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Wed 31st August 2016 19:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/8
A single Vestal the only species worthy of a mention here.
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Wed 31st August 2016 09:22 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 30th Aug
69 species. Highlights include Phyllonorycter geniculella (2 - NFG), Plutella xylostella (6), Prays ruficeps, Cochylimorpha straminea (2), Udea ferrugalis (11), Nomophila noctuella, Eudonia pallida, Calamotropha paludella (NFG), Gem (female), Galium Carpet & Silver Y (5).
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Wed 31st August 2016 08:26 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 August
Warm and foggy but low numbers.  42 species including a very fresh C. atricapitana, Turnip Moth and Feathered Gothic.  Also 1 Vestal, as well as 1 Diamond-back, 5 Rusty-dot Pearl, 5 Rush Veneer and 3 Silver Y.
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Tue 30th August 2016 22:00 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 August
Just 25 species, 75 individuals: Marbled Beauty, Rosy Rustic, Swallow Prominent, Poplar Hawk-moth, Lssr Yellow Underwing, Silver Y, Vestal, U.ferrugalis, N.noctuella
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Tue 30th August 2016 07:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 August
A foggy morning.  47 species including FFY Centre-barred Sallow - autumn is upon us!  2 Vestal, plus 4 Rusty-dot Pearl, 5 Rush Veneer and 3 Silver Y on the migrant front.
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Mon 29th August 2016 20:23 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton,28th August
A good selection of species here. Migrants included 3 Small Mottled Willow, 3 Rush Veneer and a few Rusty-dot Pearl. Locals included a Flame Carpet, Scorched Carpet and a very nice Wax Moth, although this last species may also have been a migrant.

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Mon 29th August 2016 17:09 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 August
1 D. acuminatana now confirmed by Mike Wall.  Martin Cade and Jenny Seawright also had one on 27 August, and Gillian Nash one on 24 August.
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Mon 29th August 2016 12:39 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth
An Evergestis extimalis this morning.
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Mon 29th August 2016 11:07 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 28th August
Chinese Character , Small Dusty Wave , Pine Carpet , V pug , Canary Shouldered Thorn , Vapourer , Dingy Footman , Buff Footman , Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing , White Point , Lunar Underwing , Mouse Moth. Hummingbird Hawkmoth briefly to garden by day.
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Mon 29th August 2016 09:58 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th August 2016
40 species including singles of Chinese Character, Maiden's Blush, Rosy Footman, Garden Carpet, Oak Hook-tip, Euzophera pinguis, Yellow-barred Brindle, Feathered Gothic.
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Mon 29th August 2016 08:37 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 August
Another quiet night.  46 species.  FFG Apple Leaf Miner.  Also a very fresh and beautiful Spruce Carpet.  Plus 1 Vestal and also 5 Rusty-dot Pearl, 4 Rush Veneer and 1 Silver Y on the migrant front.
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Sun 28th August 2016 21:33 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27 August
Just 35 species, including: Lesser Yellow Underwing (only 2nd this yr), Silver Y, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Hedge Rustic, Angle Shades / P.porrectella, E.forficalis, E.monodactyla, U.ferrugalis, N.noctuella, H.pseudospretella (min 15.2 degsC)
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Sun 28th August 2016 20:57 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton 27th August
Like most, a few migrants, but no species of any note, although Rusty-dot Pearl in good numbers (20+). The best here was a single Crambus hamella, a garden first, as it was for Paul the other night.

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Sun 28th August 2016 19:36 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th August 2016
31 species including singles of Vestal, Purple Bar, Jersey Tiger, Coxcomb Prominent, Burnished Brass.
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Sun 28th August 2016 13:23 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
A fine Red Underwing this morning; migrant macros: 4 Silver Y, another White Point and a Gem.
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Sun 28th August 2016 13:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 August
A surprisingly uninteresting night after the southerly winds.  But the wind got up and some rain too.  51 species, including 12 Rusty-dot Pearl, 3 Rush Veneer and 6 Silver Y.  Feathered Gothic was nice to have in the trap.
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Sun 28th August 2016 10:53 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth
Not many moths this morning due to the wind. A moth I got on 25th August would not open its wings, but I have now identified it as Dingy Shell.
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Sun 28th August 2016 10:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 27th August
Webb's Wainscot , Red Underwing.
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Sun 28th August 2016 08:29 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 27th August
74 species, with migrants and highlights and migrants being Plutella xylostella, Prays ruficeps, Udea ferrugalis (74), Palpita vitrealis (3), Nomophila noctuella (9), Gem, Haworth's Pug, Silver Y (40), Marbled Beauty & Hedge Rustic (2).
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Sat 27th August 2016 19:32 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th August 2016
31 species including 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Pretty Chalk Carpet, 1 Ypsolopha dentella, 1 Ringed China-mark. With last night's catch, enough species to show at the Oak Fair at Lydlinch.
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Sat 27th August 2016 14:49 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
A thin catch compared with recent nights. Still a few Rusty Dots and Rush Veneers about with gammas=4 in total. The macro highlight a single White Point. The pick of the micros a Yponomeuta plumbella...visitor from the chalk I'd guess.
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Sat 27th August 2016 10:03 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 August
Around 65 species, including: Gold Spot, Peach Blossom, Jersey Tiger, Pale Eggar, Early Thorn, Chinese Character, Mocha, Marbled Green, Sm Phoenix / P.ruralis, C.splendana, P.corylana, U.ferrugalis, C.falsella, Parornix sp, L.clerkella, and ffy P.despicata (min 14.1 degsC)
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Sat 27th August 2016 07:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 August
A warm night.  55 species.  FFY September Thorn and Frosted Orange.  Bright-line Brown-eye is back.  2 more Vestals, plus 9 Rusty-dot Pearl, 9 Rush Veneer and 7 Silver Y.
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Fri 26th August 2016 20:20 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth
. Jersey Tigers doing well with 6 this morning. It's the year of the Brimstone Moth with 21 in the trap the other day - only 16 today. A Galium Carpet, the first I have ever seen. Of migrants, a Convolvulus Hawk, 2 Dark Swordgrass, 2 Vestal, and a few Silver Y.
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Fri 26th August 2016 19:58 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 25/8
Traps quite interesting with a few migrants/wanderers and some good resident stuff. Best were 2 each of Palpita vitrealis and Vestal plus a Channel Islands Pug. Also worth a mention were Mocha, Spruce Carpet, Small Seraphim, Calamatropha paludella, Gracillaria syringella, 3 autumn gen Caloptilia semifascia and a Cochylis roseana.
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Fri 26th August 2016 17:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th August 2016
A good number of species for this site, 45 species including 2 Mocha, 1 Swallow Prominent, 2 Black Arches, 1 Lime-speck Pug, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Maiden's Blush, 1 Vestal, 4 Burnished Brass.
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Fri 26th August 2016 12:30 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 25th Aug
113 species. Highlights and migrants were Plutella xylostella (9), Prays ruficeps (2), Batia lambdella (NFG), Agonopterix ocellana (NFG), Bryotropha domestica, Mirificarma mulinella, Epermenia chaerophylella, Acleris forsskaleana, Cochylis molliculana, Achroia grisella, Udea ferrugalis (35), Nomophila noctuella (15), Eudonia pallida, Maiden's Blush, Vestal, Gem, White-spotted Pug, Black Arches (2), Silver Y (6) & Shark.
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Fri 26th August 2016 10:26 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 25th August
Plutella xylostella , Udea ferrugalis (c40) , Nomophila noctuella (4) , Galleria mellonella , Oak Eggar , Vestal , Garden Tiger , Dark Sword-grass , White-point (3) , Bulrush Wainscot , Silver Y (6).
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Fri 26th August 2016 10:16 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 August
Warm with some heavy rain.  69 species.  3 more Vestals, also 2 Diamond-back, 20 Rusty-dot Pearl, 19 Rush Veneer and 4 Silver Y.  FFG N. angustella.
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Fri 26th August 2016 05:50 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 August
Around thirty micro species and thirty macro species, with: Pine Carpet, Sharp-angled Peacock, Marbled Green, Orange Swift, Small Emerald, Common Marbled Carpet, 3 Vestal (ffy).  Micros included: Y.scabrella, E.forficalis, B.fuscescens, B.domestica, P.purpuralis, C.falsella, A.geniculea, B.lacticolella, C.bistriga, H.costalis, N.angustella, E,nymphaeata, B.blastobasis, L.clerkella (ffy) (min 17.1 degsC / cloudy, some rain),

23 August: Around 40 species, including: Mocha, Pebble Prominent, Least Yellow U/wing, Shuttle-shaped Dart, September Thorn / A.hexadactyla, Y.plumbella, U.ferrugalis, A.variegana, and a possible Mecyna flavalis (to be confirmed) (min 15.4 degsC / cloudy)

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Thu 25th August 2016 21:45 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne Stickland 24.8.2016 Lawrie de Whalley
Temp.  16 deg C Dusky Thorn 3, Canary Shouldered Thorn 1, Straw Dot 5, Swallow Prominent 2, Dark Sword Grass 1, Treble Bar 1, Rusty dot Pearl, 6, Apple Ermine 2, Rush Veneer 4.
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Thu 25th August 2016 21:43 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 24th Aug
Moths of note and migrants were Plutella xylostella (8), Acrolepiopsis assectella, Anarsia spartiella, Eudemis profundana (NFG), Udea ferrugalis (35), Nomophila noctuella (12), Maiden's Blush, Clay Triple-lines (NFG), Vestal, Gem, Black Arches, Silver Y (4) & Gold Spot.
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Thu 25th August 2016 19:39 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 24/8
Lots of moths but nothing too inspiring. Best of the bunch was Evergestis extimalis.
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Thu 25th August 2016 09:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 August
A warm and still night with some rain after a hot and thundery day.  Best night so far this year - 87 species.  As predicted, the Vestals appeared with 2 in my trap.  Plus C. amplana (maybe the same one as last night), 1 Diamond-back, 26 Rusty-dot Pearl, 9 Rush Veneer and 5 Silver Y.  Also O. semirubella and E. pallidata.
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Thu 25th August 2016 08:30 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
Multiples of many common species of moth and dozens of wasps in the trap today which almost exploded on opening such was the bid for freedom!! 20 Rusty Dot Pearl, 15 Cyprus Pug, 22 Vines Rustic...the first Setaceous Hebrew Character of the year. And yes only one Lesser Yellow Underwing in 2016. Silver Y approx 3.
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Wed 24th August 2016 15:51 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/8
Best here a Crambus hamella, first garden record and seemingly very rare away from the Poole Basin. Also Vestal, 2 Cydia amplana, Bulrush Wainscot and Pinion-streaked Snout.

1299 Crambus hamella 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Wed 24th August 2016 12:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd August
Udea ferrugalis (14) , Cypress pug (2) , Dog's Tooth , White-point (2) , Feathered Ranunculus , Angle Shades , Small Mottled Willow (2) , Gold Spot (2) , Silver Y (6) , Dark Spectacle.
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Wed 24th August 2016 09:33 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 August
A warm night after a very hot day (29C).  66 species.  1 C. amplana, as well as 10 Rush Veneer, 13 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.  Also FFG Y. plumbella.  Pretty Chalk Carpet and Flame Carpet were also very nice.
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Wed 24th August 2016 09:30 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 23rd Aug
102 species, with highlights and migrants being Bucculatrix thoracella (NFG and my second ever), B. ulmella (NFG), Caloptilia rufipennella (a rare moth here), Plutella xylostella (4), Epermenia chaerophylella (3), Acleris forsskaleana, Udea ferrugalis (15), Nomophila noctuella (16), Eudonia pallida, Pebble Hook-tip, Maiden's Blush, Vestal, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Purple Bar (5), Black Arches (2), & Silver Y (3).
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Tue 23rd August 2016 13:27 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd August
Udea ferrugalis (c20) , Nomophila noctuella , Lime-speck Pug , Currant Pug, Dusky Thorn , Common Wave , Yellow-barred Brindle , Vapourer , Dark Sword-grass , Six-striped Rustic , Knotgrass , Angle Shades , Feathered Ranunculus , Silver Y (4) , Dark Spectacle.
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Tue 23rd August 2016 13:08 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 22nd Aug
85 species, with highlights and migrants being Plutella xylostella (2), Adaina microdactyla, Acleris forsskaleana (2), Galleria mellonella (NFG), Euzophera pinguis (4), Udea ferrugalis (22), Nomophila noctuella (8), & Black Arches.
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Tue 23rd August 2016 08:09 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 August
A still night for a change with mist in the morning.  52 species.  FFG a worn Jersey Tiger, presumably up from the coast to see the Tank Museum.  More amazingly a Lesser Yellow Underwing - only my second this year I think.  I can't remember a worse year for Yellow Underwings.  Also 9 Rush Veneer, 5 Rusty-dot Pearl and 2 Silver Y.
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Tue 23rd August 2016 07:34 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
Dramatic decrease in species numbers as Autumn bites. Today the traps abundance specialists include Square-spot Rustic, Vines Rustic and Shuttle-shaped Dart while Willow Beauty decorates fencing faces and edges. A Feathered Ranunculus reminds us that September is just around the corner.
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Tue 23rd August 2016 07:34 by Vince Giavarini
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Tue 23rd August 2016 07:34 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden Monday
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Mon 22nd August 2016 11:19 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st August
Plutella xylostella , Udea ferrugalis (15) , Angle Shades , Silver Y (4).
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Mon 22nd August 2016 09:46 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 August
Some rain but the gales calmed down.  51 species. 1 Small Mottled Willow plus 5 Rush Veneer, 7 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.  FFG C. ulicetana.  And a very fresh Turnip Moth.
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Mon 22nd August 2016 09:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 August
Phil Sterling has confirmed Hoary Plume P. isodactylus
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Sat 20th August 2016 23:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 August
Just twenty five species, with: Green Carpet, Least Yellow Underwing, Caloptilia sp, Y.dentella, and ffy Eudemis profundana (min 14.9 degsC / rain, windy)

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Sat 20th August 2016 22:02 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th August 2016
25 species including singles of Snout, September Thorn, Oak Eggar, Mocha, Purple Bar. Moth trap now u/s, owing to electrics disturbed by usage. Any offers of a circuit diagram for 125KW MV lamp in a Robinson trap would be appreciated.
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Sat 20th August 2016 09:42 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th August
Udea ferrugalis (3) , Dark Sword-grass.
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Sat 20th August 2016 07:18 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 August
Rain and strong winds.  Only 27 species.
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Fri 19th August 2016 22:55 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 August
Fall to just 30 species, inc: Clay, Cloaked Minor, Flame Carpet / A.variegana, U.ferrugalis, N.noctuella, Y.dentella, Oegoconia sp (min 16.1 degsC / rainy, windy night)

17 August: Around 20 micro / 40 macro species, inc: Lime-speck Pug, Lychnis (2nd gen), Oak Hook-tip, Marbled Beauty and Marbled Green, Knot Grass, Jersey Tiger, Pale Prominent, Mocha, Ruby Tiger, Coronet, Silver Y, Set H Character, Common Wave, Orange Swift / B.adustella, P.stratiotata, P.ruralis, C.ohridella, Y.plumbella, A.hamana, A.acanthadactyla, E.monodactyla, Bactra sp (min 14.3 degsC)

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Fri 19th August 2016 16:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th August
Plutella xylostella , Udea ferrugalis (16) , Nomophila noctuella (2) , Common Emerald , Small Dusty Wave ,Magpie Moth , Early Thorn , Sallow Kitten , Iron Prominent , Burnished Brass , Herald.
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Fri 19th August 2016 12:47 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th August 2016
37 species at this site including singles of Double-striped Pug, Common Wave, Oak Hook-tip, Twenty-plume Moth, Agonopterix arenella and a very welcome Mocha, the first for this year.
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Fri 19th August 2016 10:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 August
The rain came later than forecast (but in time to soak me as I unloaded the traps).  A warm night.  74 species including FFG C. roseana.  Cabbage and Scorched Carpet were also of interest, and a very fresh Purple Bar.  Small Waved Umber is back.  Also 1 Diamond-back, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl, 7 Rush Veneer and 4 Silver Y.
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Fri 19th August 2016 08:30 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 18th Aug
84 species. Highlights & migrants were Nemapogon clematella, Plutella xylostella (6), Prays ruficeps (2), Epinotia ramella, Euzophera pinguis, Udea ferrugalis (8), Nomophila noctuella (8), Elophila nympheata (2), Sallow Kitten (2), Poplar Kitten, Dark Spectacle, & Silver Y (2).
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Thu 18th August 2016 20:25 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden, 17 August 2016
The 26 macros this morning included Old Lady, Marbled Beauty and over 30 Double-striped Pug. Migrants were well represented: 4 Silver Y, 3 xylostella, 5 noctuella and 2 ferrugalis.
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Thu 18th August 2016 20:02 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton,17th August
Highlight here was a very worn but recognisable Dewick's Plusia. Other migrants included 2 Silver Y, 8 Rush Veneer, 10 Diamond-back and a single Rusty-dot Pearl. 14 Black Arches and 21 Brimstone also of note.
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Thu 18th August 2016 17:53 by Jack Oughton
Portesha, 17th August
84 species. New for garden was Cochylis roseana. Other moths of interest were Plutella xylostella (4), Prays ruficeps, Batrachedra praeangusta (2nd garden record), Udea ferrugalis (7), Nomophila noctuella (3), Elophila nymphaeata, Cypress Pug, Maple Pug, Sallow Kitten & Silver Y (2).
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Thu 18th August 2016 11:31 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th August
Chinese Character , Lime-speck Pug , Currant Pug , Magpie Moth , Rosy Footman , Lychnis , Black Rustic , Burnished Brass , Gold Spot.
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Thu 18th August 2016 10:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 August
Heavy monsoon-type rain overnight followed by fog.  Damp and warm.  An interesting night with 78 species.  FFG Twin-spotted Wainscot.  Also a very fresh A. zoegana, Small Seraphim and Small Rufous.  Also 2 Diamond-back, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl, 7 Rush Veneer and 3 Silver Y (including a very small gammina).
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Thu 18th August 2016 09:44 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth
Thursday 18th August.Not many moths but there was a male Gypsy Moth.
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Wed 17th August 2016 23:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 August
Just around twenty five species, with: 3 Jersey Tiger, 2 Oak Eggar, Sharp-angled Peacock, Ear Moth sp, Common Marbled Carpet (one of very few seen this year), Common Swift, Blood-vein (min 11.4 degsC)
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Wed 17th August 2016 15:38 by Lawrie de Whalley
Bindon Hill day 17.8.16
Lawrie de Whalley Bordered Grey 4 Nationally Scarce A disturbed in calcareous grassland during Lulworth Heritage centre guided walk.
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Wed 17th August 2016 10:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 16th August
Plutella xylostella , Udea ferrugalis (4) , Nomophila noctuella (3) , Orange Swift , Canary-shouldered Thorn , Dusky Thorn , Rosy Rustic , Gold Spot , Silver Y (7).
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Wed 17th August 2016 10:47 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th August 2016
31 species including singles of Coronet, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Ringed China-mark, Sharp-angled Peacock, September Thorn.
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Wed 17th August 2016 08:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 August
Another chilly night.  39 including FFY Orange Swift.  Also 3 Rush Veneer and 4 Silver Y.
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Tue 16th August 2016 20:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/8
Traps rather quiet, but my 3rd garden record of Cloaked Carpet worth a mention.
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Tue 16th August 2016 12:19 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 15th Aug
61 species. Highlights & migrants were Plutella xylostella, Carcina quercana (2), Bryotropha domestica, Udea ferrugalis (5), Nomophila noctuella (10), Parapoynx stratiotata, Peach Blossom, Dark Spectacle & Dark Sword-grass.
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Tue 16th August 2016 12:05 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 15th August
Depressaria radiella , Udea ferrugalis (3) , Nomophila noctuella (3) , Orange Swift , Maidens Blush , Southern Wainscot , Rustic , Spectacle , Silver Y (3).
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Tue 16th August 2016 09:23 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th August 2016
A good night for this site with 31 species including 1 Coronet, 1 Black Arches, 1 Yellow-barred Brindle, 1 Canary-shouldered Thorn and 1 Gold Spot.
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Tue 16th August 2016 07:03 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 August
Another chilly, clear night with a bright moon.  33 species including 1 Rush Veneer and 2 Silver Y.
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Mon 15th August 2016 10:56 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th August 2016
27 species including 2 Gold Spot, 1 Small Rivulet, 1 Agriphila geniculea. As ever, the Gold Spot were amazing and complimented the Silver-spotted Skippers we saw yesterday at Fontmell.
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Mon 15th August 2016 10:46 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden 14 August 2016
Species numbers thinning out here so just 18 of the macro tribe this morning. Copper Underwing, Small Seraphim and several Cypress Pug the best. Migrants few: singles of Silver Y and Rusty-dot Pearl.
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Mon 15th August 2016 10:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th August
Udea ferrugalis (3) ,Chinese Character , Sallow Kitten (3) , Garden Tiger , Jersey Tiger (6) , Knotgrass.
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Mon 15th August 2016 08:25 by Julian Francis
Tolpouddle 14 August
A chilly night.  1 Dewick's Plusia was big surprise bearing in mind the recent wind directions.  Also 1 Double Kidney was a FFG.  42 species including 1 Mouse Moth and 1 White-point.  Also 2 Rush Veneer and 1 Silver Y.
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Sun 14th August 2016 21:09 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 13/8
Another Crescent Dart and Twin-spotted Wainscot in the traps.

Day-flying Jersey Tiger seen today at Langton Herring (2) and at Lorton Lane, Broadwey.

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Sun 14th August 2016 11:19 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 13th August
Orange Swift , Oak Hook-tip , Cypress Pug , Yellow-tail , Jersey Tiger , Setaceous Hebrew Character , Southern Wainscot , Straw Underwing , Dunbar , Ear Moth agg. (5).
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Sun 14th August 2016 08:51 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 August
Another clear, slightly chilly night with a bright moon. 46 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl, 4 Rush Veneer and 2 Silver Y.
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Sat 13th August 2016 23:43 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 August
Around 40 species, with Silver Y, Jersey Tiger, Common Wave, Marbled Green, Common White Wave, Dk/Grey Dagger, Iron Prominent, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Setaceous Hebrew Character, September Thorn, Six-striped Rustic.  Micros included: P.ruralis, B.adustella, A.tristella, perlella, selasella, straminella, Y.plumbella, A.badiana, A.acanthadactyla, P.stratiotata, P.xylostella (min 14.3 degsC)

11 August: also around 40 species, including 2 Jersey Tiger, Swallow Prominent, Lssr Swallow Prominent, Black Arches, Ruby Tiger, Orange Swift, Yellow Shell, D.angustiorana, Y.dentella, Oegoconia sp (min 12.1 degsC)

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Sat 13th August 2016 13:29 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 12th August
Only 16 species but using an actinic trap. Nice to get NFG Jersey tiger and NFY sallow kitten, iron prominent and gold spot. Struggled with two noctuidae until I realised they had to be two extremes of flounced rustic of which I had 5 in total.
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Sat 13th August 2016 12:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd August 2016
Good to have my lap-top working again. This night, I caught 33 species, all to be expected, but including 1 Yellow-barred Brindle and 2 Dusky Thorn and my first for a few years, 1 Evergestis forficalis.
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Sat 13th August 2016 12:14 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/8
Two Crescent Dart the best from the traps today. Several Twin-spotted Wainscot here in the last few days.

2090 Crescent Dart 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Sat 13th August 2016 10:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th August
Udea ferrugalis (5) , Nomophila noctuella (5) , Lime-speck Pug , Sallow kitten , Dingy Footman , Jersey Tiger , Least Yellow Underwing , Poplar Grey , Straw Underwing , Ear agg. (5) , Vines Rustic , Silver Y (3) , Spectacle.
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Sat 13th August 2016 07:18 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 August
A chilly night. 46 species.  4 Rush Veneer and 1 Silver Y.
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Fri 12th August 2016 18:48 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th August 2016
Internet partially restored. Opened the trap with my 7 year old Grandson in attendance! 31 species including 1 Dusky Thorn, 1 Bordered Beauty and 2 Purple Bar. We then visited Weymouth/Portland and saw a Jersey Tiger at Radipole.
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Fri 12th August 2016 13:27 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th August
Cataclysta lemnata , Udea ferrugalis , Nomophila noctuella (4) , Endotricha flammealis , Maiden's Blush , Eyed Hawkmoth , Ruby Tiger , Jersey Tiger (2) , Southern Wainscot (2) , Straw Underwing (2) , Ear Moth agg. (8) , Silver Y (2).
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Fri 12th August 2016 08:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 August
A slightly chillier night.  56 species.  Another Gem but I think it was the same one as last night.  FFY Oak Eggar and Ear sp.  Beautiful Plume was also of interest.  Also 5 Rush Veneer and 2 Silver Y.
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Thu 11th August 2016 08:01 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 August
A warmer night.  64 species.  1 Gem was a surprise.  Also 1 Rush Veneer and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.  15 Magpie was the most I've ever had in one night!
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Wed 10th August 2016 16:37 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/8
Crescent Dart the best here, my first for quite some time.
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Wed 10th August 2016 13:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 August
Another chilly night. 36 species including 1 Nutmeg.  Also 5 Rush Veneer and 2 Silver Y.
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Tue 9th August 2016 22:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 August
Thirty species, including: Ghost, Nut-tree Tussock, Pebble Hook-tip, Pale Prominent, Iron Prominent, Mocha, Knot Grass, N.noctuella, P.xylostella, C.striana.  FFY: Orange Swift and Canary-shouldered Thorn (min 8.4 degsC)
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Tue 9th August 2016 08:07 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 August
A chilly night.  Only 29 species including FFY Six-striped Rustic.  Also 4 Rush Veneer and 1 Silver Y.
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Mon 8th August 2016 22:46 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/8
Vapourer and Argyresthia albistria the best here. Still catching Hawk-moths, both Elephant and Privet in the traps today.

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Mon 8th August 2016 16:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 August
Around 60 species. inc: Mocha, Flame Carpet, Sm Rivulet, Sallow, Knot Grass, Dunbar, Gdn Tiger, Iron Prominent, Brussels Lace, ffy Six-striped Rustic.  12 micro species, with: N.noctuella, P.xylostella, P.aurata, C.consimilana, E.pinguis, A.variegana, P.stratiotata (min 14.2 degsC)
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Mon 8th August 2016 08:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 August
55 species including FFG A. alstromeriana.  FFY Copper Underwing.  Also 1 Diamond-back, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, 4 Rush Veneer and 2 Silver Y.
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Sun 7th August 2016 18:54 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth
7th August. Not many moths for the time of year, but there was a Fen Wainscot and a second Black Arches.
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Sun 7th August 2016 12:14 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
Twenty-five larger moths, the four of interest here being Straw Underwing, Mullein Wave, Dark Spectacle and...the first Flounced Rustic. Five Silver Y and a single rush veneer the only migrants.
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Sun 7th August 2016 10:13 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 August
Very warm with showers.  59 species including 1 Leopard and 1 Small Rivulet.  Also 3 Diamond-back and 1 Rush Veneer.
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Sat 6th August 2016 10:09 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 5 August
48 species.  FFY Black Arches and Rosy Minor. Very fresh P. aurata, Lesser Swallow Prominent and Gold Spot.  Also 1 Rush Veneer.
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Fri 5th August 2016 20:09 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/8
Gem and 8 Rush Veneer represented the migrants. Also Double Lobed, Brown-veined Wainscot and Crescent.
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Fri 5th August 2016 08:20 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 August
Only 35 species.  FFY Dusky Thorn and Purple Thorn.  Swallow Prominent is back!  Also 2 Rusty-dot Pearl.
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Thu 4th August 2016 14:21 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 3rd August
Male and female Four-spotted footman: third year in a row (since I started trapping). Other FFY black arches, ruby tiger, drinker, yellow tail, oak eggar and small yellow wave.
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Thu 4th August 2016 08:24 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
Gusty overnight but 21 larger moths spp. in the trap today. A nice surprise with a Red Underwing but also good to see 2 Cabbage and a Lychnis. Of the migrants a single xylostella and 4 Silver Y. Best of the micros two semirubella.
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Thu 4th August 2016 08:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 August
Very strong south-westerly winds following all the rain over the past few days.  Only 40 species including 2 more Orthotelia sparganella.  FFY Flounced Rustic.  Square-spot Rustic is back.  Plus 1 Diamond-back and 2 Rush Veneer.
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Wed 3rd August 2016 10:40 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 2.8.16 125W MV
Much quieter - only 42 species.  FFY Sallow Kitten, Garden Tiger, Shuttle-shaped Dart. Also 15 Silver Y.
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Tue 2nd August 2016 01:20 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31 Juy
Just 30 species inc: Flounced Rustic, Ruby Tiger, Silver Y, Pale Prominent, Elophila nymphaeata, Acleris variegana
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Mon 1st August 2016 07:55 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...an urban garden
A cooler night and despite the lunar advantage an average catch with 26 spp of macro moth. Best today was an Olive (2nd ever here). Also, fourth Herald of the year...always a welcome sight...reminds me of my childhood growing up in Yorkshire. Of the micros, quercana continues to appear in steady numbers.
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