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Sat 30th June 2018 22:34 by Martin Wood
wimborne 29th June
Had a good night last night with 40 moths, which for my garden is a good number some of the best were Elephant hawk Moth-7, Swallow-tailed Moth,Yellow-tail, Buff Arches, Dark Arches,Beautiful Hook-tip,V-Pug, Foxglove Pug, Festoon,Udea fulvalis x2, Dwarf Cream Wave and a Single-dotted Wave
Sat 30th June 2018 11:28 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 29.6.18 125W MV
78 species. Highlights were FFG Mompha ochraceella (tbc) and Endotricha flammealis.  FFY included Carcina quercana, Crambus pascuella, Pyrausta despicata, Anania coronata, Water Veneer, Mother of Pearl, Drinker, Large Emerald, Rosy Footman and Dun-bar. Also 5 Diamond-back Moths.
Sat 30th June 2018 08:14 by Robin Heawood
Peverill point, Swanage.
Friday, 29th June. Daytime, several white plume moth, numerous crescent plume on rest harrow, silver y & dolicharthria punctalis.
Sat 30th June 2018 08:10 by Robin Heawood
Bradbury Rings. Thurs 28th (morning).
Kent black arches.
Sat 30th June 2018 07:20 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 29 June
Not as exciting as last night. 107 species, but numbers were much less.  FFY R. formosa, Beautiful China-mark, Magpie, Lilac Beauty and Buff Footman.  Also 2 Diamond-back.
Fri 29th June 2018 23:54 by Gillian Nash
28 June
Thirty-five (to be confirmed) micro / 72 macro species, including: Dingy Shears, Figure of Eighty, Cypress Carpet, Eyed Hawk-moth, Sm Fan-foot, Scarlet Tiger, Lunar-spotted Pinion, Green Silver-lines, Double Square-spot, Oegoconia sp, Hypsopygia glaucinalis, Limnaecia phragmitella, Carcina quercana, Dioryctria abietella, Elophila nymphaeata, Nemapogon cloacella.  Nfg: Silky Wainscot (min 13.6 degC / clear)
Fri 29th June 2018 19:31 by Paul Harris
27/6: Dark Spectacle and Phtheochroa inopiana worth a mention.

28/6: White Satin, Mottled Beauty, Leopard, Dark Sword-grass and an excellent haul of interesting micros comprising: Crescent Plume (2), Caloptilia semifascia (summer brood), Celypha rosaceana, Tinea semifulvella, Anarsia spartiella, Pempelia genistella, Crambus pascuella and Deplanqueia dilutella.

Fri 29th June 2018 10:13 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 June
A very hot day followed by a warm night.  A spectacular night with 121 species and lots of moths including over 200 Water Veneer.  FFG Anarsia innoxiella - there has been a very useful discussion about A. innoxiella/lineatella on the Migrant Lepidoptera Fb page in the last day or so: it's now thought that records of lineatella (we have one from 2003) probably refer to innoxiella (but not the Dorset one which is lineatella).  FFY C. stigmatella, B. blandella, Bird-cherry Ermine, C. rosaceana, Meal Moth, Mother of Pearl, Scallop Shell, White Satin Moth, Rosy Footman, Four-spotted Footman, Kent Black Arches, Sycamore, Small Angle Shades, Double Lobed and Green Silver-lines.  Also 2 Diamond-back and 1 Silver Y.
Thu 28th June 2018 23:07 by Gillian Nash
27 June
Fifty five species, including: Sm Elephant Hawk-moth, Miller, Lychnis, Anania coronata, Plutella xylostella, Pammene fasciana Ffy: Drinker, Common Rustic, Scallop Shell, Engrailed

26 June: Forty five species, with Brussels Lace, Peach Blossom, Small Emerald, Treble Brown-spot, Single-dotted Wave, Short-cloaked Moth, Light Arches, Muslin Footman, Ancylis achatana, Epinotia signatana(tbc), clepsis consimilana

Thu 28th June 2018 15:09 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 27th June
FFY were Small Elephant, Drinker, Clay and Festoon (FFG)
Thu 28th June 2018 07:06 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 June
After a very hot day, a clear night with a very bright moon and some chilly wind later.  57 species including FFY B. adustella, A. crocealis, Sandy Carpet, Short-cloaked Moth, Four-dotted Footman and Clouded Brindle.
Wed 27th June 2018 21:45 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/6
Best here my 3rd ever Grass Emerald plus Clancy's Rustic, Scarce Silver-lines, Phycita roborella and Rhodophaea formosa.
Wed 27th June 2018 17:27 by Geoff Lightfoot
Lorton Valley 27th June
5 Red-tipped Clearwing .
Wed 27th June 2018 17:24 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 26th June
Small Blood-vein , Dwarf Cream Wave , Blue-bordered Carpet , Small Yellow Wave , Mottled Beauty , Small Elephant Hawk-moth , Buff Footman , Short-cloaked , Ingrailed Clay , Coronet , Uncertain , Silky Wainscot-f. bipunctata , Plain Golden Y.
Wed 27th June 2018 12:00 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.6.18 125W MV
71+ species including FFG Ethmia dodecea and Marbled White-spot.  FFY included Ghost Moth (female), Helcystogramma rufescens, Lozotaenia forsterana, Acrobasis suavella, Small Yellow Wave, Swallow-tailed Moth, Phoenix, and Tawny Shears.
Wed 27th June 2018 07:25 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 June
A clear night with a chilly wind.  74 species including FFG A. schalleriana, FFY E. pinguis, Large Emerald and Peach Blossom.
Tue 26th June 2018 21:30 by Paul Harris
Best here:

22/6: Foxglove Pug, Bordered Sallow.

23/6: Bordered Beauty, White Satin, Lilac Beauty (2), Marbled White Spot.

25/6: Clancy's Rustic, White Satin.

Tue 26th June 2018 08:56 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 June
A still, clear, slightly warmer night after a very hot day.  75 species including FFY C. falsella, Small Emerald, Round-winged Muslin, True Lover's Knot, Double Square-spot, L-album Wainscot and Common Rustic.
Tue 26th June 2018 00:29 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 June
Forty five species, including: Coronet, Pale Mottled Willow, Dingy Footman, Heart & Club(6), L.forsterana, A.loeflingiana Ffy Dingy Shears(2)

23 June - around seventy species, including: Sm Angle Shades, V-Pug, Blue-bordered Carpet, Riband Wave, Gillmeria pallidactyla(Yarrow Plume), Ancylis achatana, Plutella xylostella, Notocelia uddmanniana, Archips xylosteana, Rhodophaena formosa, Aphomia sociella Ffy: Short-cloaked Moth, Yellow-tail

Mon 25th June 2018 07:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 June
Clear, chilly and a bright moon.  57 species including FFY L. forsterana, Festoon, Phoenix and Small Dotted Buff.
Sun 24th June 2018 15:56 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd June
Diamond-back Moth , Buff Arches , Barred Yellow , Lime-speck Pug , Small Yellow Wave , Small Elephant Hawk-moth , Buff-tip , Common Footman , Scarlet Tiger , Clay , L-album Wainscot , Obscure Wainscot , Marbled White Spot ,Cream-bordered Green Pea , Burnished Brass , Blackneck.
Sun 24th June 2018 12:57 by Mike Hetherington
Yetminster 22.6.18 125W MV
113 moths of 50 species. Highlights included Treble Brown-spot and Double Square-spot.
Sat 23rd June 2018 22:15 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 22 June
Clear sky and a min temp of 8.7c degrees made for a poor night the best was Swallow-tailed Moth, Poplar Hawk Moth and 3 Clouded Borded.
Sat 23rd June 2018 15:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd June
Common Swift , Small Blood-vein , Barred Yellow , Cypress Carpet , Lime-speck Pug , Magpie , Sharp-angled Peacock , Peppered , Common Wave , Buff-tip , Sallow Kitten , Pebble Prominent , Broom Moth nfg , Silver Y.
Sat 23rd June 2018 06:03 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 June
Clear and chilly.  47 species including FFY Lackey, Blue-bordered Carpet and Garden Tiger.
Fri 22nd June 2018 20:32 by Paul Harris
Too chilly last night but some other recent records:

19/6: Green Arches (2), Blue-bordered Carpet, White Satin, Broad-barred White, Clay Triple-lines.

20/6: Green Silver-lines, Marbled White-spot, Obscure Wainscot and Common Lutestring of the form obscura, the first I've ever seen.

Fri 22nd June 2018 08:37 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st June
30 species including 1 Cinnabar, 1 Fern, 1 Peppered Moth. Low overnight temperature of 10 deg C.
Fri 22nd June 2018 08:34 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th June
35 species including 1 Hypsopygia glaucinalis, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Fern, 1 Lozotaenia forsterana.
Thu 21st June 2018 11:21 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 20th June
Lobster moth, Green Silver-lines, Green Arches, Small Yellow Wave were ffy from the macros. Then FFG was a Lesser Wax moth from the micros.
Wed 20th June 2018 22:48 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole 19 June
About 60spp; 41 of which macros with Heart & Dart comprising 1/4 of catch. Many moths now in second hand condition...and Treble-lines almost phased out...just the one today. Those species in most 'dapper' nick included Blue-bordered Carpet, The Clay (2), Marbled White Spot and that 'Vulcan Bomber' Bird's Wing. Small Seraphim turned up looking as though it was dressed for a charity shop free for all and my Pine Hawkmoth appeared to have been dragged through the proverbial hedge backwards. With Small Fan-foot sidelined for a while, it's all Fan-foots now with the occasional Mr. Snouty thrown in for good measure when it comes to the kite-shapers.
Wed 20th June 2018 17:05 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th June
55 species including 1 Peach Blossom, 6 Elephant Hawkmoth, 4 Lackey, 1 Cypress Carpet, 1 Crambus perlella, 2 Barred Yellow, 1 Mother of Pearl, 1 Common Footman, 1 Yellow Shell.
Wed 20th June 2018 13:37 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th June
2 European Corn-borer , Small Seraphim , Swallow-tailed , 8 Privet Hawk-moth.  5 Elephant Hawk-moth , Poplar Hawk-moth , Burnished Brass , Silver Y , Beautiful Golden Y , Beautiful Hook-tip .
Wed 20th June 2018 08:43 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 19th June. A Sandy Carpet, A Scarlet Tiger and a Marbled White Spot.
Tue 19th June 2018 22:28 by Robin Heawood
Broadstone. York Close.
Highlight a Box moth, recent colonists (I'D confirmed by Mark Parsons). Clay triple lines, White satin, Swordgrass, Diamond back, foxglove pug, Brussels lace, garden carpet, tawny marbled minor. Micros: pandemis cinnamomeana, hypsopygia glaucinalis, povolnya leucapennella, cochylis atricapitana, chrysoteuchia culmella, argyresthia brockeela & cherry fruit moth.
Tue 19th June 2018 21:09 by Paul Harris
Highlight today a Blair's Mocha, at least the 6th garden record. Also Marbled White-spot and Obscure Wainscot.

1678 Blair's Mocha 08 Copyright: Paul Harris

Tue 19th June 2018 13:14 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 18th June. Singles of Scallop Shell, Marbled White-spot, Dark Spectacle and Green Silver-line.
Tue 19th June 2018 10:34 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th June
46 species including 1 Peppered Moth, 1 Marbled White-spot, 4 Barred Yellow, 2 Scoparia pyralella, 2 Fan-foot, 1 Iron Prominent, 1 Small Fan-foot, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Small China-mark.
Tue 19th June 2018 10:31 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th June
42 species including 2 Barred Yellow, 1 Large Emerald, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Common Emerald, 1 Broad-barred White, 1 Scoparia pyralella
Mon 18th June 2018 15:52 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th June
Rusty-dot Pearl , Striped Wainscot , Coronet - form coronula.
Mon 18th June 2018 06:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 June
Warm and still.  65 species including FFY Nut Bud Moth, Leopard, Small Fan-footed Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Cypress Carpet, Swallow-tailed Moth and Purple Clay.
Sun 17th June 2018 23:14 by Neil Croton
Thorncombe 17th June Garden trap
Best of the catch being , Black neck , delicate , 2 diamond back , four dotted footman , sharp angled carpet pinion streaked snout , 3 eudonia delunella 1 batrachedra praeangusta ( tbc) ,sandy carpet
Sun 17th June 2018 18:59 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 156th June
The best I had last night was a Light Emerald and a Silver y. Min temp 12.4c had a bit of rain int he night/early morning.
Sun 17th June 2018 18:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th June
40 species including 1 Udea prunalis, 1 Eudonia delunella, 1 Fern, 1 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, 1 Ancylis achatana, 1 Scoparia pyralella and 2 Scarlet Tiger roosted in the vegetable garden during the 17th June.
Sun 17th June 2018 18:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th June
35 species including 1 Buff-tip, 1 Sandy Carpet, 5 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 Cypress Carpet, 1 Single-dotted Wave.
Sun 17th June 2018 14:11 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 16th June
Only 11 Elephant (19 last trap) and FFY were Barred Yellow, Barred Straw, Common Emerald, Lilac Beauty, and Blue-bordered Carpet (30 macro spp)
Sun 17th June 2018 07:59 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 June
A warmish night after a day of sun and rain.  62 species.  The highlight was a walkeri form of White Ermine (see Leraut volume 1 page 376) - photo on the Picture Gallery.  FFY A. loeflingiana, Brown China-mark, Small Blood-vein, Small Dusty Wave, Dot Moth, Clay and Smoky Wainscot.  Also 1 Silver Y.
Sat 16th June 2018 20:28 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/6
Seeing Ghost and Leopard Moth sat together on an eggtray was a new experience. Otherwise Bordered Beauty, Obscure Wainscot and Perinephela lancealis worth a mention for the garden.
Sat 16th June 2018 20:19 by Robin Heawood
Avon Heath CP. Moth night.
trap set Friday 15th. Highlights: 2 Scarce Merveille du jour. 2 diamond backed, pebble hook tip, Scorched wing, true lovers knot, 2 elephant hawk, 2 privet hawk, pine hawk, 4 bordered beauty, scalloped hook tip, iron prominent, 3 sharp angled peacock, mottled rustic, uncertain, clay, bordered pug, fox moth, rosy marbled & a selection of micros to sort. approx 60 So. Robin Heawood.
Sat 16th June 2018 15:20 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 15.6.18 125W MV
Better night here as well - 171 individuals of 69 species, with a few more to sort out. Highlights were FFG Barred Red and Four-dotted Footman. New for the year included Tinea semifulvella, Epinotia bilunana, European Corn Borer, Muslin Footman, Small Angle Shades, Cream-bordered Green Pea. Two Diamond-back Moths the only migrant interest.
Sat 16th June 2018 14:39 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 15th June Moth Night/Garden Moth Scheme
Had a better night with the cloudy conditions and a min temp of 12.4c, using the Robinson 50W MV Willow Beauty-4, Small Magpie-1, Riband Wave-4, LBAM-3, Common Marbled Carpet-2, Straw Dot-1,Heart and Dart-4,Marbled Minor agg-1,Treble Brown Spot-2,Lozotaenia forsterana-1,and nfy Elephant Hawk Moth-1, Snout-1 and a Dark Arches.
Sat 16th June 2018 06:59 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 June Moth Night 2
A warm and still night.  78 species including FFY E. delunella, Ghost Moth (female), Drinker, Dingy Shell, Yellow-barred brindle, Poplar Grey and Broom Moth.  Also 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.
Fri 15th June 2018 18:30 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 14.6.18 125W MV
122 individuals of 46 species. Highlights were FFY Catoptria falsella, Barred Yellow and Mocha.
Fri 15th June 2018 14:12 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th June
30 species including 1 Barred Straw, 2 Burnished Brass, 1 Clouded Border, 1 Notocelia trimaculana and 1 Scarlet Tiger flying in the garden during the day
Fri 15th June 2018 14:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th June
28 species including 1 Clouded-bordered Brindle, 2 Plain Golden Y, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Buff Arches, 1 Celypha striana.
Fri 15th June 2018 05:41 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 June Moth Night 1
Clear skies and a chilly night.  42 species including FFY Clouded Buff and Miller.  Very few micros!
Thu 14th June 2018 23:17 by Gillian Nash
13 June
Thirty species, including: Lychnis, Foxglove Pug, Angle Shades, Eyed Hawk-moth, Ingrailed Clay, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, ffy Paraswammerdamia alicapitella (min 14.1degC / strong wind, light rain)
Thu 14th June 2018 22:41 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 13th June
20 W Actinic Min temp 13.8c and a strong wind. Heart and Dart 5, nfy Heart and Club,Buff Ermine 2 males, a Setaceous Hebrew Character and 1 Marbled Carpet.
Thu 14th June 2018 14:53 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 June
Thu 14th June 2018 09:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 June
A strong wind reduced the catch to 24 species. FFY Shark.
Wed 13th June 2018 21:09 by Gillian Nash
12 June
Down to twenty species, including Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Plain Golden Y

11 June - forty five species, including: Peach Blossom, Brussels Lace, Mocha, Lobster Moth, Plutella xylostella, Crambus perlella, Hedya ochroleucana, Aleimma loeflingiana, Lozotaenia forsterana, Rhodophaea formosa

Wed 13th June 2018 17:25 by Paul Harris
East Parley
An amazing capture by Bagsy of his second Banded Pine Carpet (Pungeleria capreolaria) after his first last year. As far as I'm aware still only half a dozen or so UK records.
Wed 13th June 2018 17:23 by Paul Harris
Best from the last couple of days were:

11/6: Red-necked Footman, Drinker, Green Silver-lines(2).

12/6: Foxglove Pug, Lilac Beauty.

Wed 13th June 2018 14:48 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th June
48 species including 1 Mocha, 1 Brussels Lace, 1 Peach Blossom, 1 Treble Brown Spot, 1 Hypsopygia costalis, 1 Alabonia geofrella.
Wed 13th June 2018 14:46 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th June
30 species including 1 Clouded Border, 1 Peppered Moth, 2 Common Swift, 2 Brown Rustic, 1 Gold Spot, 1 Dichrorampha alpinana
Wed 13th June 2018 09:39 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
An open sky so cooler conditions overnight and a heavy dew. A still morning. Nice to see Evergestis exteminalis perched on top of the apparatus but today I made quick work of emptying the trap in record time: 16 mins (5 days ago it was 2.5hrs)! New macros Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Small Yellow Wave brightened up an otherwise unremarkable emptying ceremony. The few micros I'd potted turned out to be - on closer inspection - previous encounters, until that is, the very last pot which contained Eudonia pallida. This is usually a rather nondescript moth but the markings were bright mirrors in the early light. No Dagger moths yet!! Usually here they arrive before both The Sycamore and The Miller. The latter appears to be having a good season scoring a hat-trick this morning. Perhaps the Daggers are more exact in their emergent-time synchronisation. I still find it quite extraordinary that even in counties separated by vast distances some species appear to emerge on exactly the same day of the year.
Wed 13th June 2018 07:02 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 June
A much chillier night.  54 species and numbers right down.  FFY Uncertain/Rustic.
Tue 12th June 2018 11:17 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th June
Diamond-back Moth , 2 Barred Marble-Celypha striana , Rusty-dot Pearl , 3 Thistle Ermine , Barred Yellow , Shark.
Tue 12th June 2018 08:48 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
A more average catch today with additions Buff Arches, Flame, Red-necked Footman and a very nice to see Spinach. Micro newbies Brown and Ringed China-marks, Clepis consimilana, Gypsonoma sociana, Ectoedemia subbimaculella a hint that June signals the start of some wetland moth activity.
Tue 12th June 2018 07:04 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 June
Clear skies and a little chilly after a hot day.  78 species including FFG Phtheochroa sodaliana.  FFY A. straminella, S. ambigualis, White Plume Moth, Barred Yellow, Beautiful Hook-tip, Buff Arches and Plain Golden Y.
Mon 11th June 2018 21:41 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 10/6
Best here were: White Satin, Marbled White Spot, Satin Wave, Small Elephant Hawk, Anania crocealis and Gypsonoma sociana.
Mon 11th June 2018 18:47 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
Plans to head north for a fortnight of Scottish mothing scuppered by disappointing forecast yet again (4th year running). Meanwhile here in balmy sun-soaked Poole c139 moths of 75 spp. in virtually identical mac to mic spp. proportions. It seems that each new day brings increasing diversification in the trap. Today it is Poplar Grey, Miller, L-album Wainscot, Brown Rustic, Dusky Brocade and Common Rustic making the top six in the new arrivals stakes and all in perfect condition. Not to be outdone micros also turned up in force with Ash Bud Moth (2), Beautiful Plume (2), E. flammealis, H. glaucinalis, Meal Moth, O. quadripuncta?, Teleoides luculella and several unid Phyllonorycter spp...are there enough hours in the day??

Would I rather be catching Saxons? Chance would be a fine thing.

Mon 11th June 2018 15:27 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 10th June
Ghost Moth , Peach Blossom , Buff Arches , Figure of Eighty , Blood-vein , Treble Brown Spot , Spinach , Cypress Carpet , Broken-barred Carpet , Grey Pug , Yellow-barred Brindle , Clouded Border , Brown Silver-line , Brussels Lace , Privet , Poplar , Elephant , Small Elephant Hawk-moth , Pebble Prominent , Lychnis , Small Clouded Brindle , Burnished Brass , Plain Golden Y , Small Fan-foot.
Mon 11th June 2018 15:12 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th June
Angle-barred Pug -- thanks to Phil Sterling for confirmation.
Mon 11th June 2018 12:51 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 10 June
Seventy five species, including: Grass Rivulet, Mocha, Iron, Pale & Pebble Prominents, Treble Lines, Burnished Brass, Silver Y.  Ffy: Miller, Sm Yellow Wave, Sm Fan-foot, Small, Brown & Ringed China-marks, Riband Wave, Lobster Moth, Celypha striana, Calamotropha paludella, Aphelia unitana (min 15.6 degC)
Mon 11th June 2018 08:41 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 June
A warm night after a hot day.  Best night so far this year with 85 species.  FFY A. cnicana, N. trimaculana, E. campoliliana, A. coronata, Blotched Emerald, Lobster, Heart and Club (a very uncommon moth here), Bird's Wing and Fan-foot.  Also 2 Diamond-back, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y.
Sun 10th June 2018 22:05 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/6
The most productive night of the year so far in terms of variety. Highlights were: Lobster, Silky Wainscot, Cream-spot Tiger, Beautiful Hook-tip (2), Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Brown Rustic, Small Waved Umber, Spruce Carpet, Small Seraphim, Ghost (f), Poplar Kitten.
Sun 10th June 2018 21:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 9/6
A cracking capture by John Gifford of a Bordered White, sat on top of his trap this morning. A first for him and one that just missed me! This is his photo.

1954 Bordered White 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 10th June 2018 15:31 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 June
Around fifty species, including: Luquetia lobella, Archips podana, Hedya pruniana, Broken-barred Carpet, Brown Rustic, Pebble Prominent, Beautiful Hook-tip, Middle-barred Minor, variety of Marbled Minors(agg), Brussels Lace, Mottled Rustic, Ffy: Dark Arches.  Yet to be confirmed, ffg Rosy Marbled (min 14.1 degC)
Sun 10th June 2018 15:23 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
170+ moths/62spp. A good number of new faces overnight with the appearance of Dwarf Cream Wave, Eyed Hawk-moth, Small Fan-foot, Heart & Club, Middle-barred Minor, Sycamore and Small Blood-vein. Micros Anania coronata, Ancylis unguicella, Gold Triangle, Marbled Orchard Tortrix, Pammene fasciana and Tinia trinotella also new here. Only a few of the usual migrants but no RDP or Rush Veneer yet.
Sun 10th June 2018 13:35 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 9th June
Small Elephant Hawk-moth , Broad-barred White , Obscure Wainscot , Alder Moth , Coronet , Small Clouded Brindle , Spectacle.
Sun 10th June 2018 07:08 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 June
Clear and a little chilly.  69 species.  FFG Elachista triatomea.  FFY E. dodecea, Thistle Ermine, Double Square-spot and Beautiful Golden Y.  Also 1 Silver Y and 2 Diamond-back.
Sat 9th June 2018 20:56 by Paul Harris
A few recent records of note:

5/6: Male Ghost Moth.

6/6; Obscure Wainscot.

7/6: Sloe Pug, Bordered Sallow, Rhyacionia pinivorana (Spotted Shoot Moth). The latter appears to be a notable record for Weymouth.

1212 Rhyacionia pinivorana 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 9th June 2018 14:54 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 8th June
26 species including Eyed Hawkmoth, Blood vein and ffg (rather odd?) Ringed China-mark (male and female).
Sat 9th June 2018 14:13 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.6.18 125W MV
Best night of the year to date - 122 individuals of 52 species, with a few more to sort out. Highlights were FFG Anania fuscalis, a good record for this part of the county and a weakly marked Seraphim.  Thanks to Phil S for confirming the ID.  FFY included Archips podana, Eucosma cana, Udea olivalis, Crambus perlella, Eyed Hawkmoth, Pretty Chalk Carpet, Brussels Lace, Pale Mottled Willow and Middle-barred Minor.
Sat 9th June 2018 11:00 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 8th June
A cooler night with a min temp of 10.8c deg and clear sky made for a poor night I think, Heart and Dart -9, Willow Beauty -4, Straw Dot -2, Common Marbled Carpet, Coronet and NFG was a Blood-vein.

Sat 9th June 2018 07:52 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 June
Clear skies and a slightly chilly night.  59 species including FFY C. pascuella, C. perlella, European Corn Borer, Small China-mark, Riband Wave, Small White Wave (the first one I've had for some years), Coxcomb Prominent and Eyed Hawkmoth. 45 Straw Dot from 2 traps!!
Fri 8th June 2018 22:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 June
Sixty-five+ species, including: Archips podana, Lozotaenia forsterana, Eucosma cana, Eudonia delunella, Cryptoblabes bistriga, Rhodophaea formosa, Luquetia lobella, Ostrinia nubilalis, Barred Red, Brussels Lace, Purple Bar, Lime-speck Pug, Beautiful Hook-tip, Muslin Footman, Swallow Prominent, Sm Angle Shades, Coronet, Muslin Footman, Flame Carpet, Burnished Brass, Privet Hawk-moth (min 16.1 degC /cloud)
Fri 8th June 2018 11:23 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th June
Silver-ground Carpet , Treble Brown Spot , Cypress Carpet , Sharp-angled Peacock , White-pinion Spotted nfg , Buff-tip , Swallow Prominent , Heart and Club , Small Clouded Brindle , Burnished Brass , Gold Spot , Beautiful Hook-tip , Pinion-streaked Snout , Small Fan-foot.
Fri 8th June 2018 10:06 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 7th June. 43 macro species. Cream-bordered Green Pea, Cream-spot tiger, Alder Moth.
Thu 7th June 2018 21:04 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 June
Forty species, including: Evergestis forficalis, Cataclysta lemnata + stratiotata, Nematopogon sp, Poplar Grey, Small Angle Shades, Mottled Rustic, Treble Lines Ffy: Ghost Moth(f), Clouded Brindle (min 15.1 degC / cloud)

5 June: thirty-eight species, including: Udea olivalis, Pebble + Oak Hook-tip Ffy: Cnephasia sp, Little Emerald, Common Wainscot, Small Phoenix Ffg: Grass Rivulet (min 9.5 degC)

4 June: twenty-five species Ffy Double Square-spot (min 14.6 degC)

3 June: 40 species Ffy Myelois circumvoluta, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Plain Golden Y, 3 Figure of Eighty (min 13.6 degC)

2 June: thirty-five species Poplar Kitten Ffy: Liqueta lobesia, Argyresthia spinocella, Gold Spot, Willow Beauty, Privet Hawk-moth

Thu 7th June 2018 15:17 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
Trap very popular last night...200+moths of 58spp. Another good night for Treble Brown Spot (6) and the various Minors which years ago I would have found names for. New here was a Scorched Wing, Dark Spectacle and Privet Hawk-moth. An equally fine show of micros with Bramble Shoot Moth (3), Homoeosoma sinuella, Phycitodes maritima/saxicola, Green Oak Tortrix and the Longhorn Nemophora degeerella all FFY's. Heart & Dart (41) now twice as common as Willow Beauty. Migrants barely each of Silver Y and Diamond-back.
Thu 7th June 2018 12:55 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th June
51 macro species -- Mocha nfg , Blood-vein , Small Dusty Wave , Sharp-angled Peacock , Small Elephant Hawk-moth , Eyed Hawk-moth , Puss Moth , Light Brocade , Dog's Tooth , Broad-barred White , Sycamore , Gold Spot , Small Fan-foot.
Thu 7th June 2018 08:36 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 6th June. A Chalk Carpet, a Cream-spot Tiger, and a Privet Hawk.
Wed 6th June 2018 19:42 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 5th June
A cooler night with a minimum a temp of 9.4 c, 3 Willow beauty on fence next to the trap, 6-Heart and Dart,1-Common Marbled Carpet, 1-Green Carpet and a Treble Brown Spot in the trap this morning.

Wed 6th June 2018 16:59 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
Chillier morning...yet 40 spp with Heart & Dart still trumping - if you'll pardon the expression - the catch with 26 individuals.  New arrivals included a Poplar Hawk-moth, Snout, Mottled Rustic and a Common White Wave. Micro numbers up on previous nights (always do better in the cooler conditions) with year firsts Lozotaenia forsterana, Blastobasis lacticolella, Eudonia mercuriella and Cochylis nana. The common Grass Veneer culmella looking spectacular in its freshly emergent armoury of powder-blue (not grey) embossed ribwork tracery and glittering gold-leaf cilia.
Tue 5th June 2018 21:31 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/6
Striped Wainscot and Broad-barred White worthy of mention for the garden.
Tue 5th June 2018 15:25 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th June
32 species including 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Ghost Moth, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Snout, 1 Poplar Grey plus a very smart White Ermine aberration godarti.
Tue 5th June 2018 07:40 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 4th June
Heading back to uni today, so last trap for a little while. 64 species. Highlights and migrants were Plutella xylostella (2), Agonopterix arenella, Mocha, Galium Carpet, Angle-barred Pug, Dark Spectacle (3), Silver Y (2), Marbled White Spot, Alder Moth & Least Black Arches.
Tue 5th June 2018 06:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 June
A little chilly and a blustery wind.  62 species including FFY E. cana, C. striana, Green Pug, Marbled White Spot and Dark Arches.  Also 4 Silver Y.
Mon 4th June 2018 22:12 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 3/6
Best here my 2nd ever Cream Wave. Also worth a mention were Triaxomera parasitella and Callisto denticulella, both of which appear to be of note for the Weymouth area.
Mon 4th June 2018 19:44 by Jack Oughton
4th June, by day in and around Portesham
About 30 species by day, including Micropterix aruncella, Alabonia geoffrella (this was new for me, and flew by while eating outside!), Gillmeria pallidactyla, Orthotaenia undulana, Rhopobota myrtillana, Grapholita compositella, Pammene aurana, Small Eggar (larvae), Oak Eggar (larvae), Lackey (larvae), Brown Silver-line, Speckled Yellow & Burnet Companion.
Mon 4th June 2018 16:48 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
Below cloudless skies about 160 moths of 52 species. Newcomer larger moths were Waved Umber and Dark Swordgrass. Variety in the micro league came in the shape of Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix, Nephopterix angustella, Aleimma loeflingian and Argyresthia brockeella. Tachystola acroxantha (17 individuals) the most abundant micro and in a varied range of sizes, anything from 4.5 to 9mm and often without its trademark yellow 'fringe'.
Mon 4th June 2018 08:57 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 3rd June. A Blair's Mocha, a Small Seraphim and 4 Privet Hawks.
Mon 4th June 2018 08:13 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 3rd June
80 species. Highlight was a Rosy Marbled (NFG). Best of the rest were Plutella xylostella (12), Aphelia paleana, Anania fuscalis (NFG), Eudonia pallida, Platytes cerussella (NFG), Figure of Eighty, Peach Blossom, Maiden's Blush, Cream-spot Tiger, Silver Y, Dark Sword-grass & Green Silver-lines.
Mon 4th June 2018 07:33 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 June
Another clear, chilly night.  64 species.  FFG Little Thorn.  FFY Cyclamen Tortrix, Pine Hawkmoth, Marbled Brown and Pinion-streaked Snout.  A great night for Hawkmoths with Pine, Lime, Poplar, Privet, Elephant and Small Elephant.
Mon 4th June 2018 00:40 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2 May
Around thirty five species, including: Poplar Kitten, Spectacle, Scorched Wing, Udea olivalis, Evergestis forficalis, Anania hortulata Ffy: Privet Hawk-moth, Willow Beauty, Gold Spot, Luquetia lobella, Argyresthia spinosella
Sun 3rd June 2018 07:59 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 2.6.18 125W MV
83 individuals of 34 species includiing FFY Scoparia ambigualis, Rivulet and Scorched Wing. Single Plutella xylostella the only migrant interest.
Sun 3rd June 2018 07:51 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 2nd June
64 species. Highlight was a Mocha, which is new for the garden. Best of the rest were Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Plutella xylostella (2), Prays ruficeps (2), Tachystola acroxantha (3), Freyer's Pug, Scorched Wing (2), Cinnabar (2), Silver Y (5), Light Brocade, Dark Sword-grass & Green Silver-lines.

Most common moths again are Heart & Dart, Orange Footman & Treble Lines.

Sun 3rd June 2018 06:38 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 June
A clearer and colder night.  41 species including FFY Light Arches.  Also 1 Dark Sword-grass and 3 Silver Y.
Sat 2nd June 2018 22:00 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 1st June
Robinson 50W MV min temp16.2c Willow Beauty-2,Heart and Dart-6, Flame Shoulder -1, Common Marbled Carpet-3, Marbled Minor-agg-1, Small Magpie-1 Diamond-back Moth-1, Tinea trunottella-1
Sat 2nd June 2018 19:09 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 1st June
We have never reached 56 spp before. New for year were Ghost moth, Buff Ermine, Clouded Border, Brussels Lace, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Common Wainscot, Dark Sword-grass, Small Square Spot, and Brown China Mark

Treble Lines most abundant at 21 - But no New for Garden :(

Sat 2nd June 2018 16:51 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
Here in festival Poole, another 200+ moths of 53 spp. Silver Y on the radar at last with 12 individuals but Diamond-back down to six. Micros, now only half the number of macro spp. New for year taxa include the Shark, Maiden's Blush, Light Emerald (3) and Straw Dot. Evergestis limbata takes today's 'Looker' prize among the micros ahead of Grapholita labarzewski, Spotted Shoot Moth and Argyresthia spinosella. Heart & Dart remains the most abundant species with Treble-lines and Willow Beauty trailing in 2nd and 3rd.
Sat 2nd June 2018 13:27 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 1st June. At last a reasonable night with 40 species of macro, including Barred Red, Broad-bordered White, Grass Rivulet, Lobster and Privet Hawk.
Sat 2nd June 2018 09:12 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 1st June
Back from uni for a bit so ran the traps. 89 species. Highlights were Plutella xylostella (14), Argyresthia trifasciata, Adaina microdactyla, Aphelia paleana, Rhyacionia pinivorana, Pammene albuginana, Pebble Hook-tip (3), Scalloped Hazel, Puss Moth, Herald, Cream-spot Tiger, Dark Spectacle, Silver Y (8), Gold Spot, Dark Sword-grass & Least Black Arches.
Sat 2nd June 2018 07:36 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 June
Another warm, still, cloudy night.  Best night this year so far with 74 species including FFY Common Plume, E. lacustrata, Common Swift, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Campion, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Dagger agg. and Snout.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 22 Silver Y.
Fri 1st June 2018 21:07 by Paul Harris
A gradual improvement here, but nothing to get too excited about. A quick catch up of the most notable recent moths: 27/5: Alder Moth. 28/5: Dingy Shell, Alder Moth, Esperia sulphurella. 29/5: Cream-spot Tiger. 30/5: Small Clouded Brindle, White-spotted Pug, Oak Hook-tip, White Pinion-spotted, Elachista atricomella, Coleophora albicosta. 31/5: Cochylis atricapitana.
Fri 1st June 2018 16:32 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 31.5.18 125W MV
74 individuals of 32 species including 11 Silver Y but no other migrant species. FFY included Scalloped Hazel, Puss Moth, Orange Footman, Gold Spot, Clouded-bordered Brindle and Shoulder-striped Wanscot.
Fri 1st June 2018 09:22 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 31st May. Still few moths, only 30 macros this morning. A Privet Hawk and two female Fox Moths.
Fri 1st June 2018 07:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 31 May
Warm and still with some rain.  42 species including FFY Green Arches.  Also 15 Silver Y.