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current posts

Thu 31st October 2019 14:00 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 30th October
Pearly Underwing , Silver y.
Wed 30th October 2019 12:04 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 29th October
7 species, including 1 White-speck
Wed 30th October 2019 10:56 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th October
After some poor nights, a respectable 14 species caught including the first Merveille du Jour for this year, very late compared with the last few years, plus 1 Mottled Umber, 1 Red-line Quaker, 1 Yellow-line Quaker, 1 Delicate and 1 Large Wainscot.
Wed 30th October 2019 10:49 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 26th October
6 species including 1 Delicate and 1 Blair's Shoulder-knot.
Sat 26th October 2019 14:06 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 25th October
Risked the trap on a stormy night - not many moths but included FFY Grey Shoulder-knot
Sat 26th October 2019 12:50 by Martin Wood
25th October Wimborne
The best moth from the trap was a Merveille du jour. on a very windy night and a min temp of 11.7c degrees

24th October Only two moths on still and cooler night with a min temp of 7.6c degrees Beaded Chestnut and a Red-green Carpet

Sat 26th October 2019 12:44 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 25.10.19 125W MV
9 species on a very stormy night including a single Rusty-dot Pearl.
Fri 25th October 2019 14:02 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th October
Palpita vitrealis , Clancy's Rustic , a late Vines Rustic.
Fri 25th October 2019 09:36 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 24.10.19
Mild here as well.  Only 11 species, including FFY Red-line Quaker and Yellow-line Quaker.
Fri 25th October 2019 08:23 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 October 2019
Another mild night. 17 species including another Oak Rustic (or a retrap but it looked lighter coloured than the last one) - maybe off the large Ilex in my garden.
Thu 24th October 2019 16:23 by Gillian Nash
Leigh, NWDorset 21 October
Just eight individuals, despite ideal conditions and autumn catches as would be expected elsewhere.  No migrants or nfy
Thu 24th October 2019 09:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 23 October 2019
A much milder night.  19 species including FFG Oak Rustic.  Also FFY Cypress Carpet and another second generation Yellow-tail.
Tue 22nd October 2019 19:34 by Gillian Nash
Leigh, NWDorset 21 October / 125MV
Just four species with five moths here: U.ferrugalis, N.noctuella, Grn.Brindled Crescent, Beaded Chestnut (minimum temp 4.6 degsC)
Tue 22nd October 2019 09:09 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.10.19 50W Actinic
Only 8 species, including FFY Figure of Eight and a single Rusty-dot Pearl.
Mon 21st October 2019 16:55 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 20th October
FFY Mottled Umber and Yellow-line Quaker
Mon 21st October 2019 13:24 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 20th October
Cypress Carpet , Swallow-tailed Moth , Delicate , Merveille du Jour , 5 Feathered Ranunculus , Barred Sallow , Angle Shades , Large Wainscot.  2 traps.
Sun 20th October 2019 11:50 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 19th October
Red-line Quaker, Yellow-line Quaker, Large Wainscot, Green-brindled Crescent and November Moth.
Fri 18th October 2019 22:25 by Robin Heawood
Longfleet School, Poole.
To overnight security light, wed night 16th Oct. Rusty dot pearl, Common plume & Light brown apple moth.
Fri 18th October 2019 09:23 by Gillian Nash
Fri 18th October 2019 09:20 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 October
Seven species, ten individuals, including Blair's Shoulder-knot with first for year Figure of Eight and Yellow-line Quaker
Thu 17th October 2019 14:01 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 16.10.19 125W MV
Looking better here, with 15 species including FFY November Moth agg., Green-brindled Crescent, Blair's Shoulder-knot and Merveille du Jour.  Only one migrant species though - a single Rusty-dot Pearl.
Wed 16th October 2019 10:44 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 15th October
Marked drop in numbers over recent nights but included singles of Delicate and FFY Blair's Shoulder-knot.
Tue 15th October 2019 21:18 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 14th October
10 species including 1 Cypress Carpet.
Tue 15th October 2019 08:08 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth, 14th October.  An Autumnal Rustic and a Green-brindled Crescent.
Mon 14th October 2019 17:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 13th October
12 species including 1 Large Ranunculus, 1 Angle Shades, 2 Yellow-line Quaker, 1 Cypress Carpet.
Mon 14th October 2019 15:58 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 13.10.19 125W MV
FFY Red-green Carpet the best here on a quiet night.
Mon 14th October 2019 15:48 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 13th October
Only 5 species but new for me is Caloptilia stigmatella (click to have it large)
Sun 13th October 2019 10:28 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 12th October
7 species including 1 Angle Shades, 2 Green-brindled Crescent.
Sun 13th October 2019 10:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 11th October
5 species including 1 Hypsopygia glaucinalis.
Sun 13th October 2019 09:42 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 October 2019
A late Yellow-tail, presumably the second generation mentioned in Waring.
Sat 12th October 2019 08:40 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 12.10.19 125W MV
14 species, including FFY Dark Chestnut and my 4th Clifden Nonpareil of the year. Also a single Rusty-dot Pearl.
Fri 11th October 2019 10:49 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 October
Just four species / 12 individuals: Black Rustic, Lunar U/wing, Angle Shades, Beaded Chestnut (cloud & 10.6degsC)
Tue 8th October 2019 17:00 by Colin Burningham
10 species here including 4 Barred Sallow, 3 Green-brindled Crescent, 1 Sallow.
Tue 8th October 2019 12:41 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 7th October
Singles of Blair's Mocha and Clancy's Rustic, also a male Vapourer and FFY Red-line Quaker.
Tue 8th October 2019 11:45 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th October
White-point , 2 Black Rustic , Green-brindled Crescent , 4 Feathered Ranunculus , Barred Sallow , Clancy's Rustic , 2 Silver Y.
Tue 8th October 2019 11:27 by Geoffrey Sell
Charmouth 7th October. A Convolvulous Hawk and a Cypress Carpet.
Mon 7th October 2019 12:23 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 6th October
Red-line Quaker , Pink-barred Sallow , Scarce Bordered Straw.
Sun 6th October 2019 09:22 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 5 October 2019
Another mild night with some rain. 25 species including 1 P. vitrealis and 2 Convolvulus Hawkmoths. Plus a very fresh Red-green Carpet, and a late Gold Spot.
Sat 5th October 2019 18:24 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 4th October
20 species includes immigrants Vestal, Rusty Dot Pearl and Silver Y . NFY Black Rustic and Barred Sallow
Sat 5th October 2019 17:24 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland 4th October
Delicate (2), Nomophila noctuella and Palpita vitrealis the best from 200+ moths of 16 species on a foggy, mild and damp night.

2195 Delicate 07 Copyright: Will Bown 2274 Sallow 08 Copyright: Will Bown

Sat 5th October 2019 14:39 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 4 October 2019
A mild night and species up to 24!  1 P. vitrealis, and also 1 Vapourer.
Sat 5th October 2019 12:42 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 4th October
Included singles of Palpita vitrealis, a late Common Rustic agg. and Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing.
Sat 5th October 2019 10:53 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 4th October
Black Rustic , 4 Feathered Ranunculus , Barred Sallow , Sallow , 2 Clancy's Rustic , Pinion-streaked Snout.
Sat 5th October 2019 08:58 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 3.10.19 125W MV
Singles of Clifden Nonpareil (my third) and Delicate the best.
Fri 4th October 2019 14:20 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3 October
Just six species, including 2 CMCarpet, 3 Barred Sallow, most of the rest Lunar Underwing, with temp down to 9.1 degsC)
Fri 4th October 2019 10:15 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd October
Black Rustic , 3 Feathered Ranunculus , 3 Pink-barred Sallow , Sallow , Clancy's Rustic.
Wed 2nd October 2019 10:51 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 1st October
Only 7 species but including 2 Black Rustic, 1 Delicate, 1 Sallow.
Tue 1st October 2019 17:00 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 30th September
1 Grass Webworm, 2 Blair's Mocha, 1 Clancy's Rustic & 3 Silver Y
Tue 1st October 2019 08:31 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 30 September 2019
More in the traps than the last few days including 1 Vestal and 1 Clifden Nonpareil.