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Sun 30th June 2019 10:57 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 29th June
Sat 29th June 2019 19:27 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 28.6.19 125W MV
Best night of the year to date - 85 species (and counting) and almost 700 moths (just one trap). Highlights included FFG Mompha ochraceella and Double Square-spot (finally). FFY included: Eucosma cana, Nephopterix angustella, Euzophera pinguis, Anania crocealis, Eudonia delunella, Crambus perlella, Magpie, Phoenix, Brown Silver-line, Small Angle Shades, Green Arches & Clouded Brindle. Migrants were Diamond-back Moth (32) and Rusty-dot Pearl (2).
Sat 29th June 2019 16:06 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 28th June
A good haul of moths last night for 57 total. Swallow-tailed Moth fty, Small Dusky Wave,Straw Dot-2, Udea fulvalis,udea prunalis,Treble Brown Spot-3,Small Magpie-2, Dark Arches-2, Diamond-backed Moth - 4
25th June Wimborne, Eyed Hawk-moth,
Sat 29th June 2019 08:49 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 28th June. 3 Cypress Carpet, an Obscure Wainscot, a Privet Hawk.
Fri 28th June 2019 18:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th June
68 species including 1 Phoenix, 1 Lilac Beauty, 1 Lime Hawkmoth, 1 Sharp-angled Carpet, 1 Double Lobed, 1 Magpie Moth.
Fri 28th June 2019 18:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th June
41 species including 5 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Broad-barred White, 1 Catoptria falsella, 1 Double Square Spot plus 1 Scarlet Tiger flying at dusk.
Fri 28th June 2019 18:03 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 25th June
A good night with 65 species including 1 Common Emerald, Marbled White Spot, 1 Small Angle Shades, 1 Swallow-tailed, 1 Clouded Brindle, 1 Aethes rubigana.
Fri 28th June 2019 09:07 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 27th June. An Obscure Wainscot and a Scallop Shell.
Thu 27th June 2019 22:34 by Robin Heawood
Forgot to add a box moth, my third after 2 last summer.
Thu 27th June 2019 17:21 by Robin Heawood
longfleet school. poole.
2 MV traps opened yesterday. Finally a decent haul;. Migrants, diamond b moth (x3) & rusty d pearl (x2). Elephant hawk 2, Lesser y underwing, cypress carpet, common emerald, l album wainscot, snout, double square spot, euro corn borer, s magpie 2, green silver lines, cream bordered green pea 3, clouded border, set. Hebrew character 2, c marbled carpet, vines rustic and build up in numbers of willow beauty, heart & dart, bright lines b eye, dark arches 7, riband wave and large y underwing. 65 spp plus, micros noticeably pseudargyrotozoa conwagana 8,
Thu 27th June 2019 07:23 by Julian Francis
Briantspuddle 25 June
Jamie McMillan caught a Bedstraw Hawkmoth. See the Migrant Lepidoptera Facebook page for a photo.
Wed 26th June 2019 19:38 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.6.19 125W MV
62 species including FFY Small Yellow Wave, Swallow-tailed Moth, White Satin, Smoky Wainscot, Dot Moth & Green Silver-lines. Only migrants were two Diamond-back Moths
Wed 26th June 2019 19:30 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 25th June
Good night for me but my actinic trap doesn't catch as much as some. Even so, a hard afternoon working out the numerous micros in particular. Highlights were Scarce Footman, Tawny-Barred Angle, Lobster moth, Foxglove Pug, Eucosma Campoliliana and Dioryctria abietella.
Wed 26th June 2019 10:59 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 June 2019
Another big night - 104 species including 1 P. vitrealis and 1 Dark Sword-grass. FFG Reddish Light Arches. FFY Thistle Ermine, P. subochreella, P. aurata, Figure of 80, Brown-tail (with a few spots!), July Belle, Broad-barred White, Double-lobed, Green Arches, Grey Arches and Cream-bordered Green Pea.
Wed 26th June 2019 09:31 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 25th June. 2 Cypress carpet, a Green Silver-lines, a Scarce Silver-lines and an Obscure Wainscot.
Tue 25th June 2019 17:25 by Paul Harris
Lorton/Broadwey 24/6 (John Gifford)
Tue 25th June 2019 15:14 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th June
Blue-bordered Carpet , Cypress Carpet , Scallop Shell , Tawny-barred Angle , Feathered Ranunculus - I have caught this species in June in previous years.
Tue 25th June 2019 13:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 June 2019
Humid and cloudy but with some rain. 77 species including 2 Diamond-back Moth and 1 Rusty-dot Pearl. FFY P. despicata, D. forcifella, Common Lutestring, Small Fan-footed Wave, Pine Carpet, Purple Clay and Dusky Brocade.
Tue 25th June 2019 10:53 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 24 June 2019
Blair's Mocha (1) along with several FFY - Figure of Eighty (1), Buff Arches (3), Small Emerald (1), Small Fan-footed Wave (1), Small Angle Shades (1) & Fan-foot (1)
Mon 24th June 2019 17:38 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 June 2019
1 Hummingbird Hawkmoth during the afternoon.
Mon 24th June 2019 13:06 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 23rd June
Painted Lady-in the MV trap , Rusty-dot Pearl , Small Blood-vein , Small Dusty Wave , Treble Brown Spot , Purple Bar , Barred Yellow , Slender Pug , Freyer's Pug , Grey Pug , Green Pug , Swallow-tailed Moth , Common White Wave , Lime Hawk-Moth , Eyed Hawk-Moth , Elephant Hawk-Moth , Small Elephant Hawk-Moth , Scarce Footman , Dark Sword-grass , Flame , L-album Wainscot , Obscure Wainscot , Knot Grass , Light Arches , Burnished Brass , Blackneck.
Mon 24th June 2019 12:29 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 23.6.19 125W MV
Much improved here as well - 67 species (over 500 individuals) including FFG Ephestia unicolorella (tbc). FFY included Archips podana, Pyrausta despicata, Buff Arches, Cypress Carpet, Brussels Lace, Beautiful Hook-tip, Blackneck, Brown Rustic & Dusky Brocade. Migrants were Diamond-back Moth (3) and Delicate (2).
Mon 24th June 2019 10:06 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 June 2019
Cloudy, still and humid - ideal conditions. 101 species but not a single migrant. Large numbers including 214 Large Yellow Underwings in 2 traps. Many FFYs - highlights were: S. subfusca, P. palumbella, N. angustella, R. formosa, C. lathoniellus, Brown China-mark, Small China-mark, Common Emerald, Blue-bordered Carpet, Lime-speck Pug, Four-dotted Footman, Scarlet Tiger, Dark/Grey Dagger agg., Coronet, Bird's Wing and Small Dotted Buff,
Mon 24th June 2019 09:57 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 23rd June. FFY Coronet, 2 Cypress Carpet, a Lobster, a Small Elephant Hawk. Some 300 macros including 85 Dark Arches.
Sun 23rd June 2019 16:45 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 22nd June
28 Species - 119 Heart & Dart - 46 LY Underwing - 28 Dark Arches
New for Year
The Snout, Straw Dot, Small Angle Shades, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Elephant Hawk-moth, Barred Straw , Riband Wave,
Sun 23rd June 2019 16:12 by Luke Phillips
RSPB Radipole Lake - 21/06/2019
10:30pm - 12:30pm with an MV. Just 26 species noted but very high number of Single-dotted Wave with 45 recorded. Also notable was 14 Round-winged Muslin. Other species included Southern Wainscot, Silky Wainscot, Pinion-streaked Snout, and Light Arches.
Sun 23rd June 2019 15:59 by Luke Phillips
Decent night with 328 moths of 75 species. Only recently starting trapping at this site so plenty were new for the site but highlights were Phtheochroa inopiana, Notocelia roborana, Eudonia delunella, Poplar Kitten and Little Emerald. Heart & Dart made up the bulk of the catch with 105 followed by 35 Large Yellow Underwing and 23 Dark Arches. Migrants were 1 Silver Y, 1 Dark Sword-grass and a Udea ferrugalis.
Sun 23rd June 2019 12:45 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.6.19 125W MV
Numbers down a bit here, but still 38 species including FFY Clepsis consimilana, Codling Moth, Water Veneer, Clouded Silver, Lobster Moth and Shoulder-stripe Wainscot. Migrants were Rusty-dot Pearl (2) and Delicate (1).
Sun 23rd June 2019 10:43 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 20th June, a Delicate, 22nd June, Galium Carpet, Privet Hawk, and Small Elephant Hawk.
Sun 23rd June 2019 08:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 June 2019
A better night after a few disappointing ones. 41 species including 1 Rusty-dot Pearl, and good numbers too - 71 Heart & Dart in two traps. FFY Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Plain Golden Y.
Fri 21st June 2019 11:42 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 20th June
Blood-vein , Small Blood-vein , Small Dusty Wave , Barred Straw , Privet Hawk-Moth , Eyed Hawk-Moth , Cream-spot Tiger , Dark Sword-grass , Smoky Wainscot , Spectacle.
Fri 21st June 2019 10:45 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20 June
Just twelve species, new for year Lackey (min o/n temp 8.8 degsC)
Fri 21st June 2019 08:47 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th June
Only 20 species but including 1 Treble Brown Spot, 1 Common Wave, 1 Cinnabar and 1 Lozotaenia forsterana.
Thu 20th June 2019 08:14 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 19 June 2019
Clear, chilly with a bright moon. Only 32 species including 1 Diamond-back. FFY H. ochroleucana and Single-dotted Wave.
Wed 19th June 2019 21:48 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 June
Increase to twenty species, but still only thirty individuals with ffy Shark, Double Square-spot
Wed 19th June 2019 17:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 18th June
A grand total of 52 species including 2 Sharp-angled Peacock, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Beautiful Hook-tip, 1 Privet Hawkmoth, 1 Fern, 1 Lime Hawkmoth, 1 Yellow Shell, 1 Eucosma campoliliana and last but not least 1 Peach Blossom.
Wed 19th June 2019 12:26 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18.6.19 125W MV
50 species, with greater numbers (c200 individuals) than last night including FFY Scrobipalpa costella, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Eurpoean Corn Borer, Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Single-dotted Wave, Rivulet, Cream-spot Tiger, Shark and Light Arches. Migrants were singles of Diamond-back moth and Delicate.
Wed 19th June 2019 09:07 by Julian Francis
A very good night - warm and cloudy. 58 species including 2 Diamond-back Moth, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl and 1 Silver Y. FFY L. forsterana, A. hamana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix, C. perlella, Small Blood-vein, Dwarf Cream Wave, Barred Yellow, Lesser Yellow Underwing and Marbled White Spot,
Tue 18th June 2019 20:50 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 17.6.19 125W MV
Much better, with 50 species including FFY Bryotropha affinis, Lozotaenia forsterana, Pandemis cerasana, Enarmonia formosana, Small Dusty Wave, Scorched Wing, Small Fan-foot & Plain Golden Y. Sole migrant was a single Delicate.
Mon 17th June 2019 10:18 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 16 June
Overcast night with moderate southerly breeze and occasional light drizzle. A modest increase in the number of species at last! Peppered Moth (1), Lobster Moth (1), Heart & Dart (13), Large Yellow Underwing (4), Treble Lines (1), Spectacle (1), Dark Arches (1), Ingrailed Clay (6), Ghost Moth (1), Straw Dot (1), Buff Ermine (1).
Mon 17th June 2019 09:36 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 16th June
Diamond-back Moth , Rusty-dot Pearl , Dwarf Cream Wave , Dark Sword-grass , L-album Wainscot , Light Arches.
Sun 16th June 2019 17:15 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 15th June
This does not seem normal - 5 days ago got 71 Heart & Dart out of 100. Today got 99 Heart & Dart out of 137 total. And the rest very ordinary, roughly half number of species June 2018, and no new for garden so far.
Sun 16th June 2019 13:09 by Martin Wood
Holt Heath 15th June
This is a start to surveying Holt Heath for moths with a 3W LED bulb and a Eco Heath Trap. Only 3 moths to the trap, one got away and the others were Satin Wave and Brown Silver-lines.
Friday 14th June Wimborne garden, Heart & Dart x 15, Heart & Club x 2, Treble Lines x 2, Willow Beauty x 3 and NFY Small Magpie, Tachystola acroxantha and Cydia pomonella
Sun 16th June 2019 09:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 June 2019
More rain but warm. 29 species including FFY Brown Rustic.
Sat 15th June 2019 13:32 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 14th June
20 species including ffy Privet Hawkmoth, Ingrailed Clay, Light Emerald, Buff Arches, Small Magpie, Diamond Back, Brussels Lace and Treble Brown Spot.
Sat 15th June 2019 11:06 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 14.6.19 125W MV
Numbers down again but still 30 species including FFY Lackey, Barred Yellow, Fan-foot and L-album Wainscot.
Sat 15th June 2019 10:06 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th June
26 species including 1 Barred Red, 1 Barred Straw, 1 Foxglove Pug, 1 Barred Yellow, 1 Small Dusty wave, 1 Small Dotted Buff. First Barred Red at this site.
Sat 15th June 2019 07:51 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 June 2019
Warm with some rain. 34 species including 1 Diamond-back. FFG Homoeosoma sinuella. FFY European Corn-borer, Satin Wave, Heart & Club and Common Rustic agg.
Fri 14th June 2019 20:55 by Paul Harris
Fri 14th June 2019 11:29 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th June
30 species including 1 Thistle Ermine, 1 Barred Yellow, 1 Light Emerald, 1 Light Arches, 1 Small Mottled Willow.
Fri 14th June 2019 08:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 13 June 2019
A wet night with a blustery wind. 32 species including FFY C. quercana, U. olivalis, E. pallida and Shark.
Thu 13th June 2019 18:43 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th June
Rusty-dot Pearl , Small Dusty Wave , Single-dotted Wave , Cypress Carpet , Lime-speck Pug , Shaded Pug , Green Pug , Clouded Border , Scalloped Oak , Pale Tussock , White Satin , Southern Wainscot , Snout.
Thu 13th June 2019 17:24 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 12 June 2019
24 species with several FFY - Chrysoteuchia culmella (8), Orange Footman (2), Flame Carpet (1), Light Emerald (1), Large Yellow Underwing (1), Straw Dot (2), Burnished Brass (1) & Clancy's Rustic (1) very fresh - local origin?
Thu 13th June 2019 11:30 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th June
33 species including 2 Green Pug, 1 Brown Rustic, 1 Elephant Hawkmoth, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Ingrailed Clay, 1 Spruce Carpet, 1 Rusty-dot Pearl.
Thu 13th June 2019 09:38 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.6.19 125W MV
44 species here on a wet morning, including FFY Nematopogon metaxella, Chrysoteuchia culmella, Eudonia lacustrata, Crambus lathoniellus, Riband wave, Snout and Heart & Club. Also singles of Rusty-dot Pearl and Delicate.
Thu 13th June 2019 08:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 June 2019
Despite the light rain, 45 species including 1 Silver Y. FFY Riband Wave, Light Emerald and 1 Turnip.
Sun 9th June 2019 12:10 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 8th June
A wet day and a chilly night with clear sky and a min temp of 6.2c, Best from the trap Peppered Moth, Riband Wave and NFY Brimstone Moth
Sun 9th June 2019 08:27 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.6.19 125W MV
Better still, despite being a cool night, with 41 species including FFY Common Swift, Phtheochroa inopiana, Notocelia rosecolana, Sandy Carpet, Green Pug, Grey Pug and Clay. Only migrant interest was a single Rusty-dot Pearl. Update: Also a FFG Pammene ignorata (below), confirmed by Phil Sterling.
Sun 9th June 2019 08:17 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 June 2019
A wet day and a slightly chilly night. 25 species including 1 Diamond-back Moth. FFY H. nubiferana, Blood-vein and Uncertain/Rustic agg.
Sat 8th June 2019 08:21 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 7th June. Cream-spot Tiger [the 7th this year], Green Arches, and more than twice as many Heart and Darts as all the rest put together.
Thu 6th June 2019 22:40 by Paul Harris
Lankham Bottom 6/6
Thu 6th June 2019 13:55 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 5.6.19 125W MV
A better night, with 35 species including FFY Delicate, Mottled Rustic and Small Square-spot. Two Rusty-dot Pearls the other migrant interest.
Thu 6th June 2019 10:20 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 5th June
A very poor night with only 10 species but including 1 Burnished Brass.
Thu 6th June 2019 06:27 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 5 June 2019
A chilly night. Only 19 species including FFY 1 Clouded Brindle and 1 Small Clouded Brindle.
Wed 5th June 2019 16:48 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th June
28 species including 1 Foxglove Pug, 1 Vestal, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Paraswammerdamia albicapitella.
Wed 5th June 2019 09:26 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 04 June
Mild night with early rain. Willow Beauty (1), Treble Lines (2), Buff Ermine (3), Pale Tussock (1), Straw Dot (1), Heart & Dart (1), Ingrailed Clay (1), Middle-barred Minor (1), Poplar Hawk Moth (3), Light emerald (1), Blood Vein (1), White Ermine (1).
Tue 4th June 2019 14:44 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd June
25 species including 1 Treble Brown Spot, 2 Poplar Hawkmoth, 1 Buff-tip
Tue 4th June 2019 14:41 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd June
20 species including 1 Lychnis.
Tue 4th June 2019 14:40 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st June
46 species including 1 Scorched Wing, 1 Flame Carpet, 1 Buff Arches, 1 Light Emerald, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Tinea semifulvella, 1 Broad-barred White, 1 Green Pug.
Tue 4th June 2019 11:12 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 3.6.19 125W MV
Numbers well down. 26 species with FFY Straw Dot.
Tue 4th June 2019 10:38 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th June
Hummingbird Hawk-moth to garden by day.
Sun 2nd June 2019 17:34 by Martin Wood
Holt Heath 1st June
Went out with a Yellow-legged pheromone lure to try and see if any clearwings were at Holt Heath in the small wood. This is the first time I tried this lure and I had 2 Yellow-leggged Clearwing one each at different locations but both by hanging the lure on Oak trees.
Sun 2nd June 2019 17:21 by Geoff Lightfoot
Higher Hyde Heath - by day - 1st June.
Horse Chestnut , Grass Wave , 4 Common Heath , 5 Brown Silver-line , 3 Cinnabar.
Sun 2nd June 2019 15:33 by Alan Bernard
First Silky Wainscot that I have recorded here. Same for Tachystola acroxantha. During the day Hummingbird Hawk moth.
Sun 2nd June 2019 12:00 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 1.6.19 125W MV
Best night of the year so far. 57 species including FFG Metzneria lappella (tbc). FFY included Udea ferrugalis, Epinotia bilunana, Figure of Eighty, Eyed & Elephant Hawk-moths, Mullein Wave, Spruce Carpet, Scalloped Hazel, Puss Moth, Clouded-bordered Brindle and Shears.
Sun 2nd June 2019 10:01 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 01 June
Overcast and mild night. Treble Lines (5), Poplar Hawk Moth (2), Dark Arches (1), Pale Tussock (2), Mullein (1), Buff Tip (1), Blood Vein (1), Heart & Dart (5), White Ermine (2), Garden Carpet (1), Light Emerald (1), Ingrailed Clay (1).
Sun 2nd June 2019 08:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 1 June 2019
A very good night. 60 species including 3 U. ferrugalis. FFY E. maculicerusella, B. lancealana, Red-barred Tortrix, S. ambigualis, Water Veneer, Poplar Kitten, The Flame and Light Arches.
Sat 1st June 2019 20:32 by James Watson
Halstock 1 June
Currant Clearwing to lure in the garden this afternoon.
Sat 1st June 2019 15:04 by Paul Harris
Sat 1st June 2019 07:49 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 31 May 2019
Surprisingly only 30 species last night even though the weather conditions seemed much the same as the night before. FFY Cyclamen Tortrix, Small White Wave and Buff Ermine.