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Sat 30th September 2006 08:20 by Jack Astley
Closworth 29/9/2006
Vestal 3
Silver y 1
noctuella 1
Delicate 1
Blair's shoulder knot 2
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Fri 29th September 2006 10:10 by Dave Ayling
Blue Anchor, Tuesday 26th Sept. 2006

Barred Sallow, Black Rustic - 2, Brindled Green, Feathered Ranunculus, Large Ranunculus, Scarce Bordered Straw, Turnip Moth, Vestal, Rush Veneer - 2

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Thu 28th September 2006 19:26 by Peter Tennant
Peter Tennant 26-Sep-06 Whitefield, Wiveliscombe

  • Convolvulus Hawk-moth 1 First here since 2003
  • Delicate 1
  • Brindled Green 1
  • Dark Sword-grass 3
  • Rush Veneer 15
  • Pearly Underwing 2
  • Silver Y 4
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Thu 28th September 2006 12:51 by Jack Astley
Closworth 27/9/2006
Vestal4
Delicate 1
Nomophila noctuella 1
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Thu 28th September 2006 11:45 by David Evans
As for the other results from the National Moth Night, huge counts of all the migrants, vestals, small mottled willows, Pearly underwings, Rusty dot Pearl, Papita Unionalis, Rush Veneer, Four spotted footman(Or should that be footmen), and so many convolulus hawks.It depended on where you were. Thanks to all concerned.
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Thu 28th September 2006 11:41 by David Evans
My Apologies to al but these are the results of National Moth Night and our Meeting at Orchard Wood. Four others turned up to join Mike and I and my thanks to Martin, Judy, Stewart and Alistair.
Very slow night but very few hornets the record for this site is about 260 in one night BRRR. Mike Packed up his trap at 10 pm due to the impending electric storm. I escorted all off site then returned to empty the three other traps leaving my light above the sheet going. Well I did epty two traps before it hit. wet through to the skin in 60 seconds but battled on to wind up the 600 meteres of cable and retrieve a very wet sheet and copy of Skinners. However it was National Moth Night. Thanks to all

  • 460 Ypsolopha parenthesella 3
  • 462 Ypsolopha sequella 1
  • 1062 Acleris emargana 2
  • 1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 5
  • 1408 Palpita unionalis 1
  • 1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
  • 1762 Chloroclysta citrata Dark Marbled Carpet 2
  • 1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 11
  • 1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 2
  • 1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 1
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
  • 1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 5
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
  • 2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
  • 2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
  • 2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 3
  • 2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
  • 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 18
  • 2271 Xanthia citrago Orange Sallow 7
  • 2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 3
  • 2273 Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 1
  • 2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 11
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Wed 27th September 2006 15:43 by John Bebbington
Another Four-spotted footman (2051 Lithosia quadra) last night in Langport - I managed to tame the digital point-and-shoot this time to get a satisfactory shot.

Also pictures of a Convolvulus Hawk taken on National Moth night and a pristine Marbled Beauty (2293 Cryphia domestica) taken last night. Might this be second brood? I had 47 of these between 1/7 and 22/8 but have never had one so late in the year.

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Tue 26th September 2006 11:51 by John Bebbington
Langport, 25 Sep 06: another Convolvulus Hawk, sitting by the trap (the dog almost got it!), also Four-spotted Footman, Delicatte and Pearly Underwing. 148 Lunar Underwings!

I took a shot of the Four-spotted Footman on the digital point-and-shoot but it's rubbish so will scan in the shot I took on film when I get it back from processing.

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Tue 26th September 2006 11:07 by Jack Astley
Closworth 25/9/2006
Silver y 3.
noctuella4
Vestal 4
Scarce bordered straw 1
Merveille du jour 1
Four spotted footman 1
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Mon 25th September 2006 10:46 by Dave Ayling
Huish Moor, Saturday 23rd Sept. 2006

Managed about an hour and a quarter before being caught by a thunderstorm. Scarce Bordered Straw - 3 Pink-barred Sallow - 1 Dark Sword-grass - 1 Vestal - 1 Brick - 2 Rush Veneer - 1

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Sun 24th September 2006 21:48 by John Bebbington
This year we planted a lot of Nicotiana sylvestris in the garen and this evening I watched a Convolvulus Hawk nectaring on it. A wonderful sight. More to come, I hope!
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Sun 24th September 2006 15:42 by Jack Astley
24/9/2006 Latest from last night
Antigastra catalaunalis
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Sun 24th September 2006 15:20 by Jack Astley
Closworth 23/9/2006
Palpita vitrealis
Vestal
Scarce bordered straw
Nomophila noctuella10
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Sun 24th September 2006 12:41 by Mark Yeates
Chairman's Blog
Well, National Moth Night last night and all I managed to do (in the moth department that is) was leave my Actinic in the garden overnight.  This morning the crane-files seem to have taken over:

Diptera take over

Just 14 species, mainly Lunar Underwing with the Black Rustic new for the site this year.

Full trap list (Actinic 40W, ST5715, VC9, Dorset):

  • 0648 Endrosis sarcitrella 1
  • 0695 Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
  • 0998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 1
  • 1398 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 1
  • 1764 Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata 1
  • 1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritata 1
  • 2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 8
  • 2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 2
  • 2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 11
  • 2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 1
  • 2199 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 1
  • 2232 Black Rustic Aporophyla nigra 1
  • 2270 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 51
  • 2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis 3

84 moths of 14 species.

2232 Black Rustic  Black Rustic

Crane-flies in trap  Crane-flies in detail

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Sun 24th September 2006 08:27 by John Bebbington
A better night in Langport last night (23rd) with a super Convolvulus hawk and a Red Underwing in the trap along with 26 other macro species.
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Fri 22nd September 2006 20:30 by Jack Astley
Closworth 21/9/2006
Pearly underwing 2
Vestal 2
Silver y 2
Nomophila noctuella 21
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Thu 21st September 2006 12:33 by John Bebbington
Has anyone else had a strong second brood of Light Emerald? I had 13 in the trap between 7 June and 3 July and now 53 since 20th August!

John Bebbington

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Wed 20th September 2006 11:18 by Jack Astley
Closworth.19/9/2006
Nomophila noctuella 10
Vestal 1
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Tue 19th September 2006 16:19 by David Evans
James Phillips has been trapping on the Blackdowns for several years and has joined our Group. His catch on the 11th September included 2 convolvulus hawks, 3 vestal, 2 pearly underwing, 2 scarce bordered straw, 1 dark sword grass, and again on the 13th with 10 vestal, 1 pearly underwing, 3 scarce bordered straw, 1 dark-sword grass and 1 small mottled willow. WoW

1972 Convolvulus hawk 2 Well Done

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Tue 19th September 2006 16:15 by David Evans
Another good record for the Bartons at Brompton Ralph. Euchromis ocellea a rare migrant suspected to feed off imported grain. Only 3 previous records of this moth in the County 1289 Euchromis ocellea 1 11th September, 2006 Well Done
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Mon 18th September 2006 11:32 by Jack Astley
Closworth 17/9/2006
Silver y 3
plutella xylostella 1
Nomophila noctuella1
Vestal 7
Gem 1
Pearly underwing 1
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Sun 17th September 2006 11:28 by Mark Yeates
Chairman's Blog
Trap out again - yes, two nights in a row, which is pretty rare for me.  Inspired by reading (on the Dorset Moth Group link latest sightings) of an influx of Antigastra catalaunalis.  There is a great photo of this moth (actually 2 together!) on the Portland Observatory link latest sightings.  Also an image on UK Moths link.  Definitely one to keep an eye out for.

It seemed colder that is actually was last night (13°C at 23:00hrs) and again a small catch with just 16 species.  Usual suspects with highlights of Small Dusty Wave and Cypress Pug.

Some snaps from the trap.  I keep thinking that we never take pictures of moths like:

2107 Large Yellow Underwing  Large Yellow Underwing

2270 Lunar Underwing  Lunar Underwing

1398 Nomophila noctuella  Nomophila noctuella

Re-posed from yesterday:

1716 Vestal 1  Vestal

Full trap list (Actinic 40W, ST5715, VC9, Dorset):

  • 1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
  • 1398 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 3
  • 1707 Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata 1
  • 1764 Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata 2
  • 1855 Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata 1
  • 1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 2
  • 1937 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 1
  • 1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritata 1
  • 2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta 1
  • 2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 15
  • 2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 1
  • 2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 12
  • 2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 5
  • 2270 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 7
  • 2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis 3
  • 2477 Snout Hypena proboscidalis 4

61 moths of 16 species.

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Sat 16th September 2006 11:38 by Mark Yeates
Chairman's Blog
Actinic out last night with just 13 species.  New for the garden this year are the Vestal and Lunar Underwing which is another autumn signature moth.  I also had a Vestal fly in through an open window on Thursday evening (14th September).

1716 Vestal
Vestal

Full trap list (Actinic 40W, ST5715, VC9, Dorset):

  • 0998 Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana 1
  • 1309 Agriphila geniculea 1
  • 1398 Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella 1
  • 1716 Vestal Rhodometra sacraria 1
  • 1764 Common Marbled Carpet Chloroclysta truncata 1
  • 1906 Brimstone Moth Opisthograptis luteolata 1
  • 2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 6
  • 2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing Noctua comes 1
  • 2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 14
  • 2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 2
  • 2270 Lunar Underwing Omphaloscelis lunosa 6
  • 2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis 2
  • 2477 Snout Hypena proboscidalis 3

40 moths of 13 species.

Plus lots of large crane flies, which I must say are unwelcome house guests with the family this time of year.

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Sat 16th September 2006 10:32 by Jack Astley
Closworth 15/9/2006
Silver y1
Vestal 6
Delicate 2
Scarce bordered straw 1
Black rustic 2
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Fri 15th September 2006 19:14 by Peter Tennant
12-Sep-06 Loxostege sticticalis - Seventh Somerset record and first since James McGill had one in 1997.

11 and 12 Sep 06 Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer)

13 and 14 Sep 06 Rhodometra sacraria (Vestal)

14-Sep-06 Mythimna vitellina (Delicate)

Peter Tennant - Wiveliscombe

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Fri 15th September 2006 09:39 by John Bebbington
After a run of poor nights in Langport I wasn't expecting much this morning but was surprised! As well as Silver Y, Rush Veneer and Rusty Dot pearl, there were Convolvulus Hawk 1 (photo in pictures) Pearly Underwing 1 Delicate 1 Vestal 1

Also 2 fresh Small Emerald (I have a good colony on a very large Clematis alpina on my shed, but a second generation was unexpected) and a fine Red Underwing.

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Wed 13th September 2006 09:34 by David Evans
Another new record for Somerset. Thanks to the stalwart efforts of James Mcgill he collected a lavae of some Broome at Dunster on the 13th August. The lavae soon pupated and emerged on the 31st August. 704 agontopterix scopariella 1

The Moth is Agonopterix scopariella a first for VC 5 & 6

Well done James

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Wed 13th September 2006 09:30 by David Evans
On the 3rd September Robin Barfoot caught a Cosmopolitan when He was here on holiday. A few have been seen since 2208 Cosmopolitan 1
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Tue 12th September 2006 13:52 by Jack Astley
Closworth 11/9/2006
Silver y
Vestal 5
noctuella 2
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Sat 9th September 2006 17:00 by David Evans
Fed up with the hornets so out with the actinics last night. Ten sites and only 5 hornets on two sites and they were dozy. Some were a bit duff but heliars copse had A. emargana and Castle Neroche had an Autumnal Rustic. So we had fun

  • Castle Neroche
  • 15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
  • 1632 Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 1
  • 1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 2
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
  • 1893 Macaria liturata Tawny-barred Angle 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
  • 2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

  • Chaffcombe Road Meadow, Chard
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 7
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1

  • Park Wood Chaffcombe
  • 1076 Celypha lacunana 2
  • 1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
  • 1913 Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 2
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
  • 2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
  • 2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

  • Chard Reservoir
  • 1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
  • 1913 Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 1
  • 1955 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
  • 2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
  • 2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 4
  • 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 6

  • Clay Copse Close
  • 1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
  • 1632 Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 2
  • 1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 18
  • 2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 5

  • New Lane, Cudworth
  • 1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 1
  • 1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
  • 1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 4
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
  • 2364 Gortyna flavago Frosted Orange 1
  • 2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

  • Dommett Moor
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 5

  • Heliars Copse
  • 977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
  • 1062 Acleris emargana 1
  • 1076 Celypha lacunana 1
  • 1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
  • 1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
  • 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
  • 2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
  • 2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 15
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
  • 2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
  • 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
  • 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 5

  • Old Chard Canal
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
  • 2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 3
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
  • 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1

  • Pouletts Wood Chaffcombe
  • 1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
  • 1076 Celypha lacunana 1
  • 1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 13
  • 1940 Deileptenia ribeata Satin Beauty 1
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
  • 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
  • 2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 9
  • 2423 Nycteola revayana Oak Nycteoline 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 6
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Sat 9th September 2006 16:18 by David Evans
I did Middleroom Wood (The scene of an earlier disaster this year with a manure heap) on 6th September. I had a sheet in the car park area and two robo traps out south and west. Well the greatest tally of insects were the hornets of course. I had ninety at the sheet all boxed up to stop them stinging me and eating the moths. Not so the moths in the the traps i had at least 10 Hornets in each trap and some of the identification had to be done by the wing only. All in all a scary night. I do not like hornets when trapping on your own.

The pealy underwing was a surprise and 25 Pale eggars was nice.

  • 15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
  • 658 Carcina quercana 3
  • 969 Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 9
  • 972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
  • 977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
  • 1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
  • 1614 Pararge aegeria Speckled Wood 1
  • 1632 Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 25
  • 1646 Watsonalla binaria Oak Hook-tip 1
  • 1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
  • 1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
  • 1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 8
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 8
  • 1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 9
  • 1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
  • 2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
  • 2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
  • 2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 16
  • 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
  • 2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
  • 2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 15
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
  • 2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 4
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
  • 2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
  • 2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
  • 2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 7
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Sat 9th September 2006 12:07 by David Evans
This is a bit late but the latest Moth Night 1st September arranged with Mike Ridge and I did not go as planned. I set out 400 metres of cable three traps all along the track south of the carpark on the escarpment. Genrator took a bit of trouble to start ( I should have known better). Anyway the group included Andrew and Ann Duff, Roy and Joanne Swales, David Shears, Clive & Eve Loring, and Mike and I and we stood around Mike's sheet and trap and helped him. After and hour (it was a bit slow a group of us went inspect my traps. Just as we reached the first one the light went out. The generator had died. So all but a wash out with my gear though I did get and oak hooktip, swallow prominent, and A. podana which we did not get at Mike's sheet. My Thanks to Andrew for Indetfying two Micors which included Aproaerema anthyllidella which feeds on kidney vetch, clover and sainfoin. We have only 7 records of this species and only 2 others since 2000.

  • 15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 4
  • 449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 1
  • 843 Aproaerema anthyllidella 1
  • 1309 Agriphila geniculea 4
  • 1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
  • 1454 Dioryctria abietella 1
  • 1632 Trichiura crataegi Pale Eggar 1
  • 1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
  • 1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 4
  • 1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 1
  • 1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 6

1782 Fern 1

  • 1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
  • 1784 Melanthia procellata Pretty Chalk Carpet 4
  • 1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
  • 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 11
  • 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
  • 2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
  • 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 18
  • 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
  • 2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
  • 2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
  • 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
  • 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
  • 2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
  • 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

I have managed to save the generator thank goodness

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Sat 9th September 2006 10:20 by Mark Yeates
Chairman's Blog
Seems ages since I had the trap out.  Actinic in the garden last night with just 15 species.  Didn't expect too much as it was cold and clear (11°C at midnight) with a day old Harvest Moon beaming down.  However, I still have one new species for the year: Light Emerald.  Also fairly unusual is a second generation Small Blood-vein - a reflection on the mild conditions this year.  Speaking of which, I still keep seeing Humming-bird Hawk Moths during the day and last night the valerian was buzzing with Silver Y's (although note that none ended up in the trap).

1961 Light Emerald
Light Emerald

The geometers are often a bit lively during the day and I had some trouble taking the picture above.  In the end I popped the moth in the freezer for 10 seconds and then put in on a leaf.  It kept still for about a minute and then started buzzing-up to temperature before flying off.

Full trap list (Actinic 40W, ST5715, VC9, Dorset):

  • 0015 Orange Swift Hepialus sylvina 1
  • 0695 Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
  • 1690 Small Blood-vein Scopula imitaria 1
  • 1855 Cypress Pug Eupithecia phoeniceata 1
  • 1937 Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria 1
  • 1961 Light Emerald Campaea margaritata 1
  • 2107 Large Yellow Underwing Noctua pronuba 6
  • 2123 Small Square-spot Diarsia rubi 1
  • 2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum 7
  • 2134 Square-spot Rustic Xestia xanthographa 5
  • 2199 Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens 2
  • 2297 Copper Underwing Amphipyra pyramidea 1
  • 2353 Flounced Rustic Luperina testacea 2
  • 2389 Pale Mottled Willow Paradrina clavipalpis 1
  • 2477 Snout Hypena proboscidalis 1

32 moths of 15 species.

Having had a few spare moments the past week I have done a minor tweak to the website to include automatically changing pictures.  The photo on the Welcome page should now rotate every week.

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Tue 5th September 2006 21:05 by Chris Iles
Tuesday 5 September - various moths disturbed during the day:

Bathampton Down (ST7765) Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Agriphila tristella. Bath Golf Course (ST7764) Green Carpet (very faded). Mells Road disused railway (ST7151) Common Carpet & (ST7250) 2x Common Carpet.

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Tue 5th September 2006 18:31 by Dave Ayling
Blue Anchor, Sunday 3rd Sept. 2006

Small Dusty Wave, 2 Scarce Bordered Straw, Pearly Underwing, Pale Mottled Willow, Dusky Thorn, Pyrausta Purpuralis, 2 Nomophila Noctuella

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Mon 4th September 2006 11:05 by Jack Astley
Closworth t3/9/2006
Silver y19
noctuella11
ferrugalis 4
Bordered straw1
Scarce bordered straw3
Dark sword grass 1
xylostella 1
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Sat 2nd September 2006 10:13 by Jack Astley
Closworth 1/9/2006
Bordered straw
Dark swordgrass
noctuella 4
Silver y 5
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