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 http://bagsy-thecaptainslog.blogspot.co.uk/
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Sat 31st December 2016 08:13 by Capt Bagsy
Parley Court Farm 2016
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
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
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
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
Tue 13th December 2016 21:49 by Paul Harris
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
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
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
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
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
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.