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Wed 13th December 2017 17:48 by Sue Davies
Butleigh garden
Disturbed from the wood store, Depressaria radiella and Digitivalva pulicariae, more fruitful that the trap! Also plenty of Agon. alstromeriana and heracliana agg. A very Happy Christmas to one and all.

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Tue 12th December 2017 17:51 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
I will be starting up trapping again in the new year, at my new/old address (I lived here from 1989 to 2005 and recorded from 2002) so it will be interesting to see what moths turn up from now on.

Meanwhile, a very happy Xmas and good New Year to all.

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Tue 12th December 2017 17:02 by Rob Grimmond
Combe St. Nicholas, South Somerset
On Sunday evening I found a caterpillar on the house wall in rather chilly conditions. It turned out to be a Small Angle Shades!

Now that most of us have put our traps away for the winter, it's a good time to start getting our records together for Jonh Bebbington, our Recorder.

I hope all members have a good Christmas and (moth-filled) New Year!

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Mon 11th December 2017 14:44 by John Bebbington
End of season!
Here too things have been thin - one Light Brown Apple Moth and two December Moths since the beginning of the month so the trap has gone into hibernation. I'll be out looking for wingless female Winter and Mottled Umber if we get any mild periods.

In the meantime best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to everyone.
Ivy with hoar frost
Ivy with hoar frost
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Wed 6th December 2017 17:05 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise Little Quantock
Just 2 December Moths, 4 Yellow-line quakers and a Ruby tiger larva (clinging to the outside of the trap) It looks weatherwise as though this could be the last trapping for a while, so compliments of the season to all.
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Tue 5th December 2017 11:54 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
An even milder night produced 11 December Moths, Feathered Thorn, Dark Sword Grass, Yellow line Quaker and a very early Hebrew Character.
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Sun 3rd December 2017 11:44 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
A slightly milder night produced just 3 moths. They were Chestnut, Cypress Carpet and a Dark Sword Grass.
A cider orchard that was planted behind my garden 3 years ago has failed to deliver any noticeable increase in moths apart from hundreds of Apple/Orchard Ermine. However this is the first year it has really cropped properly and the apples were never picked.We now have literally hundreds, possibly as many as a thousand, Fieldfares and Redwings noisily feeding. At least it is good for some wildlife.
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