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Tue 30th April 2019 21:02 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 29th April
Not too much, with only 13 species. Plutella xylostella, Waved Umber, Pebble Prominent, Muslin Moth (7) & Red Chestnut probably of most interest.

This was beaten by the shed, which had a Bloxworth Snout in (alongside Endrosis sarcitrella and Depressa radiella.

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Mon 29th April 2019 20:42 by Robin Heawood
Longfleet School. Mon 30th.
MV Overnight.  Brimstone 4, Shuttle s dart 4, Dwarf pug 2, Knott grass, D striped pug, Tachystola acroxanthes 4, Light b Apple moth 3, Brindled pug, White s house moth, Twenty plume moth, Nut tree tussock, Argyresthia trifasciata, Eudonia angustea.
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Mon 29th April 2019 15:32 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 28th April
Double-striped Pug , Waved Umber , Pebble Prominent , Muslin Moth , Least Black Arches , Heart and Dart , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Powdered Quaker , Angle Shades.
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Mon 29th April 2019 08:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 April 2019
13 species last night with FFY 2 Green Carpet.
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Fri 26th April 2019 10:43 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 25/4
Slim pickings with just Mullein and Shoulder Stripe worth a mention. Also my first record here of Phyllonorycter messaniella.

0321 Phyllonorycter messaniella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Fri 26th April 2019 07:33 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 April 2019
A cold night with a light frost. Only 9 species including early FFYs 1 Silver-ground Carpet and 1 Light Brocade.
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Thu 25th April 2019 20:45 by Robin Heawood
This week.
Lovely Puss moth found by my son & photographed by me on Poole docks (this evening).

MV trap on sun 21st at Broadstone garden. Highlights: Great Prominent, first Brimstone of year, Pebble prominent, Swallow prominent, Nut tree tussock, x3, Early Thorn, Least Black Arches, Brindled Beauty and Pugs (Oak tree, Brindled & Double Striped). Micros: Tachystola, Tinea trinotella & Twenty plume moth.

To outside light Wednesday at Longfleet School: Brimstone and Common plume.

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Thu 25th April 2019 07:48 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 April 2019
A much colder night with some rain.  Down to 6 species including FFY 1 Pale Tussock.
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Wed 24th April 2019 15:44 by Paul Harris
Another addition to the garden list, the stunning White Spot, no doubt a wanderer from the Purbecks. Also Esperia sulphurella, Ypsolopha mucronella, Chocolate-tip, Red-green Carpet and Small Phoenix.

2172 White Spot 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Wed 24th April 2019 10:26 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 23rd. April. Barred Umber, Least Black Arches, Puss Moth.
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Wed 24th April 2019 08:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 April 2019
A warm night with cloud and drizzle towards the morning. 34 species including many FFYs, all mentioned below apart from Pebble Hook-tip. Also what looks like the form griseovareigata of Pine Beauty - see the DMG website for a photo.
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Tue 23rd April 2019 22:45 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 22/4
Lower moth numbers today but a couple of very good garden moths: First ever record of Ochreous Pug and 2nd record of Cydia strobilella, a very rare resident species on Norway Spruce.

1254 Cydia strobilella 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Tue 23rd April 2019 19:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd April
24 species including 1 Waved Umber, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Puss Moth, 1 Maiden's Blush, all first for this year, plus 3 Scorched Carpet, 2 Chinese Character, 2 Streamer, 2 Small Waved Umber, 3 Lunar Marbled Brown, 1 Great Prominent, 1 Frosted Green, plus 1 Scarlet Tiger larva feeding on Forget-me-not in the garden.
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Tue 23rd April 2019 16:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd April
Red Twin-spot Carpet.  Brindled Pug , Early Tooth-striped , Muslin Moth , Least Black Arches , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Early Grey.
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Tue 23rd April 2019 16:09 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 22 April 2019
23 species including Silver Y (1) along with several FFY - Bee Moth (1), Lime-speck Pug (1), Yellow-barred Brindle (1), Scorched Carpet (1), Chocolate-tip (2) & Least Black Arches (1).
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Tue 23rd April 2019 10:00 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 April 2019
Another hot day and a warmer night with very little dew.  My best day so far this year with 27 species.  FFYs not mentioned below: Cinnabar, Red Twin-spot Carpet and Spruce Carpet.
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Mon 22nd April 2019 16:11 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 21/4
Blossom Underwing a surprise find in one of the traps. Two previous records here but they were way back in April 2003. Best of rest were 2 Brindled Beauty (another species which is quite a garden rarity) and a Red-green Carpet.

2183 Blossom Underwing 03 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Mon 22nd April 2019 13:01 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st April
An amazing improvement in number of species to 21, including 1 Scorched Carpet, 1 Engrailed, 1 Water Carpet, 1 Great Prominent, 1 Nut-tree Tussock plus the following species first for this year 1 Iron Prominent, 1 Small Waved Umber, 1 Muslin Moth, 1 Lunar-marbled Brown, 1 Oak-tree Pug.
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Mon 22nd April 2019 12:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th April
Only 8 species including 1 Pebble Prominent and 1 Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, both first for this year.
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Mon 22nd April 2019 11:09 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 21 April 2019
11 species including FFY Brimstone Moth (2) & Lunar Marbled Brown (2)
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Mon 22nd April 2019 11:04 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 21st April
FFY were Brimstone, Brindled Beauty, Great Prominent, Nut-tree Tussock, Muslin moth, Streamer, V-pug and Pale Mottled Willow.
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Mon 22nd April 2019 10:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 April 2019
Another very hot day but a chilly night.  More moths but fewer species including FFY 1 Herald and 1 Pebble Prominent.
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Mon 22nd April 2019 07:58 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.4.19 125W MV
17 species including a FFG Pine Beauty and several FFY including Common & Brindled Pugs, Small Waved Umber, Iron Prominent, Muslin Moth and Angle Shades.
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Mon 22nd April 2019 07:49 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 21 April
A chilly but still and dry night.  Hebrew Character (4), Common Quaker (2), Pebble Prominent (1), Brindled Beauty (1), Early Grey (2), Streamer (1).
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Sun 21st April 2019 19:17 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 20/4
Moth numbers not high but a quite impressive increase in species up to 26, many of which were nfy. These included: Oak-tree Pug (several), Yellow-barred Brindle, Chinese Character, Brimstone, Muslin, Least Black Arches, Pale Prominent, V-Pug, Sallow Kitten, Garden Carpet, Brindled Beauty, Pale Mottled Willow, Pale Prominent, Streamer, Nut-tree Tussock, Chocolate-tip, Swallow Prominent and Caloptilia semifascia.

The most impressive local catch was the female Emperor taken by Ricky Lambert at Preston. Sat on top of his actinic trap this morning.

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Sun 21st April 2019 16:47 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 19th April
11 species, FFY were Shuttle-shaped Dart, Scorched Carpet, Brimstone. Of note 13 Brindled Beauties
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Sun 21st April 2019 10:32 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 April 2019
Another very warm day with a chilly night and bright moon. 14 species including FFY 1 Ruby Tiger.
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Sat 20th April 2019 21:47 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 19th April
11 species including 1 Red Twin-spot Carpet, 1 Pale Pinion and 1 Chinese Character, all first for this year.
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Sat 20th April 2019 21:01 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 April
Eleven species, including: Great Prominent, Early Thorn, Muslin Moth, Semioscopis steinkellneriana

Leigh 18 April Fifteen species, including: Water Carpet, Streamer, Pale Prominent, Nut-tree Tussock, Waved Umber, Brindled Pug.  Ffy: Chinese Character, Brimstone, Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Alucita hexadactyla

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Sat 20th April 2019 10:00 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 April 2019
A very hot day (24C at its peak) but a chilly night with a full moon. 11 species including FFY 3 Nut-tree Tussock.  Also my first Cockchafer of the year.
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Sat 20th April 2019 08:22 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 19th April
The best from the trap last night was my 1st Waved Umber and a Streamer, temperature dropped from 16.5c to 5.5c in my garden
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Fri 19th April 2019 21:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th April
11 species including 1 Scorched Carpet and 2 Frosted Green, both first for this year.
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Fri 19th April 2019 19:43 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 18th April
Had a poor night when I though it would of been ideal, Twenty Plume -3, Garden Carpet -1, Streamer -1
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Fri 19th April 2019 17:06 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 18 April 2019
7 species including Shuttle-shaped Dart (1) & FFY Brindled Beauty (3)
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Fri 19th April 2019 15:08 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 18th April
V-Pug , Brimstone , Muslin Moth , Least Black Arches , Shuttle-shaped Dart , Pine Beauty , Powdered Quaker , Angle Shades.
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Fri 19th April 2019 09:33 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 18 April
Four species: Brindled Beaty (1), Brindled Pug (2), Water Carpet (1), Hebrew Character (3).
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Fri 19th April 2019 08:55 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 April 2019
Another hot day but a slightly chilly night. 15 species.  FFG Acleris cristana. FFY 1 Oak-tree Pug and 1 Brimstone
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Thu 18th April 2019 17:36 by Gordon Hopkins
Gillingham, 17th. April
Only three species, two Brindled Beauties and a Mullein Moth.
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Thu 18th April 2019 08:52 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 April 2019
A very warm day.  Back into double figures with 13 species!  FFG 1 Digtivalva pulicariae.  FFY 1 Brindled Pug, 1 White Ermine and 1 Red Chestnut.
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Wed 17th April 2019 17:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 16th April
Only 3 species but including 1 Powdered Quaker, first for the year.
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Tue 16th April 2019 14:59 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 15/4
First trapping for a while, worth a mention were Early Tooth-striped, Streamer and Agonopterix ocellana.
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Tue 16th April 2019 11:39 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 15th April
9 species including 1 Brimstone Moth and 1 Great Prominent, both first for the year
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Tue 16th April 2019 07:06 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 April 2019
A much warmer night.  7 species including FFY 1 Lunar Marbled Brown.
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Mon 15th April 2019 08:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 April 2019
A run of bad nights with the bitter easterly winds.  Five species last night including FFY 1 Flame Shoulder.
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Sat 13th April 2019 19:13 by Robin Heawood
Avon Heath.
Records from overnight Robinsons. Temp down to approx +2 degrees.

Brindled beauty 2, Ringed carpet, Common Quaker 2, Hebrew character, Pine beauty, Red chestnut, Clouded drab 2 & Swallow prominent. Robin Heawood.

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Thu 11th April 2019 10:25 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 10th April
A cold night here including a frost with only 5 species but including 1 Streamer, 1 Shoulder-stripe plus 1 Nut-tree Tussock, (last one first for the year).
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Thu 11th April 2019 09:13 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 10 April 2019
A cold night with frost.  7 species including FFY 1 Pine Beauty and 1 Dotted Chestnut, both uncommon here.
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Wed 10th April 2019 08:51 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 April 2019
A chilly night.  9 species including FFY Mullein which is a rare moth in my trap.
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Tue 9th April 2019 11:48 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 April 2019
Getting more exciting!  12 species. FFG 1 A. literana.  FFY 2 Swallow Prominent.  Also 2 A. yeatiana.
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Tue 9th April 2019 11:43 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 April
Twelve species, including: Streamer, Water Carpet, Brindled Pug, with ffy: Pine Beauty, Nut-tree Tussock and two Great Prominent (minimum overnight 5.3 degsC cloud / still)
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Tue 9th April 2019 11:00 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine Monday 8 April
A cool, clear and rather still night. Six species: Brindled Beauty (1), Hebrew Character (2), Clouded Drab (4), Water Carpet (2), Common Quaker (5), Shoulder Stripe (2).
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Tue 9th April 2019 10:22 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.4.19 125W MV
First trap for a while - 12 species inc FFY Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Dotted Border (uncommon here), March Moth, Brindled Beauty, Clouded Drab and an early Knot Grass.
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Tue 9th April 2019 09:55 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 8th April
9 species including 1 Streamer (fresh specimen with a strong violet tint), plus 1 Mullein and 1 Ypsolopha mucronella (both first for this year).
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Mon 8th April 2019 16:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 7th April
Warmer weather brought 11 species to my trap last night including 1 Angle Shades, 1 Acleris schalleriana, 1 Streamer, all first for this year.
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Mon 8th April 2019 10:33 by Caroline Leatherdale
Saturday 6th April, Wootton Fitzpaine
Cool, easterly breeze but dry.  Hebrew Character (7), Early Grey (1), Clouded Drab (8), Common Quaker (3), Twin-Spotted Quaker (1), March Moth (1).
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Sun 7th April 2019 15:31 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 6th April
5 species including 1 Water Carpet (first for this year).
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Sun 7th April 2019 10:41 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th April
Muslin Moth , Powdered Quaker.
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Sat 6th April 2019 10:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th April
7 species including 1 very welcome Satellite, first this year.
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Fri 5th April 2019 11:07 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 4 April 2019
Only 6 moths of 5 species but included ffy Shuttle-shaped Dart & Angle Shades. Oddly, no Common Quaker.
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Tue 2nd April 2019 10:48 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 1st April
March Moth , Shoulder Stripe , Brimstone , Early Thorn , 3 Small Quaker , Powdered Quaker , Early Grey.
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Tue 2nd April 2019 08:54 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine 01 April
Clouded Drab (2), Hebrew Character (10), Common Quaker (6), Shoulder Stripe (3), Brindled Beauty (1), Water Carpet (1), Mullein (1).
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Mon 1st April 2019 17:42 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 31/3
Early Tooth-striped the only moth of note.
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