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current posts

Thu 31st March 2016 10:11 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 30th March
Not very good here either. 2 Common Quaker 2 Hebrew Character Small Quaker Agonopterix alstromeriana Epiphyas postvittana.
Thu 31st March 2016 07:44 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 30.3.16
Angle Shades and March Moth new for the year. Numbers still very low here.
Wed 30th March 2016 12:50 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Tuesday 29th
Mostly Hebrew Character (15+), with twos of March Moth, Clouded Drab, Common Quaker, Small Quaker & Early Grey. Plus Oak Beauty & Acleris literana.
Sun 27th March 2016 09:26 by Richard Cottle
Tncleton, 25th March
At last a reasonable early spring night - 87 moths of 13 species. Highlights were 4 Dotted Chestnut, 5 Oak Beauty, Pale Pinion and 51 Common Quaker.
Sat 26th March 2016 10:26 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 25.3.16 125W MV
Still quiet.  Oak Beauty (FFY) the best here.
Sat 26th March 2016 09:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th March
A slight improvement with 4 species, comprising 3 Hebrew Character, 2 Oak Beauty, 1 Common Quaker, 1 March Moth
Sat 26th March 2016 07:46 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 March
Common, Small and Twin-spotted Quaker, Clouded Drab and Hebrew Character.
Fri 25th March 2016 10:32 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th March
only three species but includes the first Oak Beauty for 2016 at this site
Thu 24th March 2016 12:40 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Wednesday 23rd
Clouded Drab, Early Thorn, 2 x Oak Beauty, Acleris cristana, Early Grey, 8 x Hebrew Character, 2 x Common Quaker and Depressaria daucella
Thu 24th March 2016 10:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd March
At last some moths have appeared, 3 species comprising 1 Hebrew Character, 1 Small Quaker and 1 Early Thorn. A delight to see after a long winter.
Thu 24th March 2016 10:32 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/3
37 moths a real surprise as the temperature was 1 deg when I went to bed. Had gone up to 10 deg by this morning. Highlights were 2 each of Early Thorn and Oak Beauty plus Small Quaker, March Moth and Clouded Drab. Also 2 White-shouldered House Moth.
Wed 23rd March 2016 17:48 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 21st March
Not many moths, but a Tawny Pinion was new to the garden list. Also singles of Pine Beauty and Red Chestnut.
Tue 22nd March 2016 21:53 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 21/3
5 Oak Beauty and March Moth the highlights here.
Tue 22nd March 2016 20:05 by David Foot
Sallow clearwing galls
At the weekend I found 7 sallow clearwing galls near Gallows Hill and another 5 near East Parley. Now's a good time to look, before the trees begin to leaf.
Tue 22nd March 2016 11:51 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne Stickland, Lawrie de Whalley 21/03/2016 0degC Hebrew Character 7, Ypsolopha mucronella 1.
Tue 22nd March 2016 09:01 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Monday 21st
Brindled Beauty, 3 x Oak Beauty, March Moth, Small Quaker, 6 x Hebrew Character & 2 x Common Quaker.
Sat 19th March 2016 20:24 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 18/3
Dotted Border the only minor highlight here, a surprisingly rare moth in the garden.
Sat 19th March 2016 13:43 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 18th March
Cool, dry night - not too many moths but Pine Beauty, Early Grey and Twin-spotted Quaker were NFY.
Sat 19th March 2016 11:21 by Will Bown
18th March - Winterborne Stickland
A bit of cloud cover and slightly milder, but only Chestnut and Early Thorn provided any variety from the Orthosias.
Fri 18th March 2016 09:39 by Will Bown
17th March - Winterborne Stickland
A clear night and ice on the traps again at dawn.  Just six species from the last two nights that included: Small Quaker, Early Grey, Dotted Border and Grey Shoulder-knot.
Fri 18th March 2016 09:11 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Thursday 17th
Oak Beauty, Small Quaker, 4 x Common Quaker, Clouded Drab and 5 x Hebrew Character. Plus a 10-spot Ladybird, which was all that was in the trap when I checked at 11.30 pm.
Thu 17th March 2016 18:45 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 16/3
Two Oak Beauty in the trap today, first this spring.
Wed 16th March 2016 17:51 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/3
Diurnea fagella and Twin-spotted Quaker worth a mention, traps otherwise rather disappointing.

0663 Diurnea fagella 08 Copyright: Paul Harris

Wed 16th March 2016 15:03 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 15th March MV 6c
4 Hebrew Character 4 Common Quaker 1 Small Quaker

Now reached 8 species for the year

Wed 16th March 2016 09:34 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Tuesday 15th
Too breezy really, but 3 x Hebrew Character and 2 x Clouded Drab.
Tue 15th March 2016 12:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12th, 13th & 14th March
For three nights combined totals of: 21 Hebrew Character, 12 Common Quaker, 12 Small Quaker, 1 Oak Beauty, 1 Clouded Drab, with FFY's Brindled Pug on 13th and Angle Shades on 14th.  Min temps for all nights just below freezing.

Brindled Pug (Eupithecia abbreviata)

1852 Brindled Pug 04 Copyright: Gillian Nash, March 2016

Mon 14th March 2016 15:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 13/3
Delighted to catch Red-Sword-grass, a new garden moth after 20 years trapping in Weymouth.

2241 Red Sword-grass 06 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 13th March 2016 09:36 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Saturday 12th
2 x March Moth, 8 x Hebrew Character, 4 x Common Quaker, 2 x Clouded Drab, Small Quaker and Oak Beauty.
Sat 12th March 2016 12:08 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell March 11
A Silver Y in the trap this morning along with 2 Emmelina monodactyla but nothing else other than a couple of unidentified Caddis.
Sat 12th March 2016 11:47 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11th March
NW Dorset 0.1 degsC: 19 of 7 species: 6 Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, 2 Sm Quaker, FFY Clouded Drab, 2 Early Moth, Chestnut and FFG Yellow Horned . . . . .

Fri 11th March 2016 12:53 by Will Bown
10th March - Winterborne Stickland
A milder night brought a few to the traps: Clouded Drab, Satellite, Common Quaker and Hebrew Character, twenty in total.
Fri 11th March 2016 10:05 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10th March
Higher temp of 4.6 degsC (NW Dorset): Small Quaker, Common Quaker 6, Hebrew Character 13 (+ first Caddisfly of year) Still night/no rain
Fri 11th March 2016 08:45 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Thursday 10th
5 x Hebrew Character, 2 x Common Quaker, Small Quaker, March Moth and Early Grey.
Sat 5th March 2016 12:44 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4th March
Just 1 degC with first for yr Oak Beauty, plus two Hebrew Character
Tue 1st March 2016 14:35 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 29.2.16
Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella at lighted window.