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Sat 29th September 2018 18:17 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 28/9
Delicate the best here plus a rather unusual second brood Mottled Rustic.
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Sat 29th September 2018 08:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27 September
Twelve species. including: Delicate, Sallow, Pink-barred and Barred Sallows, Delicate, Brindled Green, Willow Beauty, Nomophila noctuella and ffy Clifden Nonpareil (also the 50+ Lunar Underwing)
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Fri 28th September 2018 19:02 by Paul Harris
Broadwey
25/9: Clancy's Rustic the only moth worthy of mention.

27/9: A sudden improvement in numbers, but indicating that autumn is here for sure. First for the year were Sallow, Pink-barred Sallow, Black Rustic and Beaded Chestnut. Also, Grey Pine Carpet, Frosted Orange, Clancy's Rustic (2), 20+ Lunar Underwing, Silver Y and Udea ferrugalis.

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Fri 28th September 2018 15:21 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 27th September
Diamond-back Moth , Rusty-dot Pearl , Small Blood-vein , Brimstone , Shuttle-shaped Dart , White-point , Delicate , Clancy's Rustic , 2 Silver Y.
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Fri 28th September 2018 12:52 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 27.9.18 125W MV
21 species including FFY Cypress Carpet.  Also Diamond-back Moth (1), Convolvulus Hawk-moth (1) and Silver Y (2).
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Fri 28th September 2018 10:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th September
12 species including 2 Brindled Green, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Barred Sallow.
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Fri 28th September 2018 10:49 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th September
12 species including 1 Brindled Green, 1 Black Rustic, 1 Beaded Chestnut, 1 Psychoides filicivora
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Fri 28th September 2018 10:46 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th September
7 species including 1 Brindled Green, 1 Frosted Orange
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Wed 26th September 2018 22:48 by Gillian Nash
25 September
Just seven species, including Lg Ranunculus, Beaded Chestnut. ffy Red Underwing

24 September: three species, but with seventy+ Lunar Underwings

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Wed 26th September 2018 16:52 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 25th September
3 Rusty-dot Pearl , Delicate , Feathered Ranunculus , 3 L-album Wainscot.
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Mon 24th September 2018 10:36 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 23 September
Cool, clear night with full moon.  Dry.  Singles of Square Spot Rustic and Autumnal Rustic.  3 Lunar Underwing.
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Sun 23rd September 2018 13:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd September
Sallow , Turnip , Clancy's Rustic.
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Sat 22nd September 2018 15:57 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 21st September
Had the trap out last night with the 50W MV, Started of with clear sky and a max temp of 12c, but started to cloud over by 2300hrs. By morning 0540hrs very cloudy and a min temp of 10.4c in the trap 2- Lunar Underwing, 1-Silver y,2-Sallow (NFY), and only my second Angle Shades these were the best of the moths in the trap. Worn Angle Shades Copyright: Martin Wood
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Sat 22nd September 2018 15:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 September
Just eight species, mainly Lunar Yellow U/wing, also Large Ranunculus, Beaded Chestnut, Burnished Brass, Acleris variegana.  Ffy Black Rustic.  Seeing more Common Marbled Carpet now than through the summer (min 11.9 degC / cloudy with some rain)
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Fri 21st September 2018 15:33 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 20 September 2018
Overnight mvl: 1 Delicate, 1 Clancy's Rustic & 1 Banded Pine Carpet
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Thu 20th September 2018 09:57 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 19th September
Rusty-dot Pearl , Delicate , L-album Wainscot , Feathered Ranunculus , Lunar Underwing.
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Wed 19th September 2018 13:10 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 18 September 2018
Overnight mvl: 1 Delicate, 1 L-album, 4 Silver Y, and FFY 1 Large Ranunculus & 1 Lunar Underwing
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Wed 19th September 2018 10:30 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18.9.18 125W MV
18 species including FFY Rush Veneer, Convolvulus Hawk-moth and Feathered Brindle. Also single Silver Y.
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Tue 18th September 2018 19:23 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 17 September
Feathered Brindle and Hedge Rustic worth a mention.
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Tue 18th September 2018 12:01 by Vince Giavarini
Poole, 16 September 2018
Overnight MV best were two Red Underwing, two Box Moths, a Brindled Green, Rosy Rustic, an L-album and single Silver Y.
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Tue 18th September 2018 08:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 September
Blowing a south-westerly gale from about midnight. 26 species including 3 Silver Y.
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Mon 17th September 2018 23:35 by Gillian Nash
16 September
Fifteen species, including: Beautiful Hook-tip, Sallow, Burnished Brass, Ostrinia nubilalis, Carcina quercana, ffy 2 Large Ranunculus (min 17 degC / light rain)
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Mon 17th September 2018 20:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th September
32 species including 1 Wax Moth, 1 Small Blood-vein, 1 Small Wainscot, 3 Small Emerald, 2 Burnished Brass, 1 Blood-vein, 1 Brussels Lace, 1 Spruce Carpet.
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Mon 17th September 2018 20:30 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 16/9
Delicate, Oncocera semirubella and Mecyna asinalis best of the catch here.
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Mon 17th September 2018 13:58 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 16th Sept
I ran Actinic on 16th after running a MV on 15th.
The MV only 1 FFY Large Ranunculus
The Actinic brought in all FFY 3x Copper Underwing agg, 2x White-point, L-album Wainscot, Delicate
It pays to use the Actinic occasionally ! (I have 1 trap with 2 electrics kits)
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Mon 17th September 2018 10:03 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 September
A warm night with southerly winds.  29 species.  FFY Neglected Rustic (a very uncommon moth here).  Also more second generation Mottled Rustic.
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Sun 16th September 2018 19:52 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/9
Best were Feathered Gothic and Dark Spectacle. Also a Firethorn Leaf Miner, an adventive species.

0332a Phyllonorycter leucographella 05 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Sun 16th September 2018 19:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th September
27 species including 1 Fern, 1 Brussels Lace, 1 Purple Bar, 1 Burnished Brass.
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Sun 16th September 2018 14:54 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 15.9.18 125W MV
30 species including FFG Nephopterix angustella and FFY Agonopterix alstromeriana, Large Ranunculus, Lunar Underwing and Black Rustic.
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Sun 16th September 2018 08:45 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 September
A warmer night.  33 species including 1 Delicate and 1 Silver Y.  FFY Orange Sallow (only my second one here), Pink-barred Sallow and Black Rustic.
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Sat 15th September 2018 23:34 by Gillian Nash
14 September
Thirty species, including: Riband Wave, Brussels Lace, Willow Beauty, Sallow, Dk Sword-grass, Lssr Yellow U/wing, Sm Blood-vein, E.monodactyla, E.angustea, P.xylostella.  Ffy Cypress Pug
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Sat 15th September 2018 11:15 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 September
Clear and cold again.  16 species including 1 Clifden Nonpareil.
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Sat 15th September 2018 09:53 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th September
17 species including 1 Frosted Orange, 4 Lunar Underwing, 1 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix, 1 Dark Swordgrass.
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Fri 14th September 2018 21:42 by Gillian Nash
13 September
Sixteen species, including: Angle Shades, Lt Emerald, Pale Mottled Willow, Lunar U/wing, Lssr Yellow U/wing, Silver Y, Cataclysta lemnata.  Ffy Beaded Chestnut, Sallow (min 15 degC)
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Fri 14th September 2018 18:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th September
14 species including 1 Small Dusty Wave, 1 Frosted Orange, 2 Rosy Rustic.
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Fri 14th September 2018 16:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 September
Clear and chilly. 27 species including 1 Silver Y.  The late moths continue: 2 Brussels Lace (one with a 12mm wing length), 1 Lilac Beauty (half the usual size) and 1 Red Twin-spot Carpet.  FFY 1 Sallow.  Also a very nice Acleris emargana.
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Fri 14th September 2018 10:07 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 13.9.18 125W MV
21 species, including FFY Feathered Ranunculus.  Also a single Silver Y.
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Thu 13th September 2018 20:55 by Gillian Nash
12 September
Just seven species / twenty individuals, including Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Lunar Underwing, Pale Eggar ( min 13.6 degC )
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Thu 13th September 2018 08:42 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 September
Clear and cold. Only 11 species including FFY 1 Lunar Underwing.
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Wed 12th September 2018 17:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th September
Pale Eggar , Svensson's Copper Underwing.
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Wed 12th September 2018 16:53 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 11th September
A wet mild night with a min temp of 12.2c recorded in the garden, a Willow Beauty, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Square-spot Rustic-5, Large Yellow Underwing -14, Common Wainscot -1 and Pyrusta aurata - 2
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Wed 12th September 2018 15:37 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 11/9
Only moth worthy of mention was a Pale Eggar, very poor otherwise.
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Wed 12th September 2018 11:38 by Gillian Nash
11 August
Just fifteen species, including: Pale Eggar, Ruby Tiger(4), Chinese Character, Ostrinia nubilalis/ECB (min 12.4 degC / cloudy, some rain)

10 August - twenty species, including: Dk Spectacle, Spectacle, Sm Dusty Wave, Brindled Green, ffy Lunar Underwing (min 17 degC / cloudy)

9 August - thirty species, including: Com Mar Carpet (very few seen here this year), Oak Hook-tip, Vine's Ristic. Copper Underwing(a), Burnished Brass, (5) Light Emerlald, Jersey Tiger (f.lutescens) by day.  As yet unconfirmed micros: Acleris rhombana, Ypsolopha scabrella, Cochylimorpha straminea

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Wed 12th September 2018 09:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 September
Warm with a little rain.  26 species including FFG Mompha divisella.  102 Large Yellow Underwings in 2 traps!  They're back in force.
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Tue 11th September 2018 19:31 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 10th September
Small Emerald, Copper Underwing, Centre-barred Sallow, Snout, Pale Mottled Willow, Angle shades, Rosy Rustic, Square-spot Rustic. Rather late (?) Single-dotted wave.
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Tue 11th September 2018 17:10 by Paul Harris
Broadwey
10/9: Clifden Nonpareil the best from the trap by far.

9/9: A rather late Bee Moth the only species worth a mention.

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Tue 11th September 2018 08:54 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 10.9.18 125W MV
21 species on a breezy night, including one Delicate.
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Tue 11th September 2018 08:05 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 September
Strong south-westerly winds all night.  22 species including 1 Silver Y.
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Mon 10th September 2018 11:17 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th September
20 species including 1 Small Dusty Wave, 2 Small Emerald, 1 Pale Eggar, 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Fern.
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Mon 10th September 2018 11:14 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th September
33 species including 2 Pale Eggar, 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Lime-speck Pug, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, 1 Burnished Brass.
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Sun 9th September 2018 19:08 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, overnight 8-9 September
A dry night, largely overcast with moderate south westerly breeze.  Impressive night for numbers of some species to actinic light; 23 Setaceous Hebrew Character, 19 Large Yellow Underwing, 7 Heart & Dart and 7 Square Spot Rustic.  4 Common Wainscot, 2 Snout, 2 Light Emerald, 1 Silver Y, 1 Flame Shoulder.
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Sun 9th September 2018 12:46 by Gillian Nash
8 September
Around thirty species, including: Ruby Tiger, Pale Eggar(4), Oak-hook-tip, Common Wave, Lt Emerald, Frosted Orange, Feathered Gothic, Flame Carpet, Common M Carpet, Broad-bordered Yellow U/wing, Acleris variegana, Ostrinia nubilalis (cloudy / 16.1 degC)
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Sun 9th September 2018 08:42 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.9.18 125W MV
Only 25 species including FFY Feathered Gothic and 2 Silver Y.
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Sun 9th September 2018 08:41 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 September
Cloudy and warmer. 34 species including FFY Brindled Green.
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Sat 8th September 2018 20:34 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th September
no moth trap ran this night but the wall of the house had a visit from a Convovulus Hawkmoth. First I have ever seen, a great sight to see!
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Sat 8th September 2018 07:16 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 September
Cold and clear.  Only 18 species.
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Fri 7th September 2018 10:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 6 September
Chilly again. 28 species including 1 Diamond-back and 2 Silver Y.
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Thu 6th September 2018 17:58 by Anthony Charles Bell
9999 Clifton Nonpareil Copyright: Anthony Charles Bell
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Thu 6th September 2018 17:47 by Anthony Charles Bell
Tony Bell Spetisbury
Clifton Nonpareil
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Thu 6th September 2018 16:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th September
22 species including 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Feathered Gothic, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Oak Hook-tip.
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Thu 6th September 2018 07:43 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 5 September
A cold, clear night.  27 species including a late and fresh Small Emerald.
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Wed 5th September 2018 17:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th September
35 species including 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Lilac Beauty, 1 Pale Eggar, 1 Feathered Gothic, 1 Mocha.
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Wed 5th September 2018 10:43 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 September
A little chillier. 42 species including 2 Silver Y. FFG Mompha epilobiella.  FFY Feathered Gothic. A very late/second generation Short-cloaked Moth (Waring says there can be a second generation in September in hot summers).
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Wed 5th September 2018 08:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 September
A little chillier. 42 species including 2 Silver Y. FFY Feathered Gothic. A very late/second generation Short-cloaked Moth (Waring says there can be a second generation in September in hot summers).
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Tue 4th September 2018 14:10 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd September
41 species including 1 Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Small Dusty Wave, 3 Oak Hook-tip, 1 Pinion-streaked Snout, 1 Pale Eggar.
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Tue 4th September 2018 14:05 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd September
48 species including 1 Oak Hook-tip, 5 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Catoptria falsella, 1 Orange Swift, 1 Frosted Orange, and a very welcome Lilac Beauty, the first this year.
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Tue 4th September 2018 14:00 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st September
44 species including 1 Feathered Gothic, 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Oak Hook-tip.
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Tue 4th September 2018 10:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 September
Another warm, still dark night.  55 species including 1 Rush Veneer, 1 Dark Sword-grass and 2 Silver Y.  FFG 1 Phyllonorycter geniculella. FFY Horse Chestnut (I didn't get any first generation this year as I normally do).
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Mon 3rd September 2018 19:35 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 2 September
Nice looking immigrant moths: Convolvulus Hawk moth and Palpita vitrealis.
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Mon 3rd September 2018 14:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 2/9
Best here were Nemapogon clematella and a Red Underwing.
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Mon 3rd September 2018 10:44 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 September
Still, dark and warm.  A much better night than for some time.  58 species including 1 Dark-Sword-grass and 2 Silver Y.  FFG 1 Phyllocnistis xenia.  FFY Hedge Rustic (a very uncommon moth here). 83 European Corn Borers in and around 2 traps.  Even lots of Large Yellow Underwing at last!  Also a very late and fresh Muslin Moth.
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Mon 3rd September 2018 10:34 by Gordon Hopkins
Gillingham 2nd. September
Small Dusty Wave, 2 Dusky Thorn, 3 European Corn Borer and one Pale Mottled Willow.
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Mon 3rd September 2018 08:55 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 2nd. September. A Portland Ribbon Wave, an Old Lady, two Centre-barred Sallow, two Frosted Orange and 38 Large Yellow Underwing.
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Sun 2nd September 2018 22:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 2 September
1 Clifden Nonpareil at a lighted window.
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Sun 2nd September 2018 17:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 September
Warm and still.  43 species including 2 Silver Y.  FFG 1 Ptocheuusa paupella.
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Sun 2nd September 2018 16:24 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 1st September
Second-brood Flame and Mottled Rustic.  Hummingbird Hawk-moth in garden by day.
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Sun 2nd September 2018 14:02 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 1/9
Best here was Matilella (pyla) fusca, a Heathland wanderer.
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Sun 2nd September 2018 12:04 by Gordon Hopkins
Gillingham 1st. September
A pair of European Corn Borers, Oak Hook-tip and a male Orange Swift.
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Sun 2nd September 2018 11:22 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 1st Sept
1st September trap: 56 species. Highlights were Argyresthia conjugella, Aproaerema anthyllidella, Ostrinia nubilalis (7), Eudonia pallida, Oak Hook-tip, Chinese Character (5), Pale Eggar, Dark Spectacle, Silver Y (2), Frosted Orange, Centre-barred Sallow, L-album Wainscot, & Dark Sword-grass.

1st September, near Portesham by day: A number of mines found, highlights being Ectoedemia louisella (Field Maple), E. minimella (Silver Birch), Stigmella speciosa (Sycamore), S. nylandriella (Rowan), S. perpygmaeella (Hawthorn), Bohemmania pulverosella (Malus), Leucoptera malifoliella (Hawthorn), Phyllonorycter trifasciella (Honeysuckle), Caloptilia semifascia (Field Maple), C. rufipennella (Sycamore), Parornix devoniella (Hazel), P. scotiella (Malus) & Mompha rashkiella (Willowherb).

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Sun 2nd September 2018 10:42 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 1.9.18 125W MV
Better, with 46 species including FFG Six-striped Rustic and FFY Pinion-streaked Snout, Delicate & Frosted Orange.  Single Silver Y.
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Sat 1st September 2018 12:11 by Paul Harris
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 1/9
2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth seen in the gardens this morning, also a couple of Vapourer.
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Sat 1st September 2018 11:57 by Gillian Nash
31 August
Just thirty species, including: Spectacle, Centre-barred Sallow, Frosted Orange, D-s Pug. Angle Shades, Chinese Character, Dk Sword-grass, Silver Y, Early Thorn Ffy: Pale Eggar (min 13.8 degC)

30 August: Pale-shouldered Brocade (min 14.9 degC)

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