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Tue 31st May 2016 23:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30 May
Around 25 species, but low numbers, with Bright-line Brown-eye, Poplar Grey, Puss Moth, Broken-barred Carpet, Plutella porrectella.  First for year: Figure of Eighty, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Clouded Border, Bucculatrix sp and another as yet unidentified micro (min 10.2 degsC / cloudy)
Tue 31st May 2016 22:25 by Gillian Nash
Lydlinch Common 27 May
A Butterfly Conservation moth trapping event took place on Lydlinch Common, kindly organised by Lawrie and Bridget de Whalley.

Five hours' trapping in perfect conditions of light cloud and 14 degsC produced a good tally of 52 species, with traps as follows: Robinson 125MV, Skinner 125MV, Skinner 40W Actinic, heath style 40W

Amongst the species recorded were highlights of: Twin-spot Plume, White-pinion Spotted, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet, Reddish Light Arches, Small Seraphim, and 2 Green Silver-lines.

Other recorded species included: Pebble Hook-tip, Maiden's Blush, Mottled Pug, Sallow Kitten, Knot Grass, Great Prominent, Phoenix, Scorched Wing, Clouded Silver, Pale Prominent and around 200 Green Carpet.

Tue 31st May 2016 20:23 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/5
Chocolate-tip and Small Angle Shades the best from the traps here, plus another 3 Orange Footman.
Tue 31st May 2016 18:24 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th May
Only 16 species here including 1 Scorched Wing, 1 Orange Footman, 1 Pale Tussock, 1 Common Marbled Carpet and 43 Small Square-spots!
Tue 31st May 2016 11:48 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 30th May
120 moths of 62 species, with highlights being Caloptilia azaleella (NFG), Plutella xylostella, Syndemis musculana (NFG), Rhodophaea formosa, May Highflyer (NFG), Broken-barred Carpet, Dwarf Pug (NFR), Puss Moth, Orange Footman, Coronet, Shark, and Least Black Arches (2).
Tue 31st May 2016 07:36 by Andrew Kirby
Monday 30th in Stoke Abbott
c.50 Moths of 23 species with new for year Small White Wave, Small Angle Shades, Common Wave, Clouded Silver and Shoulder-stripe Wainscot.
Tue 31st May 2016 07:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 May
A chilly wind.  32 species including 1 Phtheochroa rugosana.  FFY Ringed China-mark, Flame Carpet (not often seen here), Broken-barred Carpet, Peppered Moth, Dagger sp., Bright-line Brown-eye and Middle-barred Minor
Tue 31st May 2016 00:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 May
Around 30 species, including: Mottled, Brown, and Sq-spot Rustics, Treble Brown Spot, Elephant Hawkmoth, Anania hortulata (Sm Magpie), Hedya pruniana.  Others included: Least Black Arches(3), Peach Blossom, Treble Lines, Broken-barred Carpet, Notocelia cynosbatella
Mon 30th May 2016 19:18 by Capt Bagsy
East Parley 29th May
Resulting in this late post, a fitting 'bag' of 103 Macros of 42 Species, for a day visit by my friend David Foot. FFY were Chinese Character, Lesser Treble-bar, Dark Spectacle, Grey Pug, Rivulet, Lobster Moth, Light Emerald, Red-green Carpet, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Dark Arches, Small Clouded Brindle, Scorched Carpet, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Puss Moth and a 'free flying' Brown Silver-line. There was also a single Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth recorded.
Mon 30th May 2016 15:18 by Will Bown
29th May - Winterborne Stickland
The traps had no surprises, but among those present were: Light Brocade, Ingrailed Clay, Dusky Brocade, Foxglove Pug, Brindled Pug, Yellow-barred Brindle and Least Black Arches.  The only micro was a single Scoparia ambigualis.
Mon 30th May 2016 14:51 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, 29 May
A breezy wind interrupts the moth fauna tonight. There are late evening stirrings seen from my bedroom window and then the occasional tomahawk missile (may bug). First light and a little scatter of pugs on the old woven fence: Mottled, Freyer's, Common and Double-striped. Some new faces among the assembled: Light Brocade, Pale Prominent (at rest a shard of splintered timber, in flight an angel), Lychnis and a Yellow-barred Brindle...more green than yellow. But I count just 22 of 17 species among the macros. And May is almost done.
Mon 30th May 2016 12:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th May
20 species including 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Small Magpie, 1 Reddish Light Arches, 2 Pale Tussock, 2 Treble Lines, 2 Brown Rustic. Note the Reddish Light Arches was an incorrect identification and on further study of my photograph, it was the light form of Clouded-bordered Brindle.
Mon 30th May 2016 12:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th May
At last, it's beginning to liven up! 25 species including 2 Scorched Wing, 3 Common Swift, 1 Red Twin-spot, 1 Common White Wave, 3 Shoulder-stripped Wainscot, 1 Middle-barred Minor, 1 Flame Carpet, 1 Reddish Light Arches, 1 Peppered Moth, 1 Twenty Plume Moth and 1 Foxglove Pug.
Mon 30th May 2016 08:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 May
A better night with 27 species.  FFY Peach Blossom.  There seem to be lots of Least Black Arches around this year - had 3 last night and several others over the last few days.
Mon 30th May 2016 08:02 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 29th May
First time trapping after returning from uni produced 76 individuals of 40 species, with a fairly warm night, but rather breezy. First Hawks of the year, with Poplar (4), Privet and Elephant, plus Common Swift (2), Nematopogon metaxella, Mompha subbistrigella, Enarmonia formosana, Purple Bar, Yellow-barred Brindle (2) Pale Prominent, and Buff-tip being of some note.
Sun 29th May 2016 08:27 by Andrew Kirby
Saturday 28th in Stoke Abbott
Despite torrential rain around midnight, 50+ Moths of 33 species. New for 2016 Elephant Hawkmoth, Spectacle, White-spotted Pug, Beautiful Golden-Y, Ingrailed Clay, Marbled Minor agg., Small Magpie Anania hortulata, plus new for me Pale-shouldered Brocade, Mompha subbistrigella and Lathronympha strigana.
Sun 29th May 2016 08:01 by Capt Bagsy
East Parley May 28
Numbers about the same as previous night but added to Year List Pale Mottled Willow, Flame, Vine's Rustic, Mottled Rustic, Light Brocade, Narrow-winged Pug and White-spotted Pug.
Sun 29th May 2016 07:38 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 May
Numbers much lower after the heavy rain.  FFY Large Yellow Underwing.
Sat 28th May 2016 15:20 by Vince Giavarini
Friday 27 May 2016 Poole
Finally, a plan to keep the cat out of harms way. He's in the tool shed with a comfortable blanket. He will jump onto the bicycle seat and watch the moths come in until he gets bored. At least he doesn't fuse the electrics or burn the office down...which he's attempted several times. This morning: hurray for moths, the trap has been busy and what a prize sitting on the top, a Puss Moth, the first ever, since trapping here began in 1997. 72 macros all told including Silky Wainscot, Buff-tip, Cypress Carpet, a Dagger, with its distinctive mediaeval markings, Knot-grass and a Marbled Minor. Still no sign of my seasonal friends the Oak-tree Pug, Bordered White and Figure of 80. Still, 25 species is a fair total.
Sat 28th May 2016 08:35 by Capt Bagsy
East Parley Fri 27th May
Another decent night with 91 Macros of 35 Species. FFY included Orange Footman, Coronet, Middle-barred Minor, Small Square-spot, Common Swift, Foxglove Pug, Small Seraphim, Tawny Marbled Minor, Oak Hook-tip and Marbled Brown.
Sat 28th May 2016 07:46 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 May
Best night this year with 32 species including Great Prominent. FFY Pebble Hook-tip, Yellow-barred Brindle, Grey Pine Carpet, Marbled Brown and Marbled Minor
Fri 27th May 2016 20:21 by Gillian Nash
35 species, but still only 45 moths, with plenty of ffy's including: Treble Lines, Green Carpet, H & Dart, Pale Mottled Willow, Flame, Chocolate-tip, Mocha, Iron Prominent.  12 micro species including Mompha and Epiblema sp (tbc), E angustea, Udea olivalis, A sociana, C lacunana, P xylostella ( 10.4 degsC min )

Leigh 26 May

Fri 27th May 2016 18:19 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/5
A dramatic upturn in numbers to 46 species. Nothing of any real note although Elachista argentella and Monopsis laevigella (Skin Moth), worth a mention.
Fri 27th May 2016 17:29 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 26th May
24 species - NFY were Poplar & Eyed Hawkmoth, Small Square-spot, Buff Ermine, Bright-line Brown-eye, Poplar Kitten, Pale Tussock, May Highflyer, Broken-barred Carpet, Light Brocade, Currant, Common & White-spotted Pugs.
Fri 27th May 2016 11:53 by Lawrie de Whalley
Lawrie de Whalley Winterborne Stickland
26 May 2016 12 deg C 15 species 24 moths Scorched Wing 1, Iron Prominent 1, Muslin 1, Treble Lines 6, Heart and Club 1, Red-green Carpet 1, Celypha lacunana 1.
Fri 27th May 2016 11:42 by Will Bown
26th May - Winterborne Stickland
Several of the minute Psychoides filicivora might have been easily overlooked flying in the garden.  The traps produced more species overnight with Light Brocade, Scalloped Hazel, Pebble Prominent, Scorched Carpet, Poplar Hawkmoth, Mottled Pug and Plutella porrectella among those logged.
Fri 27th May 2016 09:02 by Andrew Kirby
Thursday 26th in Stoke Abbott
Big increase in numbers and variety with over 75 moths of 40 species with 18 new for 2016, including Green Arches, Alder Moth, Buff Ermine, Chinese Character, Coronet, Rivulet, Flame Shoulder and Common Marbled Carpet. With my first Tinea trinotella.
Fri 27th May 2016 09:02 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 May
A good night with 30 species.  FFY Spruce Carpet, Buff Ermine, Rivulet, Burnished Brass, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Orange Footman, Cinnabar and Heart & Dart.  Also 1 Silver Y.
Fri 27th May 2016 08:24 by Capt Bagsy
East Parley
Best catch of 2016 thus far, 85 Macro x 30 Species, including FFY Vine's Rustic, Yellow Belle, Buff Ermine, Common Wave, Tawny-barred Angle and Common Wainscot. A couple still in abeyance.
Thu 26th May 2016 21:39 by David Foot
Pammene regiana
I found three pammene regiana cocoons near Crossways on 1.5.2016 and yesterday this cracking beast emerged.

Thu 26th May 2016 09:57 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 May
Just eight of 4 species: 4 Muslin Moth, 2 Sm Square-spot(ffy), singles of Shuttle-shaped Dart, Spectacle (fall again to 4.4 degsC)
Thu 26th May 2016 07:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 May
Still chilly. Just 7 moths including FFY Common Wave and 1 Silver Y.
Wed 25th May 2016 09:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th May
Numbers improved with no real change in weather pattern, 11 species including 1 Scalloped Hazel, 1 Clouded Silver, 1 Bright-line Brown-eye, 1 Treble Lines, 1 Spectacled.
Wed 25th May 2016 07:48 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 May
Another chilly night. 17 species including FFY Clouded Border, Elephant Hawkmoth, White-point, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Rustic Shoulder-knot.
Wed 25th May 2016 06:33 by Capt Bagsy
+2C at East Parley at dawn, 24 Macros of 13 Species from 5 traps. Large Yellow Underwing FFY, a 2nd Sandy Carpet, Pale Tussock, Pale Pinion and Poplar Hawk-moth thought worth a mention.
Tue 24th May 2016 13:34 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23 May
Just five species here and 7 moths, including Silver-ground Carpet, Pebble Prominent (min 5.5 degsC) several E postvittana seen lately during the day
Tue 24th May 2016 09:34 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd May
only 4 species including 1 Mullein and 2 Flame Shoulder.
Tue 24th May 2016 08:54 by Andrew Kirby
Monday 23rd in Stoke Abbott
Low numbers again with 12 Moths of 9 species, with a Scalloped Hazel and 2 X Brindled Beauty the best, but nothing new for year.
Tue 24th May 2016 07:28 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 May
A chilly wind.  Not many moths but they included 1 Eyed Hawkmoth and 1 Light Brocade.
Tue 24th May 2016 07:08 by Capt Bagsy
Best of another very poor catch White Point
Mon 23rd May 2016 15:52 by Capt Bagsy
Both Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth and Common Heath on the wing here at East Parley today. Have been unable to upload (reasonable) images of former so may I direct you to
Mon 23rd May 2016 09:42 by Lawrie de Whalley
Lawrie de Whalley Winterborne Stickland
22 May 2016 Winterborne Stickland 6 deg C Muslin 1, Treble Lines 1, Square-spot Rustic 1 . Only 3 individuals.
Mon 23rd May 2016 07:07 by Capt Bagsy
19 Macros of 11 species include FFY Eyed Hawk-moth and Snout + Treble Lines, Turnip and Iron Prominent.
Sun 22nd May 2016 18:03 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st May
Only 4 species, but including 1 unexpected Scalloped Hazel
Sun 22nd May 2016 13:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 May
Only 4 moths here, with Common Swift and Notocelia cynosbatella first for year (min 7.7 degsC / cloudy)
Sun 22nd May 2016 11:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Lorton Meadows , Preston 21st May
15w actinic Heath trap - - Silver- ground carpet , V pug , Pebble Prominent , White Ermine , Muslin Moth , Flame Shoulder , Cabbage , Bright- line Brown-eye , Powdered Quaker , Silver Y.
Sun 22nd May 2016 10:10 by Andrew Kirby
Saturday 21st in Stoke Abbott
Only 18 Moths of 10 species, including Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 x Scalloped Hazel and new for year 2 x Small Square-spot.
Sat 21st May 2016 13:30 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20 May
Just 9 moths of 7 species: Clouded Drab, 2 White Ermine and Flame Shoulder, with first for year Alder Moth, Silver-ground Carpet, Knot-grass, Silver Y (almost constant heavy rain / min 12 degsC)

Sat 21st May 2016 08:36 by Will Bown
20th May - Winterborne Stickland
Nothing unusual this week, but a nice selection and among those making the log were: White Ermine, Chinese Character, Brown Rustic, Early Thorn, Treble Lines, Brimstone, Pale Tussock, Scoparia ambigualis and the first Scoparia pyralella.
Fri 20th May 2016 17:16 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 19th May
The following were my New for the Year. 2x Lime Hawk-moth, 2x Swallow Prominent, 2x Pebble Prominent, Peppered Moth, Silver-ground Carpet, Treble lines, White Ermine, Small Magpie. Just can't help taking a pic of our first Hawk-moth :0)

Fri 20th May 2016 09:24 by Andrew Kirby
Thursday 19th in Stoke Abbott
30+ Moths of 17 species, with 2 x Orange Footman, Silver-ground Carpet, Double-striped Pug, Udea olivalis and Nut-tree Tussock new for year. With amongst the rest, 3 x Least Black Arches and 4 x Green Carpet.
Fri 20th May 2016 08:47 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th May
At last a few more moths with a count of 9 species, including 1 Broken-barred Carpet, 1 Oak-tip, 2 Common Swift (1 male, 1 female), 2 Flame Shoulder, 1 Mottled Pug, 2 Pseudoswammerdama combinella, 1 Eudonia angustea.
Fri 20th May 2016 08:29 by Vince Giavarini
19 May 2016, Poole
First 'garden trap' of the year and 13 macro-moth species to light, matching closely the results of the past 10 years here. No surprises, but good to see old favourites such as Waved Umber, Poplar Grey, Mullein and Freyer's Pug. A single Diamond-back among the micros.
Thu 19th May 2016 13:20 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th May
Eyed Hawk , 2 Vines Rustic. + 3 Nettle-tap Lodmoor RSPB .
Thu 19th May 2016 13:08 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 May
Just 9 of 6 species: 3 Muslin Moth, 2 White Ermine, singles of Scalloped Hazel, Hebrew Character, ffy Small Phoenix.  The only micro, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella (min 10.2 degsC / cloudy, no rain)
Wed 18th May 2016 22:42 by Alan Bernard
16 May Coryates
Two interesting new species for the garden : Poplar kitten and Gem
Wed 18th May 2016 20:27 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 17/5
2 each of Mullein and Heart and Dart. Dire!
Wed 18th May 2016 13:57 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th May
Only 4 species but including 1 Pale Tussock.
Wed 18th May 2016 10:35 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th May
Five moths !  Alucita hexadactyla , Common Quaker , Pebble Prominent , Marbled Minor agg. , Silver Y.
Tue 17th May 2016 07:54 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th May
Very poor showing with only 5 moths and 5 species including 1 White Ermine and 1 Small Waved Umber.
Tue 17th May 2016 07:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th May
6 species only, including 1 Spectacle and 1 Muslin Moth.
Mon 16th May 2016 13:55 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 15th May
Tachystola acroxantha , Common Marbled Carpet , Cypress Carpet , Double-striped Pug , Muslin moth , 2 Least Black Arches , Bright-line Brown-eye , Vines Rustic.
Sun 15th May 2016 22:15 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 May
Just 14 of 5 species, with Powdered Quaker, 6 Muslin Moth, and first for year Mullein Moth ( min 6 degsC)
Sat 14th May 2016 23:33 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 April
Fall in temperature and numbers to 7.4 degsC and 11 of 8 species.  First for year Poplar Hawkmoth, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Scalloped Hazel
Sat 14th May 2016 15:40 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 13th May
2 Diamond-back Moth , Tachystola acroxantha , 3 Muslin Moth , Powdered Quaker , Mullein , Vines Rustic , 2 Silver Y.
Sat 14th May 2016 12:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th May
11 species including 2 Scorched Carpet, 3 Muslin Moth, 1 Brindled Beauty, 1 Flame Shoulder.
Sat 14th May 2016 08:52 by Julian Francis
Tolpudle 13 May
A chilly wind.  Only 14 moths from 2 traps.  Including FFY Poplar Hawkmoth and Spectacle.
Sat 14th May 2016 08:13 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 May
Just 32 of 18 species, with: Poplar Grey, Lunar Marbled Brown, Flame Shoulder, Chinese Character, ffy Spectacle Micros: P combinella, (6)E postvittana, E sulphurella, H pseudospretella, (2)Plutella protectella and Ancylis badiana (both to be confirmed) min 10.8 degsC
Fri 13th May 2016 19:40 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.5.16 125W MV
FFY included Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Carpatolechia proximella (tbc), Silver-ground Carpet, Pale Pinion & Least Black Arches.
Fri 13th May 2016 16:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/5
Yet another Incurvaria masculella. Also Privet Hawk, Broken-barred Carpet, Clouded Border and Pebble Hook-tip were NFY.
Fri 13th May 2016 13:56 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th May
Waved Umber , 2 Heart & Dart , 2 Silver Y.
Fri 13th May 2016 12:39 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th May
15 species including 1 Waved Umber, 2 Scorched Carpet, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Least Black Arches, 4 Chinese Character and 1 Parornix anglicella ag.
Fri 13th May 2016 10:07 by Will Bown
12th May - Winterborne Stickland
Another nice selection this morning including: White Ermine, Scorched Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Light Brocade, Least Black Arches, and Syndemis musculana.

2078 Least Black Arches 03 Copyright: Will Bown, May 2016

Thu 12th May 2016 17:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/5
Another Incurvaria masculella, 4 Silver Y and my first Eyed Hawk of the spring.
Thu 12th May 2016 15:56 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th May
Iron Prominent , Pebble Prominent , Muslin , Least Black Arches , 4 Silver Y.
Thu 12th May 2016 11:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 May
A nice selection of 28 species including FFY Chocolate-tip and Small Clouded Brindle.  Also 1 Phtheochroa rugosana
Thu 12th May 2016 10:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th May
14 species including 1 Waved Umber, 2 White Ermine, 1 Mullein, 1 Oak-tree Pug, 1 Lunar Marbled Brown , 1 Silver-ground Carpet and 2 Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.
Thu 12th May 2016 10:29 by Will Bown
11th May - Winterborne Stickland
Variety improving at last: Streamer, Muslin, Brimstone, Waved Umber, Scorched Carpet, a beautiful Eyed Hawkmoth, Angle Shades, a lovely bright V-pug, Pyrausta aurata, White Ermine, Yellow-barred Brindle and Rustic Shoulder-knot.  Also several immaculate Green Carpets over the last few nights.
Thu 12th May 2016 09:52 by Andrew Kirby
Wednesday 11th in Stoke Abbott
A surprising 50 Moths of 33 Species, (as only 5 Moths when I checked at 11.30pm). With new for 2016, Buff-tip, Poplar Kitten, Angle Shades, Chocolate-tip, Garden Carpet, Pepper Moth, Mocha, Shark, Great Prominent and Incurvaria masculella with the last 3 being firsts for the Garden also. Plus a couple of Silver-Y too.
Thu 12th May 2016 07:59 by Geoffrey Sell
Only 6 macro moths this morning - must be a record for May. One was a Least Black Arches, the second this week. But there was a Red Admiral.
Thu 12th May 2016 07:37 by Capt Bagsy
Ditto as below at East Parley.
Wed 11th May 2016 20:48 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 10/5
First Hawk-moth of the year in the form of a Lime Hawk but little else of note.
Wed 11th May 2016 17:42 by Paul Harris
East Parley, 9/5
Bagsy has asked me to post his photo of the Lace Border on here. Amazing occurrence, first record since 1960! Full story at:

1687 Lace Border 01 Copyright: Bagsy

Wed 11th May 2016 14:37 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 10th May
It seems to have been raining pugs last night. Of the others, NFY were Orange Footman, Small Mottled Willow, Brown Silver-lines, Pebble and Lesser Swallow Prominent and Streamer. Now to look at the pugs . . .
Wed 11th May 2016 09:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th May
At last, the moths are beginning to appear in reasonable numbers with 16 species including 2 Brimstone Moth, 2 Chinese Character, 1 Pale Pinion, 1 Streamer, 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Currant Pug, 1 Brindled Pug, 1 Poplar Hawk Moth, 1 Great Prominent, 1 Brindled Beauty.
Wed 11th May 2016 09:30 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 10th May
Bright-line Brown-eye , Pine Beauty , an early Gold Spot , Puss moth , Swallow Prominent , White Ermine.
Wed 11th May 2016 08:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 May
A damp night.  Not many moths but a nice selection including Mullein and Shoulder Stripe (which I don't get that often).
Tue 10th May 2016 23:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9th May
Around 45 of 20 species, including (9)Muslin Moth, (3)Waved Umber, (2)Great Prominent, Chinese Character, Shoulder Stripe, Streamer, (4)Lunar Marbled Brown.  FFY: Flame Shoulder, Coxcomb Prominent, Least Black Arches
Tue 10th May 2016 21:59 by Andrew Kirby
Monday 9th in Stoke Abbott
Turned off trap at 3.30am expecting heavy rain which didn't arrive. New for year Scalloped Hazel, Treble Lines, Brown Silver-lines, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Least Black Arches, Clouded Border, Small Phoenix, Scorched Wing & Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
Tue 10th May 2016 21:01 by Capt Bagsy
My 'first' personal Post on DMG starts with LACE BORDER at East Parley at 07:00 10/05/2016, an image will be posted on The Bagsy Blog tomorrow. Guess now "the only way is down"?
Tue 10th May 2016 19:51 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/5
Best moths here were another Incurvaria masculella and my third record of Poplar Kitten. Also, Lunar Marbled Brown, Maiden's Blush and Waved Umber worth a mention.
Tue 10th May 2016 13:26 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 9.5.15 125W MV
21 individuals of 14 species. FFG Esperia sulphurella and Early Tooth-striped. FFY included Pale Tussock and Mullein.
Tue 10th May 2016 12:48 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 9th May
Peppered , Pale Tussock , Powdered Quaker , Vines Rustic , Bloxworth Snout.
Tue 10th May 2016 07:00 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 8th May
Highlights here were singles of: Ypsolopha mucronella, May Highflyer, Frosted Green and Dotted Chestnut. Migrants represented by a single Dark Sword Grass and 2 Diamond-back.
Mon 9th May 2016 21:29 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 May
40 of 24 species, including: Waved Umber, Powdered Quaker, Great Prominent, (different) S steinkellneriana and FFY Setaceous Hebrew Character, (3)Poplar Grey, (2)Buff Ermine, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, (2) Plutella xylostella (min 14.2 degsC / cloudy)
Mon 9th May 2016 16:45 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/5
A half decent night with some interesting micros. Best macros were Great Prominent (only my 2nd ever!), Pine Beauty and Streamer. Micros of note were: 2 Incurvaria masculella, Cydia strobilella, Mompha subbistrigella and Caloptilia stigmatella. Also 3 Diamond-back and a Silver Y.

0130 Incurvaria masculella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

1254 Cydia strobilella 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 9th May 2016 14:31 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th May
More micros than macros ! plutella xylostella , Esperia sulphurella , Tachystola acroxantha , Agonopterix alstromeriana , Cochylis atricapitana , Cydia pomonella , Eudonia angustea , Common wave , Silver Y.
Mon 9th May 2016 14:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 May
A warm night.  27 species including 1 Puss Moth. Also a Cydia strobilella now confirmed by Phil Sterling.
Mon 9th May 2016 12:47 by Lawrie de Whalley
Lawrie de Whalley
8 May 2016 Winterborne Stickland 15 deg C Powdered Quaker 1, Silver Y 1, Scalloped Hook-tip 1, Least black Arches 1, Streamer 1, Red Twin-spot carpet 1, Waved Umber 3.  11 species, 29 specimens.
Mon 9th May 2016 10:21 by Geoffrey Sell
At last a reasonable night on this windy coast, although still only 22 macro species. A Gem blew in, and I have recorded 2 Puss Moths and 3 Streamers in the last few days.
Sun 8th May 2016 23:48 by Jack Oughton
Alners Gorse 7th May
Total of several traps at Alners Gorse were 365 moths of 77 species. Species include Dyseriocrania subpurpurella (6), Adela reaumurella (3), Incurvaria masculella, Plutella xylostella (12), Semioscopis steinkellneriana, Pammene argyrana (3), Oak Hook-tip, Frosted Green, Marbled Pug (10), Poplar Kitten, Great Prominent (11), Chocolate-tip (4), Orange Footman, Sycamore, Dark Sword-grass, Least Black Arches (5) and Oak Nycteoline.
Sun 8th May 2016 22:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 May 2016
Around 50 of 24 Species, with first for year: Pine Beauty, V-Pug, Pale Tussock, Scorched Carpet, Pale Prominent, Semioscopis steinkellneriana, Eudonia angustea.  Others included, Great Prominent, Streamer, Shoulder Stripe, Powdered Quaker (steady rain / min 13.8 degs C)
Sun 8th May 2016 17:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Alners Gorse 7th May
A bit of quality to 15w actinic Heath trap included Streamer , Water Carpet , Purple Thorn , Brindled Beauty , Puss Moth , Great Prominent , Pale Tussock , Lunar Marbled Brown , Muslin , Powdered Quaker , Nut-tree Tussock.
Sun 8th May 2016 14:30 by Will Bown
7th May - Winterborne Stickland
Pebble Prominent and Streamer the only modest notables; plus an Oak-tree Pug which is unusual enough here to be quite a celebrity.
Sun 8th May 2016 12:00 by Andrew Kirby
Saturday 7th in Stoke Abbott
Despite a quite wet night, over 60 Moths of 26 species with Streamer, Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella, Celypha lacuna, Eudonia angustea, Green Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet & Silver Y all new for 2016.
Sun 8th May 2016 11:52 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/5
Single Diamond-back the only immigrant here. 2 Lunar Marbled Brown to add to yesterday's, normally a rare moth here. Iron Prominent, Puss, Small White Wave, Oak-tree Pug, Dagger sp, Heart and Dart, Chinese Character and Flame Shoulder all NFY. Also 3 Esperia sulphurella were new for garden.

0649 Esperia sulphurella 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 8th May 2016 07:53 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 May
More rain than I expected.  Best of the bunch were 1 Pale Pinion and a FFG Incurvaria masculella.
Sat 7th May 2016 22:20 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton 6th May
A fine early May night. Best here were singles of Phtheochroa rugosana and Satyr Pug - both new species for the garden. Also, Dwarf Pug, Scalloped hook-tip (2), Great Prominent (4), Least Black Arches and Dotted Chestnut among a total of 24 species. Trap out again tonight as the weather forecast looks great!
Sat 7th May 2016 22:06 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/5
Lunar Marbled Brown and Mompha epilobiella the best from the traps. Shuttle-shaped Dart, Pebble Prominent, V-Pug and Vine's Rustic NFY.
Sat 7th May 2016 20:32 by Gillian Nash
60+ of 23 species, with (2) Frosted Green. (5) Swallow Prominent, Angle Shades. Shoulder Stripe, (2) Waved Umber, Esperia sulphurella.  New for year: Early Tooth-striped, Muslin, Puss Moth, Chinese Character, White Ermine, (2) Lunar Marbled Brown, Great Prominent, (3) Brimstone, (3) Pebble Prominent, Twenty Plume Moth (9.5 degsC / cloudy)
Sat 7th May 2016 10:25 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 6th May
44 moths of 21 species. Highlights were Digitivalva pulicariae, Mompha subbistrigella (2nd garden record), Streamer (2), Wormwood Pug, Muslin Moth and Cinnabar.
Fri 6th May 2016 22:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 May
Just 8 of 5 species: Early Grey, Streamer. Early Thorn, Clouded Drab, and FFY Frosted Green
Fri 6th May 2016 20:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/16
A Psychoides filicivora found in the kitchen this afternoon.
Fri 6th May 2016 17:28 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 5th May
Shuttle-shaped Dart, Dark Sword-grass, Brindled Beauty and Pseudoswammerdamia combinella were all first for the year here.
Fri 6th May 2016 15:01 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 5th May
3 Brimstone , Buff Ermine , Muslin Moth , Mullein , Early Grey , 2 Angle Shades.
Fri 6th May 2016 12:53 by Andrew Kirby
Thursday 5th in Stoke Abbott
Circa 40 Moths of 18 species, including new for 2016 Brimstone, White Ermine, Pebble Prominent, 20-Plume Alucita hexadactyla & Lunar Marbled Brown.
Thu 5th May 2016 22:29 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/5, John Gifford.
Northern Drab taken by John Gifford last night, a good county rarity and one which has so far eluded my traps!
Thu 5th May 2016 22:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 May
Esperia sulphurella in sunshine this afternoon

Thu 5th May 2016 13:50 by Will Bown
4th May - Winterborne Stickland
Still very low numbers.  Among those logged were: Muslin, Brindled Beauty, Lunar Marbled Brown and Powdered QuakerScarlet Tiger larvae beginning to show again now on Comfrey here, eating both leaves and flowers.

2068 Scarlet Tiger 08 Copyright: Will Bown, May 2016

Wed 4th May 2016 13:18 by Andrew Kirby
Tuesday 3rd in Stoke Abbott
11 species including Coxcomb Prominent, Shoulder Stripe, 6 x Brindled Beauty, Muslin Moth, Early Grey and Parsnip Moth Depressaria radiella
Tue 3rd May 2016 09:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd May
Still low numbers here, 4 species including 1 Brindled Beauty and 1 Powdered Quaker.
Mon 2nd May 2016 14:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1 May
Even less here - just 2 E postvittana and FFY Nut-tree Tussock, despite min 10.2 degsC / cloudy
Mon 2nd May 2016 09:51 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 1.5.16 125W MV
Still quiet here. Only 11 individuals of 7 species. FFY V-Pug and Pebble Prominent.
Mon 2nd May 2016 09:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th April
very little here, just 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Clouded Drab and 3 Hebrew Character.