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Fri 30th June 2017 23:28 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 June
Fifty species,including: Phtheochroa inopiana, Pleuroptya ruralis, Plutella xylostella, Agapeta hamana, Dun-bar, Sycamore, Cinnabar, Early Thorn, Barred Yellow, Dingy Footman, Dk Sword-grass, Fan-foot, Peach Blossom, Dot Moth (min 12.4 degC /steady rain)
Fri 30th June 2017 17:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th June
Only 40 species but including 1 Garden Tiger, 1 Green Arches and 1 Black Arches.
Fri 30th June 2017 11:10 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 29th June
Synaphe punctalis , Pterophorus pentadactyla , Lackey , Peach Blossom , Dwarf Cream Wave , Swallowtailed , White Satin , 2Dark Sword-grass , Dog's Tooth , Dunbar , Dusky Brocade , Ear sp. , Cream-bordered Green Pea , Oak Nycteoline , 5 Silver Y , Herald , Small Fan-foot.
Thu 29th June 2017 13:32 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th June
48 species including 2 Rosy Footman, 1 Grey Dagger agg, 1 Anania coronata, 3 Small Yellow Wave, 1 Small Mottled Willow, 1 Bordered Straw, 1 Muslin Footman, 1 Ghost Moth.
Wed 28th June 2017 17:13 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 27th June. A Cream-spot Tiger, and a Green Arches. L-album Wainscot is in the book as National Scarce B, but is always quite common here. There were 18 this morning - perhaps an immigration.
Wed 28th June 2017 14:26 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 27th June
2Plutella xylostella , 2 Ostrinia nubilalis , Marasmarcha lunaedactyla , Chinese Character.  Freyer's Pug.  V-pug , Muslin Footman.  Dark Sword-grass , Ear sp. , Crescent , Rustic , 4 Silver Y , Beautiful Hook-tip.
Wed 28th June 2017 14:01 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th June
66 species including 3 V-Pug, 5 Common Emerald, 1 Small Yellow Wave, 1 Coronet, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Gold Triangle, 1 Anania coronata, 1 Marbled White, 1 Small Mottled Willow, 1 Small Dotted Buff, 4 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 Anania crocealis.
Tue 27th June 2017 22:46 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
Trap set Mon 26th June.

Another nice range of Spp, several new to me: Browntail, Seraphim, Birdwing, Common white wave, Whitepoint and Sycamore. Also: Small elephant (1), Elephant hawk (9), Anania coronata, Garden carpet, Buff tip, Small blood vein, Scarce silver lines, Lime speck pug, Common emerald, Riband wave, Bright line brown eye, Clouded silver, Small magpie, Common footman, Dark arches, Mother of pearl, Heart & dart, Shark, Uncertain, plume moth, Willow beauty, Vines rustic, Rustic, Common wainscoat, Apple moth, Tachystola acroxantha, Gold triangle, Endotricha flammealis, Single dotted wave, Large yellow underwing, Scalloped oak, Flame shoulder, The flame, Green arches, Cherry ermine, Brussels lace, Oak nycteoline, Heart & club, European corn borer, Grey dagger, Scarce china mark, Common marbled carpet, Dunbar and Dioryctia abietella. 51 + Spp

Tue 27th June 2017 17:20 by Paul Harris
East Parley 24/6
Another good rarity from Bagsy, this time a cracking pristine Orache Moth from Saturday night. Pics to be found on the Blog:
Tue 27th June 2017 17:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th June
A good night with 67 species, including 2 Scarlet Tigers and 1 White Plume moth flying early evening as well as 1 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 V-Pug, 3 Lilac Beauty, 1 Small Emerald, 2 Peppered Moth, 1 Small Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Shark, 1 Dark Umber, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Hypsopygia glaucinalis, 1 Oak Nycteoline by light.
Tue 27th June 2017 16:11 by Vince Giavarini
Tues 27 June, Albi's Farm, Langton Matravers
278 moths...rain held off long enough to record the trap but wind had wrapped the sheet around the tub and the bulb slightly melted the what's new!! Cochylis hybridella, Evergestis limbata, Thistle Ermine (3), Squamm. caesiella, 4 spp hawk-moth, Beautiful Golden Y, Blackneck (2), Coronet, Double Square-spot, L-album Wainscot, Oak Nycteoline (2), Reddish Light Arches, Shark and Shoulder-striped Wainscot (34).

With Jenny Seawright, John Winterbottom, Dave Brown (NT)

Tue 27th June 2017 13:55 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 26th June
Lackey , Satin Wave , Galium Carpet.  Foxglove Pug , Wormwood Pug , V-Pug , Scalloped Oak , Dingy Footman.  Buff Footman , Four-spotted Footman , Ingrailed Clay , Green Arches , Dusky Brocade , Rustic.
Tue 27th June 2017 02:02 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 June
Around forty species, including Pale prominent, Ghost(m), Drinker(m&f), Early Thorn, Sandy Carpet, Marbled White Spot, Common Carpet Ancylis achatana
Mon 26th June 2017 13:31 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.6.17 125W MV
Around 250 individuals of 73 species. Highlights: FFY Ditula angustiorana, Eudonia delunella, L-album Wainscot (2), Vestal.
Mon 26th June 2017 11:13 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 25th June
Plutella xylostella , Phtheochroa inopiana male , Buff Arches , Blood-vein , Small Blood-vein , Dwarf Cream Wave , Barred Straw , Scorched Wing , Swallow-tailed , Buff-tip , White Satin , Garden Tiger , Poplar Grey , Marbled White Spot , Scarce Silver-lines , Dark Spectacle.  Blackneck.
Mon 26th June 2017 11:06 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 25th June. A False Mocha and a Miller.
Mon 26th June 2017 10:07 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th June
40 species including 1 Grey Arches, 1 Sycamore and 1 very new Flame Shoulder.
Mon 26th June 2017 10:05 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th June
37 species including 1 Yellow-tail, 1 Scorched Wing, 1 Dot Moth and 1 Brussels Lace.
Mon 26th June 2017 09:44 by Julian Francis
Poole 24 June
Report of a Druid caught by Marcus Lawson.  See the photo on the Migrant Lepidoptera Facebook page.
Sun 25th June 2017 23:12 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 June
Around seventy species, including: Rosy Footman, Cypress Carpet, Angle Shades, Foxglove Pug, Brussels Lace. Ffy: Dot Moth, Large Emerald, Yellow-tail.  Among the micros: A.achatana, A.prunalis, C.paludella, E.cana, N.uddmanniana, X.plutella, P.stratiotata, ffy A.ebulea, T.viridana (min 14 degC)
Sun 25th June 2017 09:32 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 June
97 species including FFG M. metzneriella and E. foenella (what a great micro!).  FFY C. pomella, Lesser Wax Moth, Round-winged Muslin, Small Emerald and Green Silver-lines.
Sat 24th June 2017 21:42 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23 June
Sixty species, including: Dk/Grey Dagger, Beautiful, and Plain Golden Y, Lychnis, Sm Angle Shades, Poplar Grey, E.monodactyla, R.formosa Ffy: Sharp-angled Carpet, Treble Brown Spot, Clay, Dingy Shears, Cnephasia sp (min 16 degC / cloudy)
Sat 24th June 2017 16:33 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
Whitecliff (Poole) garden. 23rd June. Elephant hawk (5), Buff tip, Flame shoulderUncertain, Large yelow underwing and a new favourite Scalloped oak. Only 15 spp.
Sat 24th June 2017 16:29 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
Longfleet School, 22nd June.

Elephant hawk (5), Cream bordered Pea, Acania coronata, Angle shades, Miller, Blue bordered carpet, Barred yellow (first for me,stunning moth), Nutmeg, Red barred tortrix, Dwarf cream wave, Pearly underwing, Vines rustic, Garden carpet, Small blood vein, Triple spotted clay, L album wainscoat (lovely markings), Dwarf pug, Clouded border, Clouded silver, Endotricha flammealis, Oegocomia Spp (visually deauratella), Ditula angustiorana and figure of eighty. 39+ Spp.

Sat 24th June 2017 16:21 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
Broadstone, 20th June.

Buff tip, Privet hawkmoth (my first), Festoon, Dingy footman, Elephant hawk (9), Peach blossom, Figure of eighty, Maidens blush, Peppered, Beautiful carpet, Dotted border wave, Buff ermine, Brimstone, V pug, Endotricha flammealis, Sycamore, Grey pine carpet, Bordered white, Common emerald, Small yellow wave, Broken barred carpet, Yponomenta evonymella (Bird cherry ermine), Foxglove pug, Swordgrass, Dotted rustic, Crescent dart, Treble brown spot, Dark arches, Uncertain, Shuttle shaped dart, Dunbar, Coronet, Scarlet tiger, Miller, Blue bordered carpet and Single dotted wave. 45 Spp.

Sat 24th June 2017 16:11 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
20th June. Elephant hawk (3), Riband wave (8), Lime speck pug, Coronet, Clouded border, Gold spot triangle, Bright lines. Heart 7 dart, Buff ermine, Dark arches, Tachystola acroxantha, Festoon (3), Common emerald, Lesser yellow underwing, Anania coronata, True lovers knot, Light brocade, Common wainscoat, Lesser common rustic, Fan foot, Flame, Wood sage plume, Barred fruit tree tortrix, Large yellow underwing, Rhyaciania pinivorana, Argyresthia goedartella, Dichrorampha alpinania, Capua vulgana, Silver y, Foxglove pug, V pug. Small blood vein, Garden carpet, Double striped pug, Pinion streaked snout, Snout, C, Uncertain, Cypress carpet, Willow beauty, Small yellow wave, Argyresthia curvella, Cydia pomonella, Miller, Orange footman, Beautiful hook tip, Marbled minor and Common rustic. 50+ Spp, 90 moths.
Sat 24th June 2017 15:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd June
What a change from a few days a go. 28 species including 1 Lime-speck Pug, 1 Double Square-spot and 1 Broad-barred White.
Sat 24th June 2017 08:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 June
Some rain around dawn and later.  79 species including 1 Dingy Shears and 1 Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Sat 24th June 2017 00:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22 June
Fifty four species, including: Sm Mottled Willow, Leopard Moth, Barred Yellow, Drinker, Muslin Footman, Single-dotted Wave, C.paludella, L.forsterana, P.xylostella, G.pallidactyla (min 13.2 degC)
Fri 23rd June 2017 19:18 by Paul Harris
Parley 21/6
A notable capture by Bagsy yesterday of a Shoulder-striped Clover. Presumably a wanderer from a population somewhere in the vicinity. Photos of this plus a Clouded Magpie at:

Fri 23rd June 2017 17:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd June
Temperature dropped with a large reduction in species to 40 including 4 Scalloped Oak and 2 Drinker, one male and one female
Fri 23rd June 2017 17:04 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st June
My best count ever at this site, 86 species plus a number of unidentified Micros. Identified sightings included 1 Lobster Moth, 1 Barred Yellow, 1 Lilac Beauty, 1 Coronet, 1 Poplar Grey, 1 Sandy Carpet, 2 Scarlet Tiger, 1 Figure of Eighty, 1 Dot Moth, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Double Square-spot, 1 Blue-bordered Carpet, 1 Phoenix, 1 Sycamore, 1 Small Yellow Wave, 1 Rhodophaea Formosa, 1 Oak Nycteoline.
Fri 23rd June 2017 12:33 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 22nd June
50 species for my trap is good. FFG were red necked footman and cypress carpet. FFY were blue-bordered carpet, riband wave, small yellow wave, pale mottled willow, garden tiger, clay and Dun-bar. Also Celypha striana with distinctly pink tinge.
Fri 23rd June 2017 09:39 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd June
2 Udea ferrugalis , Vestal , Small Mottled Willow.
Fri 23rd June 2017 09:38 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth. A dead Mecyna asinalis in the house.
Fri 23rd June 2017 08:26 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 June
A much cooler day and night.  90 species including 1 Rush Veneer.  1 Double Line was a totally unexpected FFG; also R. formosa.  FFY P. inopiana, E. monodactyla, A. coronata, Common Lutestring, Magpie, Garden Tiger, Short-cloaked Moth and Common Rustic agg.
Thu 22nd June 2017 22:46 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.6.17 125W MV
86 species (464 individuals). FFG were Dioryctria abietella and Scarlet Tiger. FFY included European Corn Borer, Lime-speck Pug, Swallow-tailed Moth, Brown-tail, Muslin Footman, Four-spotted Footman, Clouded Brindle & Shoulder-striped Wainscot. Migrant interest was a single Nomophila noctuella.
Thu 22nd June 2017 19:56 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 21st June. a Mere Wainscot, a Morris' Wainscot, Sloe Pug and a Vestal. Cypress Carpet quite common now here.
Thu 22nd June 2017 16:38 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st June
Oegoconia sp. , Tinea semifulvella , Clepsis consimilana , Ostrinia nubilalis , Udea prunalis , Nephopterix angustella , Phoenix , Barred Straw , Puss Moth , White Satin , Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing , Broad-barred White , Striped Wainscot , Shark , L-album Wainscot , Miller.
Thu 22nd June 2017 15:43 by Vince Giavarini
21 June, 2017. Brownsea Island, MV in farmyard
217 moths: among the micros Eudonia delunella, Epigoge grotiana and Pammene regiana, and of the macros Common Lutestring 4, Festoon 3, Four-spotted Footman, L-album Wainscot, Miller and Obscure Wainscot 2. Only one Rush Veneer and two Diamond-back among the migrants.

Vince Giavarini

Thu 22nd June 2017 13:07 by Jack Oughton
Garden 20/6: 100 species, highlights were Plutella xylostella, Prays fraxinella, Batrachedra pinicolella (NFG), Amlyptilia punctidactyla, Epermenia chaerophylella, Acleris schalleriana, Anania lancealis, Anania crocealis (NFG), Nomophila noctuella, Peach Blossom, Blue-bordered Carpet, Phoenix (2), Swallow-tailed Moth, Beautiful Hook-tip (2), Purple Clay and Green Silver-lines.

Also on the night of the 20th, I helped Nigel Spring run traps in Portesham school. Of course this produced 3 species which I've never had in my garden (which is literally a two minute walk away from the school)! These were Marasmarcha lunaedactyla, Phtheochroa sodalina (which was also the first I've seen), and Lead Belle (also a species I've looked for quite a lot at Hardys, but only ever seen in Wales). Other highlights were Ghost Moth, Cydia fagiglandana, Anania lancealis, Figure of Eighty, Purple Bar, Swallow-tailed Moth, Beautiful Hook-tip, Silver Y, and several Shark.

Garden 21/6: 119 species, highlights were Plutella xylostella, Elachsita atricomella (2, NFG), Aethes cnicana, Ancylis achatana, Ostrinia nubilalis (5), Udea ferrugalis (2), Palpita vitrealis, Nomophila noctuella (2), Eudonia delunella, Peach Blossom, Vestal, Scallop Shell, Lilac Beauty, Scarlet Tiger (6), Pinion-streaked Snout (2), Blackneck (NFG), Beautiful Hook-tip (2), Silver Y, Sycamore, Small Mottled Willow (2), Dark Sword-grass and Cream-bordered Green Pea (3).

Thu 22nd June 2017 10:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 May
I've been abroad but got back for the last night of the hot weather.  102 species including 3 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Small Mottled Willow.  Highlights were: 2 Bird-cherry Ermine, 1 E. dodecea, 1 Figure of Eighty, 1 Large Emerald, 1 Barred Yellow, 1 Blue-bordered Carpet, 3 Swallow-tailed Moth, 1 White Satin Moth and 1 Scarlet Tiger.  FFY E. flammealis, C. perlella, Water Veneer, Small Fan-footed Wave, Barred Straw, Common Footman, Rosy Footman, Dot Moth and Double Lobed.  Early Thorn is back.
Wed 21st June 2017 21:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th June
An amazing night for this site. 81 species including 4 Swallow-tailed, 4 Scarlet Tiger, 2 Coronet, 11 Elephant Hawkmoth, 2 Small Blood-vein, 1 Brown China-mark, 3 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 Hypsopygia costalis, 1 Pebble Hook-tip, 1 Small China-mark, 1 Rhodophaea Formosa.
Wed 21st June 2017 20:28 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 20/6
Another haul of 120+ species. Best were Tinea semifulvella, Nephopterix angustella, Aethes beatricella, Anania crocealis and White Satin.

0246 Tinea semifulvella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Wed 21st June 2017 19:22 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 20 June
New for my garden was a July Belle.
Wed 21st June 2017 17:26 by Vince Giavarini
Seacombe Cliffs, Purbeck 19 June 2017
Actinic overnight yielded 54 species; highlights included Cream-spot Tiger (2), V-Pug, Barred Yellow (2), Chinese Character, Shears (4), Fern (6), Lackey (9), Galium Carpet (4), Evergestis limbata, Slender Pug and a Kent Black Arches.

...also a Albi's Farm, Langton Matravers: 47 Shoulder-striped Wainscot...and a Red Admiral in the trap.

Vince Giavarini and Dave Brown (NT)

Wed 21st June 2017 10:10 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 20th June. Lots of moths - the only unusual ones at this site are a Coronet and a Scorched Wing.
Wed 21st June 2017 02:02 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 June
Forty macro / twenty micro species, including: Cydia splendana & pomonella, Lozotaenia forsterana, Luquetia lobella, Blastodacna hellerella, Euzophora pinguis, Ancylis achatana, Calamotropha paludella, Pyrausta despicata.  Macros included: Miller, V-pug, Pebble Prominent, Cypress Carpet.  Ffy: Blackneck, Phoenix, Rosy Footman, Sm Dotted Buff, Short-cloaked Moth, Leopard Moth (min 17. 2 degC)
Tue 20th June 2017 17:40 by Paul Harris
Some exceptional catches in this warm weather, the last two nights have produced 125 and 130 species respectively. Highlights:

!8/6: Small Marbled.

19/6: Clancy's Rustic and another Angle-barred Pug.

Tue 20th June 2017 12:37 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th June
Plutella xylostella (3) , Scoparia subfusca , Pterophorus pentadactyla , Buff Arches , Small Blood-vein , Dwarf Cream Wave , Shaded Pug , Magpie Moth , Privet , Lime , Eyed and Elephant Hawkmoth , Buff-tip , White Satin , Scarlet Tiger , Short-cloaked , Green Arches , Shears , Obscure Wainscot , L-album Wainscot , Silky Wainscot , Bordered Sallow , Burnished Brass , Blackneck.
Tue 20th June 2017 10:38 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 19.6.17 125W MV
315 individuals of 89 species so far.  Highlights: Plutella xylostella (1 - the sole migrant) and FFY: Phtheochroa inopiana, Rhodophaea formosa, Pine Carpet, Blue-bordered Carpet, Small Rivulet and Small Seraphim (both new for garden), Garden Tiger, Blackneck (new for this observer), Green Arches, Green Silver-lines and Cream-bordered Green Pea (new for garden).
Tue 20th June 2017 10:24 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 19th June. 55 macro species, the only surprise being 3 Scarlet Tigers. Only 10 Elephants.
Tue 20th June 2017 09:32 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 19th June
133 species, with highlights being Ectoedemia decentella, Tinea semifulvella, Plutella xylostella (2), Batrachedra praeangusta, Elachista subocellea (NFG), Blastodacna hellerella (4), Lozotaenia forsterana, Acleris schalleriana, Rhyacionia pinivorana, Grapholita janthinana, Pammene regiana, Leopard Moth, Rhodophae formosa (3), Endotricha flammealis (2), Udea ferrugalis, Ostrinia nubilalis, Acentria ephemerella, Peach Blossom (2), Blue-bordered Carpet (3), July Highflyer (2), Cypress Carpet (2), Spruce Carpet (NFG), Phoenix (2), Small Yellow Wave (5), Rivulet, Small Seraphim, Lilac Beauty (NFG), Swallow-tailed Moth, Scarlet Tiger, Garden Tiger, Coronet (4), Small Angle Shades, Dingy Shears & Cream-bordered Green Pea (2).
Mon 19th June 2017 23:29 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 June
Eighty + including thirty micro species, with: Eudonia delunella, Eucosma cana, Phycitodes binaevella, Epinotia signatana, Ditula angustiorana, Ephestia unicolorella, Aleimma loeflingiana, Pleuroptya ruralis, Crambus perlella, Rhodophaea formosa, Archips podana, Aphomia sociella.  Macros included: Barred Straw, Scorched Carpet, Barred Yellow, Poplar Grey, Blotched Emerald.  FFY: Lime-speck Pug, Marbled White Spot, Sm Clouded Brindle.  FFG: Pinion-streaked Snout (min 15.5 degC)
Mon 19th June 2017 20:37 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 18th June. An Obscure Wainscot, a Beautiful Carpet, 13 Elephants. Yesterday, a Lobster Moth.
Mon 19th June 2017 18:18 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 18th June
110 species, with highlights being Plutella xylostella (3), Tachystola acroxantha, Neofaculta ericetella, Metzneria lappella, Acleris hastiana (2), Dichrorampha alpinana (new for garden), Pammene regiana, Anania lancealis, Elophila nympheata, Small Yellow Wave (3), Haworth's Pug, Scarlet Tiger, Pinion-streaked Snout, Small Marbled (new for garden), Silver Y & Green Silver-lines.

0201 Tenaga nigripunctella 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Tenaga nigripunctella from the other evening.

Mon 19th June 2017 11:50 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th June
Common Swift.  Buff Arches.  Common Lutestring , Small Blood-vein , Plain Wave , Barred Yellow.  Small Yellow Wave , Brussels Lace.  Short-cloaked , Lychnis , Beautiful Hook-tip , Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Mon 19th June 2017 00:52 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17 June
Around sixty species, including: Coronet, Scorched, Blue-bordered, Sandy Carpets, Lackey.  Ffy Muslin Footman, Peach Blossom, Blotched Emerald, Sm Dusty Wave.  Amongst the micros: A.hamana, E.nymphaeata (Brn China-mk), P.binaevella, A.sociella, C.splendana (min 13.2 degC)
Sun 18th June 2017 21:50 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
Robinson's set Sat 17th June.

Elephant Hawk (FFY), Browntail, Cream bordered green pea, Festoon, Shark (2), True lovers knot, Buff ermine, Straw dot, Anania coronata (2), Bright lines (2), Peppered (3), Brimstone, Heart & Dart (30), Willow beauty (5), Riband wave (4), Bordered white (3), Tachystola acroxanthia (6), Light brown apple moth (3), Dark arches (7), Light arches (2), Fanfoot, treble brown spot, Small wave, Snout, Gold triangle, Vines rustic (3), Common marbled carpet, Oak tree pug, Small dusty wave, Common pug (2), Caloptilia semifascia, firethorn leaf minor, Foxglove pug (4), Epinotia bilunana, Tawny marbled minor, Dunbar, Marbled minor, Heart & club, Rufus minor, Scoparia ambigualis, Rhigognostis incarnatella, Lesser yellow underwing, Dusky brocade, Epinotia risella.

43 Spp ( 109 total) plus some unidentified micros.

Hethfelden Wood. (Sun pm). Clay triple lines. maidens blush.

Sun 18th June 2017 21:31 by Paul Harris
The last two nights have produced 100+ species each (3 traps). Best were a couple of new garden records:

16/6: Triaxomera parasitella. 17/6: Angle-barred Pug.

Sun 18th June 2017 20:16 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 17.6.17 125W MV
Around 250 individuals of 83+ species. Highlights included new for observer Haworth's Pug and FFY Nematopogon metaxella, Anania coronata, Figure of 80, Small Yellow Wave (2), Barred Yellow, Lychnis and Obscure Wainscot (only the 2nd garden record). Sole migrant interest was a single Diamond-back Moth.
Sun 18th June 2017 10:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th June
Carcina quercana , Anania coronata , Endotricha flammealis , Tachystola acroxantha , Peach Blossom , Buff Arches , Figure of Eighty , Barred Yellow , Lime-speck Pug , Magpie Moth , Eyed Hawkmoth , Orange Footman , Cream-spot Tiger , Southern Wainscot , Obscure Wainscot , Poplar Grey , Scarce Silver-lines.
Sun 18th June 2017 08:17 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 17th June
87 species, with the highlights being Scarce Silver-lines and Pammene germmana, both of which were new for me. Also of note were Prays fraxinella, Anarsia spartiella, Epermenia chaerophylella, Acleris schalleriana, Grapholita lobarzewskii, Rhodophae formosa, Udea ferrugalis (2), Maiden's Blush, Barred Yellow (2), Angle-barred Pug (a different specimen to the previous night), Muslin Footman, and Cream-bordered Green Pea (2).
Sat 17th June 2017 21:44 by Jack Oughton
By day on the 17th June, Tenaga nigripunctella was pretty notable - my third here in the last 4 years. The first was found indoors (though the window was wide open), the second in the shed, and this one now inside the summer house. I wonder what the larvae are feeding on.

Also near Portesham this evening, Merrifieldia baliodactylus and Galium Carpet.

Sat 17th June 2017 15:27 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 16th June
80 species. Highlights were Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Amblyptilia puntidactyla, Rhodophaea formosa, Anania lancealis, Eudonia pyralella, Small Yellow Wave (2), Angle-barred Pug, Haworth's Pug (2), Beautiful Hook-tip (2), Green Silver-lines & Cream-bordered Green Pea (2).
Sat 17th June 2017 10:38 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 17 June
Bumper night for the regular June species including Common Lutestring. Possible immigrants : Scarce Bordered Straw (2) and Beautiful Snout.
Sat 17th June 2017 00:19 by Gillian Nash
Forty one species (32 macro / 9 micro), including: Lt Emerald, Lychnis, Beautiful Hook-tip, Brussels Lace, FFY Purple Clay, Lilac Beauty.  Amongst the micros: 5 Plutella xylostella (D-back), Lozotaenia forsterana, Evergestis forficalis (min 12.1 degC)
Sat 17th June 2017 00:11 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 June
Fifty nine species (49 macro / 10 micro), including: Ghost(m), Heart & Club, Light Arches, Privet Hawk, FFY: Sm Angle Shades, Sm Yellow Wave, Clay Triple Lines, Green Arches, Coronet, Fan-foot, Barred Straw, Lackey, Four-dotted Footman, Buff Arches, Lackey.  Amongst the micros: Pandemis cerasana, Archips podana, Eucosma cana, Scoparia pyralella, P.pentadactyla (White Plume), FFY: Archips xylosteana
Fri 16th June 2017 10:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th June
What a contrast from yesterday. Only 39 species including 1 Cinnabar, 1 Treble Brown Spot, 1 Brown Chinamark, 1 Lozotaenia forsterana
Thu 15th June 2017 20:19 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th June
The best night this year so far with 60 species including Buff Arches, Drinker, Common Emerald, Figure of Eighty, Sandy Carpet, Green Arches, Four-dotted Footman, Foxglove Pug. The final moth in the trap was a Current Clearwing. An amazing sight to see. Never seen one before, let alone trap one.
Thu 15th June 2017 16:48 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 14.6.17 125W MV
Best night of the year to date: 230 individuals of 70 species (with more to sort out). Highlights included FFG Cinnabar (2) and many FFY including Eucosma cana, Archips podana, Lozotaenia forsterana, Puss Moth, Common Emerald, Small Elephant Hawk-moth and Light Arches. Udea ferrugalis (3) and Silver Y the only migrant interest.
Thu 15th June 2017 12:19 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th June
Udea ferrugalis , Myelois circumvoluta , Blood-vein , Purple Bar , Spruce Carpet , Brussels Lace , Clouded Silver , Common Wave , Privet Hawkmoth , Eyed Hawkmoth , Swallow Prominent , Broad-barred White , Clay , Striped Wainscot , Southern Wainscot , Obscure Wainscot , Light Arches , Dark Spectacle , Blackneck.
Thu 15th June 2017 09:26 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 14th June. 46 macro species including a Dark Spectacle and a Cream-spot Tiger.
Thu 15th June 2017 08:13 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 14th June
91 species, with the highlight being a Ruddy Carpet (NFG and my second ever). Best of the rest were Nematopogon metaxella, Tinea semifulvella (2), Prays ruficeps, Tachystola acroxantha (rare here, compared to Weymouth, where it was one of my most common micros), Enarmonia formosana (2), Notocelia roborana, Notocelia rosaecolana, Udea ferrugalis (2), Figure of Eighty (2), Cypress Carpet, Small Yellow Wave, Haworth's Pug (2), Sharp-angled Peacock (6), Scorched Wing, Cinnabar, Dark Spectacle, Coronet, Light Arches, Dark Sword-grass and Green Silver-lines.
Wed 14th June 2017 23:10 by Jack Oughton
Portesham & Surrounding Area
12/06: Netting from Portesham to Hardys Monument produced 42 species, highlights were a Ghost Moth lek on Portesham hill (comprising of over 60 individuals in total, was in a different field to those I've checked in previous years), Satin Wave, July Belle, Silver Y and a Shark.

13/6: By day near Abbotsbury: Olindia schumacherana (my second ever, and first in the county).

13/6: Moth trap Portesham: 65 species, with Neofaculta ericetella, Phycitodes binaevella, Treble Brown Spot, Galium Carpet, Barred Yellow (2), Haworth's Pug, Sharp-angled Peacock, and Cinnabar (2) being of note.

14/6: By day in Portesham: Bryotropha affinis and Grey Dagger larvae (on Silver Birch) of note.

Wed 14th June 2017 17:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th June
Missed a few days but caught 41 species this night including 1 Broken-barred Carpet, 1 Cinnabar, 1 Peppered Moth, 2 Plain Golden Y, 1 Lychnis, 1 Lozotaenia forsterana, 1 Fern.
Wed 14th June 2017 14:46 by Julian Francis
Toller Fratrum 14 June
1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth feeding on valerian.
Tue 13th June 2017 23:42 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 June
Thirty species, including: Dk Sword-grass, (2) Sm Angle Shades, Plain Golden Y, Double Square-spot, Udea ferrugalis (min 9.6 degC)
Mon 12th June 2017 16:09 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 11th June
Lychnis ffg and fern ffy plus other more usual species in trap last night. Pretty chalk carpet ffy on patio doors on Saturday night.
Mon 12th June 2017 15:58 by Rebecca Porter
Lankham Bottom 10th June
The afternoon sessions on the course at Kingcombe were spent out and about. Saturday was rather overcast and by the time we got to Lankcombe bottom it was drizzling but the 30+ wood tigers didn't seem to mind.
Mon 12th June 2017 15:53 by Rebecca Porter
Kingcombe 9-10 June
Excellent weekend attending moth (and butterfly) course lead by David Brown at Kingcombe. Morning session went through 5 traps around Kingcombe centre. 91 species of macro moth in two days. Some evidence of migration on Saturday night with Dark sword grass, bordered straw and pearly underwing. Evening session going through 5 pugs that we caught was very useful (valerian, grey, mottled, foxglove and melanic form of green). Micros not included in the course but with help from another person on the course we have identified Pseudoagyrotoza conwagana (frequent) and Epermenia falciformis (1) so far.
Mon 12th June 2017 10:59 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 11th June
Worth mentioning : Small Clouded Brindle, Small Yellow Wave and Obscure Wainscot. The first and last might have flown from Weymouth or Abbotsbury reedbeds or perhaps live in my local ditch.
Mon 12th June 2017 09:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10 June
Fall to 25 species, including: Heart & Club, Willow Beauty, Ingrailed Clay, Beautiful Hook-tip, with nothing new for year
Sun 11th June 2017 16:23 by Jack Oughton
9th June: 320 of 75 species. Highlights were Mompha subbistrigella, Oegoconia caradjai (tbc), Notocelia roborana (NFR), Udea ferrugalis (3), Nomophila noctuella, Common Lutestring, Haworth's Pug, Small Seraphim, Sharp-angled Peacock (3), Scorched Wing, Cream-spot Tiger, Silver Y & Turnip Moth.

10th June: 454 of 54 species. Highlights were Dioryctria abietella (NFG), Udea ferrugalis (2), Scorched Wing (2), Silver Y (5), Delicate, Shoulder-striped Wainscot (2), Dark Sword-grass and Green Arches.

Sun 11th June 2017 09:20 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th June
Only 29 species but including 2 Bright-line Brown-eye, 1 Barred Straw, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth. 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Cypress Carpet and lastly 1 Gem, a very welcome first.
Sun 11th June 2017 07:26 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 June
Strong southerlies during the day; the wind then eased off and there was some rain overnight.  43 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.  FFY C. striana, 1 female European Corn-borer, 1 female Ghost Moth, Sallow Kitten, Eyed Hawkmoth, Rustic/Uncertain, True Lover's knot and Light Arches.
Sat 10th June 2017 23:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 June
Fifty species (18 micro / 32 macro) including: Brussels Lace, Vines Rustic, Purple Bar, Figure of Eighty, Lt Arches, Shoulder-striped Wainscot / A.sociella, P.cerasana, A.podana, C.lacunana & striana, P.conwagana, Epiblema sp, Parornix sp, P.xylostella
Sat 10th June 2017 14:16 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 9.6.17
Much improved - 126 individuals of 51 species. Highlights were FFG Miller and Brown Rustic, also a second Delicate (or was it the same moth from Wednesday night?).  New for the year included Ghost Moth, Sandy Carpet and Dusky Brocade.
Sat 10th June 2017 08:45 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th June
Better numbers overnight, 30 species including 1 Barred Yellow, 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Broad-barred White, 1 Middle-barred Minor, 1 Burnished Brass.
Fri 9th June 2017 22:47 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 June
27 species, including: Ghost Moth(f), Burnished Brass, Spectacle, Double Square-spot, Lg Yell U/wing, Lychnis, Udea olivalis, Eudonia angustea, Agapeta hamana, Anania hortulata (min 11.6 degC)
Thu 8th June 2017 07:09 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 7.6.17 125W MV
Numbers down on a cool and wet night. Only 53 individuals of 25 species (so far). Highlight was FFG Delicate.  Only other migrant interest a single Silver Y.  FFY included Lackey, Elephant Hawk-moth, White-point and Shears.

2195 Delicate 05 Copyright: Mike Hetherington, 7 June 2017

2147 Shears 02 Copyright: Mike Hetherington, 7 June 2017

Mon 5th June 2017 17:35 by Phyl England
Swanage Durlston 4th June
Best of rather a sparse trap were Cream-spotted Tiger and Scorched Wing
Sun 4th June 2017 16:32 by Gillian Nash
Alners Gorse Nature Reserve Sat 27 / Sun 28 May
A mothing event organised by Nigel Spring of Butterfly Conservation took place on Sat 27 / Sun 28 May.  Following a clear start to a still night, cloud increased making more favourable conditions with a minimum overnight temperature of 8.3 degC.  Four 125 MV lights produced 327 moths of 63 species (50 Macro / 13 Micro) including:

Alder Moth (Acronicta alni), Tawny-barred Angle (Macaria liturata), Small Angle Shades (Euplexia lucipara), Small Dotted Buff (Photedes minima), Pale-shouldered Brocade (Lacanobia thalassina), Orange Footman (Eilema sororcula), Mocha (Cyclophora annularia), Marbled Brown (Drymonia dodonaea), Green Arches (Anaplectoides prasina), Figure of Eighty (Tethea ocularis), Dusky Brocade (Apamea remissa), Dark Sword-grass (Agrotis ipsilon), Gold Swift Hepialus lupulinus (4 seen lekking at dusk)

Anania fuscalis, Agapeta hamana, Aphelia paleana, Celypha lacunana, Hedya pruniana, Orthotaenia undulana, Bactra lancealana, Ancylis diminutana, Epiblema cirsiana, Scoparia ambigualis, Notocelia Cynosbatella, Parornix sp, Colephora sp

Sun 4th June 2017 09:32 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Longfleet School, Oakdale, Poole.
Robinson's trap set 3rd June.

65 moths (12 Species).

Sallow kitten, Heart & dart, 47. Figure of eighty, Brimstone, Willow beauty, 6. Freyers pug, 2, Shuttle shaped dart, 2. Peppered. Bright lines brown eye. Buff ermine, Tachystola acroxanthic. Vines rustic, 2.

Sat 3rd June 2017 20:15 by Paul Harris
Best here have been:

1/6: Peach Blossom, Notocelia rosaecolana.

2/6: Rivulet.

Sat 3rd June 2017 16:36 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 1st June
Engrailed first ever in my trap.  43 species inc. Light Brocade, Green Arches, Maiden's Blush, Lobster, Dark Sword Grass, Rusty DP. Still impressed by 2x Nematopogon swammerdamella !

Sat 3rd June 2017 09:10 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 2nd June
Common Swift , Peach Blossom , Foxglove Pug , Light Emerald , Cream-spot Tiger , Pearly Underwing ,Marbled White Spot , 3 Silver Y.
Fri 2nd June 2017 23:21 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1 June
Forty five species, including: Rivulet, Riband Wave, Vine's Rustic, Broken-barred Carpet, Alder Moth, Poplar Grey, Flame Carpet, Evergestis forficalis
Fri 2nd June 2017 11:15 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 1st June
Cream Wave , Cypress Carpet , Seraphim , Clouded Border , Lychnis , Light Brocade , Delicate , Alder Moth , Small Clouded Brindle , Treble Lines.  3 Small Mottled Willow , 3 Silver Y.
Fri 2nd June 2017 10:46 by Robin Heawood
Poole. tues 30th May. SZ019920
Finally submitting my first record (will put some backdated ones on in the future). Can you please confirm that this is the correct format. Robinson's trap set in friends garden on tues 30th May.

Total 60 moths of 30+ species. treble brown spot, 2. Heart & dart, 12. Small magpie, 2. Brimstone, 2. Cinnabar. Silver Y. twenty plume moth. Straw dot. Treble lines, 6. Mottled beauty, 5. (ID not 100%, will submit photo). Garden pebble. Lime speck pug, 2. Sloe pug. Garden carpet, 2. Foxglove pug. Lynchnis. Cabbage moth. Pyrausta aurata, 2. (not in trap). Bright line brown eye, 4. Middle barred minor. Common marbled carpet, 2. Broken barred carpet. Small square dot. Brown house moth. Tachystola acroxantha, 3. Rush veneer, Grey arches. Epinotia bilunana. Light brown apple moth. Rustic,2.

Couple of unidentified micro's.

Fri 2nd June 2017 08:07 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 June
A warm, still night with 65 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 8 Silver Y.  FFY A. lancealis, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix, male Puss Moth, Foxglove Pug, Dark/Grey Dagger, Coronet, Brown Rustic and Beautiful Golden Y.
Thu 1st June 2017 21:43 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31 May
Thirty species, including: Sm Mottled Willow, Silver Y, Celypha striana + lacunana, Notocelia cynosbatella, Udea olivalis, Plutella xylostella, Hedya pruniana, Crambus lathoniellus
Thu 1st June 2017 19:21 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 31/5
Green Silver-lines the most notable moth here today plus Eucosma hohenwartiana.
Thu 1st June 2017 15:18 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 30th May
38 species including privet, poplar, eyed and elephant hawkmoths, pebble prominent, puss moth, alder moth, silver-ground carpet, flame, oak hook-tip and scorched wing.

Also humming-bird hawkmoth daily on the red valerian at the moment.

Thu 1st June 2017 14:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st May
43 species including 2 Privet Hawkmoths and 2 Poplar Hawkmoths.
Thu 1st June 2017 11:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 31st May
Cochylis atricapitana , Notocelia rosaecolana , Anania fuscalis , Acrobasis consociella , Silver-ground Carpet , Lychnis , Obscure Wainscot , Knot Grass.