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Tue 31st July 2018 20:31 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th July
28th and 29th July were poor but 30th July improved. 41 species including 2 Canary-shouldered Thorn, 1 Acleris aspersana, 1 Acleris laterana, 1 Lychnis, 1 Lime-tree Pug, 1 Acrobasis advenella, 1 Mocha, 1 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Twin-spotted Wainscot, 1 Six-striped Rustic.
Tue 31st July 2018 19:38 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 30th July
Maple Pug , c40 Silver Y.
Tue 31st July 2018 16:48 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine 30 July
Overnight showers but a respite from recent wind.  Five Setaceous Hebrew Character, ten Straw Dot, twelve Common Rustic, singles of Blood-vein, Dark Arches, Elephant Hawk Moth, Brimstone, Ruby Tiger, Pale Prominent and Mocha. Two each of Black Arches and Early Thorn.
Tue 31st July 2018 08:45 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 30th July. Singles of Square Spot, Black Arches, Dark Swordgrass, and Small Seraphim.
Mon 30th July 2018 18:01 by Jack Oughton
In & Around Portesham 30th July
Several species of note, including Stigmella nylandriella (Rowan), Stigmella myrtillella (Bilberry, new for me), Stigmella perpymaeella (Hawthorn), Stigmella speciosa (Sycamore), Bohemmania pulverosella (Apple), Callisto denticulella (Apple), Parornix torquillella (larvae examined, Blackthorn), Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Honeysuckle), Plutella xylostella, Pale Tussock (larvae), Dark Dagger (l), Beautiful Yellow Underwing (l)

0072 Stigmella myrtillella 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Stigmella myrtillella on Bilberry

0361 Phyllonorycter trifasciella 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Phyllonorycter trifasciella on Honeysuckle

0103 Stigmella nylandriella 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

0103 Stigmella nylandriella 03 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Stigmella nylandriella on Rowan

Mon 30th July 2018 17:23 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/7
Best here was Cydia amplana.

1262 Cydia amplana 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 30th July 2018 11:36 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 29th July
Vagrant piercer-Cydia amplana , Reed veneer-Chilo phragmitella , Dark Sword-grass , 6 Silver Y.
Sun 29th July 2018 11:19 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 27th
Ran my 50W MV Friday 27th July, expecting to catch a good number of moths, but only had a few I expect due to the heavy down pore we had in the night. a Min temp of 14.7c at 0500hrs. Silver Y-2, Udea fulvalis-2, Pyraust aurata-1, Straw Dot-1,Scalloped Oak-1, Garden Carpet-1,and nfg a Lychnis.
Sun 29th July 2018 10:24 by Gillian Nash
27 July
Around thirty species, including: 7 Silver Y, 3 Mocha, Sallow Kitten, 3 Spectacle, 2 Dusky Thorn, 2 Sharp-angled Peacock, Lime-speck pug, Lychnis, Sm Waved Umber, Iron Prominent, Currant Pug, Copper Underwing(a), Udea Prunalis, numerous Pleuroptya ruralis & Blastobasis adustella (strong gales and heavy rain with minimum temp 13.9 degC)

26 July: 2 Gold Spot, Oak Hook-tip, Lssr Broad-bordered Yellow U/wing, 2 Pyrausta aurata, Spilonota ocellana Ffy: Copper Underwing, Yellow Shell

Sat 28th July 2018 23:39 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 27th July
Back in England now after a period in Hungary. Returned to increasing winds and rainfall. Ran a trap last night, resulting in 74 species. Highlights were Plutella xylostella (7), Prays ruficeps (5), Mocha, Sallow Kitten (4), Chocolate-tip, Black Arches (4), Jersey Tiger (2), Four-spotted Footman (4), Silver Y (6), Gold Spot, Marbled Green (2), & a Twin-spotted Wainscot.
Sat 28th July 2018 17:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 26/7
Best here were Lesser Wax Moth, Honeysuckle Moth, Maple Pug and the stunning cristalana form of Acleris cristana.

1054 Acleris cristana 08 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sat 28th July 2018 12:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th July
40 species including 1 Small China-mark, 1 Mocha, 1 Pebble Prominent, 2 Gold Spot.
Sat 28th July 2018 08:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 July
Torrential rain and high winds brought an end to mothing at 3.45.  61 species including 1 Diamond-back and 4 Silver Y.
Sat 28th July 2018 08:15 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 27th July. Few moths in this wind, but an Annulet.
Fri 27th July 2018 13:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 25th July
6 Diamond-back Moth , Wax Moth , Channel Islands Pug , 5 Silver Y.
Fri 27th July 2018 07:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 July
A warm, breezy night.  79 species including FFY E. quadrimaculana, Flame Carpet and Mullein Wave.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 18 Silver Y.
Thu 26th July 2018 11:52 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 July
Warm and still with a bright moon.  78 species including FFY A. laterana, Canary-shouldered Thorn and Mouse Moth.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 11 Silver Y.
Wed 25th July 2018 09:18 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 July
A warm, still night with a bright moon and a strong southerly breeze.  80 species.  Highlight was a Dewick's Plusia, my second one here.  Also FFG a very tatty Dingy Mocha and FFY Y. sedella, A. aspersana, Square-spot Rustic and Twin-spotted Wainscot.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 7 Silver Y.
Tue 24th July 2018 21:41 by Robin Heawood
Avon Heath CP.
Highlights, my first dingy mocha. Also 3 birch mocha, s mall rivulet, 2 rosy rustic, red twin spot carpet, 3 rosey footman, dotted border wave, small scallop, smoky wave, 2 iron prominent & scallop shell (a favourite of mine). Approx 50 App.
Tue 24th July 2018 19:14 by Neil Croton
Lunar Hornet Moth Thorncombe
1 adult at rest on willow tree
Tue 24th July 2018 18:20 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd July
Carnation Tortrix , Grey Knot-horn-Acrobasis advenella , Shaded Broad-bar , Lime-speck Pug , Small White Wave , Sallow Kitten , Ruby Tiger , Least Yellow Underwing , Straw Underwing , Brown-veined Wainscot , Fen Wainscot , Gold Spot.
Tue 24th July 2018 13:40 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine 23 July
Warm still night with bright moon.  Singles including Oak Eggar, Blood Vein, Maiden's Blush, Scalloped Oak, Sallow Kitten, and a rather old Clouded Border.
Tue 24th July 2018 08:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 July
A warm night with a bright moon again.  72 species including 1 Diamond-back and 4 Silver Y.  Also 1 Maple Pug.
Tue 24th July 2018 08:21 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 23rd. July. Singles of Annulet, Chalk Carpet, Four-spotted Footman, Oak Eggar and Phoenix.
Mon 23rd July 2018 21:40 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 22nd July
Highlights were Jersey Tiger, Rosy Footman, Purple, August and Dusky Thorn, Sandy Carpet, Small Waved Umber, Cloaked Minor, Gold Spot, Oak Eggar and two magnificent pyralids: Delplanqueia dilutella and Euzophera pingus
Mon 23rd July 2018 17:35 by Paul Harris
19/7: Wax Moth, Bulrush Wainscot, Black Arches, Slender Brindle (2), Calamatropha paludella.

22/7: Orthotelia sparganella, Lunar-spotted Pinion, Double Lobed.

0470 Orthotelia sparganella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Mon 23rd July 2018 14:18 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 22nd. July. Two Black Arches, 3 Small Rufous.
Mon 23rd July 2018 07:59 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 July
A warm, still night. Despite one of my traps failing, 74 species including 2 Silver Y.
Sun 22nd July 2018 08:18 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 July
A warm, still night.  86 species including 4 Silver Y.
Sat 21st July 2018 12:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 July
Some steady rain during a muggy night.  74 species including FFY O. sparganella.  Also 3 Silver Y.
Fri 20th July 2018 14:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th July
47 species including 1 Mocha, 1 Large Emerald, 1 Lychnis, 1 Acleris laterana, 1 Udea lutealis.
Fri 20th July 2018 14:25 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th July
41 species including 2 Dusky Thorn, 1 Mocha, 2 Brussels Lace, 1 Garden Tiger.
Fri 20th July 2018 12:15 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 July
Cloudy and warmer.  Lots more moths again after a sparse few days.  113 species including FFG C. ohridella (Horse-chesnut Leaf Miner) and A. rubigana and FFY Y. plumbella, A. selasella and Pine Carpet.  Also 2 Diamond-back and 13 Silver Y.
Fri 20th July 2018 11:57 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th July
Least Carpet , Wood Carpet , Small Waved Umber , Jersey Tiger f.lutescens , Twin-spotted Wainscot. 15th July - Sciota adelphella - thanks to Phil Sterling for confirmation.
Thu 19th July 2018 22:10 by Paul Harris
12/7: First Brown-veined Wainscot of the year, Lunar-spotted Pinion (2), July Highflyer (dark form, never seen before), Epiblemma foenella.

1183 Epiblemma foenella 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

16/7: Clancy's Rustic.

18/7: Engrailed only the 2nd garden record plus the spendid micro Eucosma campoliliana.

1197 Eucosma campoliliana 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 19th July 2018 15:42 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th July
Leopard , Canary-shouldered Thorn.
Thu 19th July 2018 14:19 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18.7.18
Numbers down, but still 64 species.  Highlights were FFG Satin Beauty and FFY Pyrausta aurata, Eudonia pallida, Lime-speck Pug, Black Arches, Jersey Tiger, Lychnis & Oak Nycteoline. Two Silver Y.
Thu 19th July 2018 06:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 July
A clear, chilly night.  47 species including FFY Oak Eggar and Rosy Rustic.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 5 Silver Y.
Wed 18th July 2018 22:31 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 19th
A cooler night than of late running a 20 W Actintic bulb a another 1st with an Early Thorn,others were Swallow-tailed Moth, 2 Brimstone,2Dark Arches, Silver Y, Pale Prominent, Straw Dot Common Plume,

15th July Wimborne Min temp 12.8 at 0630 hrs Elephant Hawk-moth, Scalloped Oak-2,Buff Ermine, Uncertain agg, Small Phoenix, Dun Bar, Mother of Pearl, Mint Moth-2, Catoptria pinella

Wed 18th July 2018 21:57 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th July
After a few quiet nights, the numbers rose again to 64 species including 1 Dusky Thorn, 2 Mocha, 1 Small Chinamark, 1 Acleris forsskalena, 1 Agonopterix alstromeriana, 2 Garden Tiger, 1 Lychnis.
Wed 18th July 2018 07:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 July
A warmer, stiller night with some fog.  64 species including FFY Flounced Rustic and Ear agg.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 3 Silver Y.
Tue 17th July 2018 06:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 July
Clear and chilly again.  56 species including 1 Diamond-back and 6 Silver Y.
Mon 16th July 2018 07:59 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 July
Another clear, chillier night.  77 species including FFG Jersey Tiger, and FFY Bordered Beauty and Dusky Thorn.  Also 5 Silver Y.
Sun 15th July 2018 14:02 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th July
Yellow Shell , July Highflyer , Wormwood Pug , Angle-barred Pug , Muslin Footman , Jersey Tiger , Slender Brindle ,Twin-spotted Wainscot , Webb's Wainscot.
Sun 15th July 2018 07:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 July
A clear, chilly night.  79 species including FFY Least Yellow Underwing.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 2 Silver Y.  Plus a very nice Birch Mocha.
Sat 14th July 2018 12:13 by Vince Giavarini
Today's new arrivals :Scarce Footman and a Dusky Sallow; six Silver Y were the best of the migrants.
Sat 14th July 2018 10:07 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 13.7.18 125W MV
400+ individuals of 95 species. Highlights included FFY Cydia splendana, Euzophera pinguis, Coxcomb Prominent, Ruby Tiger, Garden Tiger & Four-spotted Footman.  Also 1 Diamond-back Moth and 16 Silver Y.
Sat 14th July 2018 08:49 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 13th July. Singles of Dark Spectacle, Grass Emerald, Mocha, Oak Eggar and Wood Carpet.
Sat 14th July 2018 08:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 July
A less cloudy and chillier night.  86 species and much fewer moths.  FFG Lesser Cream Wave.  FFY Scalloped Oak and September Thorn.  Also 1 Diamond -back and 1 Silver Y.  Also of interest a Plain Golden Y of the form percontationis with the Y joined up.
Fri 13th July 2018 22:05 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 12 July
Unusually high numbers of some species: Coronet (15), Knotgrass (12). New for garden and me Acrobasis suavella, Caloptilia stigmatella, and Aethes rubigana.
Fri 13th July 2018 19:30 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th July
3 New Pine Knot-horn-Dioryctria sylvestrella , Ash-bark Knot-horn- Euzophera pinguis , Dwarf Cream Wave , Dark Umber , Slender Pug , V-Pug , Peppered Moth , Privet Hawk-moth , Rosy Footman , Dingy Footman , Jersey Tiger , Nutmeg , L-Album Wainscot , Shark , Coronet , Marbled Green , Dusky Sallow , Crescent , Nut Tree Tussock , Brown-veined Wainscot , Green Silver-lines , Oak Nycteoline.
Fri 13th July 2018 16:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th July
No Mochas but 79 species including 2 Small Scallop, 1 Small Yellow Wave, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Small Fan-foot, 1 Ypsolopha dentella, 1 Barred Hook-tip,1 Knot Grass.
Fri 13th July 2018 13:56 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 12th July. Singles of Double Line, Kent Black Arches, Crescent Dart, and Marbled White-spot.
Fri 13th July 2018 11:09 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 July
A warm, cloudy night.  117 species including FFY Dwarf Cream Wave, Scorched Carpet, Lime-speck Pug and Slender Pug.  Also 5 Diamond-back and 7 Silver Y.
Fri 13th July 2018 09:12 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole...12 July 2018
On the micro front a third Box Moth, and the adventive Duponchelia fovealis. An almost seasonal change in the moth trap re. macro species...with two Ear Moth, Beautiful Hook-tip, Nutmeg, Striped Wainscot and a Square-spot Rustic. Last year I allowed the NT on Brownsea Island to store my moth trap there for events etc. That year I appeared to have lost all my local sparrow population from my neighbours eaves. Since reintroducing the trap to my garden and trapping fairly regularly here, the catch once emptied in the shrubbery has been plundered by great tits to raise their young, local blackbirds and a robin, the last of which meets me each morning while I do the moth count and at all times during the day when I'm in and out of the office (shed) building. I'd hoped to get some of the sparrows back and during the spring it seemed they might, but then dwindled away once the summer took hold. Sometimes we fail to see the bigger picture which is how we provide not just an accidental feast for garden birds but an important cog in the ecological framework for organisms generally both large and small.
Thu 12th July 2018 23:25 by Paul Harris
9/7: Silky Wainscot, Ghost, Dusky Sallow (2), Dark Umber, Crescent, Eudonia lacustrata, Ethmia dodecea, Pempelia genistella, Calamatropha paludella, but best of all, Eudonia delunella, well away from it's normal habitat.

!0/7: Saltern Ear (first of year), Black Arches, Scallop Shell, Small Phoenix.

11/7: 3 Fen Wainscot probably unprecedented here, warm weather wanderers no doubt.

1343 Eudonia delunella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

Thu 12th July 2018 22:13 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 11th
Had a poor night last night with hardly any moths in the trap, 2 Riband outside next to trap, Twenty Plum,Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Udea Fulvalis,Endotricha flammealis-2, Chrysoteuchia culmella. And again outside the trap a Swallow-tailed Moth(which was not there in the evening) caught in a spiders web and on the wall next to the trap a Aglossa pinguinalis (Large Tabby) 20 W actinic on a Robinson trap was the method used.

Thu 12th July 2018 15:24 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 11th July
Some highlights: Black Arches, Chinese Character, Ruby Tiger, Scalloped Oak, Knot Grass, Large Emerald, Lime-speck Pug, lots of Yellow Tails and 8 Four-spotted Footman.
Thu 12th July 2018 15:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th July
65 species including 1 Pebble Prominent, 5 Mocha, 1 Ypsolopha dentella, 1 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 1 Dark Umber, 1 Dusky Sallow, 1 Pebble Hook-tip, 1 Ringed Chinamark, 1 White-spotted Pug.
Thu 12th July 2018 15:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th July
72 species including 1 Peach Blossom, 4 Mocha, 1 Carcina quercana, 1 Dun-bar, 1 Dark Umber, 1 Shaded Broad-bar, 1 Pyrausta purpuralis, 1 Small Dotted Buff, 1 Yponomeuta plumbella, 1 Eucosma obumbratana.
Thu 12th July 2018 15:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th July
80 species with an amazing year for Mocha, 6 more individuals plus 3 Dark Umber, 1 Dusky Sallow, 1 Scallop Shell, 1 Small Scallop, 1 Phoenix, 1 Pyralis farinalis, 2 Dunbar, 1 Dingy Shears.
Thu 12th July 2018 13:44 by Vince Giavarini
10 July...Garden trap
Only a Maple Pug on this date, the second ever here.
Thu 12th July 2018 11:03 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 10 July
Grass Emerald and two new for my garden: Large Emerald and White Satin.
Thu 12th July 2018 10:08 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 11th July. 2 Four-spotted Footman, singles of Kent Black Arches, Phoenix, and Slender Brindle.
Thu 12th July 2018 08:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 July
A warm, still night.  93 species.  FFY A. zoegana.  Also 1 Diamond-back and 6 Silver Y.
Wed 11th July 2018 09:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 July
A cooler night with a heavy dew.  83 species and not a great volume of moths.  FFG P. saligna.  FFY C. roseana, Tawny-barred Angle and Nutmeg.  Also 5 Silver Y.  Also a Green Silver-lines of the form albescens (see Leraut volume 6 page 558) - photo on the Picture Gallery.
Wed 11th July 2018 09:04 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 10th July. Difficult to count, but I made it 263 macro moths of 57 species this morning. A Four-spotted Footman and a Mocha the best.
Tue 10th July 2018 19:02 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 9th
Highlights from last night trapping at Wimborne , My 1st Herald and Clay, Mother of Pearl, Scalloped Oak-3, Dark Arches-3, Small Magpie, Single Dotted Wave-2, Bright-line Brown-eye, a Maiden's Blush .
Tue 10th July 2018 13:06 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole, 9 July
Today saw 2018 firsts of Grass Emerald, Four-spotted Footman (male), Ruby Tiger and Twin-spot Wainscot and micros pinella, perlella, abietella...+ Limnaecia phragmitella.
Tue 10th July 2018 11:15 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 9th July
Common Lutestring , Phoenix , Narrow-winged Pug , Engrailed , Scarce Footman , Four-spotted Footman , Garden Tiger , Ruby Tiger , Least Yellow Underwing , Fen Wainscot , 31 Silver Y , Plain Golden Y , Dark Spectacle.
Tue 10th July 2018 09:14 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 9th July. A Dingy Shears, a Mocha, and a Wood Carpet.
Mon 9th July 2018 16:35 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 July
Another excellent night with 150 species and lots of moths.  FFY Garden Rose Tortrix, Evergestis limbata, Narrow-winged Pug, July Highflyer, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Small Rufous and Cloaked Minor.  Also 7 Diamond-back and 12 Silver Y.
Mon 9th July 2018 14:06 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th July
Figure of Eighty , Small Emerald , Least Carpet , Dwarf Cream Wave , Blue-bordered Carpet , Spruce Carpet , July Highflyer , Dark Umber , V Pug , Bordered Beauty , Eyed Hawk-moth , 12 Elephant Hawk-moth , Rosy Footman , Dingy Footman , Four-spotted Footman , Garden Tiger , Jersey Tiger , Kent Black Arches , Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing , Obscure Wainscot , Shark , Knot Grass , Coronet , Dun-bar , Cloaked Minor , Dusky Sallow , Fen Wainscot , Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Mon 9th July 2018 12:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th July
80 species including 3 Mocha, 1 Poplar Grey, 1 July High-flyer, 1 Garden Tiger, 1 Brussels Lace, 1 Leopard Moth, 1 Four-dotted Footman, 1 Scallop Shell, 1 Hypsopygia glaucinalis, 1 Marbled Green, 1 Shaded Broad-bar, 1 Oak Nycteoline f ramosana.
Mon 9th July 2018 08:48 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, 8 July 2018
It's on days like this I'm pleased I'm a botanist and not an entomologist! A trap bursting with flies, bugs, bees, wasps, midges, ladybirds, dead bodies and it's clean up trap day, change all the egg boxes and wash everything...not that the egg boxes are past their sell by date like some disgusting traps I've seen at certain unmentionable venues I've attended!! Enough...So to today's offerings. New macros here :Broad-barred White, Kent Black Arches, Small Angle Shades and Wormwood Pug. Micros...lots of very small gen det types...not today thanks!!...but nice to see Nettle-tap and a Crescent plume.
Mon 9th July 2018 08:44 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 8th July. A Scallop Shell, a Large Emerald and 3 Leopards.
Sun 8th July 2018 21:00 by Paul Harris
Just catching up, notable stuff:

1/7: Dingy Shears, Small Dotted Buff, Clay Triple-lines, Blackneck (2), Scarlet Tiger.

2/7; Acrobasis suavella, Lobesia abscisana (5).

3/7: Bryotropha domestica, Helcystogramma rufescens, Blastodacna hellerella.

4/7: Green Arches, Hummingbird-Hawk, Large Tabby.

5/7: Ethmia dodecea, Batrachedra preangusta, the latter a new family for me.

7/7: Donacaula forficella, Slender Brindle, Ghost Moth (2), Box Tree Moth. The latter new for here but highly unlikely to be the last.

Sun 8th July 2018 18:33 by Robin Heawood
Robin Heawood. Sun 8th july. Longfleet school.
Good catch today, highlights crescent dart and possible schoenobious gigantella. black arches 3, kent black arches 3, swallowtail 3, coronet 3, willow beauty 3. dunbar 2, heart & dart 5, c emerald 2. dingy footman, uncertain 4, angle barred pug, bird cherry ermine 4, brown tail 3, scarce silver lines, mother of pearl 4, gold triangle, nut tree, riband wave 4, elephant hawk 4, diamond backed moth, apple leaf minor, treble brown spot, small blood-vein, garden carpet 3, small dusty wave, tachystola 4, double barred pug, true lovers knot 2, dark arches 2, bright lines 2, buff arches, twenty plume, ringed china mark 2, argyresthia trifasciata, eudonia mercurella, codling moth 2, catoptria pinella, c. falsella, c. semi- fasciola, phylactaenia coronata, epiblema cynobatella, slender pug, parornix angellica, caloptilla betulicola, synaphe punctalis, oegoconia spp. marble white spot, acleris forstskalaena, batia lunaris, argyresthia goedartella dwarf pug, crambus pascuella, v pug, lb apple moth & caloptilla semifasciola.

Home at green road, udea fulvalis X2.

Sun 8th July 2018 13:36 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole
So what's the odds on this: two September Thorn yesterday followed by two August Thorn today!! Spooky or what?

A fresh stream of new arrivals overnight from an ecologically diverse range of landscapes suggesting that the windless, current heatwave and high humidity may be responsible for driving more distant wandering by individuals. E.g: Double Kidney (marshy woodland), Small Emerald (chalk/limestone), True Lovers Knot (heathland), Scallop Shell (sallow carr) and Festoon (2) oak-rich hedgerows/woodlands all of which excepting heathland...some distance from here.

Also new today my first Dagger of the year, a Dingy Footman, and among the microlepidoptera, a fresh Oegoconia deauratella, Udea prunalis and a Dark Fruit-tree Tree Tortrix.

Sun 8th July 2018 12:27 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th July
70 species including 1 Scarlet Tiger, 1 Mocha, 1 Ruby Tiger, 1 Swallow-tailed, 2 Sycamore, 1 Peach Blossom
Sun 8th July 2018 12:24 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th July
61 species including 2 Coronet, 2 Swallow-tailed, 1 Mocha, 1 Dot Moth, 1 Black Arches, 1 Scarlet Tiger.
Sun 8th July 2018 09:05 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 7th July. A Mocha and a Wood Carpet.
Sat 7th July 2018 15:23 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 6th
A warm clear night with a minimum temp 15.4c degrees, 50W MV Robinson trap, and some nfg were Ruby Tiger, True Lover's Knot, Small Dusty Wave and Small Fan-footed Wave. The others were Sycamore, Dark Arches-4, Buff Ermine-3,Elephant Hawk Moth-1, Peppered Moth-1,Mother of Pearl-1,V-Pug-1,Bright-line Brown-eye-1,Common Footman-2 and 2 Hart and Dart.

Thursday 5th July, 20W Actinic light with Robinson trap. a minimum temp of 15.2c degrees and clear sky Swallow-tailed Moth, Elephant Hawk Moth-6,Bird cherry Ermine-2, Scalloped Oak-1, Dwarf Cream Wave-1 Sycamore-1,Dark Arches-1, Garden Carpet-1,and nfg and me a Maidens Blush

Sat 7th July 2018 07:49 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole 6 July
It's Saturday, so I'm trying to get stretched out ready for Upton Country Park Parkrun so I decide to do a 'quick' (when your on a busy day) moth trap and just when you think there nothing more the week can give up pops a Boxworm Moth. I kind of sympathise with Mike Wall's reaction a couple of days ago when he got one in Hampshire...see Hants Moths Facebook blog...'they're going to be everywhere in a couple of years'! The Box Moth is a looker...beautiful pearly purple-tinted sheen to the wings, clear markings and it's a big moth! A host of other year firsts today too with Buff Footman, Black Arches, Current Pug, Muslin Footman (I love that moth ''tis one of my favourites)..., Lobster Moth (very tattered), an exquisite freshly emergent Rosy Footman, Satin Beauty and a can't quite believe this...a Yellow where have they been hiding this year?
Fri 6th July 2018 21:33 by Vince Giavarini
Garden trap, Poole; 5 July
Another bumper catch with 75 moth spp give or take a few micro-micros I just didn't have the time to ID (what an admission!!). The macro to micro split = 41/34;among the larger moths a scatter of new faces: Brown-tail (2), Cloaked Minor, The Coronet, Fen Wainscot, September Thorn (2), Slender Pug, Smoky Wainscot and Single-dotted Wave. Micros stood up well and in good numbers. Nice to see Udea fulvalis, Hollyhock Seed Moth, Bud Moth, Mother of Pearl (3), Large Tabby, Juniper Webber and Twenty-plume Moth. The summer just keeps on giving.
Fri 6th July 2018 12:31 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 5.7.18 125W MV
84+ species and 370+ individuals. Highlights were FFG Yarrow Plume, Fern, Nutmeg and Small Dotted Buff. FFY included Acleris forsskaleana, Anania crocealis, Udea prunalis, Herald and L-album Wainscot. Several still tbc. Also 26 Diamond-back Moth and 1 Silver Y.
Thu 5th July 2018 21:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th July
57 species including 1 Coronet, 3 Dot Moth, 1 Peach Blossom, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Four-spotted Footman, 1 Dun-bar, 1 Swallow-tailed and 1 Mocha.
Thu 5th July 2018 17:00 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 4th July
I guess Brown-tail as a FFG was inevitable after the caterpillar webs on the coast reported earlier this year. The Common Footman was out in force and a couple of Four-spotted Footman. Other FFY were Garden Tiger, Ghost moth, Coronet, Single Dotted Wave, Small Emerald, Smoky Wainscot, July Highflier and Kent Black Arches.
Thu 5th July 2018 13:54 by Vince Giavarini
Poole...4th July 2018
First garden trap in a while but many now worn micros among the survivors. Pleasantly surprised by macro turnout : 36+ species over a third of which are 'new for year' records viz: Buff Arches, Clouded Border (2), Common Wainscot, Dusky Thorn, The Dot, Dun-bar (3), Marbled Beauty, Poplar Grey, Scarce Silver Lines, Small Fan-footed Wave and a Swallow-tailed Moth. But best of a diverse catch was a perfect Dingy Mocha (NFG) and an Obscure Wainscot.

Lots of Silver Y nectaring on garden flowers and at least half a dozen Diamond-back on the egg boxes today.

Thu 5th July 2018 11:18 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th July
3 Early thorn , Brussels Lace , Rosy Footman , Kent Black Arches , Dark Sword-grass , Dusky Brocade , Oak Nycteoline , 33 Silver Y , Blackneck , Small Fan-foot.
Wed 4th July 2018 22:21 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 3rd
A cooler night with a min temp of 14.8c High lights from the trap were Buff Arches, Buff Tip,Buff Ermine,Blood Vein, Elephant Hawk Moth, Dark Arches-2,Scalloped Oak-2, September Thorn, Dun-bar, Dark/Grey Dagger agg,
Wed 4th July 2018 19:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd July
80 species including 2 Anania coronata, 2 Large Emerald, 1 July High-flyer, 4 Small Rivulet, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Peach Blossom, 1 Batia lunaris, 1 Pyrausta despicata, 1 Oak Nycteoline, 1 Coronet.
Wed 4th July 2018 15:46 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd July
Box-tree moth - dark form , Currant Pug , Magpie Moth , 17 Elephant Hawk-moth , Black Arches , Four-spotted Footman , Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing , Obscure Wainscot , 2 Dark Spectacle.
Wed 4th July 2018 10:33 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 July
A cooler day and a cloudy night. Best night so far this year with 142 species.  Large numbers of Ermines. FFG L. laburnella, M. lappella and C. fagiglandana.  FFY B. terrella, O. semirubella, Lappett, Small Seraphim, Brown-tail and Copper Underwing sp.  Also 8 Diamond-back and 9 Silver Y.
Wed 4th July 2018 09:25 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 3rd. July. Singles of Cypress Carpet, Grass Emerald, Leopard Moth, Nutmeg, Small Elephant Hawk, and two Privet Hawk, making 17 Privets this year.
Tue 3rd July 2018 20:08 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd July
87 species including 1 Short-cloaked Moth, 1 Small Yellow Wave, 2 Swallow-tailed, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Scalloped Oak, 2 Large Emerald, 2 Acleris forsskaleana, 1 Double Square-spot, 1 Bordered Beauty, 1 Phoenix, 1 Carcina quercana, 1 Kent Black Arches, 1 Scarlet Tiger, 1 Lunar-spotted Pinion, 1 Dark Umber, 1 Sharp-angled Carpet.
Tue 3rd July 2018 09:28 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 2nd. July.  A Fen Wainscot.
Tue 3rd July 2018 09:06 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 July
Another very hot day followed by a very warm night.  121 species including FFG B. unitella, and FFY C. quercana, C. splendana, P. purpuralis, Dark Umber and Dun-bar.  Also 4 Diamond-back and 10 Silver Y.
Mon 2nd July 2018 23:15 by Martin Wood
Wimborne July 1st
A good night with a 1st for me with a Chinese Character,other highlights were Sycamore, Coronet,Buff Arches,Scalloped Oak,Festoon,Swallow-tailed Moth,Fan-Foot and Pale Prominent
Mon 2nd July 2018 22:02 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st July
72 species including 2 Swallow-tailed, 1 Garden Pebble, 1 Acrobasis advenella, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Dot Moth, 1 Large Emerald, 1 Small Angle Shades, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Batia lunaris, 1 Acrobasis marmorea.
Mon 2nd July 2018 08:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 July
Warm, and muggy after another hot day but with some rain late in the day.  Best night so far this year with 126 species including FFG Batria lunaris and Brown Scallop, and FFY A. forsskaleana, S. subfusca, E. foenella, A. suavella, A. advenella, Muslin Footman, Scarce Footman, Yellow-tail, Dusky Sallow and Grey Arches.  Also 4 Diamond-back and 6 Silver Y.
Sun 1st July 2018 17:54 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 30th June
Just spent a week in the Dolomites looking for butterflies and day-flying moths. It looks as if you have all had good weather and records in the UK. Now back in Dorset, we caught 86 species last night including 1 Blue-bordered Carpet, 1 Large Emerald, 2 Rosy Footman, 1 Small Rivulet, 9 Scarlet Tiger, 1 Cypress Carpet, 1 Ostrinia nubilalis, 1 Short-cloaked Moth, 1 Eucosma cana, 1 Marbled White-spot, 1 Cloaked Minor, 1 Red-barred Tortrix.
Sun 1st July 2018 16:37 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 30th June
Long-winged Pearl-Anania lancealis , Scarce Footman , Obscure Wainscot ,Sycamore , Clouded Brindle , Silky Wainscot , Silver Y , Plain Golden Y.
Sun 1st July 2018 14:52 by Mark Forster
Winterborne Stickland 30/06/2018.
78 species of macro in the garden trap including singles of Great Oak Beauty and Festoon. Also Dark Umber and Brown Scallop of note for the observer.
Sun 1st July 2018 14:11 by Paul Harris
29/6: Sophronia semicostella, Scarce Silver-lines.

30/6:Rhyacionia buoliana.

1210 Rhyacionia buoliana 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Sun 1st July 2018 09:09 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 June
Another excellent night after another very hot day.  118 species including FFY H. rufescens, A. notana, E. flammealis, U. prunalis, Black Arches, Dingy Footman, Small Dotted Buff, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Marbled Green and Small Fan-foot.  Also second generation Early Thorn and Ruby Tiger.  And 1 Silver Y.
Sun 1st July 2018 08:57 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 30th June. A Kent Black Arches and 13 Elephants.