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Tue 29th November 2016 08:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th November
Min night temperature of 1 deg C yet there were 2 December Moths and 2 Beaded Chestnuts in my trap. Hardy creatures!
Mon 28th November 2016 16:55 by Colin Burningham
3 species including 1 Feathered Thorn and 2 December Moths
Sun 27th November 2016 14:08 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 26th November
Nothing much in the traps this morning and only Silver Y and White-speck of any note.

2203 White-speck 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Sun 27th November 2016 08:33 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th November
4 species, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Beaded Chestnut, 2 December Moth and 1 rather late Merveille du Jour.
Fri 25th November 2016 12:30 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th November
3 species, 2 December Moth, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Beaded Chestnut
Thu 24th November 2016 09:56 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 23rd November
Four species here this morning: some beautiful bright examples of Red-green Carpet, plus Feathered Thorn, Red-line Quaker and December Moth.

1631 December Moth 07 Copyright: Will Bown

Thu 24th November 2016 08:56 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd November
Only I moth here, 1 December Moth but first for this winter
Wed 23rd November 2016 13:47 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 22nd November
The rain stopped but Red-line Quaker and a single Silver Y were the only species in the traps this morning.
Thu 17th November 2016 11:55 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 16th November
The presence of immigrants continued with two species: Rusty-dot Pearl and Diamondback Moth; and Red-green Carpet, and the almost ever-present Light Brown Apple Moth the only others.
Wed 16th November 2016 14:19 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 15th November
A single Diamondback Moth was the only immigrant represented. Among the rest were Barred Sallow, Chestnut, Spruce Carpet, Feathered Thorn and Acleris sparsana.
Wed 16th November 2016 11:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th November
just two species including 4 Feathered Thorn.
Tue 15th November 2016 23:27 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 November
Just 6 species, including December Moth, 3 feathered Thorn, and surprisingly, 4 Sprawler (min 5.5 degsC)
Tue 15th November 2016 13:34 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 14th November
Singles of Udea ferrugalis and Nomophila noctuella the only immigrant interest. Among the rest were Feathered Thorn, Spruce Carpet, Red-green Carpet and Common Marbled Carpet and a rather late Pseudargyrotoza conwagana.

Tue 15th November 2016 10:16 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 14.11.16 125W MV
Singles of Cypress Carpet, Feathered Thorn and Silver Y.
Mon 14th November 2016 14:59 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 13th November
Little of note with Amblyptilia acanthadactyla the Beautiful Plume the best and a delight to find this delicate little moth in the traps.  Only the second record here.

1497 Beautiful Plume 02 Copyright: Will Bown

Mon 14th November 2016 10:33 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.11.16 125W MV
A quiet night, improved by a FFG Phyllonorycter messaniella.
Sun 13th November 2016 21:26 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 November
Just five species / 7 individuals: Feathered Thorn, Red-green Carpet, Beaded Chestnut, Chestnut, Blk Rustic (min 5 degsC)
Sun 13th November 2016 12:50 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 12th November
Feathered thorn (4), December moth (2) and green-brindled crescent
Sat 12th November 2016 18:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/11
First trapping for quite some while produced: Crocidosema plebejana, 3 Udea ferrugalis, Red and Yellow-line Quaker, Beaded Chestnut, Green-brindled Crescent, and 2 'November' Moth.
Thu 10th November 2016 11:45 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th November
Not a good night with only 2 species but including 1 Red-green Carpet, first for this season.
Fri 4th November 2016 15:26 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 3.11.16 125W MV
7 species including Diamond-backed Moth Plutella xylostella (12) and another Crocidosema plebejana.
Fri 4th November 2016 10:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3 October
Five species: Black Rustic, Red, and Yellow Line Quaker, Beaded Chestnut, ffy Spruce Carpet (min 2.9 degsC)
Fri 4th November 2016 09:07 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd November
Minimum overnight temperature increased to 5.8 deg C and as a consequence, number of species increased to 7, including singles of Black Rustic, Red-line Quaker, Yellow-line Quaker, Feathered Thorn.
Thu 3rd November 2016 19:04 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd November
A minimum overnight temp of 1.5 deg C, left this site with only 2 species, 3 Beaded Chestnut and 1 Merveille du Jour.
Thu 3rd November 2016 10:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2 October
Unsurprisingly, with minimum overnight of 0.5 degsC, just three individuals: Lesser Yellow Underwing, Beaded Chestnut, Endrosis sarcitrella (W-s House-moth)
Wed 2nd November 2016 09:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st November
Min temp overnight of 4.3 deg C and 8 species including 2 Barred Sallow, 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 Spruce Carpet, 1 Red-line Quaker.
Tue 1st November 2016 19:49 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31 October
Thirteen species: Figure of Eight, Feathered Thorn, Merveille du Jour, Feathered Thorn, Angle Shades, N.noctuella, P.xylostella.  First for year Sprawler (min 4.9 degsC)

Oak Rustic on 30/10/16

2246a Oak Rustic 03 Copyright: Gillian Nash, October 2016

Tue 1st November 2016 16:48 by Geoffrey Sell
The LBJ I had has been identified by Mark Parsons as Clancy's Rustic. I had one on 28th October and two on 29th.
Tue 1st November 2016 09:02 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st October
10 species including 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Merveille du Jour, 6 November Moth agg, 7 Green-brindled Crescent, 8 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Red-line Quaker. Minimum overnight temperature was 6.5 deg C.