Latest Sightings

You need to be registered and logged-on to post sightings here: see guidance.  If you are not registered but have sightings, news or events please email to Webmaster.  Please note that all observations and comments published on the Dorset Moths Latest Sightings webpage or any other external website, especially with respect to notable and important Dorset moth records, are unconfirmed and remain so until the record is forwarded to and ratified by the appropriate county moth recorder: see Moth Recording.

For previous years archived records contact Webmaster (to be available on-line shortly).

Archives:

June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
February 2013

current posts

 
Thu 31st May 2018 18:28 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 30th May
Diamond-back Moth , Marsh Grey-Eudonia pallida , Chinese Character , Mottled Pug , Lime-speck Pug , Freyer's Pug , Green Pug , Yellow-barred Brindle , Sharp-angled Peacock , Peppered Moth , Small Elephant Hawk-moth nfg , Buff-tip , Pebble Prominent , Swallow Prominent , Pale Prominent , Pale Tussock , Orange Footman , Light Brocade , Lychnis , Clouded-bordered Brindle , Mottled Rustic , Cream-bordered Green Pea , Burnished Brass , 4 Silver Y , Spectacle , Small Fanfoot.
link
Thu 31st May 2018 15:50 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
An ethereal dusk with hardly a breath of wind and stag beetles banking and looping around the apple tree. 200+moths (181:33 mac/mic); 53 species. An immaculate Scarce Merveille du Jour, a site first. Also Pine Beauty, Pebble Hook-tip, Cypress Carpet (2), Spectacle, Riband Wave, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Elephant Hawk-moth, Spruce Carpet and a fine Bordered White. Heart & Dart on the up with 69 recorded. Micro interest with the first Apple Leaf Miners, Colchylis atricapitana, Eudonia lacustrata and Noticelia rosaecolana. Migrants limited to just 2 Silver Y and 6 Diamond-back.
link
Thu 31st May 2018 14:38 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th May
36 species including 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Brindled Pug, 2 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Blood-vein, 1 Scorched Wing, 2 Telechrysis tripuncta, 1 Pale Prominent, 1 Clouded-bordered Brindle, 1 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 1 Foxglove Pug, 1 Isotrias rectifasciana.
link
Thu 31st May 2018 14:22 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 30th May
22 sp including: Pale Tussock (7 incl a female), Small Phoenix, Scorched Wing, Tawny-barred angle, Swallow Prominent, Privet Hawkmoth, Buff-tip, Common Wainscot, Dot Moth (seems early?), Treble Lines, Heart & Dart, V-pug, Oligia sp. Phtheochroa reugosana (ffg) and Udea olivalis
link
Thu 31st May 2018 12:50 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 30th May
Immigrants represented by Silver Y and Diamond-back Moth.  Others included: Shark, Spruce Carpet, Vine's Rustic, Common Swift, Small Phoenix, Treble Lines and Brown Silver Line (a species which although apparently common, rarely appears in the traps here),
link
Thu 31st May 2018 07:47 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 May
A warm, still, cloudy night.  58 species.  FFG Grass Rivulet (subject to checking).  FFY Timothy Tortrix, Small Phoenix, Clay Triple-lines, Sallow Kitten, Cream-spot Tiger, Coronet, Mottled Rustic and Dark Spectacle.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 11 Silver Y.
link
Thu 31st May 2018 00:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 May
Twenty five species, including: Spectacle, Iron Prominent, Brown Silver Line, A.sociella, Nematopogon sp, P.xylostella.  Ffy: Middle-barred Minor, Treble Lines, Mottled Rustic, Ingrailed Clay

28 May: Mocha, Cinnabar, Sharp-angled Peacock, Heart & Dart,Mottled Pug Ffy: Brussels Lace, Silver Y, Pebble Hook-tip

27 May: Ffy: Brown Silver Line, Snout, 2 Eluia ministrana

26 May: Ffy: Oak Hook-tip, Marbled Minor(a), Clouded Silver, P.xylostella, B.domestica, C.lacunana, C.marginea, A.hortulata

link
Wed 30th May 2018 21:58 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 29th May
A warm cloudy night with rain produced my best night so far with the 20W Actinic, min temp was 13.1c Heart and Dart x17, Willow Beauty x1, Buff-tip x1, LBAM x2, Common Pug x1, Large Yellow Underwing x1 FFY, Cabbage Moth x1 FFY, Flame Shoulder x1 and my 1st Peppered Moth what a beauty he is to. Micros were Diamond-back Moth x1, White-shouldered House Moth and a Epinotia bilunana

Peppered Moth Copyright: Martin Wood

link
Wed 30th May 2018 17:26 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 29th May
Max species count for year of 44 identified with some micros not ID. New for year were Elephant Hawkmoth, Flame, Grey Dagger, Clouded Silver, Burnished Brass, Setaceous, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Purple Bar, Mocha, May High Flier and Broken -barred Carpet
link
Wed 30th May 2018 11:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th May
36 species including Scorched Wing, Ruby Tiger, Angle Shades, Peppered Moth, 2 Clouded-bordered Brindle, 1 Eyed Hawkmoth, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Small Rivulet, 1 Eulia ministrana and a very welcome Telechrysis tripuncta, new to my garden.
link
Wed 30th May 2018 07:09 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 May
A warm and cloudy night with some rain. 56 species.  FFY A. hamana, C. consimilana, Green Oak Tortrix, A. lancealis, Scorched Wing, Light Emerald, Large Yellow Underwing, Ingrailed Clay and Small Clouded Brindle.  Also 4 Silver Y.
link
Tue 29th May 2018 17:25 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 28th May
2 Diamond-back Moths , Chinese Character , Treble Brown Spot , Broken-barred Carpet.  Mottled Pug , Green Pug , Sharp-angled Peacock , Brown Silver-line , Peppered Moth , Willow Beauty , Clouded Silver , Light Emerald , Privet Hawk-moth , Eyed Hawk-moth , Buff-tip , Pale Tussock , Orange Footman , Cream-spot Tiger , White Ermine , Cinnabar , Common Wainscot , Poplar Grey , Knot Grass , Angle Shades , Dark Arches , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Marbled Minor agg. , Treble Lines , Vines Rustic , 2 Silver Y , Spectacle , Snout.
link
Tue 29th May 2018 15:41 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
A warm night bathed in mist-muted moonlight. Between 130-140 moths (several escapees!) split between 28 macros/13 micros. A pristine Lime Hawk-moth the pick. Also Green Pug, Oak-tree Pug, Cinnabar (2), Clouded Silver (2), Herald, Brussels Lace and a Small Dusty Wave. Micro interest with a Bee Moth, Caloptilia alchimiella, Celypha lacunana, a Pine Bell and the first culmella of the year.
link
Tue 29th May 2018 13:41 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 28th May
Among the overnight visitors were: Diamond-back Moth and Silver Y representing the immigrants (with the first Painted Lady here during the day), plus Angle Shades, Scorched Wing, Lime-speck Pug, Foxglove Pug, Blood-vein and Pepper Moth among the larger species, and Tinea semifulvella, Agapeta hamana and Notocelia cynosbatella among the micros.
link
Tue 29th May 2018 11:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th May
34 species including 2 Spectacle, 1 Scorched Wing, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Waved Umber, 1 Lunar Thorn, 1 Broken-barred Carpet
link
Tue 29th May 2018 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 May
link
Tue 29th May 2018 07:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 May
A warm night with a bright moon. 64 species.  FFY A. geoffrella, Grass Veneer, Birch Mocha, Satin Wave, Small Waved Umber, Willow Beauty, Puss Moth and Figure of 80.  Also 2 Silver Y.
link
Mon 28th May 2018 18:01 by Neil Croton
Thorncombe
Best of the catch was 1 diamond back , orange footman and Broom moth , The latter 2 species new for site
link
Mon 28th May 2018 17:31 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 27th May
19 macro spp and a few micros includes these FFY Privet Hawkmoth, Heart & Dart, Willow Beauty, Silver-ground Carpet, Udea olivalis and Marbled Minor agg
link
Mon 28th May 2018 16:16 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole 27 May
Overnight 119 moths of 34 species divided identically between larger and smaller taxa. H&D with 20 and Tachystola (13) the most abundant individuals. New arrivals include singles of Pale Tussock, Lime-speck Pug, Marbled Minor and a Cream-bordered Green Pea. Micros weighed in with Swam. nebulella, Mint Moth (aurita), Small Magpie, Trinia trinotella, Garden Pebble, Bactria lanceolana and a Lesser Wax Moth. An increase in Diamond back from one to seven.
link
Mon 28th May 2018 11:49 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 27th May
Still only catching a small number of moth, though did not expect much with a bright moon last night. LBAM x 6, Willow Beauty x1 , Heart & Dart x1,Common Pug x2, Green Carpet x1 and a FFG Sharp-angled Peacock
link
Mon 28th May 2018 11:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th May
24 species here including Pale Tussock, Anania hortulata, Lime Hawkmoth, Privet Hawkmoth, Straw Dot, Bee Moth and four additional micros.
link
Mon 28th May 2018 07:15 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 May
A hot thundery day but a slightly chilly night with a bright moon.  42 species.  FFG A. ocellana and L. strigana.  FFY N. metaxella, Red-barred Tortrix, E. pallida, Clouded Border, Privet Hawkmoth, Brown Rustic and Pale Mottled Willow.  Also 3 Silver Y.
link
Sun 27th May 2018 21:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th May
Summer has arrived, 36 species including 1 Anania hortulata, 1 Oak Hook-tip, 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Pale Tussock, 1 Light Emerald, 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Common Swift, 1 Yellow-barred Brindle, 1 V-Pug, 1 Currant Pug.
link
Sun 27th May 2018 20:59 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th May
9 species including 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Eyed Hawkmoth
link
Sun 27th May 2018 20:56 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 24th May
11 species including 1 Pale Tussock(FM), 2 Cinnabar, 1 Small Waved Umber, 1 Treble Lines
link
Sun 27th May 2018 20:53 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd May
17 species including 1 Scalloped Hazel, 1 Eyed Hawkmoth, 1 Small Waved Umber, 1 Pale Tussock
link
Sun 27th May 2018 10:26 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 25th May
Wimborne town garden, NFG and me Pale Tussock,Oak Tip, and the rest LBAM x2, Heart and Dart x2, Common Pug x2, Common Marbled Carpet x1, Garden Carpet x1, Bee Moth x1
link
Sun 27th May 2018 07:42 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 May
A warm night following a hot day.  My best night so far this year - 66 species.  FFY U. olivalis, Water Veneer, Treble Brown Spot, Purple Bar, Spruce Carpet, Toadflax Pug (subject to checking, but I had an early one last year), Tawny-barred Angle, Common Wave, Clouded Silver, White-point, Middle-barred Minor, Gold Spot and Straw Dot.  Also 4 Silver Y.
link
Sat 26th May 2018 11:46 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, garden trap May 26, 2018
Ninety-seven moths: 20 macros, 11 micros (2 unid.). Quality of the catch scuppered by squally shower early morning. Still - considerable improvement on earlier in the month. Puss Moth, Treble-bar, Foxglove Pug, Scalloped Hazel, Common Wave and Orange Footman all new year additions. Of the micros...Celypha striana and minuscule Argyresthias: cupressella and trifasciata. Also Ocnerostoma piniarella. Migrant interest: a single xylostella.
link
Sat 26th May 2018 10:29 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 May
Seven species: White Ermine(3), Silver-ground & Green Carpets, Brimstone, Buff-tip(ffy), Hedya pruniana, Notocelia cynosbatella.  Once again, surprisingly very poor result, considering minimum 13.5 degC with cloud & light rain.
link
Sat 26th May 2018 09:12 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 25th May
Inmates detained overnight included: Privet Hawkmoth, Pale Tussock, Small Angle Shades, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Waved Umber, Orange Footman, Lychnis, and among the few pugs present was a single Freyer's Pug; the first for this site since traps lit up the night sky here in 1996. So far an almost complete lack of micros and immigrants.
link
Sat 26th May 2018 06:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 May
A warm night but with a bright moon.  35 species including FFY Garden Pebble, Blood-vein, May Highflyer and Pine Carpet.  Also 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Dark Sword-grass.
link
Fri 25th May 2018 14:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th May
Rusty-dot Pearl , Chinese Character , Maidens Blush , Mottled Pug.  Netted Pug nfg , Clouded Silver , Poplar Hawk-moth , Puss Moth , Cream-spot Tiger , Ruby Tiger , Cinnabar , Least Black Arches , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Marbled Minor agg. , Vines Rustic , Spectacle , Snout.
link
Fri 25th May 2018 14:23 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 23rd May
Had a better night with the moths Wednesday night with, Heart and Dart x3,Common Marbled Carpetx2, Setaceous Hebrew Characterx1,Buff-tipx1, Notocelia cynosbatella x1 and nfy and a Common Pug. Robinson trap with 20W Actinic, min temp 11.5c
link
Fri 25th May 2018 12:03 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 May
Just around ten species, despite minimum 13.2 degC + ideal conditions, including: Scalloped Hazel, Waved Umber, Red Twin-spot & Common Marbled Carpets Ffy: Orange Footman, Common Carpet, Cinnabar, Elephant Hawk-moth

23 May: around twenty species, including Syndemis musculana, Iron Prominent Ffy: Aphomia sociella, Parapoynx stratiotata, Hedya pruniana, Sandy Carpet, Brown Rustic, Lg Y U/wing, Heart & Dart, C M Carpet, Poplar Kitten

link
Fri 25th May 2018 09:13 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 24.5.18 125W MV
33 individuals of 24 species including FFY Gracillaria syringella, Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth) (2), Buff-tip and Common Wainscot.
link
Fri 25th May 2018 08:53 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 24th May. Only 21 macro moths, including Blair's Mocha, Privet Hawk, and first Elephant Hawk.
link
Thu 24th May 2018 13:58 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole 23 May 2018
Warm night with rain threatening but stayed dry throughout. A satisfactory catch of 83 moths (22 macros/13micros + 1 unid.) Lovely to see Lime Hawk-moth but also Knotgrass, Light Brocade (2), Yellow-barred Brindle, Treble Brown Spot, Fryer's Pug (2), Turnip, Cabbage and Buff-tip. A hat trick of carpets: Common Marbled (3), Grey Pine and Garden. Highest turn out: H & D (13) against Treble-lines (10). Micros...all singles bar LBAM (7) and Tachystola (5) included Monopis obviella, Swam pyrella, Bryo terella, Cedestis subfasciella, Codling Moth, Red-barred Tortrix, Ephestia unicolorella, Syndemis muscularia and Cryptoblabes bistriga.
link
Thu 24th May 2018 13:21 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd May
Small China-mark , Pebble Hook-tip , Figure of Eighty , Broken-barred Carpet , Mottled Pug , Common Pug , Oak-tree Pug , Poplar Hawk-moth , 2 Puss Moth , Cinnabar , Powdered Quaker , Common Wainscot , Knot Grass , Marbled Minor agg. ,Vines Rustic , 2 Silver Y. What appears to be a Golden-rod Pug will need confirmation.
link
Thu 24th May 2018 08:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 May
A cloudy night and cooler than last night.  46 species including FFG Plutella porrectella and FFY Small Magpie, Rivulet, Brown Silver-line, Common White Wave, Peppered Moth, Alder, Rustic Shoulder-knot and Vine's Rustic.
link
Wed 23rd May 2018 22:25 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22 May
Sixteen species, including: Sharp-angled Peacock, V-pug, Chinese Character, Broken-barred Carpet, Poplar Hawk-moth, Notocelia cynosbatella, Evergestis forficalis (min 10.2 degC)

21 May: fourteen species, including: Pale Tussock, Bright-line Brown-eye, Least Black Arches Ffy: Buff Ermine, Common Wave, Shears, Bactra lac/lan agg (min 10.6 degC)

link
Wed 23rd May 2018 17:27 by Robin Heawood
Longfleet School, 22nd May.
FFY, Peppered, Shark & Knotgrass. Also Light brocade, Poplar hawk, Heart & dart (3), Pale tussock & Shuttle shaped dart. Micros, notoceliia cynobatella, mompha subbistrigella(4), epinotia immundata, tachystola acroxanthes & eudonia Spp.
link
Wed 23rd May 2018 13:48 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap...Poole, 22May 2018
Some nice records coming in from the country...meanwhere here in the smoke 48 moths overnight. Among which Figure of 80, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Lychnis and Peppered Moth the best. High scorers include Treble Lines (8), H & D (5), SSD (4) and LBAM (7). Many common moths appearing only as singles e.g. Willow Beauty, Flame Shoulder. Among the micros a Bee Moth, Epiblema cynosbatella, Rhyacionia pinivorana and two pomonella. Looking back through the last decade of catches over this same period, I appear to have lost the pine specialists which I put down to a neighbour having surgically removed his huge specimen of Pinus radiata, and with it, its entire ecosystem.
link
Wed 23rd May 2018 10:52 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 22nd May
Species count and numbers certainly picking up now and among the varied and plentiful overnight visitors were: the first Silver Y of this year, plus Small Phoenix, Lychnis, Treble Lines, Pale Mottled Willow, Pale Tussock, Waved Umber, Poplar Hawk-moth and the Blackthorn-eating tongue-twister Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.
link
Wed 23rd May 2018 09:29 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 May
A warm day and night. 44 species including FFG S. musculana and FFY C. lacunana , Ringed China-mark, Flame Carpet, Seraphim, Scalloped Hazel, Elephant Hawkmoth, Buff Ermine, Cinnabar, Flame, Light Brocade, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Marbled Minor and Burnished Brass.  Also 1 Silver Y.
link
Wed 23rd May 2018 08:34 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 23.5.18 125W MV
37 individuals of 21 species. Highlights included FFG Dichrorampha acuminatana and Pale-shouldered Brocade, as well as FFY Pebble Hook-tip, Broken-barred Carpet, Chocolate-tip, Shears & Treble Lines.
link
Tue 22nd May 2018 20:46 by David Foot
Tonerspuddle Heath 19th-20th May. Dave Foot
On Saturday 19th I was checking some birch stumps for potential Large red-belted clearwing larvae later in the year a female appeared and started to lay eggs between the bark and hard wood, after a while it was joined by a second. Phil Sterling, Marcus Lawson, his son and myself returned on Sunday afternoon and after a short wait a female arrived and started to lay, eventually joined by another, possibly two females all laying. We watched them for about 2 hours and in that time there weren't many periods when no moths were present. An unforgettable sight. Below is a link to some video I took, enjoy.

https://youtu.be/oOGhjkDMowM

link
Tue 22nd May 2018 17:26 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st May
Red Twin-spot Carpet , Eyed Hawk-moth , Poplar Hawk-moth , Buff-tip , Iron Prominent , Pale Tussock , Buff Ermine , Muslin , Cinnabar , Flame Shoulder , Large Yellow Underwing , Setaceous Hebrew Character , White-point , Angle Shades , Pale Mottled Willow , 3 Silver Y.
link
Tue 22nd May 2018 17:04 by Vince Giavarini
Badbury Rings
Quick circuit of Badbury Rings around midday...not the best of times to go a-hunting! Lots of Green Carpet lurking in the hedgerows.  Burnet Companion dancing around buttercups and some fine Grizzled Skipper where turf grazed short by rabbits. Silver Y put up from longer grass. Twayblades at their finest now; butterfly orchids still in bud. Note to self: more detailed moth tour fortnight from today.
link
Tue 22nd May 2018 08:42 by Geoffrey Sell
21st May. An Alder, a Broken-barred Carpet, and a Cream-spot Tiger.
link
Mon 21st May 2018 11:15 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20 May
Nine species, including: Great & Swallow Prominents, White Ermine Ffy: Coronet, Clouded Border, Peppered Moth, Silver-ground Carpet (min 7.6 degC)
link
Sun 20th May 2018 21:02 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood.
Broadstone garden. York Close. Ffy. Poplar hawkmoth, 3 Treble lines, Garden carpet, Alder moth, Light brocade, 3 Heart & dart, Red green carpet. Also C. marbled carpet, Maidens blush, Pale tussock, 3 Brimstone, Powdered quaker, 2 Flame, Narrow w pug, Yellow barred bridle, Shuttle shaped dart & Red green carpet. plus 5 micros including Tachystola and Eudonia App.

Also 2 Yellow shell & 6 Spot Burnet at Ballard down.

link
Sun 20th May 2018 11:06 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th May
2 Buff-tip , 2 Pebble Prominent , Swallow Prominent , Chocolate-tip , White Ermine , 5 Muslin , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Common Quaker , Hebrew Character , Mullein , Nut-tree Tussock , Gold Spot.
link
Sat 19th May 2018 12:29 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 18th May
Ran my MV50 W for the Garden Moth Scheme last night, 1-Treble Lines, 1-Muslin Moth, 1-Garden Carpet, LBAM and a micro Eudoina aangustea I think. Min temp 6.4c Eudonia angustea Copyright: Martin Wood
link
Fri 18th May 2018 12:26 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 17 May
Nine species, including: Green Carpet, Flame Shoulder, P.combinella, E.postvittana, ffy: Lychnis, Poplar Grey, White Ermine (min 5.6 degC)
link
Fri 18th May 2018 11:27 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th May
Oak-tree Pug , Eyed Hawk-moth , Buff-tip , Pebble Prominent , White Ermine , Powdered Quaker.  Pale Pinion , Knot Grass , Vines Rustic , Nut-tree Tussock.
link
Fri 18th May 2018 10:13 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th May
A total of 10 species including 2 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Flame Carpet, 1 Common Pug
link
Thu 17th May 2018 22:24 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 16th May
New for the Garden and for me, the only moths of note were 2 Muslin Moths, min temp 6.6 deg c Muslin Moth Copyright: Martin Wood
link
Thu 17th May 2018 10:27 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 May
Pale Tussock, just one species, again, not sure why.  Hope it's not a trend that continues (6.5 degC)

15 May: Mocha the only moth (min 12.2 degC)

link
Thu 17th May 2018 08:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th May
A poor night with 7 species including 1 Chinese Character, 1 Chocolate-tip, 2 Green Carpet.
link
Thu 17th May 2018 07:51 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 May
A chilly , strong wind.  Only 7 species.
link
Wed 16th May 2018 17:54 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 15th May
A decent night of 17 species. FFY were Bright Line Brown Eye, Waved Umber, Ruby Tiger, Iron Prominent, Garden Carpet and a Marbled Brown. Also graced by two Lime Hawkmoths of the normal colour.

Marbled Brown

link
Wed 16th May 2018 15:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th May
13 species including 6 Green Carpet, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Chocolate-tip, 1 Yellow-barred Brindle, 1 Scalloped Hazel, 1 White Ermine.
link
Wed 16th May 2018 14:18 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 15th May
A nice warm night, and among the visitors to the traps were: Waved Umber, Scalloped Hazel, Oak-tree Pug, and Lychnis, plus White Ermine, Green Carpet, Spectacle and Bee Moth.

1936 Waved Umber 03 Copyright: Will Bown

link
Wed 16th May 2018 10:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 15th May
Common Marbled Carpet , Common Pug , Oak-tree Pug , Eyed Hawk-moth , Buff Ermine , Muslin , Least Black Arches , Heart and Dart , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Flame Shoulder , Bright-line Brown-eye , Knot Grass , Rustic Shoulder-knot , 2 Silver Y.
link
Wed 16th May 2018 08:18 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 May
An amazing 23 species!  FFY Small Square-spot and Lychnis.  Also a very nice Lime Hawkmoth.
link
Tue 15th May 2018 20:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th May
6 species including 1 Buff-tip, 1 Scorched Carpet, 1 Iron Prominent.
link
Mon 14th May 2018 00:14 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 12 May
Just three species: Pebble Prominent, Muslin Moth, ffy Setaceous Hebrew Character (min 5.3degC)
link
Sun 13th May 2018 17:05 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th May
Red Twin-spot Carpet , Garden Carpet , Currant Pug , Poplar Hawk-moth , Pebble Prominent , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Muslin.
link
Sun 13th May 2018 10:13 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 12th May
A very poor night with a min temp of 5.4c and the only moth of note was a Brimstone
link
Sat 12th May 2018 22:51 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 11 May
Twelve species, including: Iron Prominent, Pebble Prominent, Syndemis musculana, FFY: Esperia sulphurella, Ruby Tiger, Scalloped Hazel, Green Carpet (min 11.11 degC)
link
Sat 12th May 2018 21:35 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 11th May
Rain then clear sky during the night produced eleven species including: Ruby Tiger, Lime Hawkmoth, Brimstone, Green Carpet, Waved Umber and Iron Prominent.

2000 Iron Prominent 03 Copyright: Will Bown

link
Sat 12th May 2018 16:02 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th May
Buff-tip , 4 Pebble Prominent , Heart and Dart , Mullein , Angle Shades , Vines Rustic.
link
Fri 11th May 2018 12:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th May
Just 7 species including 1 Garden Carpet, 3 Red Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Spectacle.
link
Fri 11th May 2018 12:13 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 10th May
Not very good 5 pecies includes FFY Coxcomb Prominent and Pale Pinion 4.5c
link
Fri 11th May 2018 11:26 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10 May
Four species, just five individuals, including FFY Syndemis musculana, Least Black Arches & Poplar Hawk-moth (min 7.3 degC)
link
Thu 10th May 2018 14:46 by Mike Hetherington
Lodmoor 10.5.18
Several Brown-tail larval webs on a Bramble bush at Beechdown Way, Lodmoor.
link
Thu 10th May 2018 09:48 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th May
Another poor night with 5 species including 1 Mullein and 3 Red Twin-spot.
link
Wed 9th May 2018 21:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th May
very poor night with only 4 species including 1 Green Carpet and 1 White Ermine.
link
Wed 9th May 2018 12:00 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 May
Six species / twelve individuals, including Pebble, and Great Prominents, Early Grey, FFY Knot-grass (6.5 degC)
link
Wed 9th May 2018 06:14 by Julian Francis
Tol[puddle 8 May
A chilly night.  Only 9 species including a FFY Chocolate-tip.
link
Tue 8th May 2018 22:14 by Richard Caldow
Corfe Castle 6th May
Eleven species including: Brimstone (2), Pebble prominent (1), Flame shoulder (1), Small pheonix (1), Nut tree tussock (1), Great prominent (1) and Waved Umber (1). Found a recently emerged Flame shoulder inflating its wings earlier in the day.
link
Tue 8th May 2018 21:50 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 May
Fifteen species, including: Lunar Marbled Brown, Pale Prominent, Brindled Beauty, Flame Shoulder.  FFY: Coxcomb Prominent, Pale Tussock, Scorched Carpet, Bright-line Brown-eye (min 9.5degC)
link
Tue 8th May 2018 18:56 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th May
15 species including 1 Green Carpet, 1 Brindled Beauty, 1 Eudonia angustea, 1 Broken-barred Carpet, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Epinotia immundana.
link
Tue 8th May 2018 18:09 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th May
Figure of Eighty , Brindled Pug , Dotted Border , Waved Umber , Eyed Hawk-moth , Puss Moth , Pebble Prominent , Pale Prominent , White Ermine , Muslin , Least Black Arches , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Flame Shoulder , Mullein , Knot Grass , Spectacle.  20 species.
link
Tue 8th May 2018 14:22 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 7th May
All good ones last night with very few H. chars. Best were Lime Hawk-moth Brown form (not seen before by me ?), Poplar Hawk-moth, Pebble Hook-tip, Chocolate Tip, Great Prominent FFG, Pebble Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Green Carpet FFY, 4x Muslin Moth FFY, 8x Brimstone, Angle Shades FFY, Spectacle, Purple Thorn, Poplar Kitten

link
Tue 8th May 2018 12:54 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap...Poole, across the road from Poole Park
Finally get to sample those moths near the house and garden. Generally a good night for Least Black Arches (7) forming bright white specks like splashes of paint on the vertical sides of my timbered shed. Nut-tree Tussock (5), Brimstone (9), Yellow-barred Brindle, Knotgrass, DSP (4), SSD (5), Brindled and Common Pug also in the frame. Old friends Hebrew Character, Common Quaker and Angle Shades still snoozing but each found single accommodation to bed down for the night in the egg boxes. Not in the trap but on the fence was a very scrappy Buttoned Snout. All told 66 moths of 19 species...and good to see that the pristine specimen of Common Pug made me think a bit.
link
Tue 8th May 2018 07:32 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 May
A cloudless night but not as chilly as last night.  19 species.  FFY: Sharp-angled Peacock, Streamer, Orange Footman, Poplar Hawkmoth, Flame Shoulder and Spectacle.
link
Mon 7th May 2018 22:54 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 May
Twelve species, including: Alucita hexadactyla, Emmelina monodactyla, (4)Nut-tree Tussock, Muslin Moth, (3)Brimstone. FFY: Pebble, Great, & Swallow Prominents, Red Twin-spot Carpet, V-pug
link
Mon 7th May 2018 21:28 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 6th May
A bit more variety and colour turning up now with Brimstone, Scorched Carpet, Spectacle, Pebble Prominent, White Ermine, Yellow-barred Brindle, and the annual May hordes of Cockchafers.
link
Mon 7th May 2018 20:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th May
A total of 16 species including 5 Red Twin-spot Carpet, 3 Waved Umber, 2 Scorched Carpet, 1 Brindled Beauty, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 White Ermine.
link
Mon 7th May 2018 15:07 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th May
3 Brindled Pug , Waved Umber , 3 Pebble Prominent. , Swallow Prominent , Muslin , 2 Least Black Arches , Bright-line Brown-eye , Powdered Quaker , Oak Nycteoline.
link
Mon 7th May 2018 07:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 May
A cool, clear night after a very hot day for May.  12 species including FFY Green Carpet and Knot Grass.  Also 1 Pale Pinion.
link
Sun 6th May 2018 10:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th May
10 species, including 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, 3 Scorched Carpet, 1 Streamer, 1 Waved Umber and 1 Mocha. The Mocha was great to see and is the earliest sighting I have for this site. 8th June being the previous earliest date for the year.
link
Sat 5th May 2018 08:53 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 4.5.18 125W MV
20 individuals of 13 species.  FFY included Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Scorched Carpet, Waved Umber and Lunar Marbled Brown.
link
Sat 5th May 2018 07:29 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 May
Chilly.  10 species including FFY Pale Tussock, Swallow Prominent and Angle Shades.
link
Fri 4th May 2018 19:20 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 3rd May
Ten species included: Small Phoenix, Muslin and Powdered Quaker with the total from two traps just 26 moths.
link
Fri 4th May 2018 14:15 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd May
Garden Carpet , Double-striped Pug , Brimstone , Waved Umber , Pebble Prominent , White Ermine , Least Black Arches , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Common Quaker , Hebrew Character , Nut Tree Tussock.
link
Fri 4th May 2018 11:22 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 3rd May
ffy are Brimstone, Brindled pug, V-pug, Nut-tree tussock, Great prominent, Garden Carpet, Orange Footman.

FFG: Streamer and Semioscopis steinkelleriana

link
Fri 4th May 2018 11:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd May
At last, with the improved weather (no wind), the moths are appearing. 12 species including 1 Garden Carpet, 8 Brimstone, 1 Pebble Prominent, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Nut-tree Tussock, 1 Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, 1 Dark Sword-grass.
link
Thu 3rd May 2018 18:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 2nd May
Pebble Prominent , Lunar Marbled Brown.
link
Thu 3rd May 2018 10:54 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2 March
Just two species here also - five Hebrew Character, two Endrosis sarcitrella (White-shouldered House Moth) min overnight temp 5.2 degC / clear
link
Thu 3rd May 2018 10:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd May
very poor with only two species including 1 Muslin Moth
link
Tue 1st May 2018 18:01 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th April
just 1 species, 1 Brindled Beauty
link