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Wed 29th January 2014 21:23 by John Bebbington
A moth in Taunton
Shopping in Taunton today - a single Chestnut Conistra vaccinii on a shop window in the town centre.
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Tue 28th January 2014 22:03 by Chris Iles
Hi Sue,

That Macaria is a nice moth - I wouldn't mind a few of those in the trap next year.  Not sure about the pyralid though as I am hoping to grow beetroot in the garden this year.

Keep on mothin' in the free world!

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Mon 27th January 2014 19:46 by Sue Davies
PC from Florida
Weather freezing but at least no floods, hardly any butterflies but we do have moths, with lovely names, Spotted Beet Webworm Moth and Southern Chocolate Angle moth!

Spotted Beet Webworm Moth Hymenia perspectalis SD14

Southern Chocolate Angle Moth Macaria distribuaria SD14

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Sun 26th January 2014 21:08 by Jane Durham
Minehead
Thank you Sue..enjoying pug site….it's brilliant Thank you
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Sat 25th January 2014 10:04 by Nigel Cottle
Bishop's Hull 24.1.14
Rather optimistically ran the trap last night; said optimism was unfounded and the grand total was zero moths.
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Thu 23rd January 2014 09:55 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 22/1/14
Not a lot to report - nothing in either trap last night, but 2 A.heracliana came to the kitchen window in the evening - better than nowt.
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Sun 19th January 2014 15:37 by Sue Davies
Pug ID guide
I have copied this from the IOW site, Dave Evans shared it: Pugs of Lancashire link for those of you who haven't already come across it- its a great guide to Pug ID.
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Thu 16th January 2014 11:37 by John Bebbington
An introduction to moth genitalia dissection
An introduction to moth genitalia dissection 11.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 9 February 2014, Activities Room, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RL Mike Bailey and Ray Barnett will lead this session which will show you how to go about dissecting moths to verify identification by reference to their genitalia.  Prior booking is required so that we can ensure we have sufficient stereoscopic microscopes and resources to give all attendees an opportunity to have a go.  We shall be borrowing microscopes from the university but if you can bring your own, if you have one, that would be very helpful and probably preferable in terms of being familiar with the equipment you will use at home.

To book your place please e-mail ray.barnett@bristol.gov.uk or ring on 0117-3525896 or Mike on 01761 471000

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Tue 14th January 2014 14:39 by John Bebbington
Help with moth trap electrics
Please can anyone advise our new member Steve Chapple on moth-trap electrics. This is something I'm not competent at!

If you can help please contact Steve: steve.chapple@talk21.com

Thanks in advance.

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Fri 10th January 2014 20:17 by Paul Wilkins
'Snap'
Hi Paul

Found this one hibernating in an outside toilet at Elm Farm, Burnett on Wednesday morning.

688 Agonopterix heracliana PW14

688 Agonopterix heracliana

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Fri 10th January 2014 07:55 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 9/1/14
I actually caught a moth last night - 1 Agonopterix heracliana in the MV trap.
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Wed 8th January 2014 12:24 by Liz Marsden
7th Jan
A single Common Plume was my moth total for last night, also an earwig and a Ladybird.
Paul W - A belated thanks for the Apple Leaf Skeletonizer photos and info. Collecting and raising the Larva looks to be a good way of getting the ID right!
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Wed 8th January 2014 11:42 by Nigel Cottle
Bishop's Hull 7.1.14
Nothing here in Bishop's Hull either.
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Wed 8th January 2014 10:23 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 7/1/14
Well, it was mild, dry (for a change) and very little wind, so maybe a reasonable night for moths ?  Apparently not - nothing in either trap this morning. I suspect they're all a bit shell-shocked.
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Thu 2nd January 2014 11:50 by Pam Campbell
Hodders Combe Lodge garden
3Winter Moth,and 1Mottled Umber this morning in trap.
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Thu 2nd January 2014 08:33 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 1/1/14
The first moths of the year here - 2 male Decembers, both looking a bit frayed around the edges, but it's nice to start the year off with a positive result, even so.
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Wed 1st January 2014 00:20 by Pam Campbell
Happy New Year from Hodderscombe
Five December Moths in the trap at midnight plus many mosquitos and one ladybird. Nothing seen on the wing though. Happy Mothing in 2014. Best wishes Pam
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