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Mon 30th September 2019 23:00 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 29/9
Best from the traps today the migrant adventive Tuta absoluta, first I've ever seen. Best of rest was a Large Ranunculus, 15 years since my last one.

0825a Tuta absoluta 01 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Mon 30th September 2019 18:15 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th September
12 species including 1 Delicate, and 1 Vapourer, the first time it's been seen at this location.
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Mon 30th September 2019 11:39 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 29th September
Included 4 Blair's Mocha (likely resident in the area), also singles of Barred Sallow and Feathered Brindle.
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Mon 30th September 2019 11:32 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 29.9.19 125W MV
29 species.  Highlight was a Grass Webworm Herpetogramma licarsisalis (pictured), confirmed by Mark Parsons and Phil Sterling. Other migrant species were Rush Veneer (2) and Delicate (1).  Also a FFG Horse Chestnut, well out of its usual range, and FFY Beaded Chestnut, Sallow and Turnip Moth

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Mon 30th September 2019 08:41 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 29th September. 1 Dark Spectacle, 3 Feathered Ranunculus, 1 Four-spotted Footman, 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
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Sun 29th September 2019 08:24 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 28 September 2019 Moth Night 3
Despite the terrible weather, 1 Clifden Nonpareil.
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Sat 28th September 2019 11:14 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 September 2019 Moth Night 2
Not so much rain as last night but even fewer moths. The highlight was 1 Convolvulus Hawkmoth.
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Sat 28th September 2019 09:40 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26 September
Just six species, including ffy Brindled Green.  Still Lunar Underwing dominating, with around ninety individuals
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Sat 28th September 2019 08:25 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 27th September
L-album Wainscot was FFG
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Fri 27th September 2019 18:07 by Julian Francis
Culverwell 24 September
The Geometrician seen by Bob Johnson during the day - the third British record.
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Fri 27th September 2019 10:51 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 26 September
19 species including 1 Blair's Mocha, 2 Delicate, 1 Autumnal Rustic (FFY), 5 L-album Wainscot and 1 Dark Spectacle.
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Fri 27th September 2019 10:34 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.9.19 125W MV
Only six species for the first Moth Night 2019, including singles of Clifden Nonpareil, Silver Y and Angle Shades.
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Fri 27th September 2019 09:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 September 2019 Moth Night 1
Despite the torrential rain, 1 Clifden Nonpareil.
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Thu 26th September 2019 16:13 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 23 - 25 September
Some notable migrants amid the recent rain storms: 23rd - singles of Delicate, Scarce Bordered Straw, Dark Mottled Willow (retained for detailed scrutiny) & Dewick's Plusia 24th - 3 Blair's Mocha & 1 Delicate 25th - 2 Blair's Mocha & 1 Dewick's Plusia, also 13 Angle Shades - unusual number for here.
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Thu 26th September 2019 08:57 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 25 September 2019
Despite the heavy rain, FFG 1 Box-tree Moth, and also 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
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Tue 24th September 2019 19:49 by Paul Harris
Broadwey 23/9
A notable moth for me here in the form of the rare migrant Pyrale Loxostege sticticalis. Back-up cast of Vestal, Delicate and Clancy's Rustic.

1368 Loxostege sticticalis 02 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Mon 23rd September 2019 20:28 by Luke Phillips
Whitchurch Canonicorum
121 Lunar Underwing dominated a catch of 27 species. First year of trapping at this site so Feathered Brindle, Pink-barred Sallow, Barred Sallow, Sallow, Beaded Chestnut, Cypress Carpet were all new for the year & site. Micros very few and far between. Elachista canapennella, Celypha lacunana, Scrobipalpa costella and Ypsolopha alpella was a highlight. Only migrant was a single Silver Y.
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Mon 23rd September 2019 15:10 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 22nd September
Pearly Underwing , Clancy's Rustic.
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Mon 23rd September 2019 10:48 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 22nd September
Only 14 species but including a pristine Clifden Nonpareil in beautiful condition and a Black Rustic.
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Mon 23rd September 2019 09:36 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 22.9.19 125W MV
23 species including FFG Clifden Nonpareil (at last!), Red Underwing and FFY Vestal.
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Sun 22nd September 2019 15:49 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st September
Clancy's Rustic.
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Sun 22nd September 2019 14:22 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.9.19 125W MV
34 species including FFY Cypress Pug, Feathered Brindle & Black Rustic. Migrants were: Diamond-back Moth (2) & Delicate (3).
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Sun 22nd September 2019 14:22 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 21st September
Well the Box Tree Moth as finally reached my Wimborne garden last night,the best moth out of 50 moths caught was a Dewick's Plusia, followed by an Old Lady,Small Blood-vein, Cypress Pug. Others were Diamond-backed Moth -3,Lunar Underwing -12, Square-spot Rustic -10, Large Yellow Underwing -5, Willow Beauty -5, Vines Rustic and a Common Plume, Garden Carpet and LBAM-3
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Sun 22nd September 2019 11:43 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st September
25 species including 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 Angle Shades, 1 Large Ranunculus, 1 Lilac Beauty plus 232 Lunar Underwing!
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Sun 22nd September 2019 11:40 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 20th September
23 species including 1 Delicate.
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Sun 22nd September 2019 09:16 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 September 2019
At last a better night.  Warm, still and cloudy. September Thorn, L-album Wainscot, Barred and Pink-barred Sallow and Black Rustic were all new for the year. Also 1 M. asinalis.
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Sat 21st September 2019 15:34 by Paul Harris
Broadwey, John Gifford
This stunning little micro Ypsolopha sequella trapped by John Gifford last night.

0462 Ypsolopha sequella 04 Copyright: Paul Harris

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Sat 21st September 2019 07:54 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 September 2019
FFG 1 Heath Rusic, presumably blown to me on the strong easterlies we've been having recently. Also 1 Clifden Nonparial.
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Fri 20th September 2019 08:25 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 19.9.19 125W MV
FFY Large Ranunculus.  Also single Rusty-dot Pearl.
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Thu 19th September 2019 09:00 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 September 2019
2 Scarce Bordered Straw.  Also 1 Brown-pot Pinion form rufa-pallida.
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Wed 18th September 2019 12:35 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 17th September
Delicate , Scarce Bordered Straw - different moth to yesterday.
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Wed 18th September 2019 07:25 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 September 2019
FFY1 Autumnal Rustic - a very uncommon moth here.
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Tue 17th September 2019 18:16 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 16th September
Best moth was a Angle Shades,others were Snout, Setaceous Hebrew Character x2,Square-spot Rustic x4, Brimstone Moth,Lunar Underwing x3,Diamond-backed Moth. Plus 10 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 worn Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing,a Garden Carpet,6 Willow Beauty and 2 Uncertain/Rustic agg
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Tue 17th September 2019 14:59 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 16th September
Small Blood-vein , Clancy's Rustic , Scarce Bordered Straw , Pinion-streaked Snout.
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Tue 17th September 2019 09:32 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 15.9.19 125W MV
26 species, including FFY Wax Moth, Lunar Underwing and Frosted Orange. Also a Buff Ermine larva.
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Tue 17th September 2019 08:38 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 September 2019
A late E. limbata.
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Mon 16th September 2019 19:49 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 15th September
Amongst lots of Large yellow underwing: Light Emerald, Vapourer, Angle Shades and FFG Eudonia augustea (2). Plus Hummingbird hawk-moth everyday recently (even in overcast weather) on the red valerian.
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Mon 16th September 2019 08:40 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 14 September
FFY 1 Beaded Chestnut.
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Sun 15th September 2019 16:14 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 13th September
New for Year - Pale Mottled Willow, Flounced Rustic, 1x Copper Underwing agg. , Lunar Underwing, Beautiful Plume.
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Sun 15th September 2019 13:09 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.9.19 125W MV
Belated entry for last Thursday: 36 spp including FFG Small Wainscot and FFY Pyrausta purpuralis and Bordered Beauty.  Some migrant interest: Rusty-dot Pearl (2), Silver Y (1) and Dark Sword-grass (1).
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Sun 15th September 2019 09:34 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 14th September. A Centre-barred Sallow and a Small Wainscot.
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Sat 14th September 2019 12:44 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 13th September
A fresh Waved Umber - late even for a second generation.
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Fri 13th September 2019 14:39 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 12th September
Palpita vitrealis , Dark Sword-grass , Clancy's Rustic. Hummingbird Hawk-moth at garden buddliea.
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Fri 13th September 2019 10:54 by Mike Hetherington
A quick reminder about the ...

DORSET MOTH RECORDERS' AUTUMN MEETING SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019 2.00-5.00pm (tea & coffee from 1.30pm) TOLPUDDLE VILLAGE HALL, TOLPUDDLE, DORSET, DT2 7EW A chance to get together and find out what's been happening on the Dorset moth scene. Speakers will include Dr Phil Sterling and Paul Butter. More to be announced!

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Fri 13th September 2019 10:47 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 12 September
1 Blair's Mocha, also a late or 2nd brood Small Emerald and 1 Pale Eggar
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Fri 13th September 2019 08:19 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 September
FFG Pretty Chalk Carpet (and a late one). FFY Clifden Nonpareil.  Also 1 Scarce Bordered Straw.
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Thu 12th September 2019 13:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 11th September
Dark Sword-grass.
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Thu 12th September 2019 09:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 11 September
FFY 1 Brown-spot Pinion.
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Tue 10th September 2019 12:51 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 9th September
Dark Sword-grass , Pearly Underwing , Scarce Bordered Straw.
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Tue 10th September 2019 08:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 September
1 Palpita vitrealis and another Red Underwing.
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Mon 9th September 2019 20:20 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 8.9.19 125W MV
36 species including Red Underwing and FFY Pinion-streaked Snout, Centre-barred Sallow and Broad-bordered Underwing. Singles of Diamond-back Moth and Rusty Pearl.
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Mon 9th September 2019 14:28 by Jack Oughton
8th Sept Oct Portesham
52 species, including Calybites phasianpennella, Ypsolopha parenthesella, Nomophila noctuella, Pale Eggar, Elephant Hawk-moth, Four-spotted Footman (female), Cabbage Moth, Frosted Orange, Centre-barred Sallow, Lunar Underwing, & Dark Sword-grass.
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Sun 8th September 2019 22:21 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 7 September
FFG 1 Anomalous was a surprise.
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Sun 8th September 2019 13:28 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th September
Dark Sword-grass.
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Sat 7th September 2019 13:02 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th September
Hummingbird Hawk-moth to garden buddliea.
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Fri 6th September 2019 14:17 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 07 September
Just 54 moths of 14 species, including 15 Set.H.Character & 12 Lg.Y.U/wing + first for year Lunar Underwing and Centre-barred Sallow (minimum overnight temp. 10.1 degsC)
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Fri 6th September 2019 13:36 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 5th September
Delicate.
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Thu 5th September 2019 12:22 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 5th September
Hummingbird Hawk-moth to garden buddliea.
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Wed 4th September 2019 14:50 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd September
Only 24 species but including 1 Centre-barred Sallow, 1 female Ringed China-mark, 1 Pale Eggar, 1 Frosted Orange, 1 Pale Mottled Willow.
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Tue 3rd September 2019 17:27 by Andrew Foster
Bridport, 2 September 2019
Included singles of Palpita vitrealis, Spectacle, Clifden Nonpareil & FFY Feathered Ranunculus, also big influx of Large Yellow Underwing - in excess of 200.
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Sun 1st September 2019 15:39 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 31st August
Rather a cool night with few moths but included a FFG Pale Eggar
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