Mon 30th October 2017 17:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th October
Thanks to Paul Harris, I now know that my reported Lesser Common Rustic on 27th October was actually an Oak Rustic. Thank-you Paul for the excellent image that drew my attention to my error.
Sun 29th October 2017 20:21 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28 October
Sun 29th October 2017 19:41 by Paul Harris
A big drop in numbers but still the odd migrant in the traps. Worth a mention were White Speck, Pearly Underwing and Rush Veneer.
Sun 29th October 2017 18:09 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th October
Only 3 species but including 1 Red-green Carpet.
Sun 29th October 2017 13:45 by Terry Box
Late news from 18th October
On 18 October, I trapped for just a couple of hours from dusk at The Downs, just to the south-west of Peveril Point in Swanage and caught the following residents (selective sp.): Black Rustic (1), Feathered Ranunculus (4), Brick (1), Large Wainscot (1), T. acroxantha (1); and the following migrants: Purple Marbled (1, photos attached), RDPearl (2) and singles of DSGrass and Diamond-back. Thanks, Jeremy Patterson,Brighton.
Sun 29th October 2017 11:40 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 28th October
2 Vestal , Pearly Underwing , Flame Brocade.
Sun 29th October 2017 10:08 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 28th Oct
Sun 29th October 2017 09:52 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 25th Oct
Fearthered Thorn x2, Green-cresent Brindle x1, L-album x1
Sun 29th October 2017 07:23 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 28.10.17 125W MV
Just five individuals of four species, with FFY November Moth agg the only highlight.
Sat 28th October 2017 20:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27 October
Minimum overnight temperature of 5.1 degC & clear conditions. Resulting fall in species total to just eight, including: Angle Shades, Dark Chestnut, Merveille du Jour, with first for garden L-album Wainscot
Sat 28th October 2017 18:05 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th October
Only 6 species including 2 Feathered Thorn, 3 Vestal and 1 very late Lesser Common Rustic (black with kidney-mark chalky white). Thanks to Paul Harris, I now know that my reported Lesser Common Rustic was actually an Oak Rustic. Thank-you Paul for the excellent image that drew my attention to my error.
Fri 27th October 2017 23:15 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26 October
Twenty four species, including: Purple Marbled(ffg), Small Marbled, Gem and Sm Mottled Willow (all ffy), Vestal(16), Silver Y(2), Spruce Carpet, Satellite, Merveille du Jour(5), Red and Yellow-line Quakers, Brimstone(2), Emmelina monodactyla, Udea ferrugalis(3), Alucita hexadactyla (min 10.2 degC /cloud)
Fri 27th October 2017 18:48 by Paul Harris
Fri 27th October 2017 15:15 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 26th October
Palpita vitrealis , 2 Vestal , male Buff Footman was a surprise. , Merveille du Jour , Scarce Bordered Straw.
Fri 27th October 2017 13:37 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th October
13 species including 1 Figure of Eight, 6 Vestal, 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 Large Wainscot, 1 Feathered Thorn.
Fri 27th October 2017 12:48 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 26th October
15 moths including Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot (3), Feathered Thorn (3) and Yellow-line Quaker
Thu 26th October 2017 19:18 by Paul Harris
Migrants the theme again with 12 Vestal, 3 Scarce Bordered Straw, Gem, 2 Pearly Underwing, Dark Sword-grass, 14 Silver Y 2 Palpita vitrealis and 18 Udea ferrugalis. Best of rest Merveille du Jour, Barred Sallow, Yellow-line Quaker, Oak Nycteoline, Pinion-streaked Snout and 1st Feathered Thorn of the autumn. Also a late Brimstone.
Thu 26th October 2017 19:11 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 25th October
19 species 7 of which were migrants. RDP 7, Vestal 4, Gem 1, Sm Mottled Willow 3, Scarce Bordered Straw 3, Rush Veneer 2 and Palpita vitrealis 1. FFY was a Satellite
Thu 26th October 2017 19:08 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 25th October
5 Palpita vitrealis , 21 Rusty-dot Pearl , Rush veneer , 2 Turnip Moth , 2 Delicate , Scarce Bordered Straw , 2 Silver Y.
Thu 26th October 2017 17:39 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th October
A good night with 15 species including 1 Figure of Eight, 1 Spruce Carpet, 1 Cypress Carpet and an amazing 11 Vestal.
Thu 26th October 2017 11:36 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 October
Twenty species, with some migrants: 13 Udea ferrugalis, Crocidosema plebejana, Dark Sword-grass, 12 Vestal, ffy Hummingbird Hawkmoth (this am), 0thers included: Satellite, Merveille du Jour, Oak Nyteoline, 4 Red-line Quaker, ffy Dark Chestnut and Mottled Umber (min 11.7 degC)
Thu 26th October 2017 09:20 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 25th October. One Autumnal Moth, one Buff Arches (fresh, unusual second brood), three Cypress Carpet, one Gem, one Red-green Carpet, Three Vestal and two Palpita vitrealis.
Wed 25th October 2017 22:44 by Paul Harris
A drop in numbers to 23 sp in windy conditions. Migrants still appearing though with 4 Scarce Bordered Straw, Pearly Underwing, 12 Silver Y, 2 Palpita vitrealis and 2 Rush Veneer. Best of the resident stuff was the first Brick of the autumn, Merveille du Jour and Red-green Carpet.
Wed 25th October 2017 08:24 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 24th October. Few moths, but a Blair's Mocha, a Scarce Bordered Straw, and two Vestal.
Tue 24th October 2017 22:41 by Paul Harris
An exceptional 38 sp overnight with a good selection of migrants again. Best were: 3 Scarce Bordered Straw, 2 Delicate, Vestal, Small Mottled Willow, Pearly Underwing and 2 Palpita vitrealis. Best of rest were: Cypress Carpet, November Moth (agg), 2 Red-green Carpet, Merveille du Jour, Yellow-line Quaker, Turnip and Oak Nycteoline.
Tue 24th October 2017 15:12 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23 October
Sixteen individuals of just ten species, including: E.postvittana, Silver Y, Vestal(2), Yellow-line Quaker, Black Rustic, Chestnut(3), Green-brindled Crescent, ffy Feathered Thorn(2) (min 14.2 degC /cloudy)
Tue 24th October 2017 13:04 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 23rd October
Palpita vitrealis , Dark Sword-grass.
Tue 24th October 2017 09:30 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 23rd October. One Oak Rustic, two Clancy's Rustic, one Cypress Carpet, one Satellite and three Vestal.
Mon 23rd October 2017 21:52 by Paul Harris
Vestal best from the trap and a Scarce Bordered Straw found alive in the kitchen.
Mon 23rd October 2017 09:57 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 22nd October
Fri 20th October 2017 10:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th October
Just 8 species including 1 Merveille du Jour and 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Thu 19th October 2017 22:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 October
Just twelve species, including: Silver Y, Red-line Quaker, Red-green Carpet, Lssr Yellow U/wing, Vestal, ffy White-speck
Thu 19th October 2017 18:39 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18.10.17 125W MV
Only 19 individuals of 11 species, including a small flurry of migrants: Vestal, Delicate and Scarce Bordered Straw. Green-brindled Crescent was FFY.
Thu 19th October 2017 18:11 by Paul Harris
The emphasis very much on the migrants in the traps today, with a quite splendid haul. Cosmopolitan, Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Small Mottled Willow, Gem, 3 Scarce Bordered Straw, 6 Vestal, 4 Delicate, 3 Palpita vitrealis, 3 Pearly Underwing, 4 Silver Y and 5 Udea ferrugalis. Best of the resident species was a Sallow.
Thu 19th October 2017 16:55 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 18th October
Palpita vitrealis , 7 Rusty-dot Pearl , Bright-line Brown-eye , Delicate , Blair's Shoulder-knot , Green-brindled Crescent , Merveille du Jour , Beaded Chestnut , Sallow , Large Wainscot , Scarce Bordered Straw , 2 Silver Y.
Thu 19th October 2017 10:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th October
10 species including 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Silver Y, 1 Chestnut.
Wed 18th October 2017 17:16 by Paul Harris
Low numbers, best for here being a Satellite. Also Delicate, Pearly Underwing and Acleris hastiana.
Wed 18th October 2017 11:05 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th October
Down to 11 species last night but including 2 Merveille du Jour, 6 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 17th October 2017 00:57 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15 October
Twelve species, including (ffy) Vestal
Mon 16th October 2017 17:34 by Paul Harris
35 species recorded with an emphasis on the migrants: 4 Vestal, 3 Delicate, Pearly Underwing and 6 Udea ferrugalis. Also 2 Merveille du Jour, Tawny Pinion, 4 Large Wainscot, Carcina quercana and a Caloptilia semifascia.
Mon 16th October 2017 15:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 15th October
5 Rusty-dot pearl , 2 Vestal , 2 Silver Y.
Mon 16th October 2017 15:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th October
Another good night with 23 species, including 2 Green-brindled Crescent, 2 Feathered Thorn, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot, 1 Gold Spot, 2 Vestal, 1 Merveille du Jour, 1 Angle Shades, 1 Sallow, 2 Red-line Quaker, 1 Yellow-line Quaker. The Gold-spot was unexpected and the Merveille du Jour was the first this year.
Mon 16th October 2017 10:02 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth. 13th October, an Engrailed, a Scarce Bordered Straw. 14th October, Palpita vitrealis. 15th October, singles of Scarce Bordered Straw, Small Mottled Willow, and Vestal.
Mon 16th October 2017 09:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 October
A very warm, still night. 20 species including 2 Vestal, 2 Delicate and 4 Silver Y. Also 2 Four-spotted Footman.
Sun 15th October 2017 22:31 by Richard Caldow
Corfe Castle 14th October
First trapping session for a long while. 17 species identified. Including: black rustic 10, snout 1, sallow 1, lunar underwing 4, feathered ranunculus 4, merveille du jour 1, brimstone 1, silver Y 1, autumnal rustic 1, straw dot 3, delicate 1, light emerald 1, L-album wainscot 4.
Sun 15th October 2017 20:41 by Paul Harris
Sun 15th October 2017 15:47 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 October
Fifteen species, including: Eudonia angustea(2), Udea ferrugalis(2), Pearly Underwing,Pale Motted Willow + Ruby Tiger larva (min 13.5 /cloudy)
Sun 15th October 2017 15:03 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 14th October
Sun 15th October 2017 11:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th October
A really good night for this site at this time of year. 22 species including 1 Cypress Carpet, 1 Large Wainscot, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Sallow, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Blood-vein, 1 Gem, 1 Vestal.
Sun 15th October 2017 10:14 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 October Moth Night 3
25 species including 2 Delicate and 1 Silver Y. The major surprise was 1 Blair's Wainscot (see photos on the DMG Facebook website) - I have a part of the River Piddle running through my garden so that may explain it. Also a late Swallow-tailed Moth
Sat 14th October 2017 23:29 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 October
Twenty two species, including: Nomophila noctuella, Hypsopygia glaucinalis, Galleria mellonella, Pale Mottled Willow, Merveille du Jour(2), Brimstone, Green-brindled Crescent(3), Barred Sallow(8), Beaded Chestnut (min 15.3degC / cloudy)
Sat 14th October 2017 18:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th October
14 species including 1 Blood-vein, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 Dark Swordgrass.
Sat 14th October 2017 16:25 by Paul Harris
An overnight temperature of 16 deg C produced a decent selection of 36 species including: two each of Scarce Bordered Straw, Pearly Underwing, and Silver Y plus 4 Udea ferrugalis and a Rush Veneer representing the migrants. Best of rest were Clancy's Rustic, Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot, Barred Sallow, 2 Pinion-streaked Snout, Cypress Pug, Garden Carpet, Dark Spectacle, White Point, Green-brindled Crescent, Turnip, Red-line Quaker, Frosted Orange and finally a Red Admiral! Also a rather late Paraswammerdamia albicapitella.
Sat 14th October 2017 15:10 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 13th Oct
10 spp including ffg Clancy's Rustic. Also Sallow, Pale Mottled Willow, 4xStraw Dot and P. conwagana
Sat 14th October 2017 13:57 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.10.17 125W MV
37 individuals of 16 species. Best were Rusty-dot Pearl (2), Feathered Brindle & Silver Y (6).
Sat 14th October 2017 12:27 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 13th October
After a couple of empty traps it was nice to actually get someting last night with Common Marbel Carpet, Willow Beauty,Lesser Yellow Underwing and some micros with 3 Light Brown Apple Moth and 2 Tachystata arcoxantha
Sat 14th October 2017 10:28 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 13th October
Blair's Shoulder - knot , Beaded Chestnut , Gold Spot.
Sat 14th October 2017 08:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 October Moth Night 2
A warm, cloudy night. 21 species including 1 Silver Y. 1 late C. quercana. FFY Grey Shoulder-knot.
Fri 13th October 2017 23:42 by Gillian Nash
Twelve species, just twenty individuals, including: Udea ferrugalis, Angle Shades, Beaded Chestnut, Straw Dot, Blair's Shoulder-knot, Beaded Chestnut, Lssr Yellow U/wing
Fri 13th October 2017 22:13 by Paul Harris
Scarce Bordered Straw, Delicate, Pearly Underwing, Silver Y and 3 Udea ferrugalis made up the migrants. Otherwise Large Wainscot and Barred Sallow best of the rest.
Fri 13th October 2017 14:58 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th October
Common Wainscot , Blair's Shoulder-knot , Beaded Chestnut , 2 Large Wainscot , 6 Feathered Ranunculus , Snout.
Fri 13th October 2017 09:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 October Moth Night 1
18 species including 1 Silver Y. Also 1 late European Corn Borer and 1 late Four-spotted Footman. Lots of flowering ivy around and 1 A. sparsana.
Fri 13th October 2017 01:08 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11 October
Seven species, including Red-line Quaker and ffy 3 Blair's Shoulder-knot (min 9.4degC)
Thu 12th October 2017 20:00 by Paul Harris
3 Large Wainscot and Barred Sallow the best of a small haul.
Thu 12th October 2017 17:37 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th October
Only 5 species but including 1 Green-brindled Crescent
Tue 10th October 2017 20:39 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 October
Eighteen species, including: Udea ferrugalis, Merveille du Jour, Red-line Quaker, Willow Beauty, Green Brindled Crescent, Burnished Brass, ffy 4 November Moth(agg) (min 11.7 degC)
8 October - Nineteen species; Acleris rhombana and notana/ferrugana(agg), Beaded Chestnut, Light Emerald, Brussels Lace
Tue 10th October 2017 16:10 by Paul Harris
6/10: Pearly Underwing.
7/10: Nephopterix angustella, Barred Sallow, Green-brindled Crescent.
8/10: Day-flying Vapourer in the garden.
9/10: Delicate, Clancy's Rustic, Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, Large Wainscot, Merveille du Jour, Spruce Carpet, White Point, Pinion-streaked Snout, Blood-vein, Endotricha flammealis.
Mon 9th October 2017 16:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th October
A fresh Ruby Tiger was a surprise .; Turnip Moth , L-album Wainscot , Black Rustic , 8 Feathered Ranunculus. Beaded Chestnut , Barred Sallow.
Sun 8th October 2017 11:59 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 7.10.17 125W MV
Numbers still low. 30 individuals of 12 species. Of interest were FFY Sallow, Feathered Ranunculus and a late Engrailed. Sole migrant was a single Silver Y.
Sat 7th October 2017 21:18 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th October
Delicate , 4 Feathered Ranunculus , Turnip , Straw Dot.
Sat 7th October 2017 18:36 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 October
Nine species / fourteen moths, including: Pale Mottled Willow, Orange Swift, RedUnderwing, Turnip Moth, Silver Y, Green Brindled Crescent (min 8.4 degC / cloudy, rain early am)
Fri 6th October 2017 10:17 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th October
8 species including 1 Beautiful Plume, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Barred Sallow.
Thu 5th October 2017 09:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 October
Just nine species(13 individuals) here, despite minimum 11.3 and cloudy conditions. Singles of Merveille du Jour, Blk Rustic, Barred Sallow, Rosy Rustic
Thu 5th October 2017 08:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th October
Only 9 species but including 1 Mallow, 2 Barred Sallow, 1 Burnished Brass.
Wed 4th October 2017 15:54 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 3rd October
6 species including Black Rustic, Feathered Ranunculus and Beaded Chestnut
Tue 3rd October 2017 20:19 by Paul Harris
A very meagre catch, but it did include 2 Scarce Bordered Straw.
Tue 3rd October 2017 17:37 by Gillian Nash
Just five species/seven individuals, nothing new, including Beaded Chestnut and Black Rustic (min 10degC)
Tue 3rd October 2017 09:01 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd October
Only 6 species but including 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Barred Sallow, 1 Beaded Chestnut.
Mon 2nd October 2017 21:00 by Paul Harris
White Speck the best here today plus first Beaded Chestnut of the autumn.
Sun 1st October 2017 18:32 by Richard Cottle
Tincleton, 29th September.
Have not posted here for a while, as not much trapping or records of any note. However, I did have two Clifden Nonpareil in the MV trap on Friday (29th) night, despite the heavy downpours. One was very worn, but the other almost pristine. This species has now made an appearance every year since 2011 and is clearly established in the area and is more common (at my garden trap) than Red Underwing!
Sun 1st October 2017 17:51 by Mike Hetherington
Disturbed a Bloxworth Snout in a lean-to in the garden this afternoon. A new species for me here.
Sun 1st October 2017 13:38 by Paul Harris
Clancy's Rustic and Frosted Orange the only moths worthy of mention.
Sun 1st October 2017 11:59 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 30.9.17 125W MV
Only 29 individuals of 16 species. Highlight was a worn FFG Orange Sallow. Singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Rush Veneer the only migrants.
Sun 1st October 2017 11:17 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 29th September
The best of only 6 moth trapped was Dusky Thorn and a 1st with Black Rustic