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Sat 31st December 2016 08:13 by Capt Bagsy
Parley Court Farm 2016
Many apologies for being unable to keep up the flow of Moth records over the year, but by way of redressing this we will be publishing a précis of our Seasons Activities, via the link below, on New Year’s Day. It just remains for me to wish you ALL a Very Happy New Year. Bagsy
Fri 23rd December 2016 10:03 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell December 22
Two Udea ferrugalis along with a LBAM and a Winter Moth trapped in the garden trap overnight.
Tue 20th December 2016 08:46 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th December
just two species, 1 Winter Moth, 1 Mottled Umber.
Mon 19th December 2016 11:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th December
3 species comprising 3 December Moth, 2 Mottled Umber, 1 Winter Moth.
Sun 18th December 2016 21:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 17/12
15 December Moth and a Feathered Thorn.
Sun 18th December 2016 19:01 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th December
2 Udea ferrugalis , Emmelina monodactyla , plume sp. , 3 Epiphyas postvittana , 2 December moth , Double-striped Pug , 2 Dark Swordgrass , Dark Chestnut , Red-line Quaker , Silver Y.
Sat 17th December 2016 15:18 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 16/12
Silver Y, 14 December Moth, Mottled Umber and Winter Moth in the trap here.
Sat 17th December 2016 11:56 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 16th Deccember
Just December moth (2) and winter moth (2)
Thu 15th December 2016 19:43 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/12
Dark Sword-grass, 5 December Moth, Rusty Dot Pearl and Crocidosema plebejana.

13/12: RDP and 8 December Moth.

Thu 15th December 2016 10:35 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 14th December
A single Rusty Dot Pearl plus: December Moth and Light Brown Apple Moth the only inmates this morning.
Wed 14th December 2016 14:40 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 13th December
Pretty quiet with just four species: Silver Y, Winter Moth, Red-green Carpet and December Moth.

2441 Silver Y 06 Copyright: Will Bown

Tue 13th December 2016 21:49 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/12
Best of the catch were two Mottled Umber, a real garden rarity for here. Also Turnip, 5 December Moth, Angle Shades, 2 Rusty Dot Pearl and a Diamond-back.
Sun 11th December 2016 00:09 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 December
Four species: November Moth (agg), six December Moth, ffy Dark Chestnut. Just one micro, Emmelina monodactyla
Sat 10th December 2016 21:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/12
Still a few migrants appearing: 2 White Speck, Silver Y, Pearly Underwing, Diamond-back and also an Angle Shades and 5 December Moth.
Sat 10th December 2016 14:10 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 9th December
Eight species trapped. Migrants represented by a single Pearly Underwing and 6 Rusty-dot Pearl. Locals included 6 December Moth, 3 Winter Moth, Acleris sparsana, Spruce Carpet and a very late Horse Chestnut (third brood?).
Fri 9th December 2016 22:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 8/12
Another reasonable night for migrants, especially for the time of year. Catch was: 2 White Speck, 2 Silver Y, 5 RDP, 6 December Moth and a pristine Common Marbled Carpet. Also 2 Acleris hastiana.

7/12: 6 December Moth

Fri 9th December 2016 15:57 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.12.16 125W MV
11 individuals of 8 species.  Eudonia angustea, Udea ferrugalis, December Moth (only 2 this time), Feathered Thorn (3), Angle Shades, Dark Sword-grass (FFY), a late Black Rustic and White-speck (FFG).
Thu 8th December 2016 16:48 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 December
Just two species here too: one Udea ferrugalis, with seven (all male) December Moth (min 11.2 degsC / cloudy)
Thu 8th December 2016 15:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th December
only 2 species including 10 December Moth, with 1 female and a clutch of eggs
Thu 8th December 2016 15:24 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th December
5 species including 1 Red-green Carpet, 1 Winter Moth, 2 Feathered Thorn and 23 December Moth
Thu 8th December 2016 09:50 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 7th December
Just twelve individuals: December Moth (10), Winter Moth agg. and Common Marbled Carpet.
Thu 8th December 2016 09:01 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 December
Still warm but windy.  A complete contrast with last night.  Only 11 moths in total!
Wed 7th December 2016 17:52 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/12
Migrants represented by 21 RDP, Silver Y and Diamond-back. 16 species trapped in total, best of which were: Acleris umbrana, Acleris schalleriana, Caloptilia semifascia, 2 Crocidosema plebejana, 3 Winter Moth, 8 December Moth, Dark Chestnut, 2 Red-green Carpet, Yellow-line Quaker, Feathered Thorn.
Wed 7th December 2016 16:37 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 6.12.16 125W MV
24 individuals of 6 species, including Feathered Thorn (6) and FFY December Moth (13).
Wed 7th December 2016 13:38 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 6th December
Forty four moths logged on another incredibly mild and misty night. Among the species recorded were: November Moth agg. December Moth (35), Red-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Dark Chestnut, plus Diamond-back Moth and Gem.

1720 Gem 06 Copyright: Will Bown

Wed 7th December 2016 10:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 December
An amazing 11C overnight.  One Gem.  Also 34 December Moths in 2 traps.  Other moths included a late Spruce Carpet and a very late Large Wainscot, as well as 4 Winter Moth and 1 Red-green Carpet.
Tue 6th December 2016 22:17 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 5/12
First trapping for quite some time produced 3 RDP, Dark Chestnut, Feathered Thorn, December Moth and Common Marbled Carpet.
Tue 6th December 2016 18:19 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 5th December
Five species overnight: December Moth (19 was a very unusual number in a single night here), Large Yellow Underwing, Feathered Thorn, Common Marbled Carpet and Light Brown Apple Moth.
Tue 6th December 2016 13:08 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 5th December
3 Feathered thorn, 1 red-green carpet, 2 light brown apple moth, 1 rusty-dot pearl and 21 December moth (I normally only get one).
Tue 6th December 2016 11:46 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 5th December
In the trap, Angle Shades, Redline Quaker and 9 December moths. In my pupating box, first 2 December moths hatched (reared from eggs laid last year) - several more to come.
Tue 6th December 2016 10:13 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th December
min overnight temp of 7.5 deg C was good news for moths with 5 species recorded, including 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Mottled Umber, 2 Winter Moths and a record number of 38 December Moths for this site.
Sat 3rd December 2016 10:13 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell December 2nd
A Udea ferrugalis, a LBAM and a late Common Marbled Carpet trapped overnight.