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Sun 31st May 2020 17:11 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 30 May 125w MV
Sixteen species, all singles except H&Dart, including: Pseudoswammerdamia combinella, Parapoynx stratiotata, Mocha, Brussels Lace, Green Pug, with ffy Pandemis cerasana and Ingrailed Clay (minimum 11.4 degsC)
Sun 31st May 2020 16:41 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 30th May
So I had 20 macros. NFY were
Straw Dot (Rivula sericealis) Marbled Minor (Oligia strigilis) Dark Arches (Apamea monoglypha) Common Wainscot (Mythimna pallens) Ingrailed Clay (Diarsia mendica) Heart And Club (Agrotis clavis) Small Elephant Hawk-moth (Deilephila porcellus) Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria) Peppered Moth (Biston betularia)
No time to ID micros
Sun 31st May 2020 16:05 by Christopher Fox
30th May Leigh,.. Church farm.
56 species. NFY: lackey, large elephant hawk-moth, cinnabar, brown china-mark, ingrailed clay, argyresthia spinosella and clouded bordered brindle. By day Adela croesella, Rhigognostis incarnatella and Anthophila fabriciana.
Sat 30th May 2020 21:09 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 29 May 125w MV
Fourteen species, mainly singles, with Cream-spot Tiger, Privet Hawk, Brussels Lace, Snout, Dichrorampha acuminatana, Udea Olivalis (minimum 8.1 degsC)
Sat 30th May 2020 18:25 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 29th May
A nice varied selection of species included: White-point, Lychnis, Rivulet, Blood-vein, Willow Beauty and Light Emerald.
Sat 30th May 2020 17:16 by Christopher Fox
29th May...Leigh Church farm.
36 species.NFY:Snout, lychnis and Privet hawk-moth. Only migrant a single udea ferrugalis.
Sat 30th May 2020 12:07 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 29th May
36 species including Clepsis consimilana, Lackey, Bramble Shoot Moth, Coxcombe Prominent, Notocelia trimaculana.
Sat 30th May 2020 12:02 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 28th May
31 species including Foxglove Pug, Privet Hawk-moth, Brussels Lace, Barred Yellow, Purple Bar.
Sat 30th May 2020 12:00 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 27th May
Good numbers here with 46 species including Scorched Wing, Orange Footman, Blood-vein, Clouded Border, Clouded Silver, Treble Brown Spot, Small Clouded Brindle
Sat 30th May 2020 06:29 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 29.5.20 125W MV
38 species including FFY Celypha striana, Small Magpie, Common Wave, Burnished Brass, Shears and Lychnis. Also 2 Diamond-back Moths.
Fri 29th May 2020 19:53 by Jack Oughton
By day 29/05
Lyme Regis: Best was Cydia microgrammanna, which was new for me. Also Marasmarcha lunaedactyla and Homoeosoma sinuella.

Portesham/Hardy's Monument: Coleophora laricella, several Merrifieldia baliodactyla and Fox Moth.

1220 Cydia microgrammana 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Cydia microgrammana

0526 Coleophora laricella 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Coleophora laricella

0613 Elachista subocellea 01 Copyright: Jack Oughton

0613 Elachista subocellea 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Elachista subocellea (27/05/2020)

0724 Metzneria lappella 04 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Metzneria lappella, from larvae collected 06/04

1132 Epinotia subocellana 03 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Epinotia subocellana from trap 27/05

Fri 29th May 2020 18:22 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 27 & 28 May 125w MV
27 May: Strangely, 60+ species, the best and only good 2020 night: Broken-barred Carpet, Clouded Border, Chinese Character, with ffy: U.olivalis, C.culmella, E.bilunana, H.sinuella, P.stratiotata, Straw Dot, Tawny-barred Angle, Buff Ermine, Lt Emerald, Sm Dotted Buff, Middle-barred Minor (minimum 12.1 degsC)

28 May: back to normal, twelve species, with ffy Peppered Moth, N.uddmanniana (minimum 10.3 degsC)

Thu 28th May 2020 20:19 by Robin Heawood
Walk around Poole Park memorial garden. revealed lots of mullein caterpillars on mullein plants. A cracking caterpillar in comparison to an under whelming moth. Monday 25th, 2 forester moth at Giants hill cerne. Also 6 yellow shell and early grey.
Thu 28th May 2020 16:14 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 27th May.
Small Dusty Wave , Green Pug , Clouded Border , Common Wave , Privet Hawk-Moth , Poplar Hawk-Moth , Ruby Tiger , Broad-barred White , Striped Wainscot.
Thu 28th May 2020 14:16 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 27th May
Good variety 18 species our best for year. NFY were Mottled Rustic, Udea olivalis, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Buff Ermine, Iron Prominent, Lobster Moth, Elephant Hawk-moth, Scorched Wing, Sharp-angled Peacock
Small Seraphim
Thu 28th May 2020 10:47 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 27th May
69 species, including Nematopogon metaxella (2), Elachista atricomella, Mompha subbistrigella, Epinotia subocellea, E. bilunana (2), Notocelia rosaecolana, Udea olivalis (4), Scoparia ambigualis (3), S. pyralella, Chinese Character (2), Poplar Hawk-moth, Privet Hawk-moth, Small Elephant Hawk-moth (4), Purple Bar, Scorched Wing, Brown Silver-line, Sharp-angled Peacock (2), Coxcomb Prominent, Buff-tip (2), Straw Dot, Cream-spot Tiger (5), Cinnabar (2) and Orange Footman (2).
Thu 28th May 2020 07:12 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 27 May 2020
FFY Pine Hawkmoth. Also one Rusty-dot Pearl.
Wed 27th May 2020 22:19 by Jack Oughton
Portesham to Hardy's Monument by day
An evening walk from Portesham to Hardy's Monument produced a number of species. Best was Elachista subocellea, which was new for me. Also of note were Merrifieldia baliodactylus (8 adults flying over the foodplant, Marjoram), Nemapogon cloacella, Neofaculta ericetana, Notocelia uddmanniana, Homoeosoma sinuella, and good numbers of Common Swift lekking on the last hill before re-entering the village.
Wed 27th May 2020 21:41 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 26 May 125w MV
Twenty species, still very low numbers, including: Scorched Wing, Puss Moth, Sm Sq-spot, Snout, C.lacunana, with ffy Blood-vein, Common Swift, Shears. C.straminea (minimum 13.2 degsC)
Wed 27th May 2020 17:28 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 26/05/2020
69 species, including Monopis crocapitella, Plutella xylostella, Pseudaryrotoza conwagana, Celypha striana, Cydia fagiglandana, Eudonia pallida, Chinese Character (2), Poplar Hawk-moth, Elephant Hawk-moth (2), Small Elephant Hawk-moth (5), Grey Pine Carpet, Broken-barred Carpet, Rivulet, Brown Silver-line (2), Buff-tip, Orange Footman, Cream-spot Tiger, Shark (2) and Marbled White Spot.
Wed 27th May 2020 17:18 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 26th May
Forty-one species from 257 moths including: Eyed Hawkmoth, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Light Emerald, Dark Arches, Clouded-bordered Brindle, Willow Beauty, Snout, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Straw Dot, Oak-tree Pug, the rose-eating Notocelia cynosbatella, Celypha striana and the Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana.
Wed 27th May 2020 13:47 by Christopher Fox
25TH May Leigh..Church farm .
47 species.Nfy: light emerald 2, dark arches 2, liģht arches, figure of eighty 3, light brocade, white spotted pug, dusky brocade, shoulder striped wainscot and Depressaria radiella. Of interest 7 pale tussock, 3 cream spot tiger,4 white ermine.
Wed 27th May 2020 12:50 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 26th May
Satin Wave , Green Pug , Light Emerald , Pale Prominent , Pale Tussock , White Ermine , Heart and Club , Lychnis , Silky Wainscot , Burnished Brass , Straw Dot , Small Fan-foot.
Wed 27th May 2020 08:15 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 26.5.20 125W MV
52 species including FFY Bryotropha affinis, Codling Moth, Rusty-dot Pearl, Scorched Wing, Iron Prominent, Snout, Straw Dot, Light Brocade, Dark Arches, Small Square-spot, Seyaceous Hebrew Character and Cream-bordered Green Pea. Also two Diamond-back Moths.
Wed 27th May 2020 07:29 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 26 May 2020
46 species including 1 Diamond-back Moth. FFY N. trimaculana, C. perlella, C. culmella, Red-barred Tortrix, Figure of 80, Haworth's Pug, Mottled Pug and Snout.
Tue 26th May 2020 21:01 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 25 May 125w MV
Twelve species / twenty individuals, including Privet. Eyed, Poplar hawk-moths (minimum 8.4 degsC)
Tue 26th May 2020 17:46 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 25th May
Chinese Character , Figure of Eighty , Silver-ground Carpet , Elephant Hawk-moth , Small Elephant Hawk-moth , Pebble Prominent , Pale Tussock , Cinnabar , Heart and Club , Southern Wainscot - early ! Grey Dagger agg. , Dark Arches , Light Arches.
Tue 26th May 2020 16:00 by Christopher Fox
25th may Leigh Church Farm..
By day 3 Alabonia geoffrella, 2 Cydia ulitcetana and a single Epiblema scutulana.To light 35 species. NFY :small elephant hawk-moth, willow beauty and pale mottled willow. Of interest 6 pale tussock, 5 white ermine and 2 poplar grey.
Tue 26th May 2020 11:48 by Jack Oughton
Hardy Monument 25th May
A couple hours netting at Hardy's produced 38 species. Best was Plain Wave. Also Neofaculta ericetella, Cochylimorpha straminea, Notocelia uddmanniana, Homoeosoma sinuella, Scoparia pyralella, S. ambigualis, Fox Moth (female), Satin Wave, Common Heath, Light Emerald, Snout and Lychnis.
Tue 26th May 2020 06:46 by Julian Francis
Southover/Athelhampton 25 May 2020
By day on a circular walk Tolpuddle-Southover-Athelhampton-Tolpuddle. Lots of Micropterix calthella on Buttercup flowers. One M. aruncella, one Cauchas fibulella and lots of G. simpliciella on Germander Speedwell. One E. argentella on grass.
Mon 25th May 2020 19:32 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 24 May
Twelve species, mainly singles, with ffy Small Magpie and Privet Hawkmoth (minimum 9.6 degsC)
Mon 25th May 2020 15:35 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 24th May
Treble Brown Spot , Silver-ground Carpet , Yellow Belle-NFG , Pale Tussock , White Ermine , Buff Ermine , Shears , White-point , Obscure Wainscot .
Mon 25th May 2020 09:41 by Jack Oughton
Chesil Beach 24th May
By day on Chesil Beach (Abbotsbury-West Bexington), Elachista argentella, Aristotelia brizella, Alabonia geoffrella, Lobesia littoralis, Cochylimorpha straminea, Scoparia pyralella, Pterophorus pentadactyla and Mullein Wave.
Mon 25th May 2020 09:08 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine 24 May
15 species including Small Phoenix and Angle Shades (both FFG).
Mon 25th May 2020 07:34 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 24 May 2020
FFY Lime-speck Pug, Ochreous Pug, Common White Wave and Sallow Kitten.
Sun 24th May 2020 18:56 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 23rd May
A nice selection with 183 in total.  Among them were: Light Emerald, Common Swift, Privet Hawkmoth, Spectacle, Ingrailed Clay, Brimstone, Coxcomb Prominent, Marbled Orchard Tortrix (Hedya nubiferana) and the knapweed-loving Cochylimorpha straminea.

2008 Coxcomb Prominent 05 Copyright: Will Bown

Sun 24th May 2020 07:29 by Robin Heawood
Longfleet school. MV 125 overnight.
Of note: l.emerald, poplar hawk 2, knotgrass, treble bar, arches, cypress carpet, freyers pug, brown house moth& argyresthia cupressella 3.
Sun 24th May 2020 00:24 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 22 May
Twelve species, including: Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Lychnis, ffy Silver-ground Carpet, Mottled Rustic, Brown Rustic, Dark Arches, Scoparia sp.
Sat 23rd May 2020 17:33 by Colin Burningham
Lankham Bottom 23rd May
A daytime visit to Lankham Bottom showed many Wood Tigers plus a Five-spot Burnet, which was small, had joined centre spots, was early to be on the wing and was possibly ssp palustrella.
Sat 23rd May 2020 14:00 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 22nd May
Thirty-one species included: Dark Sword-grass, Oak-tree Pug, Mottled Pug, Brindled Pug, Coxcomb Prominent, Willow Beauty, Common Wainscot, Shoulder-striped Wainscot and Udea oilvalis.
Sat 23rd May 2020 06:58 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 22 May 2020
FFY H. sinuella and Shark.
Fri 22nd May 2020 23:16 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 21 May
Ten species, despite ideal conditions, including: Iron Prominent, ffy Cream-spot Tiger (minimum 14.5 degsC)

2058 Cream-spot Tiger 05 Copyright: Gillian Nash, 21 May 2020

Fri 22nd May 2020 22:35 by Christopher Fox
Leigh church farm 21st May
correction to my earlier post...should have said incurvaria oehimanniella not lampronia luzella.
Fri 22nd May 2020 18:51 by Christopher Fox
Leigh church farm 21st May
57 species (best night so far this year).NFY:ringed china mark,middle barred minor , common wave, alder kitten, broken barred carpet,brown silver lines, large yellow underwing, flame, gold spot, yellow barred brindle, dotted border wave, popular grey, rivulet, straw dot, agriphilia straminella and lampronia luzella.Of note also..5 small square spot, 3 cream spot tiger and 15 flame shoulder
Fri 22nd May 2020 18:05 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 21st May
Small Dusty Wave , Green Pug , Yellow-barred Brindle , Common Wave , Puss Moth , Swallow Prominent , Pale Tussock , Cinnabar , Light Brocade , Dog's Tooth , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Mottled Rustic , Gold Spot , Silver Y , Vines Rustic.
Fri 22nd May 2020 12:41 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 21st May
27 species including Straw Dot, Bee moth, Cream-spot Tiger, Lychnis, Marbled Minor agg, Cochylis atricapitana, Small Elephant Hawkmoth plus a Hummingbird Hawkmoth in the garden.
Fri 22nd May 2020 11:34 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 21/05/2020
236 individuals of 66 species. Included in this were Common Swift (3), Monopis obviella, Plutella xylostella, Prays ruficeps, Agonopterix arenella, Cochylimorpha straminea, Hedya pruniana, Cydia fagiglandana, Ephestia woodiella, Eudonia pallida (2), Chinese Character (3), Privet Hawk-moth (2), Poplar Hawk-moth (2), Small Elephant Hawk-moth (2), Yellow-barred Brindle (5), Peppered Moth, Waved Umber, Pebble Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Buff Ermine (2), Cream-spot Tiger (2), Orange Footman (2), Shark (5), Dark Arches, Light Brocade (2) and Small Square-spot (2).

Yesterday I ran a TIP pheromone in the garden (aiming for Currant Clearwing). No luck for the clearwing, but 2 Psychoides filicivora and a Pammene aurana both came to it.

By day on a walk to Hardy's Monument, Nemopogon koenigi, Bucculatrix ulmella, Plutella xylostella, Glyphipterix simpliciella, Bryotropha terrella, Elachista argentella, Elachista atricomella, Hedya pruniana, Rhopobota myrtillana, Homoeosoma sinuella, Fox Moth, Speckled Yellow and Common Heath. Fox Moth males are rather abundant at the moment on the heath at Hardy's, and it's nice watching several males whizz around over the site.

Fri 22nd May 2020 08:23 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 21.5.20 125W MV
Best night here as well, with 41 species.  Highlight was a Light Feathered Rustic (new for me and the garden). FFY included Elephant Hawk-moth, Gold Spot, Poplar Grey, Mottled Rustic, Pale Mottled Willow and Flame.
Fri 22nd May 2020 07:15 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 21 May 2020
Best night this year so far with 46 species. FFY N. metaxella, Ringed China-mark, Pebble Hook-tip, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Coronet, Middle-barred Minor and Straw Dot. Also one male Fox Moth which is very uncommon here (but I did turn my traps on well before dusk).
Fri 22nd May 2020 00:21 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 20 May 125w MV
Fourteen species, including: Broken-barred Carpet, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Pale Pinion, Notocelia cynosbatella ffy Herald, Hedya pruniana, Monopsis weaverella ffg Cochylis nana (tbc)
Thu 21st May 2020 22:25 by Martin Wood
Wimborne 20th May 2020
At last something to report from my trap in a Wimborne garden. Buff-tip x 1,Treble Lines x1, Common Pug x1 and Heart and Dart x2
Thu 21st May 2020 16:40 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 20th May
One hundred moths of twenty-six species included: Pale Tussock, Brindled Pug, Oak-tree Pug, Brown Rustic, Lychnis, Rustic Shoulder-knot and Cinnabar (the only one ever recorded at this site in a trap).
Thu 21st May 2020 09:15 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 20/05/2020
53 species, including Callisto denticulella, Tinea semifulvella, Plutella xylostella, Elachista argentella (6), E. atricomella, Scrobipalpa acuminatana, Cochylis molliculana, Scoparia pyralella, Satin Wave, Yellow-barred Brindle, Purple Bar, Brown Silver-line, Sharp-angled Peacock (2), Privet Hawk (2), Poplar Hawk, Poplar Kitten, Orange Footman, and Light Brocade.
Thu 21st May 2020 07:38 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 20.5.20 125W MV
32 species including FFY Thistle Ermine, Hedya pruniana, Udea olivalis, Blood-vein, Flame Carpet, Silver-ground Carpet, Peppered Moth & Coxcomb Prominent.
Thu 21st May 2020 07:04 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 20 May 2020
FFY C. atricapitana, Scorched Wing, White-point and Brown Rustic.
Wed 20th May 2020 19:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 19 May 125wMV
Twelve species / nineteen individuals, including ffy: Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Marbled Minor(agg), Notocelia sp(tbc), Plutella porrectella (minimum 9.7 degsC)
Wed 20th May 2020 14:05 by Christopher Fox
19th May Leigh Church farm
33 species.NFY bee moth and blood -vein.5 white ermine and a puss moth were noteworthy
Wed 20th May 2020 11:44 by Jack Oughton
Hardy's Monument 19/05/2020 by day
Highlight was Coleophora lineola case, which was new for me. Also of note, Eriocrania unimaculella (mine on Birch), Adela reaumurella, Paraswammerdamia nebulella (larvae on Hawthorn), Plutella xylostella, Elachista argentella, Elachista rufocinerea, Capperia britanniodactylyus (caterpillars on Wood Sage), Orthotaenia undulana and Fox Moth (male).

0150 Adela reaumurella 02 male Copyright: Jack Oughton

Adela reaumurella

0610 Elachista argentella 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Elachista argentella

0008 Eriocrania unimaculella 02 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

Eriocrania unimaculla

1494 Capperia britanniodactyla 03 larval feeding signs Copyright: Jack Oughton

Capperia britanniodactylus feeding signs on Wood Sage. A caterpillar was present, but my photo wasn't good enough quality.

Tue 19th May 2020 15:09 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 18 May 125wMV
Eight species / 14 individuals, including Spectacle, Brown Silver-line, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Least Black Arches (minimum 10.5 degsC)
Tue 19th May 2020 14:29 by Christopher Fox
Leigh church farm 18th May
35 species.NFY:vines rustic, marbled minor agg, small magpie, mottled rustic, grey dagger, timothy tortrix, chrysoteuchia culmella cream spot tiger and scorparia ambigualis.
Tue 19th May 2020 10:18 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 18.5.2020
40 species, including Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Myelois circumvoluta, Ephestia woodiella, Anania hortulata, Privet Hawk-moth, Phoenix, Iron Prominent, Buff-tip, Orange Footman, Cream-spot Tiger, Cinnabar, Lychnis and Turnip Moth.
Tue 19th May 2020 07:41 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 18.5.20 125W MV
22 species including FFY Privet Hawk-moth, Mottled & Foxglove Pugs, Common Marbled Carpet, Willow Beauty, Sharp-angled Peacock, Orange Footman & Bright-line Brown-eye, Vine's Rustic.
Tue 19th May 2020 06:50 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 18 May 2020
FFY Alder Moth.
Mon 18th May 2020 18:09 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 17/05/2020
29 species, highlight was my third ever Seraphim. Also of note, Epinotia immundana, Orange Footman, & Lychnis.

By day/evening at Portesham/Hardy's Monument were Paraswammerdamia nebulella (caterpillar on hawthorn), Elachista argentella, Aphelia paleana, Scoparia pyralella, Satin Wave, Fox Moth, and Clouded-bordered Brindle (form combusta).

2326 Clouded-bordered Brindle 06 crenata Copyright: Jack Oughton

Clouded-bordered Brindle form combusta

0441 Paraswammerdamia nebulella 02 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

Paraswammerdamia nebulella

Mon 18th May 2020 12:25 by Colin Burningham
Lydlinch Common 15th May
During a butterfly transect walk at Lydlinch Common, we found a pristine Cream-spot Tiger. Quite a treat amongst the Marsh Fritillaries.
Mon 18th May 2020 12:21 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 17th May
There is light at the end of this spell of weather and last night, we recorded 12 species, including 4 species new for the year, namely Purple Bar, Spectacle, Gold Spot and Common Wainscot.
Mon 18th May 2020 07:31 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 17 May 2020
FFY Large Yellow Underwing and Small Clouded Brindle.
Sun 17th May 2020 20:46 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 16 May
Seven species / twelve individuals, including Pale Tussock, Scalloped Hazel, Treble-lines, Lime and Poplar Hawks (minimum 6.9 degsC)
Sun 17th May 2020 18:42 by Christopher Fox
16th May Leigh Church farm.
22 species. FFY Setaceous Hebrew Character, Small Square-spot, Lunar Thorn and Eudia ministrana 3 Scorched Wing were noteworthy. (Off to check my holm oak for mines)
Sun 17th May 2020 17:15 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 16th May
Male Fox Moth- NFG. , Yellow-barred Brindle , Mottled Rustic.
Sun 17th May 2020 15:27 by Jack Oughton
Portesham to Chickerell 16/5/2020
Walk from Portesham to Chickerell and back produced several sp. Highlights include Stigmella suberivora (mine on Holm Oak), Ectoedemia heringella (mine on Holm Oak), Bucculatrix maritima (mine on Sea Aster), Yponomeuta padella (larvae & webs on Blackthorn), Acrolepia autumnitella, Mirificarma lentiginosella (larvae on Dyer's Greenweed), Scrobipalpa suaedella (larvae on Shrubby Sea-blite), Coleophora gryphipennella (case on Rose), Coleophora lusciniaepennella (larval cases on Salix), Cochylimorpha straminea, Pempelia genistella (larvae and webs on Gorse), Lackey (larvae and webs on Blackthorn), Small Eggar (larvae and webs on Blackthorn), Brown-tail (larvae and webs on Blackthorn) and Burnet Companion.

1634 Lackey 06 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

1634 Lackey 07 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

Lackey larval webs.

0504 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 03 larval case Copyright: Jack Oughton

Coleophora lusciniaepennella

Sun 17th May 2020 15:17 by Alan Bernard
Coryates 16 May 2020
2172 White Spot 04 on foodplant Copyright: Alan Bernard
One White Spot Hadena albimacula in the trap this morning. This is the second successive year that I have caught it here. I do a have a plant of Nottingham Catchfly in my garden (grown from seed), but I doubt that would be sufficient to attract it. Anyway it enabled me to take a picture of it artificially posed on its food plant.
Sun 17th May 2020 15:04 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 16th May 125MV
Thirteen species - both Clouded Brindle and Spectacle NFY
Sun 17th May 2020 09:07 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 16.5.20 125W MV
20 species including FFG May Highflier. FFY were Celypha lacunana, Notocelia cynosbatella, Brown Silver-line and Buff Tip.
Sun 17th May 2020 07:53 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 16 May 2020
FFY Elephant Hawkmoth.
Sat 16th May 2020 22:04 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 15 May
Just six of five species: H.Character, Lssr Swallow Prominent, Heart & Dart, Poplar Hawk, ffy Shuttle-shaped Dart
Sat 16th May 2020 17:56 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 15th May
Twenty species included: the first Diamond-back Moth, Ingrailed Clay and Brown Rustics of the season, plus Light Brocade, Buff-tip, Burnished Brass and Pale Mottled Willow.
Sat 16th May 2020 11:32 by Jack Oughton
Two Bilberry Pugs from Hardy's Monument, collected on the 26th April emerged today. When collected on the 24th, they were fully fed, and pupated almost straight away.

The two individuals emerged, and the second shows how quickly they lose their bright colouration to the faded pastel green.

1861 Bilberry Pug 01 Copyright: Jack Oughton

1861 Bilberry Pug 02 Copyright: Jack Oughton

And here's a photo of the larvae from April, when found in a Bilberry Spinning.

1861 Bilberry Pug 03 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

Sat 16th May 2020 07:47 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 15 May 2020
FFY Luquetia lobella and Burnished Brass.
Wed 13th May 2020 12:03 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 12th May
A nice selection of sixteen species including: Pale Mottled Willow, Scalloped Hazel, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Lychnis, Silver-ground Carpet, Powdered Quaker, Light Brocade and Garden Pebble.
Wed 13th May 2020 06:48 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 12 May 2020
FFY Small Square-spot and Gold Spot.
Sun 10th May 2020 22:56 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 9 May
Just ten species of mainly singles.  Despite disappointing tally, ffy Scorched Wing, Mocha, Common Carpet, Eyed Hawk-moth, Dichrorampha acuminatana (conf. P.Sterling) minimum 8.4 degsC
Sun 10th May 2020 19:33 by Jack Oughton
Codgen, by day 10th May
Highlights were larvae of Agonopterix atomella (one found) and Mirifircarma lentiginosella (7 found), found within the spinnings of Dyer's Greenweed. Also of note were Pempelia genistella larvae and webs on Gorse, Coleophora follicularis on Common Fleabane and Pammene rhediella.

On the walk from Portesham to Codgen, species seen include Ectoedemia heringella (vacated mines on Holm Oak), Adela reaumurella (Abbotsbury Castle), Alabonia geoffrella (Abbotsbury), Limnaecia phragmitella larvae in a Bulrush head (West Bexington), Metzneria lappella larvae in Burdock burs (West Bexington), Endothenia marginana larva in Teasel head (West Bexington), Galium Carpet (Abbotsbury) and Mother Shipton (near the coast road between Abbotsbury and West Bexington).

0793 Mirificarma lentiginosella 01 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

Mirificarma lentiginosella on Dyer's Greenweed ^

1443 Pempelia genistella 05 web Copyright: Jack Oughton

1443 Pempelia genistella 06 web Copyright: Jack Oughton

Pempelia genistella larvae on Gorse ^

0425 Yponomeuta padella 02 larval web Copyright: Jack Oughton

0425 Yponomeuta padella 03 larval web Copyright: Jack Oughton

Yponomeuta padella on Blackthorn ^

0898 Limnaecia phragmitella 04 larval feeding signs Copyright: Jack Oughton

Limnaecia phragmitella larval feeding signs on Bulrush (larvae found within) ^

1099 Endothenia marginana 02 larvae inspected Copyright: Jack Oughton

Endothenia marginana in Teasel head, larvae inspected.

Sun 10th May 2020 18:18 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 9/05/2020
53 species, including Aspilapteryx tringipennella, Gracillaria syringella, Plutella xylostella, Coleophora albicosta, Elachista atricomella, Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, Poplar Hawk-moth, Sharp-angled Peacock, Scalloped Hazel, Peppered Moth, Waved Umber, Pebble Prominent, Buff-tip (2), Pale Tussock (3), White Ermine (3), Shears, The Flame and Least Black Arches (2).
Sun 10th May 2020 17:30 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 9.5.20 125W MV
26 species including FFY Evergestis forficalis, Common Carpet, V-Pug, Clouded Border, Angle Shades & Treble Lines.
Sun 10th May 2020 16:48 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 9th May
A good night with 26 species including 1 Mocha, 1 Buff-tip, 1 Angle Shades, 2 Cinnabar, 5 Treble Lines, 1 Snout, 1 Sharp-angled Peacock.
Sun 10th May 2020 15:35 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 9th May
A total of 17 species provided a nice bit of variety with: Streamer, Vine's Rustic, Light Brocade, Waved Umber, Garden Pebble, Bee Moth, Buff Ermine, White Ermine and Brimstone among them.
Sun 10th May 2020 14:03 by Christopher Fox
9th May Leigh.  Church farm.
31 species.Nfy lime hawk, peppered moth2 ,alder, clouded silver, coronet and Aspilapteryx tringipennella. Also of interest:4 pebble prominents,2 syndemis musculana and 3 notocelia cynosbatella.Yesterdays afternoon walk on the farm produced 3 new species:Dichrorampha acuminatana, Alabonia geoffrella and on stitchwort Coleophora lutarea
Sun 10th May 2020 13:10 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 9th May
23 sp. including FFY Lychnis, Alder Moth, Dark Arches and Gold Spot. Among the rest a worn Rusty-dot Pearl, Lime Hawkmoth, Buff Ermine and Poplar Grey.
Sun 10th May 2020 12:50 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 9th May
Diamond-back Moth , Rusty-dot Pearl , Lime-speck Pug , Yellow-barred Brindle , Lime Hawk-moth , Pale Prominent , Pale Tussock , Muslin Moth , Least Black Arches , Bright-line Brown-eye , Treble Lines , Vine's Rustic , Gold Spot.
Sun 10th May 2020 11:44 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 10th May
FFY 2x Lime Hawk-moth, May Highflier, Coxcombe Prominent, Green Carpet.  (15 species) Several pugs still to id :(
Sun 10th May 2020 08:32 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 9 May 2020
A good night at last with 25 species.  FFY M. weaverella, E. cana, Privet Hawkmoth and Light Brocade.
Sat 9th May 2020 21:10 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 8 May
Just seven species, singles apart from 6 Muslin Moths.  Ffy Silver-ground Carpet (8.4 degsC)
Sat 9th May 2020 19:59 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 8th May
Almost more cockchafers than moths, but among the fifteen species were: Lychnis, Vine's Rustic, Scorched Carpet and Common Pug.
Sat 9th May 2020 13:24 by Jack Oughton
Hardy Monument 8th May
I did an evening walk with a net at Hardys, to see what I could find. 37 species were found, highlight being Hysterophora maculosana, which was new for me. It makes sense as there's a lot of the foodplant, Bluebell, at the site.

Other notable mentions were White-pinion Spotted and Pine Beauty, both species I don't see often.

Best of the rest were Adela reaumurella, Plutella xylostella (several), Glyphipterix simpliciella (abundant), Esperia sulphurella, Neofaculta erictella (abundant), Coleophora albicosta, Elachista argentella, Merrifieldia baliodactyla (several larvae), Rhopobota myrtillana, Fox Moth, Purple Bar, Small Phoenix, Brown Silver-line (abundant), Scalloped Hazel, and Common Heath.

0924 Hysterophora maculosana 01 Copyright: Jack Oughton

Hysterophora maculosana

1512 Merrifieldia baliodactylus 03 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

1512 Merrifieldia baliodactylus 04 larvae Copyright: Jack Oughton

1512 Merrifieldia baliodactylus 04 larval feeding signs Copyright: Jack Oughton

Merrifieldia baldiodactylus larvae and feeding signs

Sat 9th May 2020 12:59 by Rebecca Porter
Puddletown 8th May
FFY Orange Footman, Great Prominent and Lime Hawkmoth.
Sat 9th May 2020 12:04 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 8th May
Chinese Character , Garden Carpet , Buff-tip , Pale Tussock , Buff Ermine , Muslin Moth , Least Black Arches , Obscure Wainscot , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Marbled Minor agg. , Mottled Rustic , Vines Rustic.
Sat 9th May 2020 11:35 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 8th May
Busy night with 44 species, including Plutella xylostella, Alucita hexadactyla, Epinotia immundana, Lime Hawk-moth, Poplar Hawk-moth, Small Elephant Hawk-moth, Foxglove Pug, White-spotted Pug, Scalloped Hazel, Clouded Silver, Iron Prominent (2), Pale Prominent, Pale Tussock, Orange Footman, Coronet, Rustic Shoulder-knot and Least Black Arches.
Sat 9th May 2020 06:41 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 8 May 2020
FFY Marbled Minor agg.
Fri 8th May 2020 15:10 by Martin Raper
Beaminster 7th May
Only 10 species - NFY were one of each Shuttle-shaped Dart, Waved Umber and Pseudoswammerdamia combinella.
Fri 8th May 2020 13:53 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 7 May
A few first for year species last night: Ancylis badiana, Tachystola acroxantha, Anania hortulata, Bright-line Brown-eye, Treble Lines.  Others included Alucita hexadactyla, Eudonia angustea, Endrosis sarcitrella, Foxglove Pug, Coxcomb Prominent (min temp 9.3 degsC)
Fri 8th May 2020 13:11 by Christopher Fox
Leigh church farm 7th May
24 species here. Nfy:common marbled carpet,common Swift, sharp angled peacock 2 ,common carpet and mottled pug. 13 muslin and 11 brimstone moths. On gorse in a hedge several cydia ulitcelana.
Fri 8th May 2020 11:22 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 7th May
A milder night produced 13 species including:Small Phoenix, Silver-ground Carpet, Scorched Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Treble Lines, Notocelia cynosbatella, Scoparia pyralella and a daytime record of Esperia sulphurella.
Fri 8th May 2020 10:16 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 7th May
Lesser Swallow Prominent - nfg.  Buff Ermine , Muslin Moth , Rustic Shoulder-knot , Vines Rustic , Mottled Rustic.
Fri 8th May 2020 09:22 by Jack Oughton
Portesham 7th May
37 species, including Mompha epilobiella, Notocelia cynosbatella, Grapholita funebrana, Broken-barred Carpet, Flame Carpet, Yellow-barred Brindle (3), Scalloped Hazel, Waved Umber (2), Willow Beauty, Pebble Prominent, Silver Y, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Shears and Large Yellow Underwing.
Fri 8th May 2020 07:52 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 7.5.20 125W MV
Numbers back up, with 23 species so far including FFY Mompha epilobiella, Poplar Hawk-moth and Puss Moth. Also 3 Silver Y.
Thu 7th May 2020 21:33 by Jack Oughton
By day Portesham and Hardy's Monument 7th May
By day at Portesham and an after work walk to Hardy's Monument produced 22 species, including Adela reaumurella, Coptotriche marginea (abundant at Hardy's), Tinea trinotella, Plutella xylostella, Digitivalva pulicariae, Coleophora albitarsella (larval feeding signs on Origanum), Mompha epilobiella, Pachyrhabda steropodes, Aphelia paleana (larvae on Heracleum), Rhopobota myrtillana, Epinotia immundana, Pyrausta aurata, Fox Moth and Winter Moth (larvae on Blackthorn and Salix spp.)
Thu 7th May 2020 18:04 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 6th May
A clear sky, full moon and very low temperature resulted in just seventeen moths.  Ten species included: Pebble Hook-tip, Lychnis, Treble Lines and Knot Grass.
Thu 7th May 2020 12:58 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 6 May
Just three species / 6 individuals on a cool night: Brindled beauty, Muslin Moth, Common Marbled Carpet
Thu 7th May 2020 05:56 by Caroline Leatherdale
Wootton Fitzpaine, 6 May
Singles of Puss Moth, Muslin Moth and Scalloped Hazel.
Wed 6th May 2020 20:47 by Jack Oughton
Hardy Monument, 6th May
My after dinner walk no doubt produced more species than trapping would, with 12 species seen. Highlights were Phyllonorycter trifasciella, Neofaculta ericetella, Rhopobota myrtillana, Fox Moth and Narrow-winged Pug.
Wed 6th May 2020 10:26 by Robin Heawood
Longfleet School, Poole.
Yesterday (5/5/2020). Large Tabby hiding in doorway. When disturbed 'crawled' rather than flying as described in the text book.
Wed 6th May 2020 07:23 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 5.5.20 125W MV
2 species, 5 moths! Best was a Pale Prominent.
Tue 5th May 2020 14:11 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 4th May
6 species here, including 1 Mocha.
Tue 5th May 2020 00:11 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 3 May 125wMV
Eight species, including Lime-speck Pug, Poplar Hawk-moth, Knot Grass, with ffy Brown Silver Lines, Pale Tussock, Least Black Arches
Mon 4th May 2020 17:58 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 3rd May
Among the visitors on an overcast and misty night were: Small Phoenix, Small Magpie, Waved Umber, Foxglove Pug, Oak-tree Pug, Currant Pug, Common Marbled Carpet and Syndemis musculana. Eighteen species.
Mon 4th May 2020 14:22 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 3rd May
20 sp. including FFY Chinese Character, Common & Green Carpets, Poplar Hawkmoth and Chocolate-tip
Mon 4th May 2020 12:47 by Christopher Fox
Leigh .. Church farm
3rd May .26 species.NFY :angel shades, oak hook-tip and eyed hawkmoth. Brimstone moth 9 and muslin moth 6 were of note.
Mon 4th May 2020 11:26 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 3rd May
14 species including first for the year Notocelia cynosbatella, Maiden's Blush, Lime-speck Pug, Scalloped Hazel, Bee Moth.
Mon 4th May 2020 11:23 by Colin Burningham
Yetminster 2nd May
Just 8 species but including a pristine Clouded-bordered Brindle
Mon 4th May 2020 10:12 by Geoff Lightfoot
Preston 3rd May
Rusty-dot Pearl , Red Twin-spot Carpet , Treble Brown Spot , Waved Umber , Pebble Prominent , Muslin Moth , Flame Shoulder , Setaceous Hebrew Character , Lychnis , Vines Rustic.
Mon 4th May 2020 09:10 by Jack Oughton
3/5/2020 24 species. Highlight was Ochreous Pug which was new for the garden. Best of the rest included Common Swift, Epinotia immundana, Evergestis forficalis, Streamer, Yellow-barred Brindle (2), Waved Umber, Chocolate-tip, Silver Y (2) & Marbled Minor agg. By day on the 3/5, Psychoides filicivora.

2/5/2020 20 species, including Plutella xylostella, Mompha divisiella/bradleyi, Notocelia cynosbatella, Evergestis forficalis, Waved Umber, Poplar Hawk-moth and White Ermine.

Mon 4th May 2020 08:24 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 3.5.20 125W MV
19 species including FFY Small Phoenix. Also 2 Silver Y.
Mon 4th May 2020 07:56 by Julian Francis
Tolpuddle 3 May 2020
A better night with 18 species. FFY P. filicivora (my second), E. maculicerusella, D. pulicariae, S. ambigualis, Sharp-angled Peacock and Orange Footman.  Also 1 Silver Y.
Sun 3rd May 2020 21:37 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 2 April
Just four species, with ffy Clouded Border.  Should be better, disappointing considering minimum overnight temp of 9.5 degsC
Sun 3rd May 2020 15:21 by Andrew Foster
Bridport 2nd May
11 species with FFY May Highflier, Pale Tussock and Cinnabar
Sun 3rd May 2020 15:12 by Christopher Fox
leigh.. church farm 2nd may.
24 species from 49. NFY Shuttle-shaped Dart, White Ermine, Eudonia angustea, Silver-ground Carpet, Poplar Hawk-moth, Bright-line Brown-eye and Notocelia cynosbatella (Yellow-faced Bell).
Sun 3rd May 2020 11:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 2nd May
A better night with ten species including: Maiden's Blush, Heart & Dart, White Ermine and Treble Lines adding to the variety.
Sun 3rd May 2020 08:02 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 2.5.20 125W MV
21 species including FFY Yellow-barred Brindle, Small Waved Umber, Garden Carpet and Heart & Dart.
Sat 2nd May 2020 20:17 by Will Bown
Winterborne Stickland - 1st May
From just seven species just Treble Lines and Poplar Hawk-moth worth mentioning.
Sat 2nd May 2020 19:35 by Gillian Nash
Leigh 1 May 125wMV
Three species, including Common Marbled Carpet (minimum 5.7 degsC)
Sat 2nd May 2020 06:19 by Mike Hetherington
Puncknowle 1.5.20 125W MV
Just 10 species, including FFY Tachystola acroxantha, Scalloped Hazel and Buff Ermine.