Sun 29th April 2018 12:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 28 April
Four species, five individuals, including Lunar Marbled Brown and FFY Pseudoswammerdamia combinella (min 6.2 degC / cloud)
Sun 29th April 2018 08:25 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 28th April
Four moths including Waved Umber.
Sun 29th April 2018 08:07 by Geoffrey Sell
28th April . Just five moths, one an Iron Prominent.
Sat 28th April 2018 22:04 by Paul Harris
Fairly horrific given that it is nearly May. Just Early Tooth-striped and Streamer worthy of a mention.
Sat 28th April 2018 14:39 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 27th April
Just one Red Chestnut (seem to get one every 4 years) and 3 Hebrew Chars
Fri 27th April 2018 21:23 by Paul Harris
Hardly an auspicious few days but a few moths worthy of mention:
21/4: Digitivalva pulicariae.
23/4: Gracillaria syringella.
26/4: Dyseriocrania subpurpurella, Streamer, Mullein, Flame Shoulder and Swallow Prominent all new for year. The first species new for garden and a good record for the Weymouth area.
Fri 27th April 2018 15:04 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th April
Just 3 species including 1 Muslin Moth and 1 Brimstone Moth(FFY).
Fri 27th April 2018 09:57 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 26th April
Muslin , Least Black Arches , Powdered Quaker , Early Grey.
Thu 26th April 2018 21:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 April
Just three Hebrew Character (min 6.5degC)
Wed 25th April 2018 16:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 24th April
A single Streamer was the best of a small bunch, with Purple Thorn, Early Thorn, and one Powdered Quaker among the rest.
Wed 25th April 2018 12:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th April
Streamer , Muslin , Early Grey.
Wed 25th April 2018 06:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 April
Chilly. Only 13 moths.
Tue 24th April 2018 12:34 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd April
Tue 24th April 2018 10:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 23 April
Just five species here, including: Nut-tree Tussock and two Water Carpet (a cool 10.3 degC)
Tue 24th April 2018 07:38 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 April
Only 7 species. But lots of flies!
Mon 23rd April 2018 13:54 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 22th April
Mon 23rd April 2018 13:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22 April
Just ten of five species, with FFY 2 Muslin Moth (min 8.6 degC)
Mon 23rd April 2018 11:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 April
A chily night. 11 species including FFG 1 Red Chestnut. Also 1 Great Prominent. Plus 1 more Drab-like moth to ID.
Mon 23rd April 2018 10:13 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd April
Pebble Prominent , Dark Sword-grass.
Sun 22nd April 2018 19:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 April
Thirteen species,including: Nut-tree Tussock, Shoulder Stripe, Streamer, Brindled Pug. FFY: Lunar Marbled Brown, Brimstone, Agonopterix yeatiana. Still low numbers, considering 11 degC /thunderstorms.
Sun 22nd April 2018 17:28 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 April
Thunder and lightening during the night with short heavy downpours. 14 species including FFY Waved Umber and Chinese Character. Also 1 Dotted Chestnut and FFG A. literana.
Sun 22nd April 2018 15:31 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 21st April
14 species 26 moths - NFY Pale Pinion, Chinese Character, Pebble Prominent, Nut-tree Tussock, Streamer and 20-plume Moth. Woke up to thick fog.
Sun 22nd April 2018 10:35 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st April
12 species including 1 Brindled Beauty, 2 Lunar Marbled Brown, 2 Muslin Moth, 1 Dotted Chestnut, 1 Oak-tree Pug, 1 Shoulder Stripe, 1 Caloptilia stigmatella
Sun 22nd April 2018 09:40 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st April
Sat 21st April 2018 19:58 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 20th April
Sat 21st April 2018 14:47 by Paul Harris
Highlight here a Northern Drab, a new species for the garden.
Sat 21st April 2018 08:47 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th April
A min overnight temp of 10.3 deg C bought in 10 species including 1 Muslin Moth, 1 Brindled Beauty, 2 Purple Thorn, 1 Powdered Quaker, 1 Common Plume, 1 Scorched Carpet. An interesting selection.
Sat 21st April 2018 08:25 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 April
Another chilly night after a hot day. Only 10 species including 1 Engrailed.
Fri 20th April 2018 17:49 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 19.4.18 125W MV
Much better, with 36 individuals of 14 species. Highlight was a FFG Acleris literana. FFY included Twenty-plume Moth, Eudonia angustea, Streamer and Brindled Beauty.
Fri 20th April 2018 17:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th April
9 species including 1 Scorched Carpet, 2 Nut-tree Tussock, 1 Twin-spotted Quaker, 1 Eudonia angustea
Fri 20th April 2018 15:06 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th April
3 Double-striped Pug , Small Quaker , 3 Early Grey , Angle Shades , Nut Tree Tussock.
Fri 20th April 2018 11:33 by Gillian Nash
Just six species here with low numbers, including three Brindled Beauty ( min 10.5 degC ) It's getting too predictable !
Fri 20th April 2018 07:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 April
A very hot day was followed by a clear sky and chilliness. A disappointing 12 species including FFY Lunar Marbled Brown. Also a very small V-pug (wing length 5mm).
Thu 19th April 2018 22:50 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 April
Still low numbers here (24 of 10 species), including: Agonopterix arenella, Epiphyas postvittana, Streamer, Brindled, and Double-striped Pugs, Early Thorn
Thu 19th April 2018 19:19 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 18th April
Seventy moths of twelve species on a very warm night. The highlights were: Blossom Underwing (the first for this site), and Tawny Pinion (only the second recorded here), with Brindled Beauty, Brindled Pug and Powdered Quaker among the rest.
Thu 19th April 2018 18:26 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th April
Streamer , 2 Double-striped Pug , Clouded Drab , Angle Shades.
Thu 19th April 2018 09:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th April
Spring has at last arrived in the moth world. With a min overnight temp of 12.8 deg C, there were 15 species including 1 Scorched Carpet, 2 Nut-tree Tussock, 1 Streamer, 1 Shoulder Stripe, 1 Waved Umber, 1 Twin-spotted Quaker, 1 Light Brown Apple Moth, 1 Lunar Marbled Brown.
Thu 19th April 2018 08:19 by Geoffrey Sell
18th April. Singles of Brindled Pug, Chestnut, Satellite and Streamer.
Wed 18th April 2018 11:42 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th April
A warm night, minimum temp of 12.2deg C but only 7 species but including 1 Shoulder Stripe and 1 Satellite
Wed 18th April 2018 08:48 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 17.4.17 125W MV
18 individuals of 9 species including FFG Chamomile Shark and FFY Brindled Pug, Small Quaker and Powdered Quaker.
Tue 17th April 2018 12:44 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 April
Gusty but dry night, with just two species: 5 Hebrew Character, and single first for year Nut-tree Tussock (min 10.2 degsC)
Mon 16th April 2018 10:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 4 April
Nine species,including: Shoulder Stripe. Brindled Pug, Streamer, Brindled Beauty, A.Heracliana/ciliella(agg). First for year: Powdered Quaker, Double-striped Pug
Sun 15th April 2018 11:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th April
March Moth , Early Thorn , Flame Shoulder , Small Quaker , Early Grey , Herald.
Sun 15th April 2018 07:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 April
Chillier. Only 6 species including 3 Brindled Beauty.
Sat 14th April 2018 23:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 13 April
Nine species, including: Brindled Pug, with ffy Garden Carpet, A.hexadactyla (Twenty-plume Moth), and E.sarcitrella (White-shouldered House-moth)
Sat 14th April 2018 20:25 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 12th April
A foggy night and just nine species. Dotted Border and Diurnea fagella the only two worth a mention.
Sat 14th April 2018 18:31 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th April
6 species including 1 Dotted Border, 1 Double-striped Pug, 1 Engrailed
Sat 14th April 2018 09:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 April
Still and foggy. 14 species!
Sat 14th April 2018 08:47 by Geoffrey Sell
13th April. One Brindled Pug, one Dotted Chestnut, two Early Tooth-striped, one Mullein.
Fri 13th April 2018 22:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 April
Nine species, including firsts for year Diurnea fagella, Dotted Chestnut, and (2)Streamer
Fri 13th April 2018 13:41 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th April
Nothing out of the ordinary with 8 species including 1 Agonopterix arenella, 1 Agonopterix alstromeriana and 1 March Moth
Fri 13th April 2018 08:53 by Geoffrey Sell
12th April. One Brindled Pug, One Dotted Chestnut, Three Early Tooth-striped.
Fri 13th April 2018 07:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 April
12 species including 1 A. yeatiana and 1 Early Tooth-striped.
Thu 12th April 2018 18:39 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 11th April
A cooler night with Common Plume, Early Thorn, Double-striped Pug and Common Swift among the visitors.
Thu 12th April 2018 17:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th April
7 species including 2 Early Thorn, 1 Shoulder Stripe. Min overnight temp of 8.8 deg C
Thu 12th April 2018 11:48 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 11th April
6 species including Early Thorn, Dotted Border and Powdered Quaker
Thu 12th April 2018 07:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 April
A cold northerly - only 6 species.
Wed 11th April 2018 17:30 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 10th April
Damp and mild again and among 70 moths of 10 species the first Dark Sword-grass of the year, with Mottled Grey, Double-striped Pug, and Ypsolopha mucronella also among the routine fare.
Wed 11th April 2018 14:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 10th April
Mon 9th April 2018 17:44 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th April
Double-striped Pug , 2 Small Quaker , Clouded Drab , Mullein , 4 Early Grey.
Mon 9th April 2018 10:49 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 April
Eight species (25) including: Water Carpet (first for year), Shoulder Stripe(3), Early Thorn(2) - min 8.2 degsC / cloud, light rain
Mon 9th April 2018 09:47 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 8th April
Overall numbers well up on a mild, damp night. Ten species included Oak Beauty and Engrailed among the regulars.
Mon 9th April 2018 09:20 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 8th April. 11 species including singles of March Moth, Oak Beauty, and Streamer, with 30 Common Quaker.
Mon 9th April 2018 07:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 April
7 species including 1 Shoulder Stripe.
Sun 8th April 2018 23:09 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 April
Seven species/forty moths, including Early Grey, Chestnut, Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella (min 7.2 degsC)
Sun 8th April 2018 19:11 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 7th April
Nothing unusual so far this year, and quite a few spring regulars have so far failed to appear, though Small Quaker seem to be occurring in better numbers than we usually get. From 58 moths of 10 species on a mild night Oak Beauty, and Pale Pinion probably worth a mention.
Sun 8th April 2018 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 April
Sat 7th April 2018 07:56 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 April
10 species including D. fagella and Pale Pinion.
Fri 6th April 2018 10:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th April
Nothing out of the ordinary with 4 species including 25 Hebrew Character!
Thu 5th April 2018 21:22 by Paul Harris
35 moths of 8 species, best were March Moth and Twin-spotted Quaker.
Thu 5th April 2018 19:00 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th April
Thu 5th April 2018 10:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 April 2018
Fewer moths here - ten of five species including ffy Pale Pinion, with minimum overnight temp of min 3.4 degsC
Tue 3rd April 2018 21:01 by Paul Harris
25 moths of 6 species was a surprise given the overnight weather. Best were Dark Sword-grass, 3 Diurnea fagella and an Oak Beauty.
Tue 3rd April 2018 16:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd April
5 species including 2 Oak Beauty, 3 Early Grey, 1 Angle Shades
Mon 2nd April 2018 18:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st April
6 species including 2 Oak Beauty, 2 Early Grey, 1 Diurnea fagella
Sun 1st April 2018 08:29 by Robin Heawood
13 moths of 4 Spp. Early grey (ffy), only 1 of note.