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Sun 28th February 2010 17:26 by Paul Bowyer
Weston moths during January and February
Mothing in Weston woods with a 6W actinic during January and February has produced most of the expected moths for this time of year. Highlights were Spring Usher on 16th and 24th February and a Dotted Chestnut on 22nd February. The garden trap has been productive despite having to swap over to a blacklight with Winter Moth on 23rd Jan, 2 Dark Chestnut earlier in the month and an Early Moth this morning.
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Sat 27th February 2010 07:38 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe - Thursday 25 Feb

Nothing in the trap but at last two spring moths at an actinic light in a window - Dotted Border and also a Pale Brindled Beauty. We only get two or three of these a year and I had forgotten how smart they are with pink rings on the abdomen.

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Thu 25th February 2010 16:07 by John Bebbington
Langport, 24 February
Yet another blank with the trap despite a far milder night. One Light Brown Apple Moth in the greenhouse.
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Mon 15th February 2010 22:05 by Bob Fleetwood
Clevedon: Monday 15 February 2010
No luck with the trap outside recently, but caught a Herald in my bedroom this evening.
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Mon 15th February 2010 11:09 by Dave Ayling
Blue Anchor - Friday 12th Feb
Tried my new actinic light on a very cold, windy night. Didn't really expect to get much and true to form only had one moth. However it was a new species for the garden, a Dark Chestnut.
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Thu 11th February 2010 23:41 by John Bebbington
Garden Moth Scheme 2010
The Garden Moth Scheme is hoping to recruit more members in the South-west.

If anyone is interested in participating in the scheme this year please contact me initially (john.bebbingtonfrps@ukonline.co.uk) and I'll put you in touch with the regional organiser.

It's not a heavy commitment - one trapping per week, usually on a Friday night, recording min temp as well as moths. Good newsletters and detailed regional and national feedback. The scheme starts on 5th March.
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Mon 8th February 2010 17:54 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe

At actinic light in a window our first moth for the New Year the appropriately named Early Moth together with a Satellite, a Winter Moth and a Chestnut.

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Sun 7th February 2010 14:15 by Peter Tennant
5 Feb 2010 Whitefield, Wiveliscombe - Min Temp 5 degrees

Nothing in the trap but a Mottled Umber attracted to a window by an actinic light.

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Sat 6th February 2010 11:56 by John Bebbington
Langport 7 February 2010
Remains of one Hebrew Character by the trap this morning - the Robin beat me to it!
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Thu 4th February 2010 13:59 by John Bebbington
Mendip Hills AONB Annual Historic Environment Day
The Mendip Hills AONB have sent me a booking form for their Annual Historic Environment Day which will take place on Saturday 27th February.

In case anyone is interested, details and booking form can be found on their website via the following link: http://www.mendiphillsaonb.org.uk/show_event.php?id=600 link

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Wed 3rd February 2010 08:41 by John Bebbington
BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY REGIONAL MEETING
Ray Barnett tells me that there are a few places left for SMG - provisional programme below. He can be contacted at Ray.Barnett@bristol.gov.uk

BRITISH ENTOMOLOGICAL & NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY
REGIONAL MEETING AT BRISTOL’S CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY


Studying moths: Sunday 7th February 2010

10.30 onwards: arrival and coffee
Location: Activities Room, 1st floor balcony
11.00 Introduction and welcome: Brian Elliott (President, BENHS) and Ray Barnett (Collections Manager, Bristol’s Museums, Galleries & Archives)
11.10 Moth recording in Gloucestershire: Roger Gaunt (Glos. Moth Recorder)
11.40 Moth recording in Somerset: John Bebbington (Somerset Moth Group)
12.10 The history of the Moth Atlas: Mike Bailey (Bristol & District Moth Group)
12.45 Lunch in the Museum Café or other local establishments
14.00 The peculiar habits of some African micro-leps: David Agassiz
14.45 Update on ‘Moths Count’ and the National Moths Recording Scheme: Les Hill (Butterfly Conservation)
15.15 Tour of the Lepidoptera collections held in Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery: Ray Barnett /Mark Pajak
16.00 Meeting closes

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Mon 1st February 2010 21:04 by Peter Austin
Crewkerne 1st Feb. 19:00, 4 degrees centigrade
Have not been putting the trap out because of cold weather. Had one Winter Moth in January but tonight found a Satellite moth on the lit conservatory window.
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