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Thu 31st August 2017 22:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30 August
Just twelve species, around forty individuals, including: Straw Underwing(ffy), Scarce Bordered Straw (min 10.5degC)
Thu 31st August 2017 20:28 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 30th August
NFG and 1st for me with a Old Lady, and the rest were Flame Shoulder, Flounced Rustic, Square-spot Rustic and a Spectacle .min temp 12c
Thu 31st August 2017 10:46 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 30th August
Archips podana , 2 Nomophila noctuella , 4 Udea ferrugalis , Maiden's Blush , Old Lady , Straw Underwing , Rosy Rustic , Scarce Bordered Straw.
Thu 31st August 2017 00:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 August
Just twenty species, including: Flounced Rustic, Scorched Carpet, Single-dotted Wave, Angle Shades, Small Wainscot, Bactra sp., Carcina quercana, Nomophila noctuella, Agriphila geniculea (min 12 degC)
Wed 30th August 2017 18:46 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th August
31 species including 1 Orange Swift, 1 Early Thorn, 1 Lesser Swallow Prominent.
Wed 30th August 2017 16:36 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/8
Scarce Bordered Straw and Tawny-barred Angle.
Wed 30th August 2017 09:42 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 29th August
Ostrinia nubilalis , Vestal.
Wed 30th August 2017 01:18 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28 August
Forty species, including: Scarce Bordered Straw, Pale Mottled Willow, Lssr Yellow Underwing, Chinese Character, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Lt Emerald, Swallow and Lssr Swallow Prominents, September Thorn, Poplar Hawk-moth, Acleris variegana(melanic) min 15.1 degC
Tue 29th August 2017 20:18 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 28th August
Garden Carpet, Flame Shoulder, Orange Swift and Setaceus Hebrew Character were the best out of only a few moths caught.
Tue 29th August 2017 19:14 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 28 August
New to me Galium carpet, and a first record for my garden of Narrow-winged pug. In regard to the food plant of the pug, I'm probably a mile further away from heather than Portesham. Guess the nearest heather is Hardys monument.
Tue 29th August 2017 15:56 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 28th August
Lesser-spotted Pinion -- immigrant ? ; Bordered Beauty , Dusky Thorn , Dingy Footman , Marbled Green , Pale Mottled Willow.
Tue 29th August 2017 13:28 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 28th August
70 species. Highlights were Plutella xylostella, Bedellia somnulentella, Hypsopygia costalis (NFG), Udea ferrugalis (3), Nomophila noctuella (6), Peach Blossom, Clay Triple-lines, Narrow-winged Pug (NFG), Four-spotted Footman (3), Dark Spectacle, Silver Y, Frosted Orange & Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 29th August 2017 10:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th August
37 species including 1 Sallow Kitten, 1 Garden Pebble, 1 Scorched Carpet, 1 Gold Spot. The Gold Spot was appropriate, having watched Silver-spotted Skippers yesterday on Fontmell Down.
Tue 29th August 2017 10:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th August
40 species including 1 Flame Carpet, 1 Dark Swordgrass, 1 Pink-barred Sallow, 1 Marbled Green, 1 Orange Swift, 1 Clay Triple-lines.
Tue 29th August 2017 10:03 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th August
30 species including 1 orange Swift, 1 September Thorn, 1 Pink-barred Sallow, 1 Swallow Prominent
Tue 29th August 2017 07:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 August
A warm, still night but surprisingly few moths.  59 species including 1 Delicate and 1 Silver Y. Also 2 Engrailed.
Mon 28th August 2017 23:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27 August
Thirty species, including: Nephopterix angustella(2), Udea ferrugalis, Marbled Beauty, Swallow, and Pebble Prominents, Beautiful Golden Y, Common, Garden, Sharp-angled, Green, and Common Marbled Carpets (min 12.9 degC)

26 August: thirty five species, including: Nomophila noctuella, Evergestis forficalis, Emmelina monodactyla, Hypsopygia costalis, Yellow Shell, Jersey Tiger, Common Wave

25 August: twenty eight species, including: Eudonia pallida, Pleuroptya ruralis, Lychnis, Spectacle, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Burnished Brass, ffg Pinion-streaked Snout

Mon 28th August 2017 11:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 August
A chilly night.  58 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Dark Sword-grass and 1 Silver Y.  Highlight was a very fresh Pine Carpet.
Mon 28th August 2017 11:04 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 27th August
Palpita vitrealis , Chinese Character.  Cypress Pug , Canary-shouldered Thorn , Light Emerald , Six-striped Rustic , Lunar Underwing , Cloaked Minor , Rosy Rustic , Scarce Bordered Straw , Red Underwing , Pinion-streaked Snout.
Mon 28th August 2017 08:46 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 27th August. A Portland Ribbon Wave, a Chalk Carpet, and a Red Underwing.
Sun 27th August 2017 20:32 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.8.17 125W MV
Numbers still down: 178 individuals of 50 species. Highlights were FFG Pyrausta despicata and FFY Euzophera pinguis and Brown China-mark. Common migrants only: Diamond-back Moth, Rusty-dot Pearl, Rush Veneer and Dark Sword-grass.
Sun 27th August 2017 18:30 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/8
Female Gem and Scarce Bordered Straw the best here.
Sun 27th August 2017 10:58 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 26th August
Mirificarma mulinella , Satin Wave , Magpie Moth , Cypress Pug , Canary-shouldered Thorn , Feathered Ranunculus , Lunar Underwing , Marbled Beauty , 3 Scarce Bordered Straw.  Gold Spot , Herald.
Sun 27th August 2017 08:25 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 26th August
64 species. Highlights were Bedellia somnulentella (2), Galium Carpet, Bordered Beauty, Scarce Bordered Straw, Marbled Green, Old Lady and Dark Sword-grass. Old Lady was new for the garden here.
Sun 27th August 2017 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 August
Another chilly night.  59 species including 3 Rush Veneer and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.  Highlight was 1 Pale Eggar.
Sat 26th August 2017 19:36 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th August
Only 25 species but including 1 Mocha, 1 Four-spotted Footman(male), 1 Lesser Swallow Prominent, 1 Orange Swift.
Sat 26th August 2017 17:29 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 25th August
A clear cool night with a recorded temp of 12c when light switched on . Only 15 species in the trap the best nfg a Spectacle, Lesser Yellow Underwing. Orange Swift, Setaceus Hebrew Character, Square-spot Rustic and a Agriphila tristella.

Sat 26th August 2017 16:18 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 25th August 2017
A cooler night and a clear sky resulted in thirty three species.  Three Scarce Bordered Straw and a single Rusty Dot Pearl were the only immigrants.  Among the rest were: another in a good recent series of Orange Swift, presumably a second generation Pinion-streaked Snout, a seemingly second generation Lychnis, plus Ringed China-mark and Nephopterix angustella among the very few micros.

2400 Scarce Bordered Straw 09 Copyright: Will Bown

Sat 26th August 2017 07:14 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 August
A cold clear night, and only 38 species.
Fri 25th August 2017 20:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th August
32 species including 1 Pale Mottled Willow, 1 Agonopterix arenella, 3 Burnished Brass, 1 Rosy Rustic, 1 Vine's Rustic.
Fri 25th August 2017 20:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd August
34 species including 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Burnished Brass, 2 Ruby Tiger, 1 Angle Shades, 1 V-Pug, 1 Marbled Beauty, 1 Scorched Carpet.
Fri 25th August 2017 16:02 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 23rd August
Brimestone x2, Willow Beauty x4, Large Yellow Underwing x8, Orange Swift x1 and NFG Setaceus Hebrew Character x2. Partly cloudy with a temp of 17c when the light was switched on.
Fri 25th August 2017 12:11 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 24th August
Copper underwing, Dusky Thorn, Coxcomb prominent (2) amongst others.
Fri 25th August 2017 11:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 August
Another colder night. 53 species including 1 Rush Veneer.
Thu 24th August 2017 21:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23 Auguat
Around thirty species, including: Blastobasis adustella, Udea ferrugalis, Silver Y, Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Gold Spot, Rosy Rustic, Lssr Swallow Prominent, Dingy Footman, Rosy Footman, Jersey Tiger(2), ffy Scarce Bordered Straw (min 12.6 degC)
Thu 24th August 2017 13:09 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd August
Vestal , 2 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Thu 24th August 2017 08:45 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 August
A colder night.  62 species including 1 Vestal and 1 Silver Y.
Wed 23rd August 2017 18:49 by Jack Oughton
Abbotsbury Gardens
The last two days have produced several Oinophila v-flava. These appear to be the first Dorset records in quite a while.

0277 Oinophila v-flava 01 Copyright: Joseph Oughton

0277 Oinophila v-flava 02 Copyright: Joseph Oughton

Wed 23rd August 2017 18:08 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 22nd August
A large catch, with 93 species. Highlights/migrants were Plutella xylostella, Anarsia spartiella, Galleria mellonella, Udea ferrugalis (6), Nomophila noctuella (5), Eudonia pallida (2), Peach Blossom, Scorched Carpet, Sharp-angled Peacock, Bordered Beauty, Four-spotted Footman (12 - several females too), Marbled Green, Silver Y, Gold Spot, Dog's Tooth, White-point (10), and Dark Sword-grass.
Wed 23rd August 2017 17:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd August
A good night, 52 species including 2 Iron Prominent, 1 White-spotted Pug, 1 Bordered Pug, 1 Clouded Border, 1 Ringed China-mark, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Common Wave, 1 very worn Scarce Bordered Straw.
Wed 23rd August 2017 17:39 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 22nd August. A Scarce Bordered Straw and a Triple-spotted Pug.
Wed 23rd August 2017 17:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 22/8
Ni Moth and Vapourer the best here.
Wed 23rd August 2017 10:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 August
A warm, still night.  83 species including 1 Rush Veneer, 10 Rusty-dot Pearl and 4 Silver Y.  FFG A. francillana, Old Lady and Marsh Oblique-barred (almost missed it, it was so small).  Also 2 Clay Triple-lines, 1 Flame Carpet and 1 Narrow-winged Pug.  And 1 Red Admiral!
Tue 22nd August 2017 23:21 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 August
Thirty seven species, including: Evergestis forficalis, Nomophila noctuella, Emmelina monodactyla, Celypha lacunana, Acleris variegana, Parapoynx stratiotata, V-pug, Vine's Rustic, Ruby Tiger, Silver Y, Orange Swift, Flounced Rustic, Dk Sword-grass(2), Canary-shouldered Thorn, Willow Beauty, 2 Jersey Tigers (1 f.lutescens)
Tue 22nd August 2017 23:05 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 21st August
Did not do as well as I expected, had FFG Orange Swift x2, Large Yellow Underwing x 8, Light Brown Apple Moth x4 and this evening 22nd found a Flounced Rustic resting on a fence panel in the garden.
Tue 22nd August 2017 12:59 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 21st August 2017
Another good night for numbers, and 45 species. Immigrants represented only by Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Sword-grass and Rush Veneer.  Among the rest were White Plume, Orange Swift, Copper Underwing agg. Gold Spot, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, plus Four-spotted Footman, Brown China-mark and Ringed China-mark.

1345 Brown China-mark 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Tue 22nd August 2017 09:12 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 21st August
85 species. Highlights were Monopis laevigella, Cosmopterix pulchrimella, Plutella xylostella, Udea ferrugalis (6), Nomophila noctuella (4), Swallow Prominent, Black Arches (2), Jersey Tiger (8), Four-spotted Footman (10), Silver Y, Gold Spot (2), Scarce Bordered Straw, White-point (11), Small Wainscot, & Olive.
Mon 21st August 2017 14:20 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 20.8.17 125W MV
293 individuals of 51 species (including 120 Large Yellow Underwings). A good night for migrants with FFG (and new for this observer) Palpita vitrealis, FFY White-speck and Scarce Bordered Straw (also with a deep red fringe: however given its companions it's likely to be a migrant), as well as Rusty-dot Pearl, Rush Veneer, Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass. Also FFY Pale Eggar, Rosy Rustic and Square-spot Rustic.

2400 Scarce Bordered Straw 08 Copyright: Mike Hetherington, 20 August 2017

Sun 20th August 2017 22:48 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 August
Twenty five species, including: Common Carpet, Mouse Moth, Jersey Tiger, 2nd gen Sm Square-spot, Square-spot Rustic, Least Yellow U/wing, Angle shades, Udea ferrugalis, Acleris variegana, Emmelina monodactyla
Sun 20th August 2017 22:15 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 19/8
A splendid, fresh Scarce Bordered Straw the highlight today in a rather meagre catch. Presumably a 'home-grown' example? Not sure I've ever noticed the deep red fringe to the wings before.

2400 Scarce Bordered Straw 07 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 20th August 2017 16:16 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 19th August
A clear night with a temp of 14c/12c, Robinson type trap with 40w light produced, Brimstone, Willow Beauty x2, Light Brown Apple Moth x2, Large Yellow Underwing x5, Commone Rustic-agg, Vines Rustic, Double-stripped Pug and a Pinion-streaked Snout
Fri 18th August 2017 19:48 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 17th August
Only 13 moth caught last night after heavy rain at approx 3am cuased the light to go off, Willow Beauty,Brimstone,Large Yellow Underwing x3, Flame Shoulder, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Lesser Broad-bordered Underwing, Light Brown Apple Moth x3, Six-stripped Rustic, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix ( Pandemis corylana ) and a Common Rustic agg. Also found this morning at work (Ferndown industrial Estate) a Bordered Beauty
Fri 18th August 2017 15:18 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 17th August
3O species including Coxcomb Prominent, Gold Spot, Poplar Hawkmoth, Pinion-streaked Snout, Blood-vein and Least Yellow Underwing.
Fri 18th August 2017 12:51 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 August
Heavy rain again.  50 species including 3 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.
Fri 18th August 2017 12:16 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th August
31 species including 2 Gold Spot, 1 Small Wainscot, 1 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Turnip Moth.
Fri 18th August 2017 12:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th August
29 species including 1 Chocolate-tip, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Coronet.
Thu 17th August 2017 23:54 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 August
Just twenty four species here, including: Acleris variegana, Blastobasis adustella, Plutella xylostella, Udea ferrugalis / Flame Carpet, September Thorn, Knot Grass, Pebble Prominent, Rosy Footman, Lssr Swallow Prominent, ffy Mouse Moth (min 13.6 degC / some rain)
Thu 17th August 2017 09:03 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 August
Some moths got into the traps before the heavy rain started.  51 species including 2 Rush Veneer, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.  Y. plumbella and FFG male Bulrush Wainscot were the highlights.
Wed 16th August 2017 20:37 by Jack Oughton
Abbotsbury 16th August
Highlight was the leaf mine of Antispila treitschkiella, which was new for me.
Wed 16th August 2017 19:36 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/8
Best here were White Speck and Campion.

2166 Campion 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Wed 16th August 2017 16:36 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th August
35 species including 2 Dusky Thorn, 1 Chocolate-tip, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Pale Prominent, 1 Marbled Green, 1 Euzophera pinguis.
Wed 16th August 2017 16:33 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th August
A better night with 42 species including 4 Dusky Thorn, 1 Swallow Prominent, 2 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Pebble Hook-tip, 1 Pebble Prominent, 2 Yellow-barred Brindle, 1 Single-dotted Wave.
Wed 16th August 2017 16:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th August
24 species including 1 Common Wave, 1 Oak Eggar(female), 1 Poplar Hawkmoth
Wed 16th August 2017 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 May
A much colder night.  46 species including 1 Rush Veneer and 2 Dark Sword-grass.  1 O. sparganella was the highlight.
Tue 15th August 2017 22:44 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 14 Aug
Quite large numbers on a welcome calm night. New for my garden: Pretty Chalk Carpet and Eudonia pallida.
Tue 15th August 2017 22:18 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 14/8
Scarce Bordered Straw, Crescent and Small Rufous the best here.
Tue 15th August 2017 15:54 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 14th August 2017
A much better night, although immigrants were represented by just singles of Silver Y and Rusty-dot Pearl. The rest were mostly regulars but in much greater numbers, and included: Iron Prominent, Mocha, Lime-speck Pug and Copper Underwing.

1676 Mocha 05 Copyright: Will Bown

Tue 15th August 2017 09:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 August
A good haul at Tolpuddle too, but not as good as Jack's!  75 species including 3 Rush Veneer, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Dark Sword-grass and 3 Silver Y.  Highlights were FFG C. rufipennella and C. straminea as well as N. angustella and a very pretty Birch Mocha.
Tue 15th August 2017 08:40 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 14th August
First large catch in a while, with ~750 individuals of 110 species. Highlights were Aspilapteryx tringipennella (2), Plutella xylostella, Ypsolopha dentella, Prays ruficeps, Bryotropha domestica, Ptocheuusa paupella (2), Cochylis molliculana, Acleris forsskaleana, Lobesia abscinana (2), Crocidosema plebejana, Eudonia pallida (2), Udea ferrugalis (2), Palpita vitrealis, Nomophila noctuella, Peach Blossom, Galium Carpet, White-spotted Pug (2), Shaded Pug, Four-spotted Footman (28), Jersey Tiger (10), Marbled Beauty, Marbled Green, & Dark Sword-grass.
Mon 14th August 2017 19:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 Leigh
Just twenty species - nothing new, but another two Jersey Tigers, singles of Common Wave, Spectacle, Poplar hawk, 3 Pebble Prominent
Mon 14th August 2017 06:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 August
A chilly night.  Only 28 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.
Sun 13th August 2017 21:40 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 August
Twenty eight species, including: Euzophera pinguis, Nomophila noctuella, Udea ferrugalis, Iron Prominent, Poplar Hawk, Lssr Yellow U/wing, Gold Spot, Sharp-angled Peacock, Ruby Tiger, Silver Y

Leigh 11 August

Forty three species, including: Blastobasis adustella, Acleris variegana, Udea ferrugalis, Jersey Tiger, Pebble Prominent, Yellow Shell(ffy), Maiden's Blush, Dusky Thorn, Pine Carpet, Early Thorn, Pale Prominent

Sun 13th August 2017 18:53 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th August
30 species including 1 Dusky Thorn, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Scalloped Oak, 1 Cochylimorpha straminea
Sun 13th August 2017 16:49 by Paul Harris
Undoubted highlight was my first ever Bedstraw Hawk-moth, making up the dozen for Hawk-moth species recorded in the garden.

1987 Bedstraw Hawk-moth 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 13th August 2017 07:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 August
A warm night with a good asteroid shower.  44 species including 1 Rush Veneer, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, 3 Dark Sword-grass and 1 Silver Y.
Sun 13th August 2017 07:50 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 12th August
82 species. Highlights were Ypsolopha dentella, Bryotropha domestica, Nephopterix angustella, Udea ferrugalis (2), Nomophila noctuella (3), Oak Eggar, Vestal, Black Arches, Jersey Tiger (5), Four-spotted Footman (5), Silver Y (5), Gold Spot (2) and Dark Sword-grass.
Sat 12th August 2017 19:38 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 11th August
Hightlights of 27 moths caught last night were my first Garden Tiger,Iron Prominent, Carnary-shoulder Thorn and a Parapoynx stratiotata ( Ringed China-mark) backed up with Vines Rustic x 2, Heart and Dart, Flame Shoulder, Shuttle-shaped Dart x2,Large Yellow Underwing x4 Common Rustic agg x2,and Willow Beauty x 6, Brimstone x 2 recorded outside the light at 22.00 hrs, Damp with drizzle and temp of 16c when light switched on at 21.00 hrs.

Sat 12th August 2017 19:11 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 10th August
Brimestone x 2, Willow Beauty x6, Lesser Broad-borded Underwing, Flame Shoulder, Common Rustic agg x2 , Yellow Shell and a Large Yellow Underwing.

Sat 12th August 2017 15:35 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th August
Scarce Bordered Straw - a third individual.
Sat 12th August 2017 13:46 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th August
a very welcome 41 species including 1 Agriphila geniculea, 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 Acleris laterana, 1 Coxcomb Prominent, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Pandemis heparana.
Sat 12th August 2017 13:40 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th August
25 species including 1 Orange Swift, 1 Carcina quercana, 1 Yellow-barred Brindle
Fri 11th August 2017 22:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10 August
Twenty one species, including: Pearly Underwing, Yellow-barred Brindle, Silver Y(2), Gold Spot(2), Nomophila noctuella, Emmelina monodactyla, Udea ferrugalis(2), Parapoynx stratiotata(m) (min 9.1 degC)
Fri 11th August 2017 10:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 10th August
2 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Wed 9th August 2017 19:30 by Gillian Nash
Fall to just twenty species, including: Parapoynx stratiotata (R China-mk), Udea ferrugalis (RDP), Marbled Beauty, Jersey Tiger, Sharp-angled Peacock, Iron Prominent, Ruby Tiger, Set Hebrew Character (min 12.2 degsC)
Wed 9th August 2017 10:05 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 August
Thirty species, including: Pearly Underwing(ffy), Yellow-barred Brindle(ffy) Dk Sword-grass, Silver Y, Drinker, Rosy Rustic, Nomophila noctuella, 3 Udea ferrugalis, Acleris variegana, Parornix sp (min 13 degsC)
Tue 8th August 2017 13:42 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th August
Orange Swift , Oak Eggar , Oak Hook-tip , Shaded Broad-bar , Wormwood Pug , Sharp-angled Peacock , Yellow-barred Brindle , Elephant Hawkmoth.  Pale Prominent , Ruby Tiger , Dark Sword-grass , Lychnis , Small Wainscot.
Mon 7th August 2017 20:00 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 6th August
Brimstone,Willow Beauty x4, Large Yellow Underwing recorded outside the light-trap between 21.50 and 22.00 hrs Shuttle-shaped Dart, Common Rustic agg and Double-striped Pug, were the only moths caught in the trap.
Mon 7th August 2017 15:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 6th August 2017
Just 30 species made it into the log.  Three immigrants: a solitary Silver Y and two Rusty-dot Pearl, and among the rest were: Lesser Yellow Underwing, Blood-vein, Strophedra nitidana, Pyrausta aurata, Acleris notana/ferrugana, the dandelion loving Celypha striana, and Argyresthia goedartella.

1361 Pyrausta aurata 02 Copyright: Will Bown

Sun 6th August 2017 18:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 August
Twenty four species, including: Nomophila noctuella, Udea ferrugalis, Agonopterix yeatiana, Shaded Broad-bar, Pebble Prominent, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Six-striped Rustic, ffy Dusky Thorn (min 10.8 degsC)

Leigh 4 August

Thirty one species, including: Pandemis corylana, Angle Shades, Silver Y, Least, and Lesser Yellow U/wing, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Poplar Hawk-moth, Ruby Tiger, Ghost Moth(f)

Sun 6th August 2017 14:16 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 5th August
Reduced numbers, with 59 species. Highlights were Cochylimorpha straminea, Udea ferrugalis (6), Nomophila noctuella (2), Maiden's Blush, Galium Carpet, Sallow Kitten, Jersey Tiger, Four-spotted Footman (male and female), Silver Y (2), Bordered Straw, Marbled Green (2), Turnip Moth & Dark Sword-grass.
Sun 6th August 2017 12:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 5th August 2017
A full moon seemed to reduce the numbers, and still very few immigrants: singles of Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y, and two Rusty-dot Pearl the sum total.  Among the others were Ruby Tiger, Flounced Rustic, Cloaked Minor and Least Yellow Underwing (a notable species here), plus Small Rivulet, Dark Spectacle, Dusky Thorn and Yellow-tail.  Micros also not numerous with Euzophera pinguis, Pyrausta aurata and Carcina quercana probably worth a mention.

2064 Ruby Tiger 08 Copyright: Will Bown

Sat 5th August 2017 16:42 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 4th August
Brimstone Moth, Swallow Prominent, Pale Prominent,Shuttle-shaped Dart x 2, Mother of Pearl all 1st for me also had Sliver Y f.gammina, Willow Beauty,C.Rusty agg, Large Yellow Underwing x 3, Dark Sword-grass and a shabby Lesser Broad-borded Yellow Underwing

Sat 5th August 2017 13:23 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th August
Blood-vein , Lime-speck Pug , Magpie , Pebble Prominent , Yellow-tail , Dingy Footman , Ruby Tiger , Crescent Dart , Dark Sword-grass , Least Yellow Underwing.  Brown-veined Wainscot.
Sat 5th August 2017 08:36 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 4th August
84 species. Highlights were Nemapogon clematella, Argyresthia bonnetella, Bryotropha domestica, Eulamprotes atrella, Tachystola acroxantha (when I first arrived in Portesham, I didn't see this species for a couple years, but now it seems to be fairly frequent), Spilonota laricana, Cydia fagiglandana, Udea ferrugalis (4), Nomophila noctuella (3), Pebble Hook-tip, Yellow-barred Brindle, Purple Bar, Small Phoenix, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Sallow Kitten, Jersey Tiger (2), Four-spotted Footman (2), Silver Y (7), Gold Spot, Marbled Green, & Dark Sword-grass (2).
Sat 5th August 2017 07:38 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 August
58 species including 1 Diamond-back, 1 Rush Veneer, 3 Rusty-dot Pearl and 4 Silver Y.  FFY Flounced Rustic and Six-striped Rustic.  2 Twin-spotted Wainscot were a surprise although there is lots of reed in the area - this is only the second time I've caught this moth here.
Fri 4th August 2017 11:33 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd August
Iron Prominent , Garden Tiger , Jersey Tiger , Dark Sword-grass , Small Wainscot , Crescent , Herald.
Fri 4th August 2017 10:19 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 3rd August 2017
Another typical summer range of 40 species including: Rusty-dot Pearl, Silver Y f. gammina and Dark Sword-grass representing the few immigrants, and Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, the tongue twisting Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Engrailed, Rosy Rustic, and Coronet f.coronula, and plenty of quite striking Eudonia mercurella.

1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 03 Copyright: Will Bown

Fri 4th August 2017 07:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 August
Not a lot after all the recent heavy rain.  49 species including 2 Dark Sword-grass and 1 Silver Y.  Highlights were Small Phoenix and FFY Copper Underwing.
Thu 3rd August 2017 20:27 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/8
A Pine Processionary Moth in one of my traps plus a Palpita vitrealis. The former appears to be only the 3rd UK and 1st Dorset record.

2021 Pine Processionary 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 3rd August 2017 11:37 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 1st August
fem. Four-spotted Footman , Dark Sword-grass , Dog's Tooth , Webb's Wainscot.
Wed 2nd August 2017 23:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1 August
Forty species, including: N.noctuella, O.nubilalis, C.unitella, Jersey Tiger, Sq-spot Rustic, Least Yellow U/wing, Sharp-angled Peacock, Dk Sword-grass, Flame Carpet, Iron prominent
Wed 2nd August 2017 12:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st August
42 species including 1 Dusky Thorn, 1 Iron Prominent, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Pretty Chalk Carpet, 1 Small Dotted Buff, 1 Agonopterix purpurea.
Wed 2nd August 2017 09:12 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 1st August
63 species. Highlights were Agonopterix arenella, Tachystola acroxantha, Udea ferrugalis (4), Nomophila noctuella (4), Pebble Hook-tip, Oak Hook-tip, Dusky Thorn, Four-spotted Footman (5), Jersey Tiger (2), Black Arches, Dark Spectacle, Silver Y (8) & Cream-bordered Green Pea.

By day in Weymouth yesterday were Hummingbird Hawk-moth & Jersey Tiger, and at Chesil Beach Scrobipalpa suaedella.

Tue 1st August 2017 23:52 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 31 July
Around fifty species, including: Agonopterix ocellana, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, 5 Udea ferrugalis, 8 Nomophila noctuella, 3 Silver Y, Bordered Beauty, Knot Grass, Phoenix, Flame Carpet, D/G Dagger (agg), Four-spotted Footman, 2 female Oak Eggar, ffy Six-striped Rustic, Marbled Green (min 13 degsC)
Tue 1st August 2017 11:12 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 31st July
Mullein Wave , Four-spotted Footman , Lychnis , Nut-tree Tussock , Pinion-streaked Snout.
Tue 1st August 2017 11:02 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st July
45 species including 1 September Thorn, 1 Lesser Swallow Prominent, 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Pale Prominent, 1 Pebble Hook-tip, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Rosy Rustic, 2 Ruby Tiger, 4 Mocha. I guess the Mocha are now on their second emergence, good to see.