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Mon 31st October 2016 22:38 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30 October
Fourteen species, including: ffy Dk Sword-grass, ffg Oak Rustic, Acleris rhombana, Acleris sparsana
Mon 31st October 2016 21:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/10
Merveille du Jour, 3 Large Wainscot, Dark Chestnut and Spruce Carpet.
Mon 31st October 2016 11:52 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 29th October
16 species including Gem, rush veneer, November moth (agg), green brindled crescent (2) and a feathered thorn.
Mon 31st October 2016 09:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th October
9 species including 1 Large Wainscot, 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 Feathered Thorn, 2 Red-line Quaker, 2 Green-brindled Crecent and an amazing Red Underwing.
Sun 30th October 2016 22:20 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 October
Fourteen species, with: Feathered Thorn, Yellow & Red-line Quakers, Sallow & Barred Sallow, CM Carpet & 2 Cypress Carpet, Merveille du Jour, Emmelina monodactyla, Eudonia angustea, Nomophila noctuella (min 11.2 degsC / cloudy)
Sun 30th October 2016 19:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/10
A late Hypsopygia glaucinalis probably the highlight here. Otherwise Dark Chestnut and Dark Sword-grass best of the rest. 2 more Merveille du Jour, 14 so far this autumn.
Sun 30th October 2016 13:32 by Geoffrey Sell
Correction :- yesterday's Small Wainscot wasn't. A LBJ yet to be identified. This morning, a Cypress Carpet, a Red-green Carpet and a Yellow-line Quaker.
Sun 30th October 2016 11:07 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 29.10.16
18 individuals of only 11 species. Highlights were another Merveille du Jour and FFG Crocidosema plebejana (thanks to Jenny Seawright for the ID).  Only migrants were singles of Nomophila noctuella and Udea ferrugalis.
Sun 30th October 2016 10:00 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 October
14 species including 3 Rush Veneer and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.  Also some very beautiful Spruce Carpets!
Sat 29th October 2016 20:42 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28 October
Twelve species, with: November Moth(agg), Barred Sallow, Angle Shades, Red-green Carpet, Scrobipalpa costella (min 11.9 degsC)
Sat 29th October 2016 18:58 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 27th Oct
Sixteen species - first ever Pinion-streaked Snout. Bests were Lssr yellow uwing, Cypress Carpet, Dark Swordgrass, 2x Dbl-striped Pugs, Black Rustic, Dark Chestnut, Angle Shades, plus several Red-line Quakers and Beaded Chestnuts. With this climate I'm trapping every other night.
Sat 29th October 2016 16:32 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/10
Perfect overnight conditions produced an exceptional 25 species of macro. The most unusual record was an extremely late Clouded Border and also a late Spectacle. Best of the rest were 4 Merveille du Jour, 5 Large Wainscot, Clancy's Rustic, Cypress Carpet, 3 Red-green Carpet, Gem and a Barred Sallow. Also Caloptilia semifascia.
Sat 29th October 2016 08:46 by Geoffrey Sell
18 macro species this morning, only 6 Black Rustics, with 2 Cypress Carpet, 2 Pine Carpet, a Merveille du Jour. There was also a Small Wainscot, but I can't record it as it is the wrong time of year!
Sat 29th October 2016 07:20 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26 October
Just eight species, including 2 Nomophila noctuella, 3 Merveille du jour, Pine Carpet, and (ffy) Figure of Eight
Fri 28th October 2016 19:52 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 27/10
Scarce Bordered Straw the best here plus 2 Merveille du Jour, Red-green Carpet and Caloptilia semifascia.
Fri 28th October 2016 17:02 by Geoffrey Sell
This the weather the moths have been waiting for. Nothing unusual,but this morning included 13 Black Rustic, a Green Brindled Crescent and two Red-Green Carpet.
Thu 27th October 2016 19:02 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/10
Slim pickings still. Caloptilia semifascia, Large Wainscot and Red-green Carpet the best, plus a late Brimstone.
Thu 27th October 2016 18:13 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26 October
Eight species, with Red-line Quaker, Beaded Chestnut, Feathered Thorn (ffy), Nomophila noctuella
Thu 27th October 2016 18:11 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 October
Eight species, with Green-brindled Crescent, Merveille du Jour, Blk Rustic, Cypress Carpet, Udea ferrugalis
Thu 27th October 2016 09:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th October
5 species including 1 Snout, 1 November Moth agg and 1 Yellow-line Quaker.
Thu 27th October 2016 09:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th October 2016
6 species including 1 November Moth agg, 2 Green-brindled Crescent and 1 Barred Sallow.
Wed 26th October 2016 17:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 25/10
Red-green Carpet, Feathered Thorn and Pearly Underwing the best here.
Wed 26th October 2016 16:19 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 25th October
Seventeen species at the end of October ! Migrants Dark Sword-grass, Rusty-dot pearl, Rush veneer and Diamondback. Best of rest 4 Red-line Quaker, M du J, Spruce, Red-green and Com marb carpets plus a Barred Sallow.
Tue 25th October 2016 08:08 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 24/10
Two more Merveille du Jour, Spruce Carpet, 5 Caloptilia semifascia and a single Caloptilia stigmatella. Merveille du Jour also on 20/10.
Mon 24th October 2016 17:26 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/10
Complete surprise in the trap today, a Southern Chestnut. A fair old way from any heathland.

2264a Southern Chestnut 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 20th October 2016 21:58 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/10
Another Merveille du Jour and the first Green-brindled Crescent of the autumn.
Thu 20th October 2016 09:25 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th October
Minimum temperature overnight was 6.8 deg C but 7 species in trap including 3 November Moth agg, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 3 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Red-line Quaker.
Wed 19th October 2016 20:02 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 17/10
First two Merveille du Jour of the autumn plus Red-line Quaker. One of the latter also on 16/10.
Wed 19th October 2016 08:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th October
Only 5 moths and 5 species including 1 Green-brindled Crescent and 1 Sprawler.
Mon 17th October 2016 20:16 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 16.10.16
Only 30 individuals of 10 species.  FFY Red-line Quaker. Migrants - singles of N. noctuella and Silver Y.
Sat 15th October 2016 22:12 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 October
15 species : ffy Red-green Carpet, (small) Large Wainscot, Blair's Shoulder-knot, November Moth(agg).  Others included Green-brindled Crescent, Beaded Chestnut, Rosy Rustic, Black Rustic, Barred Sallow, Sallow, and possible Acleris sparsana (tbc)
Sat 15th October 2016 19:57 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/10
White Speck, Spruce Carpet and Barred Sallow the best here.
Sat 15th October 2016 18:30 by Lawrie de Whalley
Winterborne Stickland 14.10.2016 Lawrie de Whalley
Green-brindled Crescent 1, Silver Y 1, Endotricha flamealis 1, 7 species, 11 moths 10deg C
Sat 15th October 2016 16:55 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th October
10 species included Large Wainscot , 3 Black Rustic , 5 Beaded Chestnut , 5 Feathered Ranunculus , Angle Shades.
Sat 15th October 2016 15:38 by Martin Raper
Beaminster Friday 14th Oct
7c rain by 3am. 8 spp inc. Green Brindled Crescent, Red-line Quaker, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Silver Y.  Have not had a Merveille du jour for 4 years !
Thu 13th October 2016 08:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th October
Min overnight temperature of 8.5 deg C with 8 species including 3 Merveille du Jour, all on the wall of the house, 3 Barred Sallow, 2 Sallow and 1 Angle Shades.
Wed 12th October 2016 10:02 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th October
Minimum temperature overnight was 5.2 deg C and only 6 species here including 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 Barred Sallow and 1 Black Rustic.
Sun 9th October 2016 09:26 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 October
Twelve species, including Sallow & Barred Sallow, ffy Merveille du Jour, Green-brindled Crescent (min 8.2 degsC)
Sat 8th October 2016 14:15 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 7th October
Pleased to have 15 species @ 10c including late & worn Copper Underwing agg

plus 2 Barred Sallow, Beaded Chestnut, and Rush Veneer.
Sat 8th October 2016 09:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 7/10
Worth a mention were Scarce Bordered Straw, Barred Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, 2 Large Wainscot, 2 Four-spotted Footman and Epinotia nisella.
Fri 7th October 2016 23:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 October
Just 12 species, 20 individuals, including: Sallow, Pine Carpet, Beaded Chestnut, Lssr Yellow U/wing, ffy Red-line Quaker.  Micros: Acleris rhombana and Phyllonorycter sp (min 6.4 degsC)
Fri 7th October 2016 08:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th October
temperature dropped to 7.8 deg C last night and only 7 species, but including the first Red-line Quaker this year.
Thu 6th October 2016 22:36 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 September
Even cooler here - just min 6.2 with just 26 of six species, including Black Rustic and Beaded Chestnut - trying again tonight as conditions should be better
Thu 6th October 2016 10:38 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th October
Minimum overnight temperature of 8.1 deg C brought down the number of species to 9 including 4 Black Rustic, 1 Angle Shades and 1 Merveille du Jour plus 18 Lunar Underwing.
Wed 5th October 2016 20:25 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 4.10.16 125W MV
Windy night. Only 41 individuals of 12 species - over half of which were Lunar Underwings. FFY Beaded Chestnut. Migrant interest: P. xylostella (2) and N. noctuella (1).
Wed 5th October 2016 10:03 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th October
Minimum overnight temperature rose to 12.6 deg C and patience was rewarded with 17 species including 1 Black Rustic, 1 Angle Shades. 2 Barred Sallow, 1 Rush Veneer, 1 Mallow, 1 Common Plume, a very welcome single Merveille du Jour and 28 Lunar Underwing.
Tue 4th October 2016 11:18 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 3rd October
9 deg.  Eleven species including migrants 1 Vestal, 2 RDP.  Also a Black Rustic and 25 Lunar Underwings
Tue 4th October 2016 09:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd October
Minimum overnight temperature rose to 10.9 deg C but only 8 species including 3 Rush Veneer, 1 Large Wainscot and 2 Black Rustic.
Mon 3rd October 2016 17:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd October
Down to 5 species including 1 Barred Sallow. Minimum night temperature was 6.6 deg C
Mon 3rd October 2016 17:13 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st October
Only 7 species including 1 Barred Sallow, 1 Large Wainscot, 1 Light Emerald.
Sat 1st October 2016 12:58 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 30/9
2 Large Wainscot the best here.