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Wed 27th April 2016 11:26 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell April 26
First Turnip Moth of the year but very few moths caught here so far this year.
Mon 25th April 2016 11:16 by Gillian Nash
Mon 25th April 2016 11:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 April
Just eight here of five species: Early Thorn, Clouded Drab, Powdered Quaker, 4 Hebrew Character, with ffy Waved Umber (min 4.8 degsC / cloudy, no rain)
Mon 25th April 2016 10:09 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th April
Brimstone , Pale Mottled Willow.
Sun 24th April 2016 11:50 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd April
Double-striped Pug , Pebble prominent , Powdered Quaker , Silver Y.
Sat 23rd April 2016 14:44 by Geoff Lightfoot
Lorton Meadows , Preston 22nd April.
9 species to 15w actinic Heath trap included Brindled Pug , Streamer and Early Tooth-striped.
Sat 23rd April 2016 09:41 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22 April
Just 7 of 5 species: Grey Shoulder-knot, Early Thorn, Clouded Drab, 3 Hebrew Character + 1 Epiphyas postvittana - overnight temp fall to 4.3 degsC & rain until 2am
Fri 22nd April 2016 20:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 21/4
Traps still quiet but Silver Y and Swallow Prominent the best of a rather sparse catch.
Fri 22nd April 2016 19:23 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 21st April
Out of 9 species, 6 new for year - Foxglove Pug, Early Tooth-striped (NFG), Eudonia angustea, Shoulder Stripe, Twin-spotted Quaker, Early Thorn. Not brilliant but my best trap of the year.
Fri 22nd April 2016 11:05 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 April
Still low numbers here, just 13 moths of 6 species, with first of year Small Eggar, Currant Pug.  Others included: E Grey, C Quaker, Brindled Pug, 4 E postvittana (min 10.1 degsC / cloudy but no rain)
Fri 22nd April 2016 10:36 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st April
Alucita hexadactyla , Eudonia angustea , 2 Double-striped Pug , Dark Sword-grass , Powdered Quaker , 2 Early Grey , 2 Silver Y.
Thu 21st April 2016 11:43 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, April 20th
First Common Carpetof the year.
Tue 19th April 2016 22:20 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott, Tuesday 19th
Hummingbird Hawkmoth
Tue 19th April 2016 08:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th April
Dark Sword-grass.
Sun 17th April 2016 14:27 by Paul Harris
Preston, Weymouth 16/4
Another Small Eggar record, this one trapped by Ricky Lambert.
Sat 16th April 2016 18:59 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 15th April
Streamer and Angle Shades the best here.
Fri 15th April 2016 20:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/4
Small Eggar, Brindled Pug and Caloptilia stigmatella the best here.

1633 Small Eggar 09 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 14th April 2016 20:14 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/4
Small Eggar trapped by John Gifford in Actinic Trap.
Thu 14th April 2016 18:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 13/4
Best were: Acleris literana (new for garden), Early Tooth-striped, Brindled Beauty and Pale Tussock.
Thu 14th April 2016 16:33 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 13th April
15 species recorded, the highest so far this year. FFY were singles of Early Tooth-striped and Nut-tree Tussock. Also of note were a Dark Sword Grass and a Silver Y.
Thu 14th April 2016 15:40 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 13th April
Streamer , Double-striped Pug , Red Chestnut , Powdered Quaker , Red Sword-grass , 2 Angle Shades.
Thu 14th April 2016 14:04 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 April
Total 43 of 13 species, inc E.postvittana, E.monodactyla, Agonopterix sp, Early Thorn, FFY Brindled Beauty, Shoulder Stripe, Powdered Quaker (min 6.2 degsC / cloudy)
Thu 14th April 2016 09:38 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Wednesday 13th
Well over 50 Moths of 17 species including V-Pug, Puss Moth, Water Carpet, 2 x Engrailed, 3 x Early Tooth-striped, 3 x Brindled Beauty, 4 x Oak Beauty, 4 x March Moth and 2 x Early Thorn.
Thu 14th April 2016 08:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th April
At last, a warm night, min 10.3 deg C, and some interesting visitors to my trap. 10 species including 2 Mullein, 1 Early Moth, 1 Shoulder Stripe, 1 Streamer and 1 Brindled Beauty.
Wed 13th April 2016 14:01 by Will Bown
13th April - Winterborne Stickland
The only two species of any note were Red Chestnut and Brindled Beauty.
Wed 13th April 2016 08:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th April
male Small Eggar.
Tue 12th April 2016 13:21 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 11th March
A cool night, so not much to report - best were singles of Water Carpet, Red Chestnut and Powdered Quaker.
Tue 12th April 2016 11:31 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Monday 11th
30 Moths, including 4 x March Moth, 4 x Early Grey and Pale Pinion.
Sun 10th April 2016 10:51 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/4
Spruce Carpet the only moth worth a mention.
Sat 9th April 2016 08:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Two Mile Coppice , Broadwey 8th April
A nice selection of species in two and a half hours with 15w actinic trap. Diurnea fagella , Epiphyas postvittana , 11 March Moth , 4 Streamer , 4 Brindled Pug , Double-striped Pug , Early Tooth-striped , Early Thorn , Oak Beauty , 3 Small Quaker , 8 Common Quaker , Clouded Drab , Twin-spot Quaker , 3 Hebrew Character , Chestnut , Angle Shades.
Fri 8th April 2016 18:02 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/4
Caloptilia stigmatella, Pale Pinion and Powdered Quaker the best from last nights traps.

0288 Caloptilia stigmatella 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Fri 8th April 2016 12:07 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 April
Around 40 / 7 species: still H Character representing highest number - also, Oak Beauty and 2 each of Twin-spotted Quaker, Early Grey and Early Thorn (min 5.4 degsC & no rain)
Fri 8th April 2016 09:05 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Thursday 7th
Just under 50 Moths of 11 species, including White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella, Brindled Pug, Early Thorn, Early Grey, 2 x Early Tooth-striped, 8 x Twin-spotted Quaker & 3 x Oak Beauty.
Thu 7th April 2016 19:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 April
Fall to min 4.1 degsC (cloudy/no rain) resulting in just 6 moths of 5 species, including Angle Shades and Twin-spotted Quaker
Wed 6th April 2016 16:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 April
Total 37 of 9 species, with FFY Swallow Prominent, Twin-spot Quaker and 2 March Moth (min 6.8 degsC - light rain / breezy)
Wed 6th April 2016 09:41 by Will Bown
5th April - Winterborne Stickland
Pale Pinion, Brindled Pug and Powdered Quaker among the regulars.
Wed 6th April 2016 08:43 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 5th April
female Small Eggar , an early Pebble Prominent , Early Grey , Angle Shades.
Tue 5th April 2016 21:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/4
Emphasis on micros: First two Eudonia angustea of the year, Agonopterix ocellana, Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella] and a rather early Phyllonorycter sp.
Tue 5th April 2016 14:30 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th April
Rusty-dot Pearl was a surprise.  Eudonia angustea , March Moth , Powdered Quaker , Clouded Drab.
Tue 5th April 2016 11:11 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 April
Around 30 of 8 species, with first for year Water Carpet and Streamer (min 4.1 degsC / no rain)

Tue 5th April 2016 09:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th April
9 species including 1 Angle Shades and 1 March Moth
Mon 4th April 2016 20:56 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/4
First Powdered Quaker of the spring but little else of any real note.
Mon 4th April 2016 10:52 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd April
6 species including 1 Oak Beauty, 3 Early Grey, 1 Early Thorn.
Mon 4th April 2016 10:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd April
Pale Pinion , Angle Shades , Double-striped Pug , Early Grey , Common Quaker , Hebrew Character.
Mon 4th April 2016 09:45 by Will Bown
3rd April - Winterborne Stickland
Another mild night and numbers and variety slowly increasing.  Among those making up the tally were: Double-striped Pug, Red Chestnut, Grey Shoulder-knot, and more Small Quaker than usual.
Mon 4th April 2016 09:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 April
A similar mix to last night with the addition of Angle Shades and March Moth, but larger numbers of moths.
Mon 4th April 2016 09:05 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth , 4th April. A few moths at last, including a Water Carpet and a Twin-spot Quaker.
Sun 3rd April 2016 18:00 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd April
9 species including 3 Early Thorn, 1 Oak Beauty, 1 Brindled Pug, 10 Clouded Drab, 1 March Moth, 1 Early Grey.
Sun 3rd April 2016 17:06 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 2/4
Two each of Herald and Small Quaker the only species worthy of mention.
Sun 3rd April 2016 16:39 by Will Bown
2nd April - Winterborne Stickland
Oak Beauty and Powdered Quaker the only two worth a mention from those logged this morning.
Sun 3rd April 2016 13:44 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2nd April
Around 70 moths of 8 species, including Caloptilia stigmatella, (2) Acleris literana, Brindled Pug, Early Grey, (6) Oak Beauty.  Still night, min 6.1 degsC and with some rain

Sun 3rd April 2016 13:17 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell April 2nd
First Flame Shoulder of the year but moths generally remain thin on the ground here.
Sun 3rd April 2016 10:06 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Saturday 2nd
Despite the fact I didn't open the trap until 11pm, I forgot to remove my Wren proofing, doh! 5 x Brindled Pug, 10 x Oak Beauty, 2 x Twin-spotted Quaker, Powdered Quaker, 2 x Early Grey, March Moth, Early Tooth-striped, 4 x Clouded Drab, 3 x Small Quaker and 25+ Hebrew Character/Common Quaker. Felt very mild and hardly any wind around midnight.
Sun 3rd April 2016 08:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 April
Similar to yesterday but also with Early Grey and a late Early Moth
Sat 2nd April 2016 22:04 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/4
Two Silver Y were an unexpected find in the traps this morning.
Sat 2nd April 2016 20:31 by Will Bown
2nd April - Winterborne Stickland
An improvement in numbers and a bit more variety.  Among those logged were: Early Grey, Early Thorn, March Moth, Red Chestnut and the beautiful Herald, which is irregular enough to be something of a novelty here.

2469 Herald 05 Copyright: Will Bown, Apr 2016

Sat 2nd April 2016 12:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 April
Oak Beauty, Common, Small and Powdered Quaker, Clouded Drab, Hebrew Character, A. yeatiana and C. stigmatella.
Sat 2nd April 2016 10:07 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 1st April
Pale Pinion , Parsnip Moth.
Fri 1st April 2016 15:20 by Andrew Kirby
Stoke Abbott on Thursday 31st March
Brindled Beauty, 2 x Oak Beauty, March Moth, Early Grey, 10 x Hebrew Character, 3 x Small Quaker, 3 x Clouded Drab & 9 x Common Quaker.
Fri 1st April 2016 08:59 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 31st March
3 Angle Shades Early Thorn 3 Hebrew Character Common Quaker Agonopterix heracliana.