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current posts

 
Thu 28th January 2021 10:48 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
2 Chestnuts and a Dark Chestnut braved the weather last night.
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Thu 21st January 2021 08:48 by Maurice Pugh
Curry Rivel 20.1.2021
20.1.2021

Very wet and very windy evening but a Light Brown Apple moth on the outside window.

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Wed 20th January 2021 15:25 by Nigel Cottle
BISHOPS HULL 20/1
A Mompha subbistrigella indoors today. Possibly the same as seen on 22/12.

Mompha subbistrigella 200121

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Mon 18th January 2021 13:00 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise , Little Quantock 17/01/2021 min temp 4c
Just the one in the actinic this morning, a nice early Grey Shoulder-knot.  Just about worth the electricity.
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Sun 17th January 2021 14:30 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
16/1/21 = quite disappointing really, as it was slightly less cold and windy last night, and with still very little moonlight, but not one moth came calling.  Never mind, try again in a couple of days.
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Fri 15th January 2021 22:46 by Chris Iles
Winter Moth, Holcombe, 15 January 2021
Winter Moth at the window tonight, in very good condition as this should be the end of their flight period now.

Winter Moth male 15012021

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Fri 15th January 2021 10:17 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
14/1/21 - just a solitary Chestnut in the MV last night, plus the lone Winter Moth on the kitchen window all evenng - it's probably warmer there than in the great outdoors.
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Thu 14th January 2021 22:10 by Sue Davies
Tree House Butleigh
Just two December Moths and a lot of flies in the trap this morning. Agonopterix alstromeriana fluttering round the bedroom!
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Thu 14th January 2021 20:09 by Sue Davies
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Thu 14th January 2021 19:38 by Sue Davies
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Thu 14th January 2021 16:55 by Nigel Parsons
Berkley Marsh, Frome - 14th January
Unfortunately, no moths to my trap on 11th - due to poor location in too much wind. However, better luck on 12th with 4 moths of 3 species - Winter moth 1, Spring Usher 1 and Pale Brindled Beauty 2. For a while I thought I had a Small Brindled Beauty as one individual was very much smaller than the other - but probably too early for this species and it didn't look quite right - pity though. Only one moth on 13th - another Pale Brindled Beauty.
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Thu 14th January 2021 10:32 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
A Pale Brindled Beauty and a Dark Chestnut last night took my annual total up to 4. I did not reach that figure until March last year. Early days, I know, but still encouraging.
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Wed 13th January 2021 16:07 by Ian Mathieson
Norton sub Hamdon
First trapping of the year produced 5 December Moths and a Chestnut. That's 3 times as many moths as I recorded in all of January last year. Already this year is looking better than 2020!
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Wed 13th January 2021 14:36 by Tim Howard
Kestrels Rise , Little Quantock 12/01/2021 Min temp 8.5c
A late decision to put out a trap paid off. Tucked away just outside the patio doors to avoid the worst of the rain and wind. 18 moths broke social distancing, the offenders being : December Moth (5) ; Winter Moth (11) ; Mottled Umber (1) and a good candidate for Acleris ferrugana. A good start to the year.  Stay safe.  PS. Paul Wilkins has kindly confirmed the A.ferrugana
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Wed 13th January 2021 08:48 by Paul Newman
Pylle, Shepton Mallet
12/1/21 (a nice palindromic date) - the first time I have trapped since mid-November due to vision problems and quite a lot of adverse weather - rewarded with a Winter Moth in the Actinic and a December Moth in the MV.  Also earlier on, a Winter Moth spent the entire evening on my kitchen window - clearly not the adventurous type.
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Mon 11th January 2021 16:54 by Nigel Parsons
Berkley Marsh, Frome - 11th January
So far this month I have seen 3 moths - a Pale Brindled Beauty at rest on an outside stone wall on both 6th and 10th. This follows similar sightings on 27th & 30th December - possibly the same moth on each occasion but can't be sure. Also a Herald seen whilst checking the loft for vermin on 8th. I have been tempted to put the MV Skinner trap out tonight as it is a bit milder but of course it is windy and rain expected. I doubt I will get many moths, if any, but at least there is a possibility!
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Sun 10th January 2021 22:17 by Chris Iles
Holcombe, 10 January 2021
First macro of 2021 - a Chestnut fluttering at the window this evening.
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Fri 1st January 2021 15:03 by Sue Davies
Last ramble of 2020 round Butleigh Solar Farm yesterday, cases of Coleophora glaucicolella plentiful on Hard Rush, Juncus inflexus. Larva shows the characteristic features to distinguish it from c. alticolella. Coleophora glaucicolella case37.071 0582 SD20 Coleophora glaucicolella larva 37.071 0582 SD20
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Fri 1st January 2021 09:52 by Chris Iles
Holcombe, 1 January 2021
Already seen the first 'leps' of the year, some very prominent mines of Ectoedemia septembrella on the Hypericum bushes outside my study window.
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