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Sat 25th February 2017 12:32 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th February
Just 3 Common Quakers here
Sat 25th February 2017 09:38 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 February
Five species: 3 Hebrew Character, 2 Common Quaker, Pale Brindled Beauty, ffy: Spring Usher, Early Grey (min 4.3 degsC / cloudy)
Sat 25th February 2017 07:38 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 24th Feb
Oak Beauty was highlight to a MV light. Also Common Quaker, Hebrew Character and Agonopterix heracliana
Wed 22nd February 2017 16:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 February
Small Brindled Beauty on garage wall (first for here), with just an Early Moth in the trap (min 10.4 degsC /cloudy

1925 Small Brindled Beauty 02 Copyright: Gillian Nash, 21 February 2017

Tue 21st February 2017 18:06 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 20/2
Only two moths, Herald and Epermenia chaerophyllella, the latter new for me.

0483 Epermenia chaerophyllella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Tue 21st February 2017 18:02 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 20th Feb
First Hebrew Character and Common Quakers of the year. Single Ypsolopha ustella. Photos of Ypsolopha mucronella and Caloptilia populetorum from the 19th.

0451 Ypsolopha mucronella 04 Copyright: Richard Cottle

0281 Caloptilia populetorum 02 Copyright: Richard Cottle

Tue 21st February 2017 12:44 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 20.2.17
Only 4 species to external lights: Agonopterix heracliana (assumed by size), Early Moth, Pale Brindled Beauty and Common Quaker. All FFY.
Mon 20th February 2017 20:49 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 19th February
A fine 13 species comprising many of the early Spring species, but with two out of hibernation - a single Ypsolopha mucronella and the rarely recorded (in Dorset, and new to the garden) Caloptilia populetorum. Trap out again tonight given the very mild conditions.
Mon 20th February 2017 17:21 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/2
Acleris cristana the best here.

1054 Acleris cristana 07 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 20th February 2017 15:37 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 19 Feb
Early Thorn, Pale Brindled Beauty outside the trap. Brindled Pug, 2x Dark Chestnut, Agonopterix heracliana inside.  min 9c
Sun 19th February 2017 17:25 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 17/2
Agonopterix yeatiana and Acleris hastiana all the trap could muster.
Sat 18th February 2017 19:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17 February
Six species: Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, Early Moth, Dotted Border, nicely marked but worn Dark Chestnut, + one micro still to ID

2259 Dark Chestnut 02 Copyright: Gillian Nash, February 2017

Fri 17th February 2017 12:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 February
First 2017 moths: 2 Early Moth (T.primaria) + single Pale Brindled Beauty (P.pilosaria) min 5.5 degsC

1926 Pale Brindled Beauty 04 Copyright: Gillian Nash, February 2017

Thu 16th February 2017 18:07 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/2
Acleris umbrana the only moth here today.
Thu 16th February 2017 08:57 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th February
3 Early Moths and 2 Chestnut, min overnight temperature 4.3 deg C
Wed 15th February 2017 20:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/2
Just one moth here but it was an absurdly early Common Marbled Carpet.

1764 Common Marbled Carpet 05 Copyright: Paul Harris

Wed 15th February 2017 10:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th February
Warm weather so I ran my trap and caught 2 Early Moths and 1 Pale Brindled Beauty. Minimum overnight temp of 8.4 deg C.
Wed 1st February 2017 16:48 by Paul Harris
Certainly mild enough to put a trap on and it produced: Acleris umbrana, an early Oak Beauty and Red-green Carpet. Best however a worn Tortricodes alternella. Possibly not recorded Weymouth/Portland before?