underwing and a Dark Sword-grass.
Wed 4th November 2015 09:54 by Will Bown
3rd November - Winterborne Stickland
Silver Y, Grey Shoulder-knot, Chestnut, December Moth, Red-line Quaker, Yellow-line Quaker, Feathered Thorn, Grey Pine Carpet, and Spruce Carpet among the species logged on another damp and mild night.

2237 Grey Shoulder-knot 04 Copyright: Will Bown, November 2015

Wed 4th November 2015 09:51 by Will Bown
2nd November - Winterborne Stickland
Nomophila noctuella, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Spruce Carpet, Silver Y, Pearly Underwing, Turnip, Udea ferrugalis and first for this site Cosmopolitan (subject to verification) were some of the species logged from a fairly decent night.

1769 Spruce Carpet 04 Copyright: Will Bown, November 2015

Tue 3rd November 2015 22:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2nd November
24 Species, inc: Pale Mottled Willow, Sallow, 2 Sprawler, M du Jour, Rosy Rustic, Angle Shades, E.monodactyla, ffy Vestal and ffg Apple Leaf Skeletoniser (min 10.2 degsC / no re-traps)
Tue 3rd November 2015 21:53 by Paul Harris
1/11: Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot.

2/11: Merveille du Jour, Scarce Bordered Straw, Red-green Carpet

Tue 3rd November 2015 10:14 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 2nd November
A disappointing 6 species.  Dark Sword-grass, Dark Arches, Black Rustic, Blairs Shoulder-knot, Angle Shades, Large Yellow underwing.
Tue 3rd November 2015 09:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd November
Only 12 species including 3 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 1 Black Rustic, 2 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Feathered Thorn, 3 Yellow-line Quaker.
Mon 2nd November 2015 19:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1st November
20 species, inc: Spruce Carpet, Willow Beauty, Grey and Blair's Shoulder-knot, Brimstone, ffy December Moth, Figure-of-eight, Mottled Umber, 3 Sprawler. 5 Micro species within total, inc: C.plebejana, U.ferrugalis, E.angustea, Swammerdamia sp, 2 P.vitrealis
Mon 2nd November 2015 14:43 by Will Bown
1st November - Winterborne Stickland
A mild, damp and foggy night produced more in numbers and variety than recent nights.  Immigrants and others of interest included: Pearly Underwing, Vestal, Dark Sword-grass, White-speck, Dark Chestnut, Rosy Rustic, Angle Shades and Feathered Thorn.
Mon 2nd November 2015 10:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st November
A good night here with 18 species including 1 Light Emerald, 6 Feathered Thorn, 2 Red-line Quaker, 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 December Moth, 1 Figure of Eight, 1 Rush Veneer, 1 Spruce Carpet.
Sun 1st November 2015 22:25 by Phyl England
Swanage (Durlston) 31st October
An improved count with 31 moths of 14 species. Migrants were Rush Veneer (4) ,Delicate (2) and a single Rusty-dot Pearl. Others of note were Oak Rustic (2), Feathered Thorn, Feathered Ranunculus(2), L-Album Wainscot and the first November Moth of the year
Sun 1st November 2015 22:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31st October
15 Species, inc: Cypress & CM Carpet, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Yellow-line Quaker, Crocidosema plebejana (min 7.7 degsC / no rain)
Sun 1st November 2015 20:37 by Richard Cottle
31st October, Tincleton
A nice round 50 moths of 17 species.The surprise of the night was a Lime-speck Pug, obviously a rather late one. Also of note single Silver Y, 2 Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot, 11 Epirrita agg. and 8 Feathered Thorn.
Sun 1st November 2015 19:37 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 31st October
Only six moths in the trap , but of interest a "Buff Ermine-like" White Ermine. Also Scarce Bordered Straw (different to yesterday's ) , Large Wainscot , Tachystola acroxantha.
Sun 1st November 2015 13:49 by Will Bown
31st October - Winterborne Stickland
A clear night turned misty and mild later. Feathered Thorn, Red-green Carpet, Turnip, Spruce Carpet, Shuttle-shaped Dart and Common Wainscot among those logged.
Sun 1st November 2015 12:01 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st October
Back from a week away visiting relations and although we only had 5 species, 1 Merveille du Jour showed plus 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot and a pleasant surprise for this site, 1 Figure of Eight.