THURS 23 JUNE 

Yet another fantastic night - despite rain and breeze until 23.00 . Lit up att 22.00 attended until 00.45 - finished with 246 moths of 66 species with 3 NFG &5 NFY 

NFG- Small Yellow Wave, Dingy Shell, Royal Mantle

NFY - Lacky, Common Rustic agg, Scoparia Subfusca, Crescent Dart, 

Cinnibar

Other highlights -

8 Magpie, 3 Small Magpie, 17 Elephant Hawk, 1 Eyed Hawk, 7 Riband Wave, 3 Single Dotted Wave, 3 Dwarf Cream Wave, 1 Common Wave, 8 Clouded Silver, 3 Brussels Lace, 1 Grey Dagger agg, 2 Dingy Footman, 1 Orange Footman, 3 Green Pug, 6 Double Striped Pug, 5 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Purple Bar, 2 Sharp Angled Peacock, 1 Scallop Shell ( from photo differentto yesterdays )2 Buff Arches, 1 Peach Blossom , 

1 Small Angle Shades, 3 Common Emerald, 1 Plain Golden Y, 1 Lychnis, 1 Early Thorn, 1 Small Fan Foot, 2 Fan Foot, 1 Spectacle, 

1 Peppered, 1 Mottled Rustic 

More Photos added 

WED 22 JUNE 

After the hottest day of the year so far the moths really were flying tonight - total of 254 of 59 species with 5 NFY, 1 NFG. Lit up at 22.10 attended till 01.00 when I ran out of pots .

First moth on a window was the 2nd record this month of a 

Bordered Straw a scarce immigrant, NFG was a Scallop Shell, 

NFY were- Double Lobed, 2 Yellow Barred, Corn Borer, Pebble Prominent, Swallow Tail .

Other highlights - 51 Large Yellow Underwing ( day record count ), 

7 Magpie, 1 Small Magpie, 12 Elephant Hawk, 4 Privet Hawk, 

3 Blood Vein , 1 Small Blood Vein, 2 Common Wainscot, 1 Single Dotted Wave, 7 Dwarf Cream Wave, 4 Riband Wave, 1 F Ghost Moth , 2 Lobster Moth, 2 Muslin Footman, 1 Mottled Beauty, 2 Brussels 

Lace, 1 Cream Bordered Green Pea, 2 Fan Foot, 1 Small Fan Foot, 

4 Snout, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Peppered, 3 Buff Arches, 1 Green Pug . 
New photos added 

 

TUES 21 JUNE 

Another good trapping night - clear, calm 201 moths of 57 species-

5NFY, 1 NFG 

Standout moths were 2 Small Mottled Willow- a scarce immigrant in Devon . 1 Endtricha Flammeaus - (NFG) 1 Garden Pebble (NFY), 

29 Large Yellow Underwing, 7 Elephant Hawk., 1 Privet Hawk, 

4 Blood Vein, 1 Small Blood Vein, 1 Common Emerald, 3 Heart & Club, 4 Dark Arches, 4 Thistle Ermine, 4 Common Wave, 1 Common White Wave, 3 Sharp Angled Peacock, 3 Brussels lace, 6 Riband Wave, 5 Dwarf Cream Wave, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Silver Ground Carpet, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Common Footman ( NFY), 1 Muslin Footman (NFY), 1 Spectacle, 1 L Album Wainscot, 3 Common Wainscot, 1 Dark Sword Grass, 1 Magpie, 1 Small Magpie, 

2 Dot Moth (NFY), 1 Plain Golden Y, 3 Double Striped Pug, 1 Common Pug, 1 Grey Pug, 1 ToadflaxPug, 1 Green Pug, 2 Straw Dot, 

1Small Clouded Brindle (NFY), 

New Photos added 

 

With the improved weather traps lit up at 22.10 - 00.35, clear calm night but cooler than expected.138 moths of 42 species with 2NFG, 4 NFY.

Almost the first moths entering the trap were 2 female GHOST MOTH( NFY ) looked superb next morning- 1 managed to escape son

only photos of 1 . Other highlights -

13 Buff Ermine, 3 Clouded Silver, 8 Bright Line Brown Eye, 1 Green Pug, 2 Double Striped Pug, 2 Common Pug, 1 Grey Pug, 5 Dwarf Cream Wave ,  2 Common Wave, 5 Blood Vein , 

1 Small Blood Vein, 2 Clouded Border, 19 Large Yellow Underwing, 

1 Snout, 2 Small Magpie, 1 Plum Tortrix (nfy), 1 Brown China Mark (nfy), 1 Iron Prominent, 1 Eyed Hawk, 4 Elephant Hawk, 1 Vines Rustic , 1 Mottled Rustic, 2 Turnip Moth, 1 Udea Olivalis, 

1 Southern Wainscot (nfy)

New Photos Added - MON 20 JUNE 

Fri 17 JUNE 

Another late finish at 00.45 however a record catch of 211 moths of 59 species with 3 NFY & 1NFG - highlights -

Another scarce immigrant moth a Bordered Straw (NFY) - this from S Europe , 3 Magpie, 1 Burnished Brass, 4 Snout, 1 Small Fan Foot, 

3 Dark Arches, 1 Eyed Hawk , 1 Privet Hawk , 13 Elephant Hawk , 

1 Plain Golden Y ( NFY ) , 3 Riband Wave, 2 Single Dotted Wave, 

1 Blood Vein, 2 Common Wave, 2 Mullein Wave, 1 Small Dusty Wave (NFY ),1 Small Fan Footed Wave, 2 Spectacle, 4 Clouded Silver, 

1 Early Thorn, 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Grey Pug, 1 Common Pug, 1 Wormwood Pug ( NFY )

1 Rivulet, 1 Thistle Ermine, 1 Herald, 3 Common Emerald, 5 Double Square Spot, 1 Common Wainscot, 1 Dingy Footman, 1 Brown Silver Line, 1 Sharp Angled Peacock, 1 Buff Arches, 1 Clouded Border

THURS 16 JUNE 

All the signs were pointing to an expectation of the best night of the year - traps lit up 22.10 - I had to stop at 0045 when I used my last pot - lots of moths still flying in my garden . Final total was a record 

208 moths of 62 species with 8 NFY & 4 NFG - highlights -

30 Heart & Dart , 4 Heart & Club , 3 Magpie (nfy), 6 Snout, 1 Fan Foot (nfy), 1 Small Fan Foot, 6 Clouded Silver, 2 Small Magpie, 

1 Barred Straw, 2 L Album Wainscot, 2 Thistle Ermine, 2 Lobster Moth (nag), 1 Mottled Beauty, 1 Brussels Lace, 7 Elephant Hawk, 4 Clouded Border, 1 Common Pug, 2 Double Striped Pug, 1 Green Pug, 2 Foxglove Pug, 1 Toadflax Pug (nfy)1 Shaded Pug ( Nfg ) 5 Grey Pug, 1 Herald, 1 Common White Wave, 2 Common Wave, 

2 Pinion Streaked Snout, 4 Riband Wave, 2 Dwarf Cream Wave, 

2 Blood Vein , 2 Small Blood Vein (nfy), 1 Single Dotted Wave, 

1 Cream -bordered Green Pea, 1 Small Angle Shades, 1 Burnished Brass , 1 Sandy Carpet, 2 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Dark Arches , 1 Grey Arches (nfg ), 1 Buff Arches ( nfy), 1 Round Winged Muslin

(NFY ) , 1 Round Winged Muslin ( NFY ) , 1 Dingy Footman , 

3 Common Plume, 1 Common Emerald , 1 Small Mottled Willow (NFG ) 

Photos will be added later - have run out of space !

WED 15 JUNE 

Milder night lots of activity with a total of 121 moths of 45 species with 6 NFY - Highlights -

19 Buff Ermine, 1 Clouded Silver, 3 Clouded Border, 1 Common Wainscot, 5 Willow Beauty, 2 Brussels lace (NFY), 1 Thistle Ermine (NFY), 4 Elephant Hawk, 1 Privet Hawk, 9 Straw Dot, 4 Common Wave, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Common Carpet, 2 Small Angle Shades,

1 Angle Shade, 1 Peppered, 4 Blood Vein, 1 Single Dotted Wave, 

1 Snout, 1 Cream - bordered Green Pea (NFY), 4 Riband Wave, 

1 Small Fan Footed Wave, 1 Grass Emerald (NFG), 1 Ingrailed Clay, 

2 Dusky Brocade, 1 Dwarf Cream Wave ( NFY ) 

new photos added 

TUES 14 JUNE 

Another clear moonlight and calm night - much better results with 77 moths of 35 species with 5 NFY .

Highlights - 3 Clouded Border , 13 Buff Ermine, 2 Elephant Hawk, 

3 Heart & Club, 2 Mottled Rustic, 2 Single Dotted Wave, 1 Blood Vein, 1 Grey Pug, 1 Lime -spec Pug (NFY) , 1 Gallium Carpet (NFY) ,

1 Buff Tip, 3 Common Wave, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Dark Arches, 1 Barred Straw (NFY), 1 Mullein Wave, 

1 Sharp Angled Peacock, 1 Spectacle, 1 Snout, 1 Dusky Brocade (NFY), 1 Marbled Orchard Tortrix ( NFY ).

New Photos added .

 

MON 13 JUNE -

A clear moonlight night , calm  , compared to recent weeks poor trap with only 52 moths of 26 species , 3 NFY .

'Highlights - 4 Heart & Club, 2 Vines Rustic, 5 Buff Ermine, 

2 Elephant Hawk, 1 Common Wainscot, 1 Single Dotted Wave (NFY), 

1 Riband Wave, 2 Clouded Border, 1 Silver Y, 1 Rivulet, 1 Snout, 

2 Grey Pug, 1 Bee Moth , 1 Mottled Rustic, 1 Eudonia Lacustrata(NFY), 1 Udea Olivalis ( NFY ).

FRI 10 JUNE 

A clearnight but breezy - attended traps 22.00-23.30 , total moths 73 of 33 species with 2 NFY - highlights 

Star moth was an OBSCURE WAINSCOT (NFG) - a scarce moth in Devon - one was trapped same night by Mark Marshall .

2 Clouded Silver, 1 Silver Y, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 2 Burnished Brass , 1 Spectacle, 1 Lychnis, 1 Privet Hawk, 2 Elephant Hawk, 

3 White Ermine, 2Buff Ermine, 1 Common wave, 2 Common wainscot, 2 Vines Rustic , 1 Pale Tussock, I Pinion Streaked Snout, 1 Dark Arches, 1 Cabbage, 1 Orange Footman 1 Middle Barred Minor , 

1 Foxglove Pug , 1 Small Magpie , 1 Small Square Spot Rustic 

New Photos added 

 

Sandy Carpet-9/6

THURS 9 JUNE 

Rain eventually stopped around 20.00, breezy night with clear periods , lit up 22.00 quit until after 23.20 . Total of 71 moths of 30 species 2 NFY - Highlights 

6 White Emine, 1 Green Carpet, 1 Snout, 1 Common White Wave, 

1Orange Footman, 1 Spectacle, 1 Heart & Club , 2 Elephant Hawk, 

2 Silver Y, 2 Dark Arches, 1 Cabbage, 1 Miller (NFY), 2 Clouded Silver, 2 Pinion Streaked Snout, 1 Straw Dot, 1 Common Wainscot, 

1 Common Plume, 1 Sandy Carpet, 1 Swallow Prominent, 1 Common Marbled Carpet 

New Photos added 

TUES 7 JUNE 

 Heavy rain until 24.00 , traps lit up 22.00 , attended until 00.20-

unfortunately I sheltered in the chalet & fell asleep from 22.30 until 24.00!, still managed 62 moths of 32 species with 6 NFY , highlights 

2 Elephant Hawk, 2 Buff Ermine, 8 White Ermine, 1 Clouded Silver, 

1 Common Wainscot, 1 Broken Barred Carpet, 1 Peach Blossom, 

1 Dark Arches (NFY), 1 Uncertain agg (NFY),1 Garden Carpet, 

2 Large Yellow Underwing , 1 Common Emerald (NFY), 1 Blood Vein, 

3 Pinion Streaked Snout, 1 Small Clouded Brindle, 1 Light Emerald, 1Sharp Angled Peacock, 1 Grey Pug, 1 Cabbage Moth (NFY), 

1 Mullein Wave, 1 Common Wave, 1 Dusky Brocade, 1 Eudonia Mercurella (NFY ) 

New Photos added 

MON 6 JUNE

Rain in evening and next morning- lit up at 22.00 attended until 23.30. Resulted in 108 moths of 42 species with 3 NFY . Highlights -

3 White Ermine, 1 Buff Ermine , 4 Large Yellow Underwing, 12 Straw Dot, 3 Clouded Border, 4 Willow Beauty, 3 Blood Vein , 2 Foxglove Pug, 1 Common Pug , 2 Grey Pug, 4 Clouded Silver, 1 Peach Blossom , 2 Heart & Club, 2 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Green Carpet, 

2 Common Carpet, 1 Common Wainscot, 2 Snout, 1 Common Wave, 

1 Light Emerald, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Privet Hawk, 1 Eyed Hawk ( NFY )1 Common Quaker, 1 Riband Wave (NFY ) 1 Dark Fruit Tree Tortrix (NFY), 1 Pinion Streaked Snout , 1 Small Clouded Brindle

New Photos added 

SUN 5 JUNE 

Lit up 22.00, attended until 00.30 , overcast but mild night .

'Best total of the year with 138 moths of 45 species with 3 NFY 

Highlights - 

11 White Ermine, 2 Buff Ermine, 9 Willow Beauty, 5 Bright Line Brown Eye, 2 Small Square Spot, 3 Elephant Hawk, 3 Double Striped Pug, 3 Common Pug, 2 Foxglove Pug, 2 Green Pug, 1 Grey Pug, 

1 Burnished Bronze, 1 Orange Footman, 1 Snout, 1 Silver Y, 

4 Large Yellow Underwing, 4 Blood Vein, 7 Marbled Minor - agg, 

1 Heart & Club, 1 Ingrailed Clay, 3 Straw Dot, 1 Common White Wave, 1 Shears ( NFY )2 Purple Bar, 1 Flame Carpet ( NFY )

3 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Green Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 

4 Small Square Spot, 1 Double Square Spot, 2 Spectacle, 1 Small Magpie, 2 Common Wainscot, 1 Cream Spot Tiger, 1 Pale Tussock, 

1 Small Angle Shades (NFY), 1 Small Clouded Brindle, 2 Mottled Rustic 

New Photos added

 

SAT 4 JUNE 

Cloudy mild night, traps lit up at 23.00, attended up to 00.15

total trap 102 moths of 32 species 3NFY 

Highlights -Mottled Rustic , Large Yellow Underwing 5, 3 Bright Line Brown Eye, 7 White Ermine, Middle Barred Minor-agg(NFY), 

Angle Shades 1, 1 Common Wainscot, 2 Small Clouded Brindle, 

2 Marbled Minor- agg , 1 Peppered, 1 Tawny Shears (NFY)., 2 Lychnis, 2 Silver Y, 1 Elephant Hawk, 1 Rivulet, 1 Grey Dagger (NFY)

1 Pearly Underwing, 2 Vines Rustic , 3 Buff Tip, 1 Herald, 1 Turnip, 2 Heart & Club , 1 Shore Wainscot- 2nd record this year of this scarce 

moth , 1 Brown House Moth - (NFY)

New photos added.

FRI 3 JUNE 

Only 1 trap lit up at 23.00 , not attended, showers o/night , very surprised this morning to find 79 moths of 35 species, 6 NFY 

Highlights - 3 Angle Shades, 3 Silver Y, 1 Straw Dot, 5 Large Yellow Underwing, 3 Marbled Minor- agg, 2 Small Clouded Brindle, 3 White Ermine, 1 Purpke Bar, 4 Setaceous Hebrew character, 1 Double Square Spot ( NFY) , 2 Flame, 3 Clouded Silver, 3 Bright Libe Brown Eye, 1 Common White Wave (NFY )1 Pale Tussock, 1 Orange Footman, 1 Green Carpet, 1 Clouded Pug , 1 Green Pug, 1 Slender Pug, 1 Marbled Coronet, 1 Lychnis, 1 Burnished Brass, 1 Heart & Club (NFY)1 Mottled Rustic, 1 Mottled Beauty (NFY), 3 Vines Rustic, 1 Bee Moth (NFY) 1 Willow Beauty, 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Alder Moth 

Photos added 

THURS 2 JUNE 

Milder night but clear produced the best totals for sone days with 50 moths of 27 species -highlights =

1Elephant Hawk, 1 Privet Hawk , 1Silver Y, 1 Clouded Border, 

3 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 White Ermine, 2 Buff Ermine, 

2 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 Ingrailed Clay, 3 Clouded Silver, 2 Snout, 

1 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Vines Rustic, 2 Willow Beauty, 

1 Small Clouded Brindle, 3bCommon Pug, 2 Double Striped Pug, 

2 Garden Carpet, 1 Rivulet, 1 Common Wave, 1 Knot Grass , 

1 Pearly Underwing 

WED 1 JUNE

Another cool night -only 26 moths of 14 species -m1NFY 

Highlights - 3 Buff Ermine, 3 White Ermine, 1 Pearly Underwing, 

1 Green Carpet,  1 Buff Tip, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Satin Wave - NFY, 1 Privet Hawk, 1 Polar Hawk 

Along the coast path a very worn Cream Spot Tiger 

TUES 31 MAY 

Although a cool evening/night still ended up with 41 moths of 19 species with 1 NFY 

Highlights - 2 Polar Hawk, 2 Pearly Underwing ( immigrants ) , 

1 Buff  Tip, 3 White Ermine, 1 Buff Ermine, 2 Vines Rustic, 1 Snout, 

1 Peppered, 2 Clouded Border, 2 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Dark 

Bordered Twin Spot Carpet, 1 Rivulet ( NFY), 1 Small Clouded Brindle.

total species for the month was 122 , compares with only 68 last year

MON 30 MAY 

Another cool night - surprised to finish with 34 moths of 20 species -Highlights 

2 White Ermine, 3 Buff Ermine, 2 Small Clouded Brindle, 1 Vines Rustic, 1 Privet Hawk, 1 Poplar Hawk, 2 Common Marbled Carpet, 

1 Red Twin Carpet, 1 Peach Blossom , 1 Marbled Minor agg, 

1 Ingrailed Clay, 1 Foxglove Pug

SUN 29 MAY 

A cool and clear night had an impact on moths , only 22 of 13 species - highlights -

2 Buff Ermine, 1 White Ermine, 1 Clouded Border, 3 Small Square Spot, 2 Flame, 1 Scalloped Hazel, 1 Ingrailed Clay , 1 Lime Hawk 

1 Poplar Hawk , 1 Privet Hawk.1 Mottled Rustic .

Walking along the Buckland Valley a day flying moth - Mother Shipton ( NFY )

SAT 28 MAY 

Cool calm evening with light cloud - 22.30-23.30- only a few moths flying - more overnight 

Main highlight were 4 HAWK MOTHS - 2 PRIVET, 1 POLAR, 1 LIME ( NFY) also a worn DELICATE ( an immigrant ) NFY) 

1 Buff Tip, 5 Buff ERMIBE, 2 White Ermine, 2 Mottled Rustic, 2 Vines Rustic , 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 1 Setaceous Hebrew character, 

1 Light  Emerald, 1 Pale Tussock, 1 Willow Beauty, 1 Clouded Border 

1 Peppered , 1 Silver Ground Carpet .1 Rush Veneer ( NFY)

45 moths of 23 species .

A caterpillar on the wall was aLackey Moth, 

New Photos added 

THURS 26 MAY 

A breezy night , mild resulted in 70 moths of 27 species 6 NFY 

Highlights - 

A Shore Wainscot (NFY) - classed as a rare coastal resident an early specimen .1 Pearly Underwing (NFY) - an immigrant, 1 Elephant Hawk ( NFY) , 1 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 Common Wainscot, 1 Mottled Rustic , 1 Snout, 1 Peppered, 1 Dark Barred Twin Spot Carpet, 

1 Broken Barred Carpet, 2 Angle Shades, 1 Large Yellow Underwing, 

1 Clouded Silver, 2 Small Clouded Brindle , 1 Vines Rustic, 

1 Garden Grass Veneer (NFY ), 1- Acleris Notana (NFY)

new photos added .

Shore Wainscot- 26/5

TUES 24 MAY 

Moths started flying at 22.00on cloudy but cooler night, wind got up at 23.15 . 54 moths trapped of 28 species with 3 NFY 

Highlights - 

1 Puss Moth., 1 Pale Tussock, 1 Buff Tip, 1 Bright Line Brown Eye, 

1 Small Clouded Brindle, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character ( NFY )

3 White Ermine, 1 Buff Ermine, 4 Flame, 5 Common Marbled Carpet, 

1 Garden Carpet, 1 Broken Barred Carpet, 1 Green Carpet, 1 Spectacle, 1 Cream Spot Tiger, 1 Clouded Border, 1 Common Wave, 2 Lychnis, 1 Sharp Angled Peacock (NFY), 1 Common Pug , 

1 Grey Pug,1 Scoparia Ambigualis ( NFY )

Photos added

SUN 22 MAY 

Largest catch of the year 99 moths of 38 species with 5 NFY 

Highlights - 1 L-Album Wainscot, 2 Common Wainscot, 1 Mullein, 

1 Clouded Border, 1 Large Yellow Underwing ( NFY) , 6 White Ermine, 1 Silver Y, 1 Small Clouded Brindle, 1 Blood Vein , 11 Willow Beauty, 2 Clouded Silver , 1Blood Vein, 1 Alder Moth, 1 Pale Tussock 

1 Gold Spot, 1 Ingrailed Clay (NFY )2 Peach Blossom, 1 Cream Spot Tiger, 1 Brown Silver Line

2 new micros 

Photos added 

late addition- managed to photo late Mon evening - Grey pine Carpet ( NFG ) -photo added 

SAT 21 MAY 

Traps lit up at 22.45 - few moths in flight however a big surprise 

next morning with a second STRIPED HAWK & a PRIVET HAWK (NFY), also 1 Puss Moth, 3 Clouded Border, 1White Ermine, 1 Spectacle, 1 Heart & Dart, 1 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 Bright Line Brown Eye, 1 Common Pug, 3 Treble Lines .

More photos added 

FRI 20 MAY 

A breezy and cooler night , only55 moths of 20 species with 1 NFY 

Highlights - 1 Peppered Moth ( NFY ) , 1 Polar Hawk, 3 Peach Blossom , 2 Puss Moth , 4 Pale Tussock, 1 Purple Bar, 2 Spectacle, 

2 Flame, 1 Clouded Border 

THURS 19 MAY

A cloudy, calm , mild night - traps attended until 23.30 

Fantastic night with 72 moths of 37 species - 1NFG , 7 NFY 

At 22.50 I netted a STRIPED HAWKMOTH - NFG , these are usually very scarce in Devon , however this spring because of the southerly airflow around 15 have been recorded - these are normally seen in Southern Europe- evidence of other immigrant moths was an L Album Wainscot ( NFY) and Rusty Dot Pearl 

Remaining moths trapped included-

1 Puss Moth , 3 Pale Tussock, 12 Treble Lines, 7 Flame Shoulder, 1 Flame, 2  Clouded Border, 1 Purple Bar, 1 Yellow Barred Brindle, 

2 Green Carpet, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 1- Common Wave, 

1 Spectacle, 1 Poplar Hawkmoth , 1 Fern (NFY), 1 Mottled Rustic (NFY), 1 Iron Prominent (NFY), 3 Common Pug, 2 Double Striped Pug, 1 Slender Pug (NFY), 1 Grey Pug (NFY)

A lot of the NFY moths are being recorded around 3 weeks earlier than expected 

I don't usually put photos on here - today is an exception. More photos on the Moth photo page

 

Striped Hawkmoth & Poplar Hawkmoth -19/5

WED 18 MAY 

Raining until 21.00, cloudy o/night , traps attended until 23.15 .

Total of 65 moths of 35 species - 1 NFG , 4 NFY 

Outstanding moth was a Great Prominent ( NFG ) 

NFY were - Mullein Wave, Purple Bar, Snout, Flame .

Also - 1 Waved Umber, 1 Common White Wave , 1 Common Wave, 

8 White Ermine, 1 Lychnis, 2 Clouded Border, 1 Clouded Silver, 

1 Orange Footman, 1 Least Black Arches, 1 Small Clouded Brindle 

1 Muslin, 2 Common Pug 

Plenty of Carpets- 4 Green, 1 Common, 1 Common Marbled, 

1 Broken Barred, 1 Silver Ground 

New photos added 

TUES 17 MAY 

 A cloudy night after heavy afternoon rain , light breeze , traps attended until 23.30 . Total catch 68 moths of 30 species with 9 NFY 

Highlights - 

1 Clouded Border, 10 Green Carpet, 2 Garden Carpet, 2 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 1 Dark Barred Twin Spot Carpet ( NFY ), 1 Sandy Carpet (NFY ), 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Buff Ermine ( NFY ), 

4 White Ermine , 1 Small Clouded Brindle, 1 Small Square Spot (NFY), 1 Scalloped Hazel, (NFY), 1 Cream Spotted Tiger ( 3rd this year ) , 2 Spectacle, 1 Golden Rod Pug (NFY), 1 Gold Spot (NFY), 

1 Pale Tussock, 1 Common Wave, 1 Common White Wave (NFY)

1 Pinion Streaked Snout , 2 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 Straw Dot (NFY)

1 Eucosma Cana (NFY )

New photos added 

MON 16 MAY 

More breeze tonight , no rain resulted in only 40 moths of 16 species- 4 NFY 

2 Brimstone, 10 Flame Shoulder, 3 White Ermine, 9 Treble Lines ., 

1 Silver Y, 3 Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Green Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Common Wave, 2 Common Quaker, 1 Light Emerald ( NFY ), 1 Silver Ground Carpet (NFY), 1 Dotted Border, 1 Small Clouded Brindle , 1 Pinion Streaked Snout (NFY ), 1 Foxglove Pug (NFY )

Sun 15 MAY 

Cloudy mild night with light showers resulted in the best catch this year - 71 moths of 35 species- 7 NFY, 3 NFG 

Highlights - 4 GREEN CARPET, 3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 

3 BROKEN BARRED CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 2 COMMON CARPET, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 COMMON PUG, 

1 GREY PUG ( NFY), 1 BURNISHED BRASS (NFY ) , 2 SPECTACLE (NFY ), 1 MUSLIN, 3 LEAST BLACK ARCHES, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 PUSS MOTH , 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 ORANGE FOOTMAN (NFY ) 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 TWENTY PLUME, 1 WHITE-PINION SPOTTED ( NFG )2 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 RUFOUS MINOR (NFY)

4 SMALL CLOUDED BRINDLE ( NFG ), 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE (NFY )

1 ALDER MOTH ( NFY ) 1 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE (NFY )

Photos to be added to the 2022 photo page 

FRI 13 MAY 

Found a lovely Puss Moth in an unlit trap this morning 

THURS 12 MAY  

Windy , poor catch only 14 moths of 9 species - 1 NFY - BUFF TIP 

WED 11 MAY 

Cloudy from 10.00 - poor overnight catch - total 27 moths of 17 species , 3 NFY-all micros 

2 Common Quaker, 4 Flame Shoulder, 2 Treble Lines, 1 Green Carpet 

1 Common Marbled Carpet, 3 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 1 Garden Carpet, 4 Brimstone, 1 Muslin, 1 Small Magpie (NFY), 1 Knot Grass, 1 Willow Beauty, 2 Hebrew Character, 1 Double Striped Pug, 

1 Twenty Plume ( NFY ) , 1 Common Plume ( NFY )

TUES 10 MAY 

Overnight rain and wind produced 37 moths of 20 species with 5 NFY 

1Cream Spot Tiger ( 2nd of the year ) 2 Brimstone, 7 Flame Shoulder, 1 Chinese Character, 3 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 

3 Common Quaker, 2 Bright Line Brown Eye, 1 White Ermine, 

3 Treble Lines, 3 Hebrew Character, 1 Pale Prominent, 1 Heart & Dart, 1 Common Wainscot (NFY) , 1 Green Carpet, 3 Willow Beauty, 

1 Double Striped Pug, 1 Common Pug , 

3 micros all NFY - 1 Syndemis Musculana, 1 Eudonia Pallida, 

1Agonoptrix Ciliella 

MON 9 MAY - cloudy mild night with light showers at 06.00

42 moths of 19 species , 1 NFY 

5 Brimstone, 2 Green Carpet, 2 Broken Barred Carpet, 4 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 1 White Ermine, 3 Early Grey, 8 Treble Lines, 

1 Small Quaker, 4 Common Quaker, 3 Flame Shoulder, 1 Muslin 

2 Hebrew Character, 1 Shuttle Shaped Dart, 1 Poplar Hawk, 

1 V Pug, 1 Knot Grass, 1 Least Black Arches, 1 Chinese Character 

(NFY), 4 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 1 Bright Line Brown Eye.

SUN 8 MAY 

A total of 28 moths of18 species with 5 NFY 

2 Clouded Border, 1 Brimstone, 3 Treble Lines, 2 Small Quaker, 3 Common Quaker, 4 Hebrew Character, 1 Waved Umber,

1 Pale Tussock ( NFY ), 1 Nut Tree Tussock, 1 Knot Grass, 1 White Ermine, 1 Blood Vein (NFY) , 1 Rusty Dot Pearl (NFY) , 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Common Marbled Carpet, 1 Light Brown Apple Moth (NFY)

FRI 6 MAY 

BEST trap of the year - 41 moths of 22 species with 8 NFY 

7Brimstone, 8 Flame Shoulder, 3 Green Carpet, 1 Broken Barred Carpet (NFY), 1 Common Marbled Carpet (NFY), 3 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 1 Knot Grass (NFY), 2 Double Striped Pug, 1 March Moth, 

1 Common Quaker, 1 Least Dark Arches, 2 Muslin, 1 Clouded Silver (NFY), 1 Small Quaker, 2 Treble Lines (NFY), 1 V Pug, 1 Bright Line

Brown Eye (NFY), 1 Early Grey, 1 Dark Sword Grass, 1 Shuttle Shaped Dart, 1 Pale Pinion ( NFY )

Photos added 

THURS 5 MAY 

A clear night resulted in a catch of23 moths of 18 species - 3 NFY 

1Poplar Hawk Moth (NFY ) , 1 Common Wave (NFY),1 Brimstone, 

2 Least Black Arches (NFY), 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 March Moth, 1 Green Carpet, 3 Common Quaker, 1 Mullein, 1 Nut Tree Tussock, 

1 Clouded Drab, 1 Hebrew Character, 1 Powdered Quaker, 

2 Small Quaker.,1 White Ermine, 1 Early Grey, 1 Early Tooth Striped 

Photos added 

WED 4 MAY 

A poor catch only 11 moths of 9 species -

1 Brimstone, 1 waved Umber, 2 Muslin, 1 Garden Carpet, 1 Powdered Quaker, 2 Common Quaker, 1 Hebrew Character, 

1 Early Grey, 1. Marbled Coronet.

TUES 3 MAY

Overcast night , cool result was 32 moths of 16 species - 3 NFY 

4 Common Quaker, 1 Powdered Quaker, 5 Muslin, 4 Green Carpet, 1 Clouded Border, 4 Early Grey, 2 Brimstone, 1 March Moth, 2 Garden Carpet, 1 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 2 Hebrew Character, 1 Waved Umber, 1 Nut Tree Tussock, 2 Common Pug (NFY) , 1 Oak Tree Pug (NFY) 1 AGONOPTERIX ARENELLA (NFY)

MON 2 MAY - 

A cloudy and reasonably mild night , only 31 moths of 13 species - 3 NFY .

7 BRIMSTONE, 1 SMALL QUAKER, 4 COMMON QUAKER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 1 MARCH MOTH , 2 MUSLIN MOTH, 5 FLAME SHOULDER, 

3 GREEN CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET(NFY)

1 WILLOW BEAUTY(NFY), 1 V PUG (NFY), 2 CLOUDED BORDER(NFY)

WED 27 APRIL 

A cold and windy night with only 13 moths of 7 species -

4 BRIMSTONE, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 3 COMMON QUAKER, 

1 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 MUSLIN MOTH  & 

another PUSS MOTH 

Couple of new photos added

TUES 26 APRIL 

Another cool night but trapped 32 moths of 18 species -3 NFY 

2 Brimstone, 5 Common Quaker, 1 Pale Prominent, 2 Red Twin Spot Carpet- (NFY) 1 White Ermine, 3 Powdered Quaker, 1 Garden Carpet, 3 Muslin Moth, 1 Dark Sword Grass (NFY), 4 Hebrew Character, 1 Clouded Drab, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Dotted Border, 

1 Small Quaker, 1 Early Grey, 1 Mullein, 1 Swallow Prominent, 

1 Brindled Pug ( NFY )

MON 25 APRIL 

 Cool night, only 20 moths of 12 species - 4 NFY .

1 Swallow Prominent (NFY), 1 Cream Spot Tiger (NFY), 

1 White Ermine (NFY), 1 Mullein ( NFY ) , 1 Brimstone, 4 Muslin Moth, 1 Early Grey, 3 Common Quaker, 2 Small Quaker, 3 Hebrew Character, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Powdered Quaker, 

photos added 

SUN 24 APRIL 

Only 1 trap used only 16 moths but 14 species and 2 NFY 

1 PUSS MOTH (NFY), 1 Pale Pinion (NFY ) 1 Brimstone, 1 Muslin Moth, 1 Small Quaker, 1 Clouded Drab, 2 Common Quaker, 

1 Lychnis, 2 Powdered Quaker, 1 Double Striped Pug, 1 Dotted Border, 1 Flame Shoulder, 1 Early Grey, 1 Nut Tree Tussock

Thurs 21 APRIL 

Just 1 trap last night because of the wind , managed 31 moths of 14 species with 6 NFY 

4 Powdered Quaker, 5 Early Grey, 2 Hebrew Character, 10 Common Quaker, 1 Flame Shoulder (NFY), 1 Brimstone, 1 Garden Carpet, 

1 Green Carpet, 1 Water Carpet (NFY) 1 Small Quaker (NFY), 

1 Early Toothed Striped ( NFY) , 1 Turnip Moth (NFY), 1 Nut Tree Tussock

WED 20 APRIL 

Best catch of the year- 48 moths of 13 species -

10 Hebrew Character, 19 Common Quaker, 3 March Moth , 1 Waved Umber, 1 Garden Carpet, 3 Muslin Moth, 4 Powdered Quaker, 

2 Early Grey, 1 Shuttle Shaped Dart, (NFY), 1 Nut Tree Tussock (NFY), 1 Red Chestnut (NFY ), 1 Marbled Coronet (NFY )

1 Brimstone 

new photos added 

SUN 17 APRIL 

A cloudy but cool night - only 15 of 7 species 

8 COMMON QUAKER , 2 EARLY THORN, 1 CLOUDED DRAB ( NFY ) 

1 DOUBLE STRIPED PUG, 1 MUSLIN MOTH , 1 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 BRIMSTONE 

SAT 16 APR 

Much better results last night with a total 0f 22 of 11 species -5 NFY 

2 BRIMSTONE, 4 HEBREW CHARACTER, 6 COMMON QUAKER, 

2 EARLY THORN, 1 SILVER Y, 1 EARLY GREY, 1 MUSLIN MOTH ( NFY)

2 GARDEN CARPET (NFY ) , 1 DOTTED BORDER ( NFY ) , 

1 WAVED UMBER (NFY ), 2 MARCH MOTH (NFY )

photos added on photos page 

FRI 15 APRIL 

Still recovering from Covid , milder night so decided to light up-

results poor - 9 of 4 species -

3 BRIMSTONE (NFY) , 4 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 EARLY GREY, 

1 GREEN CARPET (NFY) 

THURS 17 MARCH 

8 of 5 species

4 Hebrew Character, 1 Early Grey - NFY, 1 Early Thorn, 1 Common Quaker, 1 Double Striped Pug 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUES 15 MAR 

With a positive forecast decided to light up 1 trap - rain in the early hours was not expected . Result 7 of 5-

3 Hebrew Character, 1 Common Quaker, 2 Early Thorn , 1 Double 

Striped Pug.

Photos added 

TUES 1 FEB 

Milder conditions so decided to put one trap out - only 1 moth next morning - a nice SILVER Y 

THURS 13 JAN 

A Double Striped Pug found on my kitchen door at 22.45- the first moth of 2022 

Photo on the Moths photo page