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Tue 31st January 2017 12:53 by John Bebbington
Second Somerset record of 63.046 Duponchelia fovealis
Peter Austin found this specimen in his house on 27th January. It is an adventive species, brought in on house plants. Thanks to David Agassiz for verification.

63.046 Duponchelia fovealis
63.046 Duponchelia fovealis ©Peter Austin 2017

Martin Stockley had the first Somerset record in 2013 - see latest sightings October 2013.

There will soon be a map on the website!
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Tue 31st January 2017 12:24 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise, Little Quantock 30/01/2017
A late decision to put out a trap when I saw that the weather forecast had changed to dry. They got it wrong of course and I woke to the sound of heavy rain !....However it was mild ( 10.2c) and there were two Early Moths hiding under an egg box so it wasn't all bad.
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Sun 29th January 2017 14:35 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 28/1/17
At last, an actual moth in a trap (well, to be more accurate, ON a trap).  Just a solitary male Winter Moth, but it's a start.
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Fri 20th January 2017 10:49 by Roger Edmondson
Moth Recorders meeting
Hi John A group of 5 or 6 of us are coming up from Bristol. It's always nice to start the year off with the recorders meeting. It raises the enthusiasm for the forthcoming season. Hope to see you there. Roger
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Wed 18th January 2017 17:27 by John Bebbington
Moth Recorders' meeting Birmingham 28 Jan
Robin Clatworthy and I will be attending the meeting - is anyone else (apart from Davis Agassiz who is speaking at the meeting) going?
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Wed 18th January 2017 11:04 by Ian Mathieson
Thanks Chris. It's Acleris Hastiana. UK Moths has a picture from Northumberland on its Website that is a perfect match to my specimen.
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Tue 17th January 2017 20:39 by Chris Iles
Hi Ian - check out online photos of Acleris hastiana and Acleris umbrana.
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Tue 17th January 2017 20:28 by Ian Mathieson
A Winter Moth was my only macro last night. I did also record a very distinctive micro that I have never seen before. I can only describe it as like a Tortrix version of a Flame Shoulder. I will try and get a photo of it but haven't found anything like it in the guides.
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Sat 14th January 2017 14:31 by Benjamin Bond
Monthly Moth Trap at Shapwick Heath NNR
Bill Urwin and I will be doing a moth trap at Shapwick Heath NNR once every month this year. Anyone is welcome to come to any of the trappings. The first one is on Sunday the 29th of January. We will be meeting at the Avalon Marshes Centre at 4:00pm. This one will not be an all night session. I will update you on this page when the next one is.
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Wed 11th January 2017 21:06 by Chris Iles
Another indoor moth, a White-shouldered House-moth, happily fluttering around.
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Wed 11th January 2017 19:24 by Jenny Vickers
Frome, Sycamore Drive 10/01/2017
The first trapping of 2017 for me last night produced just one moth, but it was a new species for me so I'm happy with that. Pale Brindled Beauty.
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Tue 10th January 2017 15:34 by Rob Grimmond
Combe St. Nicholas
I can go even further, Paul. My first moth of the year, a Winter Moth, got right indoors!
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Mon 9th January 2017 20:37 by Paul Newman
East Lydford
At last, a moth !!  (Yes, a whole one) One Winter Moth on the kitchen window this evening.
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Sun 8th January 2017 15:41 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise, Little Quantock 07/01/2017
First time out with the traps this year and MOTHS !  17 Mottled Umber, 3 Winter Moths , and 1 December Moth.
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Sun 8th January 2017 09:40 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 7/1/17
Another nil return, in spite of the milder weather.  When I looked at and around the traps just before bedtime, there were myriad small flies/midges buzzing round the MV light, so I was hopeful of at least one moth in the morning but it was not to be, not even lurking on the nearby wall.
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Sun 8th January 2017 09:31 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
First moths of the year. 2 Winter Moths, 2 Mottled Umbers, December Moth and a Dark Chestnut.
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Wed 4th January 2017 10:18 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 3/1/17
After two very cold nights, I tried for the first moths of the year - result, none.  Starting the new year off with a whimper, not a bang !!
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Tue 3rd January 2017 01:19 by Pam Campbell
Greetings from Aotearoa
Happy New Year from New Zealand . I have not seen many moths so far this year but hopefully I will download a photo of a Cabbage Tree Moth taken on The Coromandel Peninsula in November .
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Sun 1st January 2017 17:44 by Peter Tennant
Whitefield, Wiveliscombe - Min Temp 6.9 degrees

Six December Moths and one Acleris christana.

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Sun 1st January 2017 11:45 by Sue Davies
Tree House Butleigh
The NY brought in just 1 Mottled Umber, 1 Winter Moth and 1 Light Brown Apple Moth...like the way it lined up with the wood when left to settle. Happy New Year to all. 0998 Light Brown Apple Moth 49.039 SD17
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Sun 1st January 2017 10:12 by Paul Newman
East Lydford 31/12/16
The final trapping of the year produced a single Winter Moth, and there was one on the kitchen window earlier - the same individual ?  Maybe 2017 will be a more productive year in mothing terms - 2016 wasn't too splendid, at least not here anyway.

A Happy New Year to all.

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