Latest Sightings

Archives:

November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006

current posts

 
Wed 29th October 2008 09:52 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe

Last night we had our first frost for the year and with the temperature down to -1 degrees we only had three moths at the trap - I say at because, as usual, the Epirrita sp. was on the fence. The only firsts for 2008 in the last week have been a Brick and a Pine Carpet which is much rarer here than the Grey Pine Carpet and Spruce Carpet which we see regularly.

link
Sun 26th October 2008 10:49 by Doug Miller
doug miller westonzoyland
After a few days break fro trapping last night was better than expected, ten species including Silver Y, Large Yellow Underwing and Light Emerald, before the break November Sp; on the 17th
link
Sun 26th October 2008 09:36 by John Bebbington
Langport, night of 25 October 2008
A far better night last night with 15 species in the trap, including firsts for the year of Dusky-lemon Sallow, Large Wainscot and Merveille du Jour.

Late specimens of Brimstone, Square-spot Rustic and Lesser Yellow Underwing.
link
Sat 25th October 2008 15:03 by John Bebbington
Langport, night of 24 October 2008
A continuing run of very poor catches (no Merveille du Jour yet this year) but last night a single Figure of Eight Diloba caerulocephala, the first for my garden.
link
Thu 23rd October 2008 08:54 by Jack Astley
22nd october closworth
three merveille du jour.three november moth.one silver y.one yellow line quaker
link
Wed 22nd October 2008 12:40 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe

Last night with the temperature down to 3 degrees we only had one moth in the garden trap - a Blair's Shoulder Knot but at the end of last week we did have two firsts for the autumn season - Grey Shoulder-knot and a Chestnut.

link
Sun 19th October 2008 20:50 by John Bebbington
Langport, Sunday 19th October
The trap has produced very ordinary results recently although there was a single square-spot rustic and a lesser yellow underwing last night - both rather late specimens.

I was picking up fallen apples this afternoon and found this fully-grown Knot-grass larva tucking in!

2289 Acronicta rumicis (Knot-grass) larva

link
Fri 17th October 2008 20:49 by James McGill
Over the past few years Cypress Carpet has spread widely across Somerset. Surprisingly it took until this week to record the first in Taunton.

1771a Cypress Carpet 2

link
Wed 15th October 2008 18:16 by Doug Miller
doug miller westonzoyland
My up to date results, new for year,Red Line Quaker 12th, Chestnut and Red Green Carpet ( the first for my site) on the 13th and Large Wainscot the 14th Large Yellow Underwings still coming in a Willow Beauty on the 12th Cypress Carpets now regular.
link
Tue 14th October 2008 10:33 by Jack Astley
13th october Closworth
One Vestal,
link
Mon 13th October 2008 15:58 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe - min temp 10 degrees

Green Brindled Crescent and Red-line Quaker were firsts for 2008 but the surprise was a Least Black Arches. We get this regularly in May but I cannot trace reference to a second brood in the literature.

link
Tue 7th October 2008 10:31 by John Bebbington
Langport night of 6th October
A much better night than anything for the last couple of weeks with 20 species including 5 Silver Y and a Dark Swordgrass. Also the first Sallow and Green-brindled Crescent of the year; Large and Lesser Yellow Underwings still trickling in and Setaceous Hebrew Character still the commonest species.

Perhaps the strong southerlies will have brought something interesting in!

link
Mon 6th October 2008 21:48 by Chris Iles
Silver Y attracted to house lights this evening - the first I have seen since a flurry on 13 September.
link
Mon 6th October 2008 10:33 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe - Min temp 4 C

A much better night last night with 14 species including three new for the year - Merveille du Jour, Yellow-lined Quaker and Blair's Shoulder Knot. The spread of the last species has been remarkable in the last few years since it began to accept leylandii as a foodplant.

link
Mon 6th October 2008 10:22 by Ian Mathieson
Last night I added Blair's Shoulder Knot, Large Ranunculus and November Moth to the year's total in what was a reasonable catch for October. I am currently catching large numbers of Common Marbled Carpets with about 20 individuals last night.
link
Sun 5th October 2008 08:37 by Bill Urwin
Another Immigrant
Robin Clatworthy has again come up with an interesting immigrant in his back garden trap. on the evening of September 14 he trapped a specimen of Porter's Rustic. Let's hope he repeats the feat next September on National Moth Night.
link
Sat 4th October 2008 18:00 by Doug Miller
doug miller westonzoyland
My up to date report, 29th September Dusk Lemon Sallow,30th Green Brindled Crescent, my trap tied with Peter on 1st October just two and seven outside, the 2nd just eight moths Silver Y Black Rustic 2, Beaded Chestnut 2 Lunar Underwing 2 and 1 Frosted Orange. With weather and catches as experienced i gave the moths a free night for the 3rd
link
Fri 3rd October 2008 17:37 by John Bebbington
National Moth Night 2009
Good evening everyone.
I had the following email from Les Hill last night.

A date has now been fixed for the next National Moth Night, the annual celebration of moths and moth recording run by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation. NMN09, the eleventh such event, will take place on the nights of Friday 18th and Saturday 19th September 2009. Two nights are included because of the eccentricities of the weather at that time of year. However, it also provides even more of an excuse to go mothing in new and exciting places. The theme of NMN09 will be migration and there will not be any specific target species or habitats. More details about the migration theme will be circulated nearer the time, but please make a note of the dates in your diary now!

link
Thu 2nd October 2008 16:28 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe

Last night, with a min temperature of 6 degrees, we had our poorest catch since the spring with only three moths of two species - Black Rustic and Red-green Carpet. The night before we had not trapped because of the strength of the rain and wind but over the week end we had several Beaded Chestnut, our first Autumnal Moth (which I now to be sure always list as Epirrita sp) and a very late Buff Footman.

link

Copyright © Somerset Moth Group 2018 Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookies