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current posts

 
Thu 15th April 2021 15:12 by Mike Strange
14/04/2021
just two again last night. 1Hebrew Character and 1 FFY Powdered Quaker.
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Wed 14th April 2021 18:52 by Mike Strange
13/04/2021 BoS
Nothing worth reporting over the cold period. Last night 1 Common Quaker and what I believe to be a Strawberry Tortrix which flew off before i could get a photo!
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Wed 14th April 2021 17:07 by Steve Pilkington
Cocklake 20th March.
Not much on the moth front to report but a Dotted bee fly in the garden this afternoon, a first for me.
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Wed 14th April 2021 09:55 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
13/4/21 - a small recovery last night, but still only 11 moths, all Orthosias.  8 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers and a Clouded Drab.  Yet another early breakfast.  Roll on warmer nights.
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Mon 12th April 2021 10:03 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
11/4/21 - it gets worserer and worserer - just 2 Hebrew Characters in the MV trap - another (very) early breakfast today.
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Sat 10th April 2021 08:55 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
9/4/21 - still modest numbers - 15 in total, Clouded Drab (5), Common Quaker (4), Hebrew Character (3), Brindled Beauty and FFY Powdered Quaker (2).  Didn't take long to sort out - early breakfast again.
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Fri 9th April 2021 23:25 by Chris Iles
Holcombe, 9 April 2021
12 moths of 6 species, the surprise being 5 Early Greys, a species I do not record here every year.  Honeysuckle is the foodplant and it has spread a bit around the fringes of the garden, which may explain the increase in numbers.
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Fri 9th April 2021 15:21 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise, Little Quantock Thursday 8/4 Min temp 5.1c
35 moths of 10 species.  2 FFY : Frosted Green and Powdered Quaker.  The others comprised : Shoulder Stripe ; March Moth ; Early Grey (5) ; Clouded Drab (4) ; Common Quaker (8) ; Small Quaker ; Hebrew Character (9) and Red Chestnut (4).
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Thu 8th April 2021 09:53 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
7/4/21 = still too cold for most moths it seems - 7 Hebrew Characters and a lonely Caddis shared more or less evenly between the two traps.  Ho hum.
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Tue 6th April 2021 09:53 by Nigel Parsons
Berkley Marsh, Frome - 4th April
Decided to put the trap out on 4th as it seemed to be the last opportunity for several days owing to the cold weather. I wasn't expecting much but pleasantly surprised to get 30 moths of 14 species. These included a March Moth (possibly the last for this year), Early Thorn 2, Powdered Quaker 1, Streamer 1, Herald 1, and 4 FFY - Dotted Chestnut 1 (first for some years), Brindled Pug 1 (surprised that this has appeared before Double-striped Pug), Plutella xylostella 1 and Acleris hastiana 1. Hopefully, the weather will get a bit warmer soon!
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Mon 5th April 2021 12:26 by Steve Chapple
Pen Elm, Taunton
27 moths of only 6 species. I am still awaiting some of my 'regulars' (eg. Twin-spot Quaker, Shoulder Stripe etc.) but nice to see my first Pale Pinion since 2017. LBAM was another FFY.
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Mon 5th April 2021 09:42 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
4/4/21 - just managed to squeak into double figures last night, 10 moths, all in the MV trap, nothing in the Actinic.  4 Hebrew Characters, 3 Clouded Drabs, 2 Early Greys and a Common Quaker.  The rest of them stayed under their duvets - very wise.
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Sun 4th April 2021 16:42 by Mike Strange
03/04/2021 BoS
Hard Frost last night resulting in 6 moths of 4 species. 3 Hebrew Characters, 1 each of Common Quaker, Early Grey and Clouded Drab.
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Sat 3rd April 2021 18:56 by Mike Strange
02/04/2021 BoS
Only 5 Moths of 3 species last night. The usual suspects. 2 Common Quaker, 2 Hebrew Character and 1 Early Grey.
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Sat 3rd April 2021 08:22 by Maurice Pugh
Curry Rivel
Trapped on 31st March 2021

8 moths of 8 species. NFY were Oak Beauty, Dark Chestnut, Dotted Chestnut and Nut-tree Tussock. No Quakers, unlike other moth'ers

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Fri 2nd April 2021 17:49 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise , Little Quantock 01/4/2021 min temp 3.2c
Back to something more akin to this time of year.  21 moths of 7 species, nothing new.
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Fri 2nd April 2021 10:25 by Nigel Parsons
Berkley Marsh, Frome - 30th &31st March
Managed to get the trap out a couple of times earlier this week when the weather was a bit milder. On 30th I had 57 moths of 13 species and these included 3 FFY, Brindled Beauty 3, Streamer 1 and Emmelina monodactyla 1. The 31st brought in 88 moths and again 13 species with 4 FFY, Muslin moth (male) 1, Purple Thorn 1, Engrailed 1 (male) and Yellow Horned 1 - the latter being new for me. Looks like it may be a week or so before it gets mild again for another trapping.
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Fri 2nd April 2021 10:06 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
Addendum to 30/3/21 I found 3 more moths in my porch last night, presumably escapees from the last trap-opening on Wednesday - one more each Early Thorn and Common Quaker, and the first Micro of the year, Agonopterix alstromeriana, also the first here since 2018.
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Fri 2nd April 2021 09:18 by Mike Strange
01/03/2021 BoS
A cold night resulting in 7 Moths of 4 species. 3 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers, 1Common Plume and 1Early Grey.
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Fri 2nd April 2021 00:01 by Sue Davies
Butleigh garden
12spp last night, FFY Herald, Pale Pinion and Twenty- plume moth. Early greys in greater number than usual here too, expected set of Orthosias, Oak and Brindled Beauties, Brindled and D-S Pugs.
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Thu 1st April 2021 19:34 by Mike Strange
31/03/2021 BoS
20 Moths 5 species last night. 9 Early Greys, 6 Common Quaker, 3 Common Plume, 1 Double Striped Pug and 1 Hebrew Character.
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Thu 1st April 2021 16:25 by Rob Grimmond
Combe St. Nicholas, South Somerset
At last some good numbers last night - 39 moths of 10 species. It was my second highest March total since 52 in 2014. FFY were Shoulder Stripe, Water Carpet and Clouded Drab (2). Also of interest were 15 Early Greys (my highest count) and 3 Twin-spotted Carpet (my first multiple record).
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