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Thu 29th November 2018 11:03 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 28th November
6 species, including 1 White-speck & 1 rather late Dark Arches
Wed 28th November 2018 16:36 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 27th November
Actinic in wind & rain produced 2 December Moth, 2 Rusty Dot Pearl and a Spruce Carpet.
Also the first two of my home grown December Moths m+f hatched today in captivity - release tonight
Wed 28th November 2018 08:58 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 27.11.18
125W MV trap produced five species, including FFY December Moth and two Diamond-back Moths.  However the highlight of the evening was a FFG Acleris umbrana to a lighted window.
Sun 25th November 2018 22:01 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 24/11
December Moth (5).
Sat 24th November 2018 21:11 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/11
Still a few moths to be had: Udea ferrugalis, December Moth (5), Feathered Thorn, Dark Chestnut, Yellow-line Quaker.
Sat 24th November 2018 12:00 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 23 November
Slight rise in temperature so ran m.v.light: 3 December Moth & 1 Silver Y
Sat 24th November 2018 10:09 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 23rd November
Last night, I ran my trap and attracted 7 December Moth and 1 Mottled Umber.
Fri 23rd November 2018 20:17 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 22/11
Speculative trapping as the temperature had risen slightly produced Oak Rustic, Green-brindled Crescent and Yellow-line Quaker.
Sat 17th November 2018 16:29 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 16/11
Fewer moths, best of the migrants were Dark Sword-grass (2) and White Speck (3). Best of rest Oak Rustic, Dark Chestnut (2), December Moth.
Fri 16th November 2018 19:36 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/11
A creditable 27 sp for mid-November, the most bizarre being a Currant Pug. The main highlights involved migrants with Gem, Vestal, White Speck, Palpita vitrealis. Best of rest were December Moth and Clancy's Rustic.
Fri 16th November 2018 13:33 by Vince Giavarini
15 November 2018
Despite some soft rain for a few hours, a pristine Bloxworth Snout, Oak Rustic (3rd this year), two Silver Y, a Vines, two LYU, Turnip, 6 DSP and a Cypress Carpet were all attracted to the MV overnight.
Fri 16th November 2018 13:14 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 15 November
1 Plutella xylostella, 1 Udea ferrugalis, 5 Palpita vitrealis, 1 White-point, 1 White-speck & 5 Silver Y.

Also, update to list of 14 Nov. - a single very late season Chrysoteuchia culmella.

Fri 16th November 2018 11:20 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 15th November
Diamond-back Moth , 3 Rusty-dot Pearl , Beautiful Plume , male Gem , Red-green Carpet , November Moth agg. , 2 Double-striped Pug , Feathered Thorn , Grey Shoulder-knot , Red-line Quaker , Angle Shades.
Thu 15th November 2018 19:39 by Paul Harris
13/11: Of note were White Speck and Merveille du Jour, plus another of the latter found in a spider web.

14/11: A milder night produced a count of 22 species. Migrants were White Speck (4), Delicate, Palpita vitrealis, Silver Y (3) and Udea ferrugalis (3). Best of rest were Oak Rustic, Red-green Carpet (4), Dark Chestnut (2) plus late records of Willow Beauty and Shuttle-shaped Dart.

Thu 15th November 2018 19:33 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 14 November
Twelve species, including: December Moth, Angle Shades, MduJour, Brick, Satellite, Silver Y, E.postvittana.  Ffy Sprawler
Thu 15th November 2018 13:36 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 14th November
Rusty-dot Pearl , Red-green Carpet , 3 Large Yellow Underwing , White-speck , Blair's Shoulder-knot , Yellow-line Quaker , 2 Silver Y.
Thu 15th November 2018 11:32 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th November
A good night with 8 species including 2 Feathered Thorn, 1 Sprawler, 1 Gem, 1 Red-green Carpet.
Thu 15th November 2018 09:30 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 14 November
Good mix of likely migrants - 1 Palpita vitrealis, 1 Blair's Mocha, 1 Dark Sword-grass, 1 Radford's Flame Shoulder, 4 White-speck & 3 Silver Y. Among the resident species - a late Vine's Rustic and FFY 1 Oak Nycteoline.
Wed 14th November 2018 11:32 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 12 & 13 November
12 November: 2 Large Yellow Underwing & 2 White-speck (total catch)

13 November: 2 White-speck & 1 Oak Rustic

Tue 13th November 2018 20:50 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 12/11
2 each of White Speck and Silver Y worth a mention.
Mon 12th November 2018 11:24 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th November
only 3 species, 3 Feathered Thorn, 1 Yellow-line Quaker, 2 Red-line Quaker.
Mon 12th November 2018 10:08 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 10 & 11 November
10th November: 1Palpita vitrealis & what appears to be Scarce Umber (specimen retained) 11th November: 6 White-speck (among only 15 macro-moths in total)
Sun 11th November 2018 20:23 by Paul Harris
7/11: White Speck (2), Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot, Red-green Carpet, December Moth (first of the winter), Turnip, plus the regular stuff.

10/11: Oak Rustic, Merveille du Jour, Large Wainscot, Turnip.

Sun 11th November 2018 12:28 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 9.11.18 125W MV
Only 7 species on a wet and windy night, including singles of Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella, Dark Sword-grass and FFY White-speck.
Sat 10th November 2018 15:55 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 9th November
11 sp. only 10 macro-moths but these included 4 White-speck
Thu 8th November 2018 10:04 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th November
only 5 species including 1 December Moth, 1 Feathered Thorn.
Thu 8th November 2018 09:35 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 7 November
Marked drop in numbers over past two nights, even so 12 species to actinic including 1 White-speck
Tue 6th November 2018 16:03 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 5/11
A decent night, the best moth being Calybites phasianipennella (dark form). Also worth a mention: Oak Rustic (2), White Speck (2), Delicate, Merveille du Jour, Red-green Carpet, Dark Chestnut, Green-brindled Crescent, Acleris hastiana and a late Straw Dot.

0296 Calybites phasianipennella 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

Tue 6th November 2018 15:20 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 5th November
Only 7 species with my Actinic, but nice to have Large Wainscot FFY. Also Merveille du Jour, 2x Mottled Umber, 2x Large and Lesser Yellow Underwing.
Tue 6th November 2018 15:08 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 5 November
Twelve species, including: Pale Mottled Willow, Merveille du Jour, December Moth, Silver Y, E.postvittana the only micro (11.9 degC /cloud)
Tue 6th November 2018 10:11 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 5 November 2018
18 species with possible migrants including 1 Palpita vitrealis, 2 White-point & 1 Flame Brocade, and among the residents 1 Red-green Carpet, 2 Large Wainscot & 1 Carcina quercana.
Mon 5th November 2018 15:49 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 4/11
Best here were Oak Rustic, Merveille du Jour, Sallow and Barred Sallow.
Mon 5th November 2018 14:39 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 4.11.18 125W MV
15 species, including a rather worn and battered FFG Cosmopolitan and FFY Feathered Thorn, Yellow-line Quaker and Green-brindled Crescent.
Thu 1st November 2018 23:06 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 31/10
After several days of temperature-induced no trapping, a welcome return to form in the garden. Well in excess of 70 moths of 26 species in two traps. Worthy of a roll call: Red-green Carpet, Orthopygia glaucinalis, Setaceous Hebrew Character (4), Yellow-line Quaker (6), Vines Rustic (8), White Point (8), Beaded Chestnut (2), Red-line Quaker (2), Green-brindled Crescent (2), Brick (2), Lesser Yellow Underwing (3), Common Marbled Carpet (4), November Moth agg (2), Delicate, Merveille du Jour (3), Sallow (4), Barred Sallow, Diamond-backed Moth, Pale Mottled Willow, Double-striped Pug, Dark Chestnut, Carcina quercana, Acleris sparsana.

And belatedly from 23/10: Delicate, Silver Y (2), Red-green Carpet, Green-brindled Crescent, Merveille du Jour (2), November Moth agg (4), Barred Sallow, Orthopygia glaucinalis, Yellow-line Quaker, Red-line Quaker (3), Feathered Ranunculus.

Thu 1st November 2018 10:22 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 31st October
After a week of catching nothing, the minimum overnight temperature here was a cheerful 7.7deg C and 10 very welcome species arrived in my trap including 2 Green-brindled Crescent, 3 Red-line Quaker, 4 Yellow-line Quaker, 1 Barred Sallow, 1 Feathered Thorn.
Thu 1st November 2018 10:17 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 31 October 2018
1 Palpita vitrealis & 1 Silver Y (small example)