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Wed 29th November 2017 20:45 by Geoff Lightfoot
Thanks to Phil Sterling for confirming the Currant Pug of 18th November.
Wed 29th November 2017 18:19 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th November
just 2 moths, 1 Feathered Thorn, 1 December Moth.
Wed 29th November 2017 00:11 by Peter Hall
Thanks Mike.  Only 4 species to submit, so I'll watch this space.
Tue 28th November 2017 20:30 by Mike Hetherington
Peter - Arrangements to cover the verification of Dorset moth records are currently being finalised.  Watch this space!  In the meantime, records are very much encouraged and can be submitted via Living Record at the Dorset Environmental Records Centre
Mon 27th November 2017 14:07 by Peter Hall
Buff Footman
Last week I spent 3 nights in Ryall (close to Bridport) on a short break.  I didn't bring any moth traps, but the first night was especially mild (November 21st) and a number of moths came to the window.  It included one that looked like a Buff Footman, but was way too late.  So I took it home and this morning I dissected it and can confirm it is indeed a male Buff Footman.  Chatting this morning to Martin Townsend, he doesn't know of any records this late. I see the CMR post is currently vacant, who receives records at the moment? Peter Hall Hereford County Micro-moth Recorder vc-36
Sun 26th November 2017 10:47 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 25th November
Dark Sword-grass the only moth.
Sun 26th November 2017 10:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 November
No moths at all here, although the minimum overnight temperature didn't fall below 5.6, with calm & cloudy conditions.  Unusual to have an empty trap, even in November.
Sat 25th November 2017 09:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th November
I never thought I would be so pleased to see 1 moth overnight, a December Moth, after 6 nights of nothing. Where have all the moths gone?
Mon 20th November 2017 22:00 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 November
Five species, including L-album Wainscot (min 5.7degC / cloud)
Sun 19th November 2017 18:59 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 November
Eight species: Mottled Umber, Feathered Thorn, Common Marbled Carpet, Red-green Carpet, Winter Moth, Red and (2)Yellow-line Quaker, (4)December Moth, including one (rarely seen here) female (min 3.4 degC / cloud)
Sun 19th November 2017 17:03 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 18th November
December Moth , Double-striped Pug , what appears to be a Currant Pug will need confirming ! ; Lesser Yellow Underwing.
Sat 18th November 2017 10:25 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th November
Only 3 species, singles of Feathered Thorn, Common Plume, Yellow-line Quaker

Nothing for 17th November

Sat 18th November 2017 00:06 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 November
Five species: Emmelina monodactyla, Angle Shades, Lg Yellow U/wing, Straw Dot, Feathered Thorn ( min 0.7 degC )

15 November

Five species: E.postvittana, Winter Moth, Cypress Carpet, December Moth, Yellow-line Quaker, Feathered Thorn

Fri 17th November 2017 11:14 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 16th November
3 Rusty-dot Pearl , 2 Large Wainscot.
Fri 17th November 2017 11:12 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 15th November
6 Rusty-dot Pearl , Red-green Carpet , Garden Carpet , 2 Common Marbled Carpet , Spruce Carpet , 3 Double-striped Pug , Lesser Yellow Underwing , Grey Shoulder-knot , 3 Red-line Quaker.
Thu 16th November 2017 19:26 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 15th November
Only two moths caught, the best a Red-line Quaker

Thu 16th November 2017 14:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th November
4 species, 4 Feathered Thorn, 1 Red-green Carpet, 2 Rusty-dot Pearl, 1 Brick.
Wed 15th November 2017 16:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 November
Nine species, including: Sprawler, Cypress Carpet, December Moth, Mottled Umber, Grey Shoulder-knot, Udea ferrugalis (min 10 degsC / cloud)
Sun 12th November 2017 21:46 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/11
A surprisingly good night with 17 species. Best were White Speck, Silver Y, 7 Udea ferrugalis, Red-green Carpet, Brick, Snout, Yellow-line Quaker, November agg, Chestnut, Crocidosema plebejana and Acleris umbrana.
Fri 10th November 2017 08:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th November
3 species, 2 December Moth, 1 Sprawler, 1 Light Brown Apple Moth.
Fri 10th November 2017 08:40 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th November
1 moth, first December moth of the season.
Thu 9th November 2017 11:00 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 8th November
Angle Shades , Silver Y.
Wed 8th November 2017 11:34 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 8th November
Hummingbird Hawk-moth in garden late morning.  Feathered Thorn overnight.
Wed 8th November 2017 08:39 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th November
very quiet night with just 2 moths, 1 Beaded Chestnut and 1 Feathered Thorn.
Tue 7th November 2017 12:41 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th November
3 moths, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot.
Tue 7th November 2017 12:38 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd November
only 2 moths, Red-line Quaker and Feathered Thorn
Tue 7th November 2017 09:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 November
Just six moths: Udea ferrugalis, Silver Y, Red & Yellow-line Quakers, Beaded Chestnut, Feathered Thorn (min 5.1 degC / rain)
Mon 6th November 2017 22:15 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 November
Hummingbird Hawk-moth in the garden this afternoon
Sun 5th November 2017 14:21 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 November
Three moths: ffy Figure of Eight + 2 Yellow-line Quaker (min 3.9 degC / some rain)
Sun 5th November 2017 12:10 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 4th November
Only 2 moths --- Palpita vitrealis , Cypress Carpet.
Sat 4th November 2017 16:39 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 3rd November
Only 6 moths caught the best a Cypress Carpet

Sat 4th November 2017 16:01 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/11
Best here a multiple occurrence of 3 Acleris umbrana. Otherwise White Point, Feathered Thorn, Brick, 2 November Moth agg, Silver Y, 3 Udea ferrugalis and several each of Red and Yellow-line Quaker.
Sat 4th November 2017 12:11 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3 November
Ten species: Feathered Thorn, Lssr Y U/wing, Set H Character, Mottled Umber, Red-green Carpet, (3)Red-line Quaker, Dk Sword-grass, ffy Grey Shoulder-knot, U.ferrugalis, H.glaucinalis, E.postvittana (min 5.6 degC /rain for most of the night) Chris Fox: Flame Brocade (first for Leigh)
Thu 2nd November 2017 10:19 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1 November
Angle Shades only moth in the trap (min overnight temp 4.9 degC /clear)
Thu 2nd November 2017 09:08 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 1st November
Scarce Bordered Straw.
Thu 2nd November 2017 08:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st November
only 4 species but including a very welcome Mottled Umber.
Wed 1st November 2017 16:38 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 31/10
4 Red-green Carpet and Feathered Thorn the best here. Colin, glad the photo helped, a very notable inland record!
Wed 1st November 2017 15:45 by Geoff Lightfoot
Overcombe 31st October
2 Acleris sparsana , Vestal , another Buff Footman , Pearly Underwing , Sallow.
Wed 1st November 2017 08:59 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st October
6 species, comprising of 1 Vestal, 2 Feathered Thorn, 1 Figure of Eight, 1 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Lunar Underwing, 1 Beaded Chestnut.