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Wed 31st May 2017 17:26 by Paul Harris
29/5: Common Lutestring the best.

30/5: Small Marbled, Anania fuscalis, Gypsonoma sociana, Elachista atricomella, May Highflyer and Cream-spot Tiger the best here. The fuscalis was a new moth for me and the garden.

1386 Anania fuscalis 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Tue 30th May 2017 22:31 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 May
Forty species, including: Vine's Rustic, Snout, Figure of Eighty, Puss Moth, Plain Golden Y, A.semifusca, A.punctidactyla, U.olivalis, N.noctuella, P.xylostella
Tue 30th May 2017 13:25 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th May
40 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Small China-mark
Tue 30th May 2017 13:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th May
47 species including 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 2 Gold Spot, 1 Ghost Moth, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Evergestis forficalis, 1 Brussels Lace, 1 Shark.
Tue 30th May 2017 13:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th May
31 species including 1 Clouded-bordered Brindle, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Cream-spot Tiger, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Maiden's Blush, 1 sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Shears.
Tue 30th May 2017 13:12 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th May
49 species including 2 Herald, 2 Spectacle, 2 Rivulet, 1 Peppered Moth, 1 Small Fan-foot, 1 Figure of Eighty, 1 Pyralis farinalis, 1 Alabonia geofrella, 1 Lobster Moth, 1 Agapeta hamana.
Tue 30th May 2017 10:39 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 29th May
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla , Dioryctria sp. - probably sylvestrella , Small Dusty Wave , Treble Brown Spot , Common Carpet , Freyer's Pug.  , Scalloped Hazel , Swallow Prominent , Dog's Tooth , Light Brocade , Alder Moth , Middle-barred Minor , Burnished Brass , Pinion-streaked Snout.
Tue 30th May 2017 08:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 May
Damp overnight. 64 species including 1 Diamond-back and 4 Silver Y.  FFY E. lacustrata, L. lobella, Riband Wave, Willow Beauty, Marbled Brown, Pale-shouldered Brocade, White-point and Pinion-streaked Snout.
Mon 29th May 2017 23:41 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28 May
Around fifty species, including: Scorched Wing,Mocha, Poplar Grey, Lt Emerald, Sharp-angled Peacock, N.nomophila, 14 P.xylostella.  FFY: Pale Shouldered Brocade, Flame, Dusky Brocade, P.conwagana, C.culmella, E.delunella, possible A.trifasciata
Mon 29th May 2017 17:35 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/5
Not quite up to the levels of last Tuesday night, but 76 sp still pretty respectable. Best were Humming-bird Hawk, Portland Ribbon Wave, Small Mottled Willow, 2 Alder Moth, ~100 Diamond-back and a bizarre influx of P. conwagana with 100+ present. Also Bactra furfurana.

1110 Bactra furfurana 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 29th May 2017 15:33 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 28.5.17 125W MV
Best night of the year so far with 127 individuals of 54 species (so far). Undoubted highlight was a Many-lined (a first for this observer) (below): thanks to Phil Sterling and Les Hill for confirming ID. Also new for the garden were Crambus lathoniellus, Ringed China-mark, Poplar Kitten, Middle-barred Minor and Light Brocade.  Among the firsts for the year were Clouded Silver, Alder Moth, Tawny Shears and Small Angle Shades.

1741 Many-lined 03 Copyright: Mike Hetherington, 28 May 2017

Mon 29th May 2017 12:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 28th May
Portland Ribbon Wave , Dark Sword-grass , Silver y.
Mon 29th May 2017 10:25 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 28th May. A good night with singles of Alder, Lobster, Portland Ribbon Wave, Puss, and Small Clouded Brindle.
Mon 29th May 2017 10:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 May
Best night this year with 77 species despite the rain.  A major surprise was FFG 1 Flame Wainscot which I guess was blown up from the Poole area (but it could be a migrant I suppose - there was obviously lots of migrants last night around the county).  8 Diamond- back and 2 Silver Y.  FFY A. hamana, N. trimaculana, Small China-mark, Treble Brown Spot, Small Yellow Wave, Scalloped Hazel, Light Emerald, Large Yellow Underwing and Common Wainscot.
Sun 28th May 2017 21:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27 May
Twenty five species, including: Mocha, Muslin Moth, Ingrailed Clay, with FFY: Snout, Yellow-barred Brindle, Purple Bar
Sun 28th May 2017 14:23 by Vince Giavarini
Lagos, western Algarve, Portugal; Sunday 28 May 2017
Conditions here dry and almost arid; the rains have been infrequent and short-lived at best so there are few good nectar sources to tempt the refuelling passage of migrant moths on their way south from Northern Africa and the Mediterranean zone. There are no moths of any number on the dunes or just inland from the sea and not a single Silver Y or Bordered Straw recorded here during the past week among the 44 listed in my notebook. On the 24th there was an influx of Catocala mariana, a moth rather like the Oak Yellow Underwing: one landing in the swimming pool and two others to lights along with a Striped Hawkmoth. Other highlights included an Eastern Bordered Straw, Parched Pug, two Jersey Black Arches and a good helping of Blair's Mocha showing the full range of wing-marking variation.
Sun 28th May 2017 14:13 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 27/5
Best here were Pinion-streaked Snout and Puss Moth.

An update from 23/5: The interesting Aethes sp has been gen-detted by Phil Sterling and has proved to be Aethes deaurana, a species which occurs in Southern France and Iberia. It also appears to be the first UK record so I'm currently unable to upload a photo here.

Sun 28th May 2017 11:30 by Clive Pinder
Chickerell, Weymouth
A Small Mottled Willow in the trap this morning and also a first garden record for Epinotia bilunana .
Sun 28th May 2017 11:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 May
Slightly chillier.  25 species including 1 Silver Y.  FFY Elephant Hawkmoth plus three other species of hawkmoth in the trap - summer must be here.
Sun 28th May 2017 09:56 by Billy Dykes
27/05/2017 - Swyre Head
Single Hypochalcia ahenella amongst a small catch on the cliff top at Swyre Head.
Sun 28th May 2017 09:55 by Billy Dykes
26/05/2017 - Lulworth Cove
107 of 41 species to a 6w actinic. Highlights included a Portland Ribbon Wave (Idaea degeneraria), 9 Haworth Pug (Eupithecia haworthiata), 2 Silver Y (Autographa gamma) and a Fern (Horisme tersata).
Sat 27th May 2017 23:51 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26 May
Around forty species, including: Burnished Brass, Figure of Eight, Brown Rustic, Waved Umber, Set H Character, Least Black Arches, Rivulet, FFY Marbled Brown.  Among the twelve micro species: Brown, Small & Ringed China Marks, Nomophila noctuella, Scoparia pyralella, Bryotropha domestica, Argyresthia sp (mild, but very windy - thunderstorm in early hours)
Sat 27th May 2017 14:22 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth. Over the last week, several Privet Hawk, Eyed Hawk and Poplar Hawk, with the first two Elephants, and a Hummingbird Hawk nectaring in the garden. A Barred Umber on the 23rd, a Pimpinel Pug and a Least Black Arches on the 25th, and a White-point on the 26th.
Sat 27th May 2017 11:36 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/5
2nd ever Small Purple-barred the best moth here, this one of the form fusca.

Sat 27th May 2017 09:19 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 26th May
Cataclysta lemnata , Udea ferrugalis , Drinker , Iron Prominent , Flame , Light Brocade , White Point , Small Clouded Brindle , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Snout.
Sat 27th May 2017 07:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 May
There were strong easterlies during the day.  The wind dropped at nightfall and veered more to the south.  Still 19C at 23.30.  A massive thunderstorm for 30 minutes at 02.45, then rain until dawn.  Fortunately my traps were OK.  57 species.  1 Diamond-back and 1 Silver Y.  FFY A. achatana, P. conwagana, Cyclamen Tortrix, Satin Wave, Purple Bar, White-pinion Spotted, Knot Grass and Dark Arches.
Sat 27th May 2017 00:31 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 May
Thirty five species, including: Scorched Carpet, Mottled Rustic, Scorched Wing. FFY: Knot Grass, Lychnis, 2 Cream-spot Tiger, Udea olivalis FFG Eulia ministrana (min 15 degC)
Fri 26th May 2017 21:15 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 24+25/5/17
A large dive in numbers from the heady heights of Tuesday night, but Mullein Wave two nights running the best here, a species which is now far less common than it used to be.
Fri 26th May 2017 17:02 by Mike Hetherington
Litton Cheney 26.5.17
Larval web of Small Eggar on Blackthorn in hedgerow.
Fri 26th May 2017 17:00 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 25.5.17 125W MV
68 individuals of 35 species. Warm night, but breezy. FFY included Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella agg, Aspilapteryx tringipennella, Eulia ministrana, Hedya pruniana, Small China-mark and Rustic Shoulder-knot. Migrants: Diamond-back Moth (2), Rusty-dot Pearl (FFY) and Silver Y.
Fri 26th May 2017 10:02 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 May
Warm but windy.  47 species.  1 Silver Y.  FFG N. degeerella.  FFY C. culmella (!!), Privet Hawkmoth and Treble Lines.
Fri 26th May 2017 09:24 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 25th May
Chrysoteuchia culmella , Figure of Eighty , Satin Wave , Treble Brown Spot , Lime-speck Pug , Poplar Hawkmoth , Orange Footman , Cream-spot Tiger , Shears , Angle Shades , Silver Y.
Thu 25th May 2017 09:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th May
Anania hortulata , Udea olivalis , Udea ferrugalis , an early male Drinker , White-point.
Thu 25th May 2017 06:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 May
Clear skies and chillier than last night.  Fewer moths - 45 species.  1 Rush Veneer.  FFY Garden Pebble, U. olivalis, Timothy Tortrix, Blood-vein, an early Phoenix, Common White Wave, Poplar Kitten, Cloud-bordered Brindle, Angle Shades, Middle-barred Minor and Gold Spot.
Wed 24th May 2017 23:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23 May
Forty plus species, including: Straw Dot, Alder, Silver Y, Pale Prominent, Miller, Spectacle, Celypha lacunana, Hedya pruniana, Notocelia cynosbatella.  FFY: Figure of Eighty, Poplar Kitten, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Spruce Carpet, Udea ferrugalis, Dichrorampha and Argyresthia species (min 14 degC / still)
Wed 24th May 2017 20:54 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd May
5 Plutella xylostella , Figure of Eighty , Maidens Blush , Small Dusty Wave , Green Pug.  Clouded Silver , Yellow-barred Brindle , Pale Prominent , Pale Tussock , Orange Footman , Dark Sword-grass , Lychnis , Pine Beauty , Common Wainscot , Alder Moth , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Mottled Rustic , Gold Spot , Silver Y , Spectacle.
Wed 24th May 2017 20:15 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 23rd May
I have had a best night for the year too with lots of ffy. I'm still working out some (pugs etc) but the ffg were small phoenix (thought this should turn up eventually), grass rivulet (a bit unusual?) and broad-bordered white. First willow beauty (seems early), lots of orange footman, scalloped hazel, small waved umber, scorched carpet, rush veneer are a selection of others.
Wed 24th May 2017 17:43 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/5
An incredible upturn in numbers with 90+ species recorded in 2 traps. Best were my second ever Little Thorn, an interesting Aethes sp and 7 species of Pug.

1901 Little Thorn 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Wed 24th May 2017 10:35 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 May
Warm, cloudy and still.  My best night so far this year with 59 species, lots of FFYs and a large numbers of moths.  Some migration: 1 Rush Veneer and 2 Silver Y, and FFY 1 Pale Mottled Willow and 1 Dark Spectacle may also have been migrants.  FFG Barred Hook-tip.  FFY Red-barred Tortrix, Maiden's Blush, Flame Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Sharp-angled Peacock, Brown Silver-line, Clouded Silver, Pine Hawkmoth, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Small Clouded Brindle and Straw Dot.
Tue 23rd May 2017 06:53 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 May
Another warm and still night.  26 species including FFY N. metaxella and E. pallida.
Tue 23rd May 2017 00:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 May
22 Species, including: Oak Hook-tip, Spectacle, Flame Carpet, 4 Peppered Moth, Hedya pruniana.  FFY: Garden Carpet, 2 Treble Lines, Alder, Caloptilia sp, Scoparia pyralella
Mon 22nd May 2017 16:51 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.5.17
38 individuals of 25 species, so numbers are picking up again. New for the garden was Agonopterix arenella.  FFY included Celypha lacunana, Udea olivalis, Silver-ground Carpet, Rivulet, Small Waved Umber and Brown Silver-line.  Only migrant interest was a single Silver Y.
Mon 22nd May 2017 16:01 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 May
Warmer and little wind.  A much better night with 30 species.  FFG Toadflax Pug.  FFY A. yeatiana, Ingrailed Clay and Snout.  One female Fox Moth - the first female I've trapped I think.  If you aren't already aware of it, check out the Facebook website Pugs In Flight Tonight - useful information and ID help.
Mon 22nd May 2017 08:24 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st May
Esperia sulphurella , Yellow-barred Brindle , Buff-tip , Orange Footman , White Ermine , Cinnabar , Small Square-spot , Common Wainscot.
Sun 21st May 2017 07:53 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 May
Clear and cold again. Only 14 species.
Sat 20th May 2017 22:33 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 May
Seven species, including: Buff-tip, White Ermine, Sm Square-spot, Light Arches, Syndemis masculana (min 5.4 degC)
Sat 20th May 2017 15:23 by Mike Hetherington
Yetminster 19.5.17 125W MV
Only 8 species on a chilly night.  Highlight was a Lime Hawk-moth (new for this observer).

Sat 20th May 2017 07:43 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 May
Clear and cold.  16 species including 1 Barred Umber (which is a rare moth here).  FFY Tawny Marbled Minor type.
Sat 20th May 2017 00:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 May
Twelve species, including: Silver Y (2 very different) FFY: Silver-ground Carpet, Dk Sword Grass, A.achatana, E.angustea, + by day, A.fabricana, and NFG Longhorn to be identified (min 6.2 degC)
Fri 19th May 2017 09:19 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th May
Purple Bar , Mottled Pug , Lime-speck Pug , Buff-tip , Cinnabar , Spectacle.
Fri 19th May 2017 08:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 May
Warm and dark with some light rain but colder towards the morning.  15 species including 2 Silver Y.  FFY Clouded Border and Peach Blossom.
Thu 18th May 2017 17:43 by Jack Oughton
Hardys Monument by day 18th May
Rhopobota myrtillana was new for me, with good numbers on Bilberry. Also Celypha lacunana, Glyphipterix simplicella, Neofaculta ericetella, Cydia ulicetana, Speckled Yellow (2), Brown Silver-line and Common Heath.

1162 Rhopobota myrtillana 01 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Thu 18th May 2017 17:41 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 17th May
38 species. Highlights Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Plutella xylostella, Nomophila noctuella (2), Seraphim (NFG), Swallow Prominent, Silver Y, Shears (2), Dark Sword-grass (2) & Least Black Arches.
Thu 18th May 2017 08:50 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th May
Plutella xylostella , Nomophila noctuella , Yellow-barred Brindle , Privet Hawkmoth , Pebble Prominent , Least Black Arches , Alder Moth f. suffusa.
Thu 18th May 2017 07:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th May
only 13 species including 1 Angle Shades, 1 Pale Pinion, 1 Yellow-barred Brindle, 1 Treble Lines.
Wed 17th May 2017 15:53 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 16th May
Warm, wet night producing 46 species. Highlights were Prays ruficeps (2), Udea ferrugalis, Nomophila noctuella (2), Oak-tree Pug, Scalloped Hazel, Waved Umber, Swallow Prominent, Chocolate-tip & Silver Y (3).
Wed 17th May 2017 10:03 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th May
On a warm rainy night, recorded 19 species including 4 Common Swift, 1 Alder Kitten, 1 Treble Lines, 1 Scorched Carpet, 1 Clouded-bordered Brindle, 1 Lychnis, 1 Broken-barred Carpet.
Wed 17th May 2017 09:42 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 May
Warm with heavy rain and steady southerly winds which dropped towards morning. 28 species including FFY C. lacunana (yes!), P. aurata and Ringed China-mark.  Also 1 Rush Veneer.
Wed 17th May 2017 07:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 16th May
Peach Blossom , Common Marbled Carpet , Privet Hawkmoth , Muslin , Vines Rustic , Spectacle.
Tue 16th May 2017 21:33 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/5
A reasonable increase in numbers, most notable species being Cryptoblabes bistrigia.
Tue 16th May 2017 19:31 by Gillian Nash
Twelve species, including: Common Swift, Clouded Silver, H.pseudospretella.  FFY: Heart & Dart. Buff Ermine, Mocha (min 15.4 degC / rain)
Tue 16th May 2017 10:25 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 15.5.17 125W MV
A good night, with 42 individuals of 25 species.  Highlight was a FFG Cream-spot Tiger.  Also FFY Esperia sulphurella, Tachystola acroxantha, Chinese Character, Common Carpet, Yellow-barred Brindle, Buff-tip, Spectacle & Flame.  Sole migrant interest was a single Silver Y.

2058 Cream-spot Tiger 04 Copyright: Mike Hetherington, 15 May 2017

Tue 16th May 2017 08:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 15th May
Notocelia cynosbatella , Udea ferrugalis , Lime Hawkmoth , Poplar Hawkmoth , Hebrew Character , Angle Shades , Silky Wainscot.
Tue 16th May 2017 08:48 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 May
Warm and wet with strong, blustery southerlies.  Only 17 species compared to Jack!  Including 3 Silver Y and FFY Flame.
Tue 16th May 2017 08:22 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 15th May
A good night, with 50 species, including Plutella xylostella (2), Prays ruficeps (2), Elachista rufocinerea, Esperia sulphurella, Nomophila noctuella (4), Pebble Hook-tip, Clay Triple-lines, White-spotted Pug (2), Chocolate-tip, Orange Footman (5), Silver Y (2), Alder Moth, Shark, and Scarce Bordered Straw.
Mon 15th May 2017 23:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 May
Eight species, including: Early Grey, Poplar Hawkmoth, Great Prominent, Notocelia cynosbatella.  FFY: Oak Hook-tip, Setaceous Hebrew Character (min 10.8 degC / heavy rain)
Mon 15th May 2017 07:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 May
Strong southerly winds but heavy rain overnight.  13 species including FFY Peppered Moth.
Sun 14th May 2017 23:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 May
Just six species here: 2 Pale Tussock, 5 Muslin, 2 E.postvittana.  FFY: Brown Rustic, Eyed Hawkmoth, Heart & Club (min 10.1 degC / some heavy rain)
Sun 14th May 2017 06:47 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 May
Warm with southerly winds.  Some heavy rain.  Some evidence of migration: 1 Diamond-back Moth.  20 species including FFG Campion and FFY Buff-tip and Burnished Brass.
Sat 13th May 2017 17:29 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 12th May 2017
Not an especially impressive number but a nice selection of species including: Light Brocade, Silver Y, Oak-tree Pug, Pale Tussock, Treble Lines, including a very dark individual, Scalloped Hazel, Pale Mottled Willow and Ingrailed Clay.
Sat 13th May 2017 09:31 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th May
Plutella xylostella , Evergestis forficalis , an early Willow Beauty , Heart and Dart.
Sat 13th May 2017 07:11 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 May
Conditions similar to last night but chillier and less rain.  Less moths too - 16 species.  FFY Small Magpie, Cinnabar, V-Pug, Heart and Dart, Light Brocade and Vine's Rustic.
Sat 13th May 2017 07:00 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 125W MV 12.5.17
Numbers down again, with only 18 individuals of 15 species. However this included a small group of common migrants (two P. xylostella, singles of Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass - the last two both FFY) as well as FFY Peppered Moth, Poplar Hawk-moth, Treble Lines and Heart & Dart.
Fri 12th May 2017 22:57 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11 May
Much improved species total, but still low numbers here (28 / 52), including: Scalloped Hazel, CM Carpet, Pale Prominent, White Ermine, Spectacle, Waved Umber, V-pug, Syndemis musculana, P.combinella. FFY: Iron Prominent, Mottled Rustic, Chinese Character, Common Wave, Lime Hawkmoth, Broken-barred Carpet, Peppered Moth, Dichrorampha acuminatana, Depressaria daucella (min 11.5 degC / some late night rain)
Fri 12th May 2017 21:05 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/5
Delighted to finally find a Bloxworth Snout in one of the traps after a 20 year wait! Otherwise migrants represented by 4 Silver Y and 5 Diamond-back. White-spotted Pug and the 1st Privet Hawk of the year represented the best of the rest.
Fri 12th May 2017 10:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th May
A good night here too. 21 species including singles of Common Swift, Shoulder Stripe, Nut-tree Tussock, Broken-barred Carpet, Anania hortulata, Syndemis muscalana and 5 Common Marbled Carpet. Additionally in the garden during the day, a single Pyrausta aurata.
Fri 12th May 2017 10:03 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 May
Warm and overcast with a southerly wind and some rain.  Best night so far this year with 31 species.  FFY A. microdactyla, Common Swift, Broken-barred Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Pine Carpet, Small Square-spot, Setaceous Hebrew Character and Alder Moth.
Fri 12th May 2017 08:39 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th May
Common Pug , Pale Tussock , Muslin , Cinnabar , Least Black Arches , Heart and Dart , Dark Sword-grass , Bright-line Brown -eye , Hebrew Character , Vines Rustic , 3 Silver Y.
Thu 11th May 2017 09:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th May
10 species, including 1 Green Carpet, 1 Foxglove Pug, 1 Waved Umber, 1 Lesser Swallow Prominent. Also, during the day in the garden, 1 Adela reamurella, an amazing moth. Also, numbers of Adela were also seen at Lydlinch Common yesterday.
Wed 10th May 2017 10:21 by Gillian Nash
Just three individuals here: Muslin, Brindled Beauty, Hebrew Character (min 3.2 degC / clear, full moon)
Wed 10th May 2017 09:19 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th May
Only 5 species including 1 Green Carpet and 1 Poplar Hawkmoth.
Wed 10th May 2017 06:20 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 May
Very chilly and almost a full moon in a clear sky.  Only 6 species including 1 Pale Pinion.
Tue 9th May 2017 11:54 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th May
10 species including 1 White Ermine, 1 Garden Carpet and 1 Yellow-barred Brindle.
Tue 9th May 2017 08:54 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th May
Red Twin-spot Carpet , Waved Umber , Poplar Hawkmoth , White Ermine , Least Black Arches , Shuttle-shaped Dart.
Tue 9th May 2017 08:16 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 May
Chilly again.  12 species.  Lime Hawkmoth - first Hawkmoth of the year.  Also E. angustea, S. ambigualis and Rivulet.
Mon 8th May 2017 13:36 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 7th May 2017
A bright moon and chilly and not many moths. Chocolate-tip, Knot Grass, Brimstone and V-Pug among the few venturing out.

2019 Chocolate-tip 08 Copyright: Will Bown, May 2017

Mon 8th May 2017 10:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th May
6 species including 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Coxcomb Prominent and 1 Chocolate-tip
Mon 8th May 2017 07:51 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th May
Plutella xylostella , Cinnabar , Muslin , Clouded Drab , Herald.
Mon 8th May 2017 07:35 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 May
Clear and chilly.  Only 9 species including FFY Pebble Hook-tip.
Sun 7th May 2017 23:13 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 April
Eighteen species, including: Spectacle, V-pug, Foxglove Pug, Lunar Marbled Brown, P.combinella, E.sulphurella Ffy: White Ermine, Waved Umber, Syndemis musculana (min 10.4 degC)
Sun 7th May 2017 16:53 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 6/5
More variety than of late with Dark Sword-grass, Broken-barred and Silver-ground Carpets, Small Phoenix, Chocolate-tip, Pale Pinion, Pale Tussock, combusta form of Clouded-bordered Brindle, Depressaria ultimella and Tinea trinotella.
Sun 7th May 2017 13:53 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 6.5.17 125W MV
30 individuals of 20 species (with a few more to sort out) including FFY Pseudagyrotoza conwagana, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Scalloped Hazel and White Ermine.
Sun 7th May 2017 13:03 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 6th May
Dark form of Scalloped Hazel got me guessing through the book for a while ! Good catch with 12 Muslin Moth and these FFY were Shuttle-shaped Dart, Green carpet, Small Phoenix, Common Wave.
Sun 7th May 2017 12:50 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 6.5.17 125W MV
30 individuals of 20 species (with a few more to sort out) including FFY Pseudagyrotoza conwagana, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Scalloped Hazel and White Ermine.
Sun 7th May 2017 09:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th May
Plutella xylostella , V-Pug.  Yellow-barred Brindle , Pale Tussock.
Sun 7th May 2017 07:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 May
The wind dropped.  Warm at first and then chilly.  23 species including FFY Orange Footman.  Also 1 Pale Pinion.
Sat 6th May 2017 10:09 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 5th May 2017
The best from not very many on a rather windy night were: Light Brocade, Waved Umber, and Knot Grass.

2157 Light Brocade 04 Copyright: Will Bown, May 2017

Fri 5th May 2017 08:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th May
Tachystola acroxantha, Agonopterix arenella, Chinese Character, Pebble Prominent, Muslin, Vine's Rustic.
Thu 4th May 2017 14:19 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3 May
Just five macro species / one micro (20 individuals) including: Lunar Marbled Brown, Chocolate-tip, P.combinella (min 8.4 degC/cloudy)
Thu 4th May 2017 10:03 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd May
only 5 species, very poor after the 18 species of the night before. Min overnight temp was 10 deg C. Perhaps the wind played its part.
Thu 4th May 2017 08:39 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd May
Buff Ermine , Silver Y.
Wed 3rd May 2017 12:16 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 2nd May 2017
A nice selection from a welcome mild night, including: Pebble Prominent, Herald, Waved Umber, Bee Moth, Scorched Carpet, Brindled Pug and Green Carpet.

2003 Pebble Prominent 05 Copyright: Will Bown, March 2017

Wed 3rd May 2017 11:38 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 2nd May
Agonopterix yeatiana , Alucita hexadactyla , Puss Moth , Pebble Prominent , Muslin , Least Black Arches , Marbled Minor agg.
Wed 3rd May 2017 10:32 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd May
What a change a day can make. 1st May was not worth reporting with only 2 species. However the 2nd May produced 18 species including singles of Waved Umber, Pale Prominent, V-pug, Foxglove Pug, Lunar Marbled Brown, Brindled Pug, Dark Swordgrass.
Wed 3rd May 2017 08:27 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 2.5.17
Best night of the year so far, with 44 moths of 24 species.  FFY included Bee Moth, Sharp-angled Peacock, Silver-Ground Carpet, Common, Currant & Oak-tree Pugs, Pebble, Swallow & Coxcomb Prominents and Pale Tussock.
Tue 2nd May 2017 08:21 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 1st May
Plutella xylostella , Tachystola acroxantha , Common Wave , Pebble Prominent , Buff Ermine , Muslin , Flame Shoulder.
Mon 1st May 2017 11:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th April
7 species including 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Chinese Character, 1 Flame Shoulder and 2 Red Twin-spot Carpet
Mon 1st May 2017 10:06 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 30.4.17
Least Black Arches (FFY) to lighted window on a rainy night.