WED 15 SEPT 

A mild and cloudy night , 90 pots off the white sheet between 20.45 - 22.30, record total catch of 173 moths of 37 species .

43 SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC, 19 SILVER Y, 18 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 11 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 7 SNOUT, 2 BLOOD VEIN , 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 3 ANGLE SHADES, 3 GREEN CARPET, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 GALIUM CARPET, 1 DUSKY THORN , 2 DARK SWORD GRASS, 3 LARGE WAINSCOT, 9 COMMON WAINSCOT 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 2 ROSY RUSTIC, 5 LIGHT EMERALD, 2 SMALL DUSTY WAVE , 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 FROSTED ORANGE, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA, 1 GOLD SPOT .

The CONVOLVULUS HAWK still in the garden - in a pot of nicotina.

TUES 14 SEPT 

Heavy rain all yesterday evening so was not expecting much this morning, nice surprise to end up with 59 moths of 22 species with 1 possibly 2 NFY 

Star moth was a CONVOLVULUS HAWK - NFY ( last year 1 on the 19/9 ) another stunning moth as I hope the photos show , awaiting confirmation on a FEN WAINSCOT- NFY , other highlights-

4 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 LARGE WAINSCOT, 3 SPECTACLE, 10 SILVER Y, 2 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 GOLD SPOT, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS 

MON 13 SEPT 

Another good nights catch with 132 moths of 37 species - 1 NFG 

Having only had DOUBLE STRIPED PUGS recently a surprise to find a CYPRESS PUG this morning - NFG . Some other interesting moths -

4 SNOUT , 2 ANGLE SHADES , 1 COMMON WAVE , 3 SMALL DUSTY WAVE , 2 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 1 YELLOW SHELL , 1 ROSY RUSTIC , 1 SPECTACLE, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS , 7 LARGE WAINSCOT, 

14 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL RUFOUS , 

1 BLOOD VEIN , 3 SILVER Y, 2 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 DUSKY THORN , 1 RIBAND WAVE, 1 CRESCENT 

SUN 12 SEPT 

A calm mild night with cloud cover produced 124 moths of 40 species including a first for me - CLIFDEN NONPAREIL- PHOOS are stunning .

1 JERSEY TIGER, 2 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 13 COMMON WAINSCOT, 7 LARGE WAINSCOT, 2 SHORE WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 12 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 DUSKY THORN, 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 8 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 TURNIP , 1 CABBAGE, 1 GALIUM CARPET, 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 FROSTED ORANGE, 1 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 GOLD SPOT, 1 HOARY FOOTMAN, 

1 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 YELLOW TAIL - photos added 

On Thurs 9/9 my next door neighbour photographed a RED UNDERWING on his patio door . 

SAT 11 SEPT 

Agood nights catch with 103 moths of 35 species- 2 NFY -both micros , best of the night a 3rd HOARY FOOTMAN of the year .

4 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 3 COMMON RUSTIC, 

1 ANGLE SHADES , 4 SNOUT, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 5 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT, 1 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 3 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 4 LIGHT EMERALD, 3 SILVER Y, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 JERSEY TIGER, 1 FROSTED ORANGE, 1 TURNIP MOTH, 1 GARDEN PEBBLE, 1 WATER VENEER- NFY, 1RINGED CHINA MARK - NFY 

New photos added 

FRI 10 SEPT 

Rain from 21.30 last night produced an increase in the moths in the traps this morning- a total128 of 37 species , 2 NFY -highlights 

The WAINSCOTS ARE increasing in numbers , today's were -

2 SMALL , 8 COMMON , 1 SHORE ( only 2nd this year), 4 LARGE -

photos added .

6 SNOUT, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 SEPT THORN - NFY , 1 DUSKY THORN , 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 3 ROSY RUSTIC , 2 CABBAGE , 1 COMMON RUSTIC , 1 HEART & DART , 1 FROSTED ORANGE - NFY , 

1 FLAME, 1 BUFF ERMINE , 6 SILVER Y , 1 GALIUM CARPET, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 STRAW DOT

THURS 9 SEPT 

Rain curtailed my attending the traps at 22.30 , morning count produced 127 moths of 38 species , 1 NFY 

Highlights - 1 FLAME , 14 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 

2 CABBAGE, 14 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 GALIUM CARPET, 1 KNOT GRASS, 5 SILVER Y, 5 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

4LARGE WAINSCOT, 3 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 HEART & DART, 1 STRAW DOT, 3 SNOUT ,1 DINGY FOOTMAN, 1 TWENTY PLUME, 2 DUSKY THORN , 1 DARK ARCHES , 1 COMMON WAVE , 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 1 GOLD SPOT, 1 SPECTACLE 

WED 8 SEPT 

Gale force winds meant moving the main trap to a more sheltered site behind the chalet , leaf at 22.30 , surprised this morning to find the traps full,of moths - 126 moths of 34 species - 1 new micro .

Highlights- 21 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 13 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

3 LARGE WAINSCOT, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 HEART & DART, 7 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 PURPLE BAR, 1 CABBAGE, 2 SNOUT, 11 SILVER Y, 2 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 1 SPECTACLE, 2 KNOT GRASS, 1 DRINKER, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 

1 CENTRE BARRED SALLOW, 1 M BLACK ARCHES , 1 GARDEN ROSE TORTRIX 

TUES 7 SEPT 

Another very mild and calm night - ran out of pots by 23.00 a catch of 143 moths of 42 species with 3 NFG &1 NFY - highlights-

3 KNOT GRASS, 5 SPECTACLE , 1 RUSTY DOT PEARL , 1 STRAW DOT, 5 LARGE WAINSCOT, 12 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARECTER, 3 SILVER Y, 1 AUGUST THORN - NFY , 2 DUSKY THORN , 5 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 PEARLY UNDERWING- NFG , 

1 CABBAGE MOTH, 3 SNOUT, 1 F FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 

1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN - NFG, 2 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 PURPLE BAR, 

1 MARBLED GREEN , 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 CENTRE BARRED SALLOW, 

3 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 1 JERSEY TIGER, 1 DELICATE, 1 CORN BORER - NFG

Eric reports 2 HUMMING BIRD HAWK MOTHS in his garden at Aveton Gifford.

More photos added 

MON 6 SEPT 

A much milder night with an increase catch of 120 moths of 37 species - highlights 

4 SILVER Y, 2 STRAW DOT , 5 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT ( 26mm ) , 1 MARBLED GREEN , 2 GARDEN CARPET, 

1 GREEN CARPET, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 2 COMMON CARPET, 5 DUSKY THORN , 2 KNOT GRASS, 3 SPECTACLE, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 5 SNOUT, 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 2 JERSEY TIGER ( 1 yellow underwing) , 1 BURNISHED BRASS , 1 CLOUDED SILVER ( must be a second gen normally finished by early August) 

SUN 5 SEPT 

Another autumnal catch with 92 moths but only 24 species -highlights - 8 SNOUT, 4 SILVERY, 1 DRINKER, 5 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT, 1 DINGY FOOTMAN, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 ROSY RUSTIC, 2 SPECTACLE, 8 COMMON CARPET, 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 1 CENTRE BARRED SALLOW -NFY

SAT 4 SEPT 

Autumnal conditions with wind produced a catch of 82 moths of only 27 species - highlights-

2 DUSKY THORN , 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 1 EARLY THORN , 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SNOUT, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 

1 DRINKER, 1 RUBY TIGER , 1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 

1 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE , 1 SMALL DOTTED WAVE 

 

FRI 3 SEPT 

An autumnal feel about last nights catch - 87 moths of just 31 species with 1 NFY.

Highlights - 2 LARGE WAINSCOT, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SNOUT, 3 DUSKY THORN , 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 GOLD SPOT, 1 YELLOW TAIL , 1 SILVER Y, 1 GREY DAGGER - agg , 2 BLOOD VEIN, 

1 KNOT GRASS, 1 ROSY FOOTMAN, 1 PURPLE BAR , 1 BROWN PLUME - NFY 

 New photos page started

THURS 2 SEPT 

Only 72 moths of 26 species following a cooler and breezy night .

2 NFY 

Highlights - 1 DUSKY THORN , 3 SPECTACLE , 1 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 SILVER Y, 2 SNOUT , 1 DELICATE - NFY , 1 BRICK NFY 

WED 1 SEPT 

A cool and windy night produced 119 moths but of only 30 species 

Highlight was a garden first - OLD LADY ( flew into me at 11.00 ) , other interesting moths were - 2 DUSKY THORN , 1 YELLOW TAIL , ,

1 DARK ARCHES, 1 DRINKER, 1 SNOUT, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 

1 WHITE LINE DART, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT 

TUES 31 AUG 

Although a breezy night over 40 moths in the traps producing a total of 121 moths of 33 species .Highlights -

1 SNOUT, 7 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT, 1 BROWN VEINED WAINSCOT, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 3 DRINKER, 1 SPECTACLE , 7 SILVER Y, 6 SEBACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 YELLOW TAIL , 1 CABBAGE MOTH, 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 3 DUSKY THORN , 1 BEAUTIFUL PLUME , 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA 

MON 30 AUG 

A much milder night resulted in a catch of 133 moths of 40 species with 2 NFG - BRIEF HIGHLIGHTS-

3 BLOOD VEIN , 1 LEAST YELLOW UNDERWING, 6 DOUBLE STRIPED PUG, 1 TAWNY SPECKLED PUG - NFG , 8 SILVER Y, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 5 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT, 2 DUSKY THORN, 5 SNOUT, 1 HEART &DART ( last one was on 1/8 ), 1 JERSEY TIGER, 2 SPECTACLE, 2 ROSY FOOTMAN , 1 ANGLE SHADES, 3 STRAW DOT , 1 LYCHNIS , 1 ANANIA CROCEALIS - NFG , 

1 SPINDLE ERMINE - AGG 

New photos posted 

SAT 28 AUG 

Another clear but cooler night , 114 moths of 36 species with 2 NFY 

Highlights - 1 DRINKER, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 4 COMMON RUSTIC , 1 LESSER COMMON RUSTIC- NFY , 1 ROSY RUSTIC, 4 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 2 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 3 SPECTACLE, 3 SILVER Y, 2 YELLOW TAIL , 1 MAGPIE, , 

3 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 DUSTY WAVE, 1 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

1 LARGE WAINSCOT, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 CLOUDED BORDER., 1 WHITE SPOTTED PUG , 4 DOUBLE STRIPED PUG 

I have been reminded that LESSER COMMON RUSTIC and COMMON RUSTIC cannot safely be distinguished without dissection - unfortunately it flew off before I could photo it .

Have also deleted the Twin Spot Carpet - very scarce in Devon no photo was able to be taken 

FRI 27 AUG 

A cooler night but still 106 moths of 41 species with 1 NFY 

Highlights - 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 POLAR HAWK , 3 SILVER Y, 2 STRAW DOT, 2 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 WHITE SPOTTED PUG - NFY, 

1 BUFF ERMINE , 1 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 LACKEY, 2 SPECTACLE, 1 YELLOW TAIL , 1 BLOOD VEIN 3 SNOUT 1 KNOT GRASS

THURS 25 AUG 

More wind last night but still 120 moths of 36 species main highlights- 2 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 1 EARLY THORN, 

2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 

8 SILVER Y, 2 BUFF ERMINE, 1 POPLAR HAWK, 1 YELLOW TAIL, 

1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN , 1 HOARY FOOTMAN , 1 MULLEIN WAVE 

3 COMMON CARPET, 2 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET , 

2 PURPLE BAR , 1 LACKEY, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 2 COPPER UNDERWING, 

WED 25 AUG 

Largest catch of the year with 174 moths of 46 species with 1 NFG 

Had to leave the traps at 23.00 - ran out of pots ! 
Although a high total 4 species in excess of 9-  40 + FLAME SHOULDER, 11 BRIMSTONE, 15 SILVER Y, other highlights-

2 BLOOD VEIN , 1 BUFF TIP, 1 YELLOW TAIL, 2 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN , 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 LACKEY, 

3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 5 SMALL WAINSCOT, 3 SNOUT, 1 ROSY FOOTMAN, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 2 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 6 JERSEY TIGER Highest day trap ) inc my first yellow hind wing moth , 3 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 2 COMMON CARPET, 

1 OBLIQUE CARPET, 3 KNOT GRASS, 1 GOLD SPOT, 5 SPECTACLE, 1 COPPER UNDERWING, 1 MULLEIN WAVE , 1 SCARCE BORDERED 

STRAW - NFG 

Several photos added 
 

TUES24 AUG 

Much better conditions last night produced a catch of 102 moths of 42 species - highlights 

2 ANGLE SHADES, 1 ROSY RUSTIC, 3 BLOOD VEIN , 6 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 5 COMMON RUSTIC , 7 SILVER Y, 2 DRINKER, 1 EARLY THORN, 1 DUSKY THORN, 5 KNOT GRASS, 1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 2 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 WHITE LIBE DART, 1 COPPER UNDERWING, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

2 IRON PROMINENT, 1 LACKEY, 1 GOLD SPOT, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 

2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 3 STRAW DOT, 2 SPECTACLE , 1 SNOUT , 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART 

Photos added 

MON 23 AUG 

A moonlight night , much cooler than recent nights resulted in the lowest catch for many weeks - only 38 moths of 26 species , 1NFY .

Highlights - 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 SNOUT, 1 YELLOW TAIL , 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 STRAW DOT, 2 DRINKER , 1 JERSEY TIGER, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 LACKEY, 1 SILVER Y , 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 BEAUTIFUL PLUME - NFY 

SUN 22 AUG 

Cloudy night , light breeze , poor catch only 60 moths of 30 species, 1 NFY 

Highlights - 1 DRINKER, 1 JERSEY TIGER, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 

1 FERN , 2 ROSY RUSTIC, 2 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 1 GOLD SPOT , 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 1 IRON PROMINENT, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 LACKEY, 2 COMMON CARPET, 1 GALIUM CARPET, 2 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 DUSKY THORN - NFY

SAT 21 AUG 

After a cloudy night  with rain early hours lowest catch of the month with only 91 moths of 37 macro species with 1 NFY 

Highlights - 1 JERSEY TIGER, 3 KNOT GRASS, 1 ROSY FOOTMAN, 

7 DINGY FOOTMAN, 1 HOARY FOOTMAN- NFY , 4 SILVER Y, 1 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE, 2 GOLD SPOT, 1 BURNISHED BRASS , 

2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC, 5 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 5 VINES RUSTIC, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

1 IRON PROMINENT, 1 DRINKER, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 COMMON 

WAINSCOT , 1 SCORCHED CARPET ,1 BRUSSELS LACE, 2 RUBY TIGER .

New photos added 

FRI 20 AUG 

After a calm and cloudy night rain showers from 06.00, trapped 128 moths of 49 macro species- 1 NFY , highlights- 

1 MARBLED GREEN , 3 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 4 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 4 ROSY RUSTIC, 4 VIBES RUSTIC, 1 KNOT GRASS, 2 COMMON RUSTIC, 3 SILVER Y, 2 BLOOD VEIN , 1 EARLY THORN , 

1 SCORCHED CARPET- NFY , 1 FLAME CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 DRINKER , 

2 GOOD SPOT, 1 IRON PROMINENT, 1 YELLOW TAIL, 2 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 2 SMALL RUFOUS, 

1 BULRUSH WAINSCOT, 1 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT , 1 LYCHNIS , 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE, 1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 3 RUBY TIGER , 1 SNOUT 

THURS 19 AUG .

Although cloudy a breeze developed around 22.30 , rain showers from 04.00, only 103 moths of 40 macro species with 1 NFY . Trapping adjacent to Thurlestone Marsh continues to result in some scarce wetland moths particularly Wainscots.

Highlights - 1 OAK EGGAR, 3 DRINKER, 5 BLOOD VEIN , 2 JERSEY TIGER, 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 2 SILVER Y, 5 SPECTACLE, 3 YELLOW TAIL , 1 IRON PROMINENT, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 PALE PROMINENT, 2 ANGLE SHADES, 1 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 8 VINES RUSTIC, 6 COMMON RUSTIC, 3 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 2 GOLD SPOT, 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN.

Todays Wainscots- 1 BULRUSH , 1 SOUTHERN , 1 BROWN VEINED 

( second in a week ), 1 TWIN SPOTTED -NFY, 1 SMALL RUFOUS .

More photos added 

WED 18 AUG 

After a calm cloudy night with light drizzle 126 moths of 50 macro species - highlights-

SMALL SQUARE SPOT - 5, SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC -2, COMMON RUSTIC-8, ROSY RUSTIC-2, FLOUNCED RUSTIC-3, VINES RUSTIC-2 , UNCERTAIN-3, LEAST YELLOW UNDERWING-1, SMALL WAINSCOT 2, 

BULRUSH WAINSCOT-1, COMMON WAINSCOT-2, KNOT GRASS-2, 

PEACH BLOSSOM -1, SILVER Y -5,ANGLE SHADES -2, GOLD SPOT-1, MARBLED GREEN -1BLOOD VEIN -2, BURNISHED BRASS -1, CHINESE CHARACTER-1, CRESCENT-1, JERSEY TIGER -4, DARK SWORD GRASS -1, PEBBLE PROMINENT-1, PALE PROMINENT-1, SALLOW KITTEN -2, 

SPECTACLE -1, LACKEY-1, YELLOW TAIL-1, RUBY TIGER-1, 

SHUTTLE SHAPED DART-1

Group photo added 

TUES 17 AUG 

With a clear calm and partly cloudy night big increase in numbers to 155 moths of 49 macro plus 1 NFG micro . Outstanding catch was a first BROWN VEINED WAINSCOT- Photo will be added .Highlights - 

9 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 VINES RUSTIC, 2 ROSY RUSTIC, 5 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 4 KNOT GRASS , 4 GOLD SPOT, 1 SATIN WAVE , 1 RIBAND WAVE , 1 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 2 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 

2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 

3SMALL RUFOUS , 1 CLOUDED BORDER.2 STRAW DOT , 3 MAGPIE , 

6 SPECTACLE , 3 BLOOD VEIN , 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 

3 SILVER Y, 1 PALE PROMINENT, 2 EARLY THORN , 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 2 JERSEY TIGER, 1 LACKEY, 2 CRESCENT, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 YELLOW TAIL , 2 M BLACK ARCHES , 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 PINION STREAKED SNOUT , 

MICRO - DEPRESSARIA SP - NFG 

Photos added 

MON 16 AUG

After a wet evening not very many in flight resulted in only 74 moths of 37 species - highlights 

2 GOLD SPOT , 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 2 SPECTACLE, 

2 WAVED UMBER, 4 STRAW DOT, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 

2 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 PALE PROMINENT, 1 SMALL RUFOUS , 

1 OAK EGGAR, 1 DRINKER, 2 M FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 2 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 1 SILVER Y, 1 ROSY RUSTIC, 2 KNOT GRASS ,2 CLAY, 2 EARLY THORN , 1 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 2 ROSY MINOR , 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET 

Photos added 

SUN 15 AUG 

A cloudy night with a light shower produced a total of 137 moths of 54 species - highlights- 

1 ANGLE SHADES, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 

2 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 BULRUSH WAINSCOT, 5 SMALL RUFOUS, 2 VINES RUSTIC, 4 COMMON RUSTIC, 

1 SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC, 4 ROSY RUSTIC, 2 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 

1 CLAY, 1 SUSPECTED, 2 KNOT GRASS, 3 CHINESE CHARACTER, 

1 GOLD SPOT, 3 STRAW DOT, 3 BLOOD VEIN , 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 CRESCENT , 1 PINION STREAKED SNOUT, 2 RUBY TIGER 

2 JERSEY TIGER, 1 DRINKER , 1 OAK EGGAR, 2 IRON PROMINENT, 

1 SWALLOW PROMINENT, 1 PALE PROMINENT, 1 CABBAGE MOTH, 

1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 1 LACKEY, 2 WAVED UMBER, 

2 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 

1 COMMON PLUME 

New photos added 

SAT 14 AUG 

A cooler and damp night but still126 moths of 46 species with 1 NFY 

Highlights - 1 WAVED UMBER, 3 DRINKER , 1 OAK EGGAR, 

5 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 4 BLOOD VEIN , 1 KNOT GRASS, 2 PEACH BLOSSOM , 3 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 2 RUBY TIGER, 6 LACKEY, 

2 JERSEY TIGER, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 

1 PALE PROMINENT, 1 IRON PROMINENT, 2 SILVER Y, 1 YELLOW TAIL , 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 PURPLE BAR, 4 COMMON CARPET, 1 GOOD SPOT , 1 ROSY MINOR - NFY

The latest NFY is the 300th moth in my garden this year -quite good as very few of them are micros 

Nice photos added 

FRI 13 AUG 

After a dry and cloudy night a total of 119 moths of 47 species with 1 NFG - highlights -

1GOLD SPOT, 3 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 10 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 

2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SMALL WAINSCOT, 1 BULRUSH WAINSCOT 

NFG , 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 4 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 4 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 CRESCENT DART, 2 SPECTACLE, 1 F FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 2 DINGY FOOTMAN, 2 FLOUNCED RUSTIC, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 NUT TREE TUSSOCK, 1 SILVER Y, 3 BLOOD VEIN , 2 EARLY THORN , 1 JULY HIGHFLYER, 3 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 

1 PURPLE BAR, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 LACKEY, 1 DOUBLE LOBED , 

1 STRAW DOT , 1 DRINKER, 3 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 RUBY TIGER ., 2 ROSY TABBY 

New photos added 

THURS 12 AUG 

Clear night until heavy rain early morning, 113 moths of48 species , 1 NFY - highlights 

3 BLOOD VEIN , 4 JERSEY TIGER , 2 DRINKER, 2 EARLY THORN , 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN , 13 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 4 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 SNOUT, 1 JULY HIGHFLYER, 1 SPECTACLE, 3 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN ( 1 F ) , 3 YELLOW TAIL, 2 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 FANFOOT, 1 PINION STREAKED SNOUT, 1 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 VINES RUSTIC, 1 GOLD SPOT, 2 FLOUNCED RUSTIC - NFY, 2 SILVER Y, 1 SCARCE FOOTMAN , 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 1 SWALLOW PROMINENT, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 SALLOW KITTEN , 1 PURPLE BAR , 2 COMMON CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 IRON PROMINENT 

Nice photo added of an OAK EGGAR inside a local house 

 

WED 11 AUG 

Clear and cooler night - only 96 moths of 37 species -1 NFY

Highlights - 12 BRIMSTONE, 2 EARLY THORN , 11 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 4 PINION STREAKED SNOUT - NFY, 4 YELLOW TAIL, 2 DRINKER, 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 SCARCE FOOTMAN, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 LACKEY, 1 WAVED UMBER, 1 SWALLOW PROMINENT, 1 SMALL RUFOUS, 1 PURPLE BAR, 1 SUSPECTED, 1 SALLOW KITTEN 

A few new photos added 

TUES 10 AUG Dry night , clear , cooler . Only 102 moths of 40 species - 3 NFY 

Highlights - 1 YELLOW TAIL , 13 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 DRINKER, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 4 EARLY THORN , 3 ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 SILVER Y, 3 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 3 ROSY RUSTIC, 1 EAR - AGG , 2 SALLW KITTEN , 1 SWALLOW PROMINENT, 2 LESSER SWALLOW PROMINENT- NFG, 1 SUSPECTED 

NFY, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 KENT BLACK ARCHES, 2 SPECTACLE, 

1 JERSEY TIGER, 1 LACKEY, 1 GREY DAGGER - AGG, 2 KNOT GRASS, 

1 DARK MARBLED CARPET -NFY, 1 CRESCENT DART, 1 BLOOD VEIN 

MON 9 AUG 

 Only left the small trap on o/night due to the heavy rain - result 

31 moths of 16 species - highlights 

1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 CAMPION - NFG , 3 LESSER BROAD BANDED YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 RUBY TIGER, 2 ROSY RUSTIC , 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 EAR MOTH - AGG - NFG, 1 DOT MOTH , 1 CRESCENT , 1 WHITE LINE DART .

A silky plain WAINSCOT- 15mm managed to escape before I could photograph - probably a FEN WAINSCOT .

Hopefully back to normal tonight .

 

SAT 7 AUG

Traps attended 1130- 12 15 - rain showers o/night , cooler and breezy resulted in only 68 moths of 27 species , highlights -

14 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LEAST YELLOW UNDERWING, 3 ROSY RUSTIC, 3 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 YELLOW TAIL, 5 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT., 1 CRESCENT, 1 SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC

1 KNOT GRASS, 2 SILVER Y, 

 

THURS 5 AUG 

Rain started around 05.00- resulted in 2nd best catch of the year of 152 moths of 55 species . No NFY , highlights-

1 YELLOW TAIL, 2 EARLY THORN , 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN, 

2 COMMON WAVE, 20 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 4 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 4 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 

3 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 CRESCENT DART, 1 JULY HIGHFLYER, 

4 LACKEY, 5 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 GALIUM CARPET, 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 POPLAR HAWK, 1 GOLD SPOT , 

1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 2 DRINKER, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 2 SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC, 1 BARRED STRAW, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 VINES RUSTIC, 1 SPECTACLE, 2 SILVER Y, 1M 1 F FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN , 

Some nice photos added .

 

WED 4 AUG 

Rained until 11.30 pm - 115 moths of 48 species with 1 NFY - highlights-

8 BRIMSTONE, 3 DRINKER, 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 POPLAR HAWK, 

1 COMMON CARPET, 2 GARDEN CARPET, 5 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 

1 DARK BARRED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 LACKEY, 8 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 3 SILVER Y, 1 SQUARE SPOT RUSTIC - NFY, 1 SMALL RUFOUS, 2 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 DEVONSHIRE WAINSCOT, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT , 1 EARLY THORN , 1 BUFF TIP, 2 KNOT GRASS, 1 F FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN ( first this year) , 

1 YELLOW TAIL, 1 DARK SWARD GRASS, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADES, 1 FAN FOOT, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 1 DOUBLE LOBED , 1 CHINESE CHARACTER.

More photos added

 

TUES 3 AUG 

An overcast night produced a total of 150 moths of 50 species with 1 NFG , 1 NFY .

Bestwere 2 pristine BORDERED BEAUTY ( photo added ) NFG , Footman must have been having a family party over 50 Of 5 species recorded, Both PRIVET & ELEPHANT HAWK trapped , WAINSCOT family -5 species - COMMON , SOUTHERN , STRIPED , SMOKY & 

SMALL which was NFY ,2 PEBBLE & 1 PALE PROMINENT , 1 JERSEY TIGER, 4 SILVER Y, 3 JULY HIGHFLYER, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 NUT TREE TUSSOCK , 2 HERALD, 3 RUBY TIGER, 2 STRAW DOT , 1 KENT BLACK ARCHES, 1 DRINKER, 1 CLOAKED MINOR 1 DARK SWORD GRASS 

Some new photos added 

MON 2 AUG 

Overnight totals were67 moths of 36 species - highlights 

1 HERALD , 1 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 FOUR 

SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 3 SCARCE FOOTMAN, 3 LACKEY , 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 2 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 MUSLIN FOOTMAN, 1 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 FAN FOOT, 2 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 SCALLOPED OAK , 1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 SILVER Y, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 HEART & DART , 1 JULY HIGHFLYER.

Yesterdays record for RADFORDS FLAME SHOULDER was incorrect, I have also deleted the photo - my apologies 

SUN 1 AUG 

Very active up to 23.45 - after emptying the traps a total of 170 moths of 61 species - 3 NFY - highlights 

1 RIBAND WAVE, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 3 SMALL FAN FOOT, 8 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 4 EARLY THORN, 2 FLAME SHOULDER ,  1 FLAME , 

4 DARK SWORD GRASS, 3 SILVER Y, 4 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 

1 COPPER UNDERWING- NFY, 2 PALE PROMINENT, 1 CRESCENT DART, 2 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 8 LACKEY, 2 SWALLOW TAIL, 2 SMALL RUFOUS, 3 DRINKER, 1 DEVONSHIRE WAINSCOT, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 

5 DARK BARRED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 ROSY RUSTIC - NFY, 4 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

1 CORONET, 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 HERALD, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 2 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 LARGE WAINSCOT-NFY, 1 COMMON CARPET, 3 JERSEY TIGER, 1 GREY / DARK DAGGER, 1 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART 

SAT 31 JULY 

With an improvement in the weather 112 moths of 42 species caught - 5 NFY .- highlights 

3 DRINKER, 2 PEPPERED , 1 RARLY THORN , 1 CANARY SHOULDERED THORN - NFY , 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, , 2 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 

2 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LEAST YELLOW UNDERWING- NFY, 3 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 8 COMMON RUSTIC, 8 COMMON WAINSCOT, 5 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 2 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 

2 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 DARK BARRED TWIN SPOT CARPET - NFY , 5 LACKEY, 2 CRESCENT DART, 3 GREY/DARK DAGGER, 1 DUN- BAR -NFY, 2 DOUBLE LOBED, 2 SILVER Y , 1 RUSTY DOT PEARL , 2 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 CRESCENT, 1 JERSEY TIGER, 

New photos added 

THURS 29 JULY 

A very windy evening resulted in only 43 moths of 29 species - highlights- 1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 CRESCENT, 1 CRESCENT DART, 

2 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 HERALD, 3 KNOT GRASS, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 SILVER Y, 1 SMALL MAGPIE, 1 LACKEY, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADES, 1 BLACK ARCHES, 2 DRINKER , 

1 GARDEN TIGER 

WED 28 JULY 

 Located adjacent to Thurlestone Marsh does produce some interesting moths particularly the WAINSCOT family - today's count 

3 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT, 4 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 DEVONSHIRE WAINSCOT, .

Also recorded - 2 HERALD , 1 SCALLOPED OAK , 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 2 CRESCENT DART, 3 DRINKER, 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 YELLOW TAIL 1 LYCHNIS, 1 CLOAKED MANOR , 1 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN , 

2 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 1 SPECTACLE .1 AUGUST THORN, 

Lovely BLACK ARCHES - NFG ( have been waiting for this - stunning ) 

new photos added

 

TUES 27 JULY 

A very wet evening and overnight , wasn't expecting any large numbers , finished with 157 moths of 56 species , however there was nothing new for the year .Highlights - 

1 PURPLE THORN, 1 AUGUST THORN , 3 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 3 SCARCE FOOTMAN, 9 LACKEY, 7 DRINKER, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 SILVER Y, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 4 CRESCENT DART, 3 CRESCENT, 1 SMOKEY WAINSCOT, 11 COMMON WAINSCOT, 5 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT , 2 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 CHINESE CHARACTER, , 1 DOUBLE LOBED ,

2 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN , 2 CLAY, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 

1 NUT TREE TUSSOCK, 1 CORONET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 

5 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 HERALD, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 1 PALE PINION, 3 GARDEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 2 RUBY TIGER, 1 YELLOW TAIL, 1 BUFF TIP 

MON 26 JULY 

A cooler night with a heavy dew - only 112 moths of 52 species , 3 NFY - highlights 

2 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 3 BUFF FOOTMAN,  SCARCE FOOTMAN, 

3 DOUBLE LOBED, 9 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 

1 SMALL RUFOUS, 8 LACKEY , 2 DRINKER , 2 OAK EGGER - NFY, 

1 PALE PROMINENT, 1 CLAY, 1 JERSEY TIGER - NFY, 1 NUT TREE TUSSOCK , 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 EARLY THORN , 1 PURPLE THORN , 1 AUGUST THORN - NFY , 1 MARBLED GREEN , 1 TRUE LOVERS KNOT, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET , 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART.

Very nice to have 2 of my favorite moths - OAK EGGER ( very large ) and JERSEY TIGER.

new photos added 

 

SUN 25 JULY 

After a night off due to the bad weather a record total of 182 moths of 57 species - actual total much higher gave up counting the FOOTMANS and MUSLIN MOTHS . 2 NFG , 4 NFY - highlights -

1 SANDY CARPET, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING ( only 1) , 

1 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 5 SWALLOW TAIL, 

2 PURPLE THORN - NFY , 5 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 

1 BUFF ARCHES, 9 LACKEY, 2 DRINKER, 1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN , 

4 V PUG , 3 RUBY TIGER, 1 PEPPERED, 1 SPECTACLE, 5 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 DEVONSHIRE WAINSCOT- NFY, 2 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT- NFY, 3 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 10 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

1 SMALL RUFOUS, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN , 4 DOUBLE LOBED , 1 JULY HIGHFLYER - NFG. , 3 EARLY THORN , 1 TRUE LOVERS KNOT, 1 CLAY, 1 FLOUNCED RUSTIC - NFY, 

1 ROYAL MANTLE - NFG, 1 PALE PROMINENT, 

New photos added 

 

FRI 23 JULY 

 A change in the weather - cooler, increasing cloud and a brisk breeze , still 123 moths of 54 species - to save time and space on the blog will start to provide comments on the more interesting records rather than a detailed list of all moths -

4 ROSY FOOTMAN , 2 DOUBLE LOBED. 2 SHOULDER STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 1 GARDEN TIGER, 10 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 3 LICKEY , 2 EARLY THORN, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BARRED YELLOW, 1 V PUG, 2 GREY/ DARK DAGGER, 4 SILVER Y, 2 SPECTACLE, 1 BUFF ARCHES , 1 HERALD, 1 FAN FOOT, 2 NUT TREE TUSSOCK, 2 DOT MOTH, 1 BROOM MOTH - NFG, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 POPLAR GREY, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM 1 RIVULET, 2 SMALL RUFOUS, 1 KENT BLACK ARCHES, 1 CLOAKED MINOR , 1 MEAL MOTH -NFG 

THURS 22 JULY 

Fantastic nights catch with my first LEOPARD MOTH - have been waiting for this for some time - photos added 

A total of 135 moths of 51 species -

5 RIBAND WAVE, 12 LACKEY, 17 MUSLIN MOTH, 4 ROSY FOOTMAN, 

6 DINGY FOOTMAN, 3 COMMON FOOTMAN, 3 BUFF FOOTMAN, 

1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 3 SMALL MAGPIE, 2 MAGPIE, 1 DARK ARCHES, 2 DOT MOTH, 4 BRUSSELS LACE , 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 

1 ELEPHANT HAWK, 3 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 2 BUFF ARCHES, 

3 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 GREEN PUG, 5 CRESCENT DART, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 SPECTACLE, 

1 LYCHNIS, 1 HERALD, 1 BLUE BORDERED CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 RUBY TIGER, 2 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA, 3 UNCERTAIN, 1 HEART & DART, 5 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 SNOUT, 1 GARDEN TIGER, 1 WHITE PLUME, 2 CHINESE CHARACTER, 

1 MOTHER OF PEARL, 2 BRIMSTONE, 2 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 BROWN TAIL, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 3 NUT TREE TUSSOCK, 2 MANY PLUMED MOTH, 1 GREY/DARK DAGGER, 1 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING-NFY, 1 COMMON RUSTIC, 

1 SMALL RUFOUS - NFY, 5 BIRD CHERRY ERMINE 

WED 21 JULY 

A total of 141 moths of 54 species last night with 1 NFG & 1 NFY 

2 SWALLOWTAIL, 13 MUSLIN MOTH , 10 ROSY FOOTMAN, 10 BUFF ERMINE, 3 RIBAND WAVE, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 4 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 7 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 4 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT,1 LARGE EMERALD, 2 COMMON EMERALD, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 9 UNCERTAIN , 2 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN , 1 SCARCE FOOTMAN- NFY, 5 DINGY FOOTMAN, 

1 PEPPERED, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 14 LACKEY, 1 BUFF TIP, 8 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 POPLAR HAWK, 1 HEART & DART, 1 LYCHNIS, 

1 CLAY, 2 DOT MOTH, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 IRON PROMINENT, 

1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 TOADFLAX PUG, 1 V PUG, 

2 DOUBLE LOBED, 1 CRESCENT DART, 3 COMMON FOOTMAN , 2 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 MAGPIE, 2 EARLY THORN, 1 BARRED YELLOW, 

1 SNOUT, 1 DARK ARCHES, 1 WHITE PLUME, 1 RUBY TIGER, 1 SMALLFAN FOOT, 1 CORONET, 1 YELLOW TAIL, 1 BROWN TAIL, 1 SPECTACLE, 2 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 MOTHER OF PEARL, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADES, 1 KENT BLACK ARCHES - NFG

New photos added 

TUES 20 JULY 

  THE Mothing just gets better - 59 species last night with 3 NFG & 3 NFY .

7 SWALLOWTAIL, 2 DOUBLE LOBED, 3 DARK ARCHES , 1 GARDEN TIGER -NFY, 1 RUBY TIGER - NFY, 1 BROWN TAIL -NFG, 1 POPLAR HAWK 1 EYED HAWK, 8 ELEPHANT HAWK, 5 RIBAND WAVE, 6 UNCERTAIN, 2 CRESCENT DART, 6 DINGY FOOTMAN, 1 DOT MOTH, 4 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 BARRED YELLOW, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 DRINKER, 5 LACKEY, 1 TOADFLAX PUG- NFG, 1 WHITE PLUME, 2 CORONET, 

9 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 4 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 2 COMMON EMERALD, 3 MAGPIE, 1 SMALL MAGPIE, 2 BUFF ERMINE, 3 ANANA CORONATA, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 2 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 

7 COMMON FOOTMAN , 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 2 BUFF TIP, 7 MUSLIN FOOTMAN, 4 SPECTACLE , 2 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 BUFF ARCHES, 1 HERALD, 1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 1 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1 PALE MOTTLED WILLOW, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 PEPPERED, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 SMOKEY WAINSCOT, 1 SHOULDER STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 SMALL RIVULET, 1 TRUE LOVERS KNOT- NFG , 

1 KNOT GRASS, 1 SLENDER PUG - NFY 

More photos being added 

MON 19 JULY 

Another very good night with 151 moths of 53 species -

4 SWALLOWTAIL, 5 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 PRIVET HAWK, 4 ROSY FOOTMAN, 12 MUSLIN FOOTMAN, 8 RIBAND WAVE, 5 CLOUDED SILVER, 6 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 WHITE PLUME, 

1 MARBLED GREEN - NFY, 1 CORONET, 1 ANANIA CORONATA, 

4 SNOUT, 7 HEART & DART, 2BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 3 EARLY THORN , 2 BUFF TIP , 3 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 6 COMMON FOOTMAN, 1 POPLAR GREY, 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 11 DINGY FOOTMAN, 3 BUFF FOOTMAN-NFY, 1 BRIMSTONE, 4 DOT MOTH , 

1 RIVULET, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 4 FAN FOOT, 6 DARK ARCHES, 1 CRESCENT DART, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 4 UNCERTAIN, 4 SPECTACLE, 1 COMMON WAVE, 2 DRINKER, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 COMMON RUSTIC, 

2 LACKEY, 9 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 1 LARGE EMERALD, 1 SMALL EMERALD, 1 GREEN PUG, 2 DOUBLE LOBED , 1 IRON PROMINENT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 SCORCHED WING, 1 COMMON PLUME 

 

SUN 18 JULY

After a very hot day a cooler night still produced 121 moths of 46 species with 3 NFY 

1 CLOUDED SILVER, 8 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING, 3 SPECTACLE, 3 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 5 COMMON FOOTMAN, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 CRESCENT DART, 10 BUFF ERMINE, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 3 UNCERTAIN, 1 BUFF TIP, 8 HEART & DART, 1 PEPPERED , 

2 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1 LYCHNIS, 2 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 

1 CORONET, 2 SCALLOPED OAK, 5 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 POPLAR HAWK, 2 SMALL EMERALD, 12 MUSLIN FOOTMAN, 10 DINGY FOOTMAN, 3 LACKEY, 2 FAN FOOT, 2 DOUBLE LOBED, 5 RIBAND WAVE, 1 DRINKER, 1 HERALD -NFY, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

1 MOTHER OF PEARL - NFY, 1 SWALLOW TAIL, 1 LARGE EMERALD, 1 DARK ARCHES, 1 MAGPIE, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 ROSY FOOTMAN, 1 SNOUT, 1 RIVULET,1 COMMON WAVE, 1 YELLOW TAIL - NFY, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE

larest addition a RED NECKED FOOTMAN -<NFG 

New photos added 

SAT 17 JULY 

Although activity took time to build up another good nights mothing with 153 moths of 51 species - all macros .

4 SWALLOWTAIL, 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 3 SMALL FAN FOOT, 2 FAN FOOT, 4 SNOUT, 7 HEART & DART , 1 HEART & CLUB, 13 DINGY FOOTMAN, 2 ROSY FOOTMAN, 7 MUSLIN FOOTMAN, 4 COMMON FOOTMAN, 10 RIBAND WAVE, 3 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 

2 SCALLOPED OAK, 13 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING- NFY, 2 BRUSSELS LACE,7 BUFF ERMINE, 2 LACKEY, 6 DARK ARCHES , 1 DOUBLE LOBED, 2 MAGPIE , 

1 SMALL MAGPIE, 3 BUFF TIP, 7 UNCERTAIN, 9 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 2 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 6 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 SILVER Y 

1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 2 FLAME, 1 DRINKER, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADES, 2 COMMON EMERALD, 1 PEPPERED, 2 MARBLED MINOR, 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA , 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN, 1 GREEN PUG, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 EARLY THORN, 1 SMALL RIVULET, 1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN , 2 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 YELLOW 

SHELL - NFG , 1 SANDY CARPET, 1 COMMON WAVE , 1 WHITE LINE DART - NFG 

FRI 16 JULY 

After the hottest day of the year expectations high for the night , large emergence of flying ants at 18.00. Large ( around 150 + ) 

MICROS in flight , still sticking mainly to Macros . A total of 161 moths of 49 species with 4 NFY .

2 SWALLOWTAIL, 6 DARK ARCHES, 8 RIBAND WAVE, 4 BUFF ERMINE, 28 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 4 BUFF TIP, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 3 FAN FOOT, 4 SNOUT, 6 COMMON FOOTMAN, 8 DINGY FOOTMAN, 1 FOUR SPOTTED FOOTMAN - NFY, 1 PEPPERED, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 1 CRESCENT DART, 5 HEART & DART, 6 UNCERTAIN, 1 ANANIA CORONATA, 1 COMMON WAVE, 7 ROSY FOOTMAN, 1 LACKEY, 3 BRUSSELS LACE, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 1 SHORE WAINSCOT, 2 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 9 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 2 SMALL

FAN FOOTED WAVE, 1 SATIN WAVE - NFY, 2 SPECTACLE, 3 MAGPIE, 1 SMALL MAGPIE, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM , 2 SMALL EMERALD - NFY, 1 COMMON EMERALD, 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN, 4 MUSLIN FOOTMAN, 1 EARLY THORN , 1 RIVULET, 2 GRASS EMERALD, 1 FLAME, 1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN , 

1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 COMMON PUG, 2 SMALL DUSTY WAVE - NFY

More photos added 

THURS 15 JULY 

After a worm day , a clear mild night , plenty of activity with 90+ 

pots filled by 12.30 am - 137 moths of 48 species with 2 NFY, 1 NFG 

3 SWALLOWTAIL, 1 SMALL MAGPIE, 1 MAGPIE, 6 ELEPHANT HAWK, 

11 DINGY FOOTMAN, 10 COMMON FOOTMAN, 3 COMMON EMERALD, 

6 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 5 BUFF ERMINE, 2 WHITE ERMINE, 

4 RIBAND WAVE, 3 BRUSSELS LACE, 3 BUFF TIP, 2 SCALLOPED OAK, 

2 FLAME, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER BROAD BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING- NFY, 8 UNCERTAIN, 2 HEART & DART, 2 CRESCENT DART, 3 SPECTACLE, 8 DARK ARCHES, 1 COMMON PUG, 6 ROUND WINGED MUSLIN - NFY, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 3 SMALLFAN FOOTED WAVE, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 

2 GREY/ DARK DAGGER, 4 SILVER Y, 2 SNOUT, 1 GALLUM CARPET, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 

1 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 BUFF ARCHES, 4 FAN FOOT, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 DOUBLE LOBED, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 3 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 2 MARBLED MINOR, 1 ANANIA CORONATA- NFG 

A few new photos added 

WED 14 JULY 

Ran out of pots at 12.15 - additional supplies arrived today .

With 70 pots filled by 12.15 all of them were either on the house wall or on the white sheet hung on the side of the garden chalet .

A total of 113 moths of 46 species with 1 NFY , 1 NFG .

4 SMALL FAN FOOT , 2 FAN FOOT , 2 SNOUT , 3 BUFF TIP, 3 SWALLOWTAIL, 6 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 SMALL ELEPHANT HAWK, 

6 COMMON FOOTMAN, 1 DINGY FOOTMAN, 5 DARK ARCHES , 12 HEART & DART, 3 COMMON EMERALD, 1 DRINKER, 4 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA ( 3rd this year ) 

1 PEPPERED, 3 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 

5 FLAME, 2 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 6 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 CRESCENT DART, 2 LACKEY, 2 GREY/ DARK DAGGER 

4 BUFF ERMINE, 1 SMALL MAGPIE, 1 MAGPIE, 2 RIBAND WAVE, 

1 DOUBLE STRIPED PUG, 1 COMMON PLUME, 2 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 1 BARRED YELLOW, 1 DOUBLE LOBED, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 2 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 UNCERTAIN, 

3 SILVER Y, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 2 CORONET- NFY, 4 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 GALLIUM CARPET, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 2 CLAY, 2 ROSY FOOTMAN, 1 JULY BELLE - NFG 

Couple of new photos added 

TUES 13 JULY 

A calm mild night produced a catch of 91 moths of 37 species .

3 NFY . 

3 COMMON EMERALD, 2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 

9 RIBAND WAVE, 1 SPECTACLE, 4 BUFF ERMINE, 3 PEPPERED, 

1 COMMON WAVE, 2 FANFOOT , 2 SNOUT, 1 V PUG - NFY, 4 FLAME , 

1 SCARCE FOOTMAN , 3 COMMON FOOTMAN, 4 DINGY FOOTMAN . , 

3 UNCERTAIN, 4 DARK ARCHES, 5 HEART & DART, 6 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 2 CRESCENT DART, 3 BUFF ARCHES, 3 DOUBLE LOBED , 4 SILVER Y, 3 SMALL ANGLED SHADES, 1 ANNLE SHADES, 4 SWALLOW TAIL , 1 MAGPIE, 1 WORMWOOD PUG, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, NFY

1 SMALL YELLOW WAVE, 1 SMALL BLLOD VEIN -NFY, 1 BRIGHT LINE BRIGHT EYE, 1 BARRED YELLOW, 2 CLAY, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 

1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 DRINKER 

 

MON 12 JULY 

Raining heavily at 23.00 last night so only switched on the small trap which was unattended . A total of 12 moths of 9 species

recorded- 2 HEART & DART, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

2 DARK ARCHES, 1 COMMON FOOTMAN, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 2 UNCERTAIN-agg , 1 POPLAR HAWK, 1 PALE MOTTLED WILLOW, 1 DOT MOTH 

SUN 11 JULY 

After a night off another very interesting collection of 95 moths of 

46 species with 2 NFG &2 NFY 

1 BRIMSTONE, 7 COMMON EMERALD, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 3 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 6 DARK ARCHES, 2 BUFF TIP, 3 ELEPHANT HAWK, 6 RIBAND WAVE, 1 SCORCHED WING - NFG , 3 SNOUT, 3 BUFF ERMINE, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 4 HEART & CLUB , 10 HEART & CLUB , 1 ROSY FOOTMAN, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 3 FLAME, 

1 CLAY, 1 MARBLED CORONET- NFY, 2 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 

1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 WORMWOOD PUG, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG , 1 STRIPED WAINSCOT, 2 UNCERTAIN, 

1 SMALL MAGPIE, 1 MAGPIE, 4 BUFF ARCHES, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADE, 1 COMMON SWIFT, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 LACKEY , 

1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 SPECTACLE, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 DINGY FOOTMAN, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 DOUBLE LOBED, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 2 SMALL FAN FOOTED WAVE, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 SMALL YELLOW WAVE- NFG , 1 SOUTHERN WAINSCOT - NFY 

Some nice new photos being added 

FRI 9 JULY 

Last night was one of the most interesting mothing experiences -
I ran out of pots at 12.25am , after emptying the traps this morning a total of 138 moths of 56 species with 8 NFG/NFY - full details -

5 SWALLOWTAIL, 3 BRIMSTONE, 8 ELEPHANT HAWK, 3 PRIVET HAWK, 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA, 5 UNCERTAIN, 4 DARK ARCHES, 2 BUFF TIP, 2 SNOUT, 12 RIBAND WAVE, 5 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 2 PLAIN GOLDEN Y , 1 BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN Y - NFG ., 

1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 7 COMMON EMERALD, 1 GREY/ DARK DAGGER, 2 ROSY FOOTMAN - NFY, 1 FLAME, 4 DOUBLE LOBED, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 CLAY, 1 PEPPERED, 5 RUSTIC, 1 CRESCENT DART, 

6 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUB, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

2 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 2 FOXGLOVE PUG, 2 BLOOD VEIN, 1 DINGY FOOTMAN, 1 SCARCE FOOTMAN - NFY, 1 FAN FOOT, 3 BUFF ERMINE, 1 LACKEY, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 2 BUFF ARCHES, 1 DRINKER, 1 BARRED YELLOW, 1 SANDY CARPET, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 LITTLE EMERALD - NFG, 3 MARBLED MINOR, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 EARLY THORN , 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT, 1 CLOAKED MINOR, - NFY, 1 DUSKY PLUME, -NFG, 

1 CRESCENT - NFG, 1 ANANIA COROATA -NFG .

Will post new photos later 

THURS 8 JULY 

Alate start last night - lit up at 11.30 attended until 12.45 - 94 moths of 36 species 1 NFG , 1 NFY 

8 WILLOW BEAUTY, 4 BUFF ERMINE, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 

1 GARDEN CARPET, 9 DARK ARCHES, 8 HEART & DART, 4 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 DOUBLE LOBED , 8 FLAME, 4 SNOUT, 4 RIBAND WAVE, 1 BUFF TIP, 3 RUSTIC AGG, 2 BRIGHT LINE BRIGHT EYE, 1 COMMON FOOTMAN- NFY, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

8 ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 BARRED STRAW, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 1 LYCHNIS , 1 GRASS EMERALD - NFG, 2 COMMON EMERALD, 1 GREY/DARK DAGGER, 1 PEPPERED, 

1 SCALLOPED OAK, 1 SANDY CARPET, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 1 COMMON PUG,1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

1 DUSKY BROCADE, 1 COMMON RUSTIC, 2 UNCERTAIN, 

1 DWARF CREAM WAVE 

WED 7 JULY 

Late start due to the football - rain o/night - 71 moths of 23 species , 9 HAWKS , 2 NFY 

Highlight for me were the first 2 DRINKER of the year, 7 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 SMALL ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 PRIVET HAWK , 3 SPECTACLE, 

7 FLAME , 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 19 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUB , 

2 SILVER Y, 1 DOUBLE LOBED , 2 BUFF ARCHES, 11 DARK ARCHES, 

2 GREY DAGGER, 1 L ALBUM WAINSCOT- NFY, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 2 RUSTIC agg, 

1 BUFF ERMINE, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE .

NEW photos added 

MON 5 JULY 

O/night heavy rain resulted in a number of very wet moths , 86 moths of 31 species - 3 BRIMSTONE, 12 FLAME, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 SCALLOPED OAK, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 4 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 

6 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 11 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUB, 3 RUSTIC, 3 UNCERTAIN, 3 GREY ARCHES, 4 DARK ARCHES, 

1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 COMMON EMERALD, 

5 BUFF ERMINE, 5 ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 SILVER Y, 2 BUFF TIP, 1 BUFF ARCHES, 1 SANDY CARPET, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

1 LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING-NFY, 1 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 1 SNOUT, 

1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 SMALL MAGPIE

Sun 4 July 

Heavy rain and late return hone resulted in just the small trap lit up from 23.15 - only 18 moths of 10 specie this morning -

2 ELEPHANT HAWK, 3 BUFF ERMINE, 1 DARK ARCHES, 4 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUB, 1 MUSLIN FOOTMAN , 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 FLAME, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR 

Sat 3 JULY 

Heavy rain from 22.00 last night meant the traps were unattended until this morning, a lot of moths on the wet white sheet.

Another great total of HAWK MOTHS with 11 of 5 species .

1 POPLAR HAWK, 1 EYED HAWK, 2 PRIVET HAWK, 5 ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 SMALL ELEPHANT HAWK, 2 BUFF TIP, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 

8 BUFF ERMINE, 1 BARRED YELLOW - NFY, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 

3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 5 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 7 HEART & DART, 2 LACKEY - NFY, 1 RIBAND WAVE,1 BRUSSELS LACE, 3 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 1 SNOUT, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 3 UNCERTAIN, 

1 CRESCENT DART, 1 COMMON EMERALD, 4 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 4 FLAME, 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 MUSLIN FOOTMAN ., 

2 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 

1 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 SWALLOW PROMINENT, 4 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 

2 DARK ARCHES , 1 HEART & CLUB, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 PEPPERED, 1 COMMON PLUME -NFY, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 GREEN PUG 

A couple of new photos added 

FRI 2 JULY 

Numbers slightly down last night but still 102moths of 45species - 

 

4 NFY ,1 NFG  only 8 HAWK MOTHS .

2 BRIMSTONE, 7 FLAME, 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 

6 SNOUT, 5 RIBAND WAVE, 3 BLOOD VEIN , 6 MARBLED MINOR, 5 BUFF ERMINE, 3 WHITE ERMINE, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

3 PEPPERED, 6 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 PRIVET HAWK, 1 POPLAR HAWK, 2 DARK ARCHES, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 SANDY CARPET, 3 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 4 HEART & DARK, 5 UNCERTAIN, 1 SATIN WAVE, 4 WILLOW BEAUTY, 

1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 UNCERTAIN, 1 CLAY- NFY, 2 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 1 COMMON EMERALD, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 BUFF ARCHES, 1 MUSLIN FOOTMAN - NFY, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADES, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 PEBBLE 

PROMINENT, 1 POPLAR GRAY, 4 COMMON RUSTIC, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 SILVER Y, 1 FERN - NFY, 1 DOUBLE LOBED - NFY

Just received an identification from Chris Vincent - a lifer for me 

CYPRESS CARPET - have added a photo on the photos page 

THURS 1 JULY 

What a start to the new month with a total trap of 147 moths of 54 species with 4 NFG & 5 NFY, another 13 HAWK MOTHS 

3 BRIMSTONE, 14 FLAME, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 14 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 6 WILLOW BEAUTY, 5 WHITE ERMINE, 2 BUFF ERMINE, 4 STRAW DOT, 1 COMMON EMERALD, 3 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 1 ROSY MINOR - NFY, 2 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT- NFY, 

1 SILKY WAINSCOT- NFG, 4 DARK ARCHES, 1 MILLER, , 1 POPLER HAWK, 1 PRIVET HAWK , 11 ELEPHANT HAWK, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 FAN FOOT, 2 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 SNOUT, 

11 UNCERTAIN, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 8 HEART & DART, 3 HEART & CLUB, 9 RIBAND WAVE, 1 PURPLE CLAY- NFG, ,

2 CRESCENT DART, 1 BUFF TIP,,1 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 1 TREBLE LINES, 1 SWALLOW-TAILED, 2 SPECTACLE, 1 WHITE PLUME, 1 SILVER Y, 1 PLAIN GOLDEN Y- NFG, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 1 BUFF ARCHES, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 COMMON PUG, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 SHEARS - NFY, 1 DUSKY BROCADE, 1 RUSTIC - NFY, 2 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 2 DINGY FOOTMAN-NFY, 1 POPLAR GREY- NFG , 

1 BEE MOTH , 1 UDIA OLIVALIS .

SOME MORE PHOTOS WILL BE ADDED LATER 

 

Wed 30 JUNE 

A cloudy night produced another good trap of 113 moths of 43 species including another 11 HAWK MOTHS .

2 BRIMSTONE, 10 FLAME, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 9 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 WHITE ERMINE, 7 BUFF ERMINE, 9 ELEPHANT 

HAWK, 2 PRIVET HAWK, 8 MARBLED MINOR, 5 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 THISTLE ERMINE, 7 UNCERTAIN agg, 4 DARK ARCHES, 1 GREY ARCHES, 1 GREY PUG , 1 GREEN PUG, 1 COMMON PUG, 

7 HEART & DART, 2 HEART & DART, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 

2 RUDDY CARPET- NFG ,2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 SILVER Y, 1 KNOT GRASS, 2 SWALLOW TAILED-NFY 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 COMMON EMERALD, 1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 2 RIBAND WAVE, 1 SNOUT,2 BUFF ARCHES, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 2 TREBLE LIBES, 1 CRESCENT DART, 1 WHITE PLUG - NFG 

New photos being added .

At Aveton Gifford garden 2 CREAM SPOT TIGER 

 

TUES 29 JUNE 

After an overcast night the traps produced 101 moths of 42 species - 2 BRIMSTONE, 12 FLAME , 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 GREY PUG , 

4 BUFF ERMINE,  3 WHITE ERMINE, 8 HEART & DART, 2 HEART & CLUB 4 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 3 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

1 PEPPERED, 1 BUFF TIP, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 3 SNOUT, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 GARDEN PEBBLE, 9 SILVER Y, 2 INGRAILED CLAY, 2 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 1 SATIN WAVE, 1 BARRED STRAW, 2 DARK ARCHES, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 BRUSSELS LACE, 7 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 1 POPLAR HAWK MOTH, 1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 1 CRESCENT DART, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 TWIN SPOT CARPET - NFY, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1SCALLOPED OAK - NFY, 1 IRON PROMINENT, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 2 RIBAND WAVE, 1 SMALL MAGPIE 1 SMALL RIVULET 

Have just posted a photo of an OBLIQUE CARPET taken on 15 June , 

this is a scarce moth in Devon - no records last year only 4 in 2019 

MON 28 JUNE 

When I opened the traps this morning I was not expecting what I found - makes you realise what a great hobby this is . My favorite moths undoubtedly are HAWKS - today there were 12- 
11 ELEPHANT HAWK , 1 POPKAR HAWK - a record garden day total .

Altogether 125 moths of 41 species with 2 NFG & 2 NFY 

2 RIBAND WAVE, 1 SATIN WAVE, 2 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 

1 COMMON WAVE, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 7 CLOUDED SILVER, 2 BRIMSTONE, 13 FLAME, 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 FOXGLOVE PUG, 3 GREY PUG, 3 COMMON PUG, 

1 TREBLE LINES, 21 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUB, 6 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 3 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 5 BUFF ERMINE, 3 WHITE ERMINE, 6 UNCERTAIN, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA, 1 MAGPIE - NFY, 5 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 SHARK - NFG, 2 BRUSSELS LACE, 1 BUFF ARCHES - NFY, 1 CRESCENT DART, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE 1 DARK ARCHES, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 SILVER Y, 1 MILLER - NFG, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 INGRAILED CLAY 

It must have been the heavy rain around 03.00 which resulted in this trap of the month .

Some very nice photos being added

 

Reported from 2 separate gardens in Aveton Gifford 2 CREAM SPOT TIGER 
 

SUN 27 JUNE 

A night of heavy rain , unattended if wet traps produced 58 moths of 26  species - 1 INGRAILED CLAY, 2 BRIMSTONE, 3 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 FLAME, 4 RIBAND WAVE, 8 HEART & DART, 5 HEART & DART, 2 BLOOD VEIN, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 COMMON WAVE, 3 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 3 DARK ARCHES, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 3 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 CRESCENT DART - NFY, 

2 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 4 UNCERTAIN, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK., 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE 

SAT 26 JUNE 

Night started with a full moon ?- .

Not the expected results -79 moths of 25 species .

6 BUFF ERMINE, 4 WHITE ERMINE, 17 HEART & DART, 5 HEART & CLUB, 7 FLAME, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 10 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 3 MARBLED MINOR, 3 WILLOW BAY, 1 GREEN CARPET, 2 SPECTACLE, 3 COMMON WAINSCOT, 2 COMMON WAVE, 2 FOXGLOVE PUG, 

2 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 GREEN PUG, 1 TREBLE LINES, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 1 GARDEN PEBBLE, 1 BRAMBLE SHOOT - NFY, 

1 SMALL MAGPIE, 2 BEE MOTH, 1 DUSKY BROCADE, 1 BRUSSELS LACE 

FRI 25 JUNE 

Some rain o/night, the landscape contractors s trimmed the grass 

around our garden and cut back sone of hedgerow - possibly why the traps only produced 78 moths of 28 species -

3 BRIMSTONE, 2 SNOUT, 7 FLAME, 5 FLAME SHOULDER, 11 HEART & DART, 6 CLOUDED SILVER, 5 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 GREY PUG, 3 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 BUFF TIP, 3 BUFF ERMINE, 5 WHITE ERMINE, 5 UNCERTAIN , 4 MARBLED MINOR 

2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 

2 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 DARK SWARD GRASS, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 2 DARK ARCHES, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 

1 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE, 1 PEACH BLOSSOM, 

A few new photos added 

THURS 24 JUNE 

Overcast night produced 97 moths of 35Bspecies - 6 NFY 

2 CLOUDED BORDER, 6 FLAME SHOULDER, 10 FLAME, 1 BUFF TIP, 

10 BUFF ERMINE, 3 WHITE ERMINE, 6 SNOUT, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT - NFY, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 7 MARBLED MINOR, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 7 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUBB, 6 UNCERTAIN , 

1 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 3 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 2 STRAW DOT, 1 TRIPLE SPOTTED CLAY, 3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 4 TREBLE LINES, 1 SMOKY WAINSCOT- NFY, 

1 COMMON EMERALD - NFY, 2 BLOOD VEIN , 1 GREY DAGGER AGG, 

1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 

1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 SMALL ANGLE SHADES - NFY, 1 RIBAND WAVE, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 GREY PUG, 

1 SINGLE DOTTED WAVE - NFY, 1 SHORE WAINSCOT - NFY 

New photos to be added 

WED 23 JUNE 

FIRST moonlight night for a while appeared to be not many moths in flight , however surprised this morning when I opened the traps as to what range of species there were- a total of 72 moths of 35 species including 4 species of HAWK MOTHS .

7 CLOUDED BORDER, 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 FLAME, 8 BUFF ERMINE, 1 POPLAR HAWK MOTH, 1 LIME HAWK MOTH, 1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 1 SMALL ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH- NFY, 4 UNCERTAIN, 

1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 

3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 4 MARBLED MINOR, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 2 WILLOW BEAUTY, 

3 TREBLE LINES, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE - NFG, 1 CREAM WAVE - NFG, 2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 5 HEART & DART, 2 HEART & CLUB , 

1 BLOOD VEIN , 1 COMMON SWIFT, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 DARK ARCHES, 1 LYNCHIS , 1 TRIPLE SPOTTED CLAY - NFY, 1 RUSTIC, 1 TURNIP MOTH - NFY, 1 GREY PIG, 2 COMMON PUG , 1 PALE MOTTLED WILLOW 

More photos to be added 

TUES 22 JUNE 

A much cooler night with a brisk ENE breeze resulting in a big reduction on recent traps - only 81 moths of27 species -

5 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 1 BRIMSTONE, 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 

3 FLAME, 14 HEART & DART, 5 HEART & CLUB, 2 COMMON WAVE, 4 WHITE ERMINE, 4 BUFF ERMINE, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 COMMON PUG, 

3 MARBLED MINOR, 1 RUSTIC, 6 UNCERTAIN, 3 GREY DAGGER AGG , 

3 BROWN LINE BRIGHT EYE, 4 CLOUDED SILVER, 4 TREBBLE LINES, 

1 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 1 DARK ARCHES, 1 SNOUT, 3 ANGLE SHADES, 2 INGRAILED CLAY, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 PALE MOTTLED WILLOW- NFG, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 ENGRAILED 

MON 21 JUNE 

Last night started cloudy , heavy rain fro around 02.00, resulted in a record catch of 172 moths of 52 species , taken me almost all day to log , identify and photo .

11 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 3 BRIMSTONE, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 24 HEART & DART, 7 HEART & CLUB , 1 DOT MOTH, 2 GREY DAGGER, 1 SMALL BLOOD VEIN - NFG, 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 11 FLAME ,

2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SHOULDER STRIPED WAINSCOT- NFY, 2 BEE MOTH - NFY, 9 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 GREEN PUG, 2 GREY PUG, 3 SILVER Y, 7 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 3 GREEN CARPET, 2 COMMON CARPET, 1PURPLE BAR, 1 DARK ARCHES, 3 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARECTER, 1 BROWN LINE BRIGHT EYE, 1 BUFF TIP, 

2 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 9 UNCERTAIN , 4 TREBLE LINES , 1 VINES RUSTIC, 13 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 LYCHNIS, 6 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 BRUSSELS LACE - NFY, 

1 ALDER MOTH - NFG,7 MARBLED MINOR, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 SNOUT, 3 SPECTACLE, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 PEPPERED, 3 WHITE ERMINE , 2 BUFF ERMIBE, 

1 BARRED STRAW- NFY, 1 EARLY THORN , 1 SALLOW KITTEN, 

1 CLOUDED BRINDLE, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT- NFY , 1 DUSKY BROCADE - NFY .

QUITE A FEW NEW PHOTOS WILL BE POSTED .

Sun 20 JUNE 

Heavy rain from 19.00 until well into the early hours meant the traps were unattended ,. 56 moths of 22 species logged 

6 TREBLE LINES, 4 BUFF ERMINE, 3 WHITE ERMINE, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 5 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 11 HEART & DART, 

3 FLAME , 1 BURNISHED BRASS, 4 UNCERTAIN, 3 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 MARBLED MINOR, 1 HEART & CLUB, 1 BLOOD VEIN, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 RIBAND WAVE, 

1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 SANDY CARPET, 2 PLUMES 

SAT 19 JUNE 

All this mornings moths were from the traps which had been unattended last night , still managed 63 moths of 26 species with 2 NFG & 3 NFY 

1 GARDEN CARPET, 3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 5 BUFF ERMIBE, 

5 WHITE ERMINE, 11 HEART & DART, 7 TREBLE LINES, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 BRIMSTONE, 3 CLOUDED BIRDER, 1 SNOUT, 1 VIBES RUSTIC, 3 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 4 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 UNCERTAIN, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

1 BURNISHED BRASS, 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 COMMON WAVE, 

1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE- NFY, 1 CRESCENT DART NFY, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 FREYERS PUG - NFG, 2 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 CAMPION - NFG 

FR1 18 JUNE 

A clear if slightly cooler night resulting in another record trap of 133

moths of 48 species - 1 NFG , 4 NFY 

6 CLOUDED SILVER, 4 BRIMSTONE, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 5 BUFF ERMINE, 7 WHITE ERMINE, 6 FLAME, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 4 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 RUSTIC , 1 UNCERTAIN, 1 LIGHT EMERALD, 

1 GREY DAGGER -NFY, 6 MARBLED MINOR, 6MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 3 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE , 3 GARDEN CARPET, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 LBAM, 6 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 

1 BROWN SIVER LINE, 1 GREEN PUG, 12 HEART & DART, 11 TRBLE LIBES , 3 BURNISHED BRASS - NFY, 3 VINES RUSTIC, 2 DARK ARCHES, 2 RIBAND WAVE, 1 UNCERTAIN, 2 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 BROWN RUSTIC, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 ENGRAILED - NFY, 2 EYED HAWKMOTH, 2 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 

3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 2 COMMON PUG, 1 SMALL RIVULET, 

2 SILVER Y, 2 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 2 SNOUT, 2 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 PEPPERED, 1 COMMON WAVE, 2 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1 PECTACLE, 1 COMMON PLUME, 1 APPLE ERMINE - NFG 

THURS 17 JUNE 

After a damp night another record trap of122 moths of 42 species with 2 NFG & 3 NFY

7 CLOUDED BORDER, 11 TREBLE LINES, 5 BRIMSTONE, 7 LARGE 

YELLOW UNDERWING, 15 HEART & DART, 1 HEART & CLUB - NFY, 

7 WHITE ERMINE, 4 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 4 MARBLED MINOR, 

8 FLAME , 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 2 SNOUT, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 5 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 SANDY CARPET, 3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 

1 PRETTY CHALK CARPET- NFG, 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 2 COMMON SWIFT, 1 MAIDENS FLUSH- NFG, 1 BROWN RUSTIC, 1 DOT MOTH- NFY, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 IRON

PROMINENT - NFY, 1 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 2 EYED HAWK MOTH, 

3 SPECTACLE, 2 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 GREY PUG, 1 GREEN PUG, 

5 DARK ARCHES, 1 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 ORANGE FOOTMAN, 2 BUFF ERMINE, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 HEART & CLUB - NFY, 1 BRIGHT

LINE BROWN EYE, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE 

6 photos added - worth a look 

WED 16 JUNE 

First field visit last night with Dave Pakes and Eric at South Efford Marsh 21.45 - 00.15 - over 100 moths from 3 traps - in mine 29 of 

14 species - 3 GREEN CARPET, 4 BUFF ERMINE, 4 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 PALE TUSSOCK, 3 SNOUT, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 FLAME CARPET, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 MOTTLED BEAUTY, 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 STRAW DOT, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 BRIMSTONE. 

In my garden trap this morning- 

3 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 CINNABAR - NFG, 2 PEPPERED, 4 WHITE ERMIBE, 2 BUFF ERMIBE, 7 HEART &DART, 3 TREBLE LINES , 1 BROWN RUSTIC, 1 RIBAND WAVE, 2 MARBLED MINOR, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 MOTTKED BEAUTY, 2 FLAME SHOULDER

TUES 15 JUNE 

Another record catch last night with 108 moths of 44 species with 3 

NFG & 4 NFY - Oustanding highlight were the 5 HAWK MOTHS of 4 species.including a first LIME HAWK MOTH .

4 BRIMSTONE, 10 WILLOW BEAUTY, 13 TREBLE LIBES , 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 15 HEART & DART, 6 SNOUT, 1 ORANGE FOOTMAN,4 CLOUDED SILVER, 7 WHITE ERMINE, 2 BUFF ERMINE, 2 FLAME, 1 BLOOD VEIN, 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 

4 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1 PUSS MOTH, 

2 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 1 LIME HAWK MOTH, 1 EYED HAWK MOTH, 1 POLAR HAWK MOTH, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 1 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 PALE PROMINENT, 2 UNCERTAIN , 1 COMMON LUTESTRING, , 1 CREAM BORDERED GREEN PEA, 1 COMMON WAVE, 1 MULLEIN WAVE, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 SATIN WAVE, 2 COMMON PUG, 1 GREEN PUG, 1 GREY PUG, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 1 SMALL WAVED UMBER, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT, 1 INGRAILED CLEY, 1 DARK ARCHES, 1 RIBAND WAVE 

The photos today are really worth looking at 

 

MON 14 JUNE 

After a very warm day the moths were out celebrating - had to finish at 11.45 as I had run out of pots , after emptying the traps this morning finished with a total of 106 of 35 species - 3 NFG & 3 NFY .

5 BRIMSTONE, 7 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 FLAME, 6 WILLOW BEAUTY, 

3 GREEN CARPET, 3 GARDEN CARPET,5 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 

5 PALE TUSSOCK, 18 HEART & DART, 3 CLOUDED BORDER, 

11 TREBLE LIBES , 2 MARBLED MINOR, 2 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR - NFY, 2 WHITE ERMINE, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 3 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 

1 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 1 CLOUDED SILVER, 2 RIBAND WAVE, 5 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 UNCERTAIN, 1 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH, 

1 VINES RUSTIC, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 COMMON SWIFT - NFY, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 1 STRAW DOT, 1 SNOUT, 1 BROWN SILVER LINE - NFG, 

2 PEPPERED, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 NUTMEG - NFG, 4 COMMON PUG, 

1 BROWN RUSTIC - NFG, 1 SMALL MAGPIE - NFY 

NEW PHOTOS ADDED 

 

SUN 13 JUNE 

Late start at 23.00 attended trap to 00.30 , a total of 72 moths of 

28 species - 1 NFG, 2 NFY 

11 TREBLE LINES , 16 HEART & DART, 2 FLAME , 2 WILLOW BEAUTY, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 3 GREEN CARPET, 1 MAGPIE - NFY, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 2 LIGHT EMERALD, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 7 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 COMMON PUG, 

1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 2 KNOT GRASS, 2 BRIMSTONE, 5 MARBLED MINOR, 1 BUFF ERMINE , 2 WHITE ERMINE, 1 BLOOD VEIN - NFY, 1 UNCERTAIN, 1 OAK TREE PUG, 1 MOTTLED RUSTIC, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 CHIBESE CHARACTER, 1 COMMON LUTESTRING - NFG 

More photos added 

SAT 12 JUNE 

After a mild overcast calm night a superb total of 97 moths of 39 species with 3 NFG & 9 NFY

3 BRIMSTONE, 7 TREBLE LINES, 6 GREEN CARPET, 5 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 2 COMMON CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 

2 SILVER GROUND CARPET, 11 FLAME, 3 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 4 WILLOW BEAUTY, 5 MARBLED MINOR, 1 LIGHT EMERALD - NFY, 12 HEART & DART, 3 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR, 2 PEACH BLOSSOM -NFY, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 3 SNOUT, 2 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK, 1 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 ALDER KITTEN - NFG, 1 TREBLE BROWN SPOT-NFY, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG , 1 WORMWOOD PUG- NFY, 1 RUSTIC, 2 SPECTACLE, 2 GREY ARCHES - NFY, 1 DWARF CREAM WAVE - NFY, 2 ORANGE 

FOOTMAN , 1 VINES RUSTIC, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT- NFY, 1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER 1 SHOULDER STRIPED WAINSCOT 

- NFY, 1 DOUBLE SQUARE SPOT- NFY, 1 MARBLED BROWN -NFG, 1 UDEA OLIVALIS - NFG 

Some nice new photos added 

FRI 11 JUNE 

Another night of drizzle with calm cloudy conditions resulting in a catch of 72 moths of 30 species .

12 HEART & DART, 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 FLAME, 1 BRIMSTONE, 4 WILLOW BEAUTY, 5 GREEN CARPET, 1 SANDY CARPET, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 

1 STRAW DOT - NFY, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 8 TREBLE LINES , 2 CREAM SPOT TIGER, 1 MARBLED MINOR, 3 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE, 2 COMMON PUG, 1 GREY PUG, 2 WHITE ERMINE, 

1 BUFF ERMINE, 3 MOTTLED RUSTICC- NFY, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 PEPPERED, 1 SHARP ANGLED PEACOCK -NFY, 

3 RUSTIC - agg , 1 SNOUT, 1 POPLAR HAWK MOTH, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 CABBAGE MOTH , 2 CLOUDED SILVER

THURS 10 JUNE 

A wet , mild and calm night produced the best trap of the year with 77 moths of 29 species - 3 NFG , 4 NFY 

6 BRIMSTONE, 6 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 FLAME, 10 TREBLE LINES, 

10 HEART & DART, 2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 7 GREEN CARPET, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 

1 SANDY CARPET, 5 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 WAVED UMBER, 1 CREAM SPOT TIGER, 2 MARBLED MINOR, 1 SMALL RIVULET - NFG , 

3 PEPPERED, 2 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 SMALL FAN FOOT WAVE - NFY, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 MIDDLE BARRED MINOR - NFY, 2 RUSTIC AGG, 

1 ELEPHANT HAWK MOTH - NFY, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE, 

1 OAK TREE PUG, 2 SMALL CLOUDED BRINDLE - NFG, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 ORANGE SWIFT- NFG, 1 YELLOW BARRED BRINDLE - NFY 

'More photos added

WED 9 JUNE 

Not much in flight before 11.45 pm finished this morning with a total of 38 moths of 21 species with 2 NFG & 2 NFY 

10 TREBLE LINES , 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 3 BRIMSTONE, 

2 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 SCALLOPED HAZEL, 1 SPECTACLE, 2 HEART & DART , 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 GALIUM CARPET-NFY, 1 SILVER GROUND CARPET, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 PUSS MOTH, 1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH, 3 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 1 ORANGE FOOTMAN - NFG, 2 CABBAGE MOTH - NFG, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT , 1 GOLD SPOT - NFY

Photos added 

TUES 8 JUNE 

A DAMP BUT CLEAR NIGHT - 28 MOTHS OF 21 SPECIES -

1 PRIVET HAWK MOTH - NFY, 1 POPLAR HAWK MOTH, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 1BRIMSTONE, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 4 HEART & DART, 

3 TREBLE LINES , 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 SILVER GROUND CARPET, 

2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 FLAME CARPET, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 RUSTIC - agg , 1 SPECTACLE, 1 SNOUT, 2 INGRAILED CLAY, 1 BRIGHT LINE BROWN EYE - NFY, 1 COMMON WAVE , 1 COMMON PUG, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG , 1 SPINDLE ERMINE - NFG.

New photos being added 

MON 7 JUNE 

A milder night - not as much activity as I expected , still a total of 

43 moths of 27 species ( plus a PUG ) was reasonable .

3 FLAME SHOULDER , 1 FLAME, 4 TREBLE LINES, 2 BRIMSTONE, 1 BUFF TIP, 4 GARDEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 2 SILVER GROUND CARPET, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 2 PURPLE BAR, 

3 RUSTIC agg, 2 HEART & DART, 1 SETACEOUS HEBREW CHARACTER 

NFY, 1 SILVER Y, 2 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING, 2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 BUFF ERMINE, 1 SATIN WAVE, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE, 1 COMMON WAVE , 1 RIBAND WAVE, 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 SCALLOPED HAZEL, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 MARBLED MINOR agg, 1 LBAM

SUN6 JUNE 

A very wet evening left 1 trap on which was covered over , only 5 moths - 1 NFY -

1 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 SILVER Y, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 SMALL DUSTY WAVE - NFY 

 

SAT 5 JUNE 

Adamp and cooler night only produced 27 moths of 17 species with 1 NFY .

2 POLAR HAWK MOTH, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 WHITE ERMINE, 

1 BUFF ERMINE - NFY , 1 MUSLIN , 1 SNOUT, 5 TREBLE LIBES, 2 HEART &DART, 2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 GREY PUG, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 SCALLOPED HAZEL, 1 FLAME SHOULDER.

FRI 4 JUNE 

A cooler night produced only 36 moths of 22 species 

1 BUFF TIP, 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 MUSLIN , 2 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

4 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 MOTTLED BEAUTY -NFY, 2 MARBLED MINOR , 

2 PALE SHOULDERED BROCADE - NFG , 4 TREBLE LINES, 2 VINES RUSTIC, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 SPECTACLE, 

2 LARGE YELLOW UNERWING, 1 SCALLOPED HAZEL, 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 COMMON PUG, 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 

1 CLOUDED SILVER, 1 CREAM SPOT TIGER 

New photos added 

THURS 3 JUNE 

A total of 52 moths of 20 species plus 5 PUGS to dream about !.

8 FLAME SHOULDER, 12 TREBLE LIBES , 3 VINES RUSTIC, 3 GARDEN CARPET, 1 GREEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1 MUSLIN, 6 HEART & DART, 1 SILVER Y, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 BRIMSTONE, 

2 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 2 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 3 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG, 1 SATIN WAVE - NFY, 

1 UNCERTAIN - NFY, 1 CLOUDED SILVER- NFY

 

WED 2 JUNE 

Windy and cooler last night still managed 51 moths of 24 species with 2 NFY 

2 CLOUDED BORDER., 2 GREEN CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET, 1

GARDEN CARPET, 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET , 1 SNOUT - NFY , 1 WILLOW BEAUTY, 1 COMMON PUG,

3 SCALLOPED HAZEL, 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT , 

1 IRON PROMINENT, 2 POPLAR HAWK MOTH, 2 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 9 TREBLE LINES, 1 FLAME, 5 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 BRIMSTONE, 7 HEART & DART, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 VINES RUSTIC, 

1 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 MARBLED MINOR - NFY 

 

TUES 1 JUNE 

Another good night finishing with 54 moths of 21 species , 1 NFG , 3 NFY - full trap

24 TREBLE LINES , 3 BRIMSTONE, 2 POPLAR HAWK MOTH-NFY, 

1 FLAME, 5 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 HEART & DART, 3 CLOUDED BORDER, 3 GARDEN CARPET, 2 GREEN CARPET, 1 SANDY CARPET- NFY, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 KNOT GRASS, 1 MUSLIN , 1 VINES RUSTIC, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 LEAST BLACK ARCHES, 1 PALE TUSSOCK, 1 DOUBLE STRIPED PUG, 1 SMALL BROWN SPOT, 1 INGRAILED CLAY -NFY, 1 SHARK - NFG 

New photos added 

MON 31 MAY 

A cooler and damp night only 30 moths of 16 species -3 NFG & 

3 NFY .

3 FLAME SHOULDER , 1 FLAME - NFY, 10 TREBLE LINES  , 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 COMMON WAVE, 3 CLOUDED BORDER, 2 HEART & DART, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 LEAST BLACK ARCHES, 1 MUSLIN ,

1 BRINDLED PUG, 1 LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING- NFY, 

1 MARBLED CORONET, 1 SMALL SQUARE SPOT, 1 RUDDY CARPET - NFG, 1 SHEARS - NFG 

SUN 30 MAY 

Another good evening although clearer skies , most of the moths collected from the wall ( painted almost white ) and a white sheet , 

between 22.00 - 24.00.51 moths of 24 species  with 8 NFY 

3 BRIMSTONE, 9 TREBLE LINES, 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 COMMON WAINSCOT, 1 LYCHNIS, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 FOXGLOVE PUG - NFY , 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 WILLOW BEAUTY- NFY, 3 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 BUFF TIP, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 6 GREEN CARPET, 3 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 2 COMMON WAVE- NFY, 1 COMMON WHITE WAVE, 

1 CHINESE CHARACTER- NFY, 1 RIVULET- NFY, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 MARBLED MINOR- NFY, 1 PUSS MOTH - NFY, 2 TWENTY PLUME MOTH - NFY , 1 KNOT GRASS 

SAT 29 MAY 

 Best trap of the year so far - many collected before 12.30 am .Finished with a total of 47 moths of 22 species , plus 6 micros .

10 TREBLE LINES, 5 FLAME SHOULDER, 4 PEPPERED, 2 PALE TUSSOCK, 2 BRIMSTONE, 2 WHITE ERMINE, 3 HEART & DART, 

1 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 COMMON QUAKER, 1 MUSLIN, 

1 COMMON WAINSCOT ( NFY ) , 3 GREEN CARPET, 3 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 COMMON CARPET ( NFY ), 1 RED TWIN SPOT CARPET, 1 GREY PUG ( NFY ) , 1 COMMON PLUME ( NFY ) 

New photos will be on the photos page later 

FRI 28 MAY 

After a cloudy milder night 28 moths of 14 species -3 NFY .

11 TREBLE LINES , 3 HEART & DART, 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 

2 BRIMSTONE, 1 MUSLIN , 1 CLOUDED BORDER, 1 BUFF TIP , 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 1 LBAM, 1 PURPLE BAR - NFY , 1 PALE TUSSOCK - NFY, 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 BRINDLED PUG , 1 VINES RUSTIC - NFY 

THURS 27 MAY 

Only 11 moths of 5 species with 1 NFY 

5 TREBLE LINES, 3 MUSLIN , 1 COMMON QUAKER, 1 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 GOLD SPOT - NFY 

Image on photos page 

TUES 25 MAY 

Set the traps last night more in Hope than expectation , surprised this morning to find a total of 21 moths of 13 species -

6 TREBLE LINES , 1 BUFF TIP, 2 MUSLIN , 1 HEBREW CHARACTER, 

1 ANGLE SHADES, 1 SMALL QUAKER, 2 COMMON QUAKER, 

1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 SCALLOPED HAZEL, 1 WATER CARPET, 1 SILVER GROUND CARPET, 2 COMMON MARBLED CARPET, 1 BROKEN BARRED CARPET ( NFG ) 

News photos added 

Female FOX MOTH - new for garden , 

THURS 20 MAY 

Light showers o/night increasing wind , total,of 27 moths of 11 species - 

1 FOX MOTH ( NFG ) , 1 COMMON MARBLED CARPET ( NFY ),

2 GREEN CARPET, 1 GARDEN CARPET, 2 MUSLIN , 1 BRIMSTONE, 

1 WHITE ERMINE, 4 COMMON QUAKER, 12 TREBLE LINES , 

1 COMMON WHITE WAVE 

WED 19 MAY 

Although started wet and cool another good trap with 34 moths of 13 species - 1NFY & 2 NFG 

15 TREBLE LINES ( must have been a party ) , 4 FLAME SHOULDER, 4 MUSLIN , 1 WHITE ERMINE, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 SPECTACLE, 1 COMMON QUAKER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 

2 GARDEN CARPET, 1 WAVED UMBER, 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT, 

1 MULLEIN ( NFY ) ,  1 GARDEN PEBBLE 

( NFG ), thanks to help from Chris Vincent and Tom Moth - the Cabbage is a TAWNY SHEAR ( NFG ) 

A couple of images on the photos page .

TUES 18 MAY 

A dry calm night produced a total of 26 moths of 16 species , 5 NFY , 

1 ( NFG ) 

8 TREBLE LINES, 2 COMMON QUAKER, 2 MUSLIN , 1 EARLY GREY, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 

2 GARDEN CARPET, 1 EYED HAWK MOTH , 1 GREEN CARPET ( NFY ), 

1 WHITE ERMINE ( NFY ) , 1 PEPPERED (NFY ), 1 CLOUDED BORDER(NFY ), 1 SCALLOPED HAZEL ( NFG ) 

Have put new images on the photos page - worth a look 

EYED HAWK MOTH - more images on the photos page 

MON 17 MAY - First HAWK MOTH of the year 

After a run of disappointing catches a total of 23 moths of 11 species with 3 NFY - 

Outstanding was a superb EYED HAWK MOTH ( NFY ) , 1 PEBBLE PROMINENT (NFY), 1 HEART AND DART ( NFY ) 7 TREBLE LINES , 

5 COMMON QUAKER, 1 MUSLIN , 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 2 EARLY GREY, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 1 RUSTY DOT PEARL .

SUN 16 MAY 

Another wet night - only 2 TREBLE LINES 

SAT 15 MAY 

After a wet night only 9 moths of 6 species - 1 Water Carpet , 

2 Flame Shoulder, 1 Treble Libes , 3 Common Quaker, 1 Muslin , 1 Hebrew Character 

FRI 14 MAY 

Rain until early hours but a much better night - 18 moths of 10 species with 2 NFY -

1 Flame Shoulder, 3 Treble Lines , 4 Hebrew character, 1 Small Quaker, 2 Common Quaker, 2 Muslin , 1 Clouded Drab , 1 Red Twin Spot Carpet, 1 Silver Ground Carpet, (NFY), 2 Spectacle ( NFY ) 

Photos of the 2 NFY added to the photos page 

WED 12 MAY 

Poor trapping continues- only 3 moths last night -

1 MUSLIN, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 HEBREW CHARACTER 

TUES 11 MAY 

Only 4 moths of 3 species - 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 MUSLIN , 1 TREBLE LINES ( NFY ) 

MON 10 MAY

Heavy showers and windy 

7 moths of 6 species - 1 POWDERED QUAKER,1 COMMON QUAKER, 

1 MUSLIN , 1 EARLY GREY, 2 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 CLOUDED DRAB 

 

 

SUN 9 MAY

Wet and windy - just 5 moths of 4 species -

2 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 1 COMMON QUAKER, 

1 MUSLIN 

THURS 6 MAY 

Some activity although rain early hours- 20 moths of 9 species.

1 CREAM SPOT TIGER, 1 ANGLE SHADES, 3 MUSLIN MOTH, 4 EARLY GREY, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 3 COMMON QUAKER, 1 SMALL QUAKER, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS, 1 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART

WED 5 MAY 

A nice surprise this morning with 25 moths of 12 species and 2 NFY.

Highlight was a stunning CREAM SPOT TIGER ( NFY ) , SWALLOW 

PROMINENT ( NFY ) , 1 MUSLIN MOTH, 4 COMMON QUAKER, 

5 POWDERED QUAKER, 3 SMALL QUAKER, 5 HEBREW CHARACTER, 

1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 STREAMER, 1 FLAME SHOULDER , 1 EARLY GREY, 1 PALE MOTTLED WILLOW 

photos below of both front an underside of the CREAM SPOT TIGER 

 

MON 3 MAY 

another cold night with a dawn frost - only 9 moths of 7 species 

2 EARLY GREY, 2 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 MUSLIN MOTH , 1 EARLY THORN , 1 COMMON QUAKER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER 

SUN 2 MAY 

Another frost at dawn , however 12 moths of 6 species -

4 HEBREW CHARACTER, 3 MUSLIN , 2 COMMON QUAKER, 1 BRIMSTONE, 1 SILVER Y , 1 VESTAL ( very worn ) ( NFY ) 

Hopefully not as cold tonight with some good cloud cover 

FRI 30 APRIL 

O/night started cloudy , clear by dawn with a light frost .

22 moths of 11 species -

3 BRIMSTONE , 1 GARDEN CARPET, 1 SHOULDER STRIPE, 

1 HEBREW CHARACTER, 2 MUSLIN MOTH, 7 COMMON QUAKER, 

2 POWDERED QUAKER, 1 CLOUDED DRAB , 1 CHESTNUT , 

1 BUFF TIP ( NFY ) , 1 PALE MOTTLED WILLOW (NFY ) 

new photos added 

THURS 29 APRIL

A cloudy but cool night produced 28 moths of 12 species .

8 COMMON QUAKER, 3 POWDERED QUAKER, 5 HEBREW CHARACTER, 2 SHUTTLE SHAPED DART, 2 EARLY GREY, 2 GARDEN CARPET, 1 MUSLIN MOTH, 1 LBAM, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS. 

WED 28 APRIL 

An overcast night with no frost resulted in 33 moths of 14 species with 2 NFY 

8 BRIMSTONE, 1 ANGLE SHADES , 1 MARCh MOTH, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 5 COMMON QUAKER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 

4 MUSLIN MOTH, 3 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 LEAST BLACK ARCHES , 

1 EARLY GREY, 4 GARDEN CARPET, 1 DOUBLE STRIPED PUG, 1 COMMON PUG ( NFY ) , 1 LYCHNIS ( NFY )

New photos to be added - see photo page 

TUES 27 APRIL 

A clear but cold night with a light frost at dawn - only 4 moths of 3 species - 2 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 EAGLY GREY, 1 POWDERED QUAKER 

Forecast for tonight looks more promising- hope the moths have read it !

MON 26 APRIL 

Not as windy and some cloud cover late evening -was not expecting much - did trap 13 moths of 7 species -

5 COMMON QUAKER, 2 POWDERED QUAKER, 1 SMALL QUAKER, 

2 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 FLAME SHOULDER, 1 MUSLIN MOTH , 1 DARK SWORD GRASS 

SAT 24 APRIL 

Another clear cool but windy night - only 10 moths of 6 species .

2 DARK SWORD GRASS, 3 EARLY GREY, 2 COMMON QUAKER, 

1 MUSLIN MOTH, 1 SHOULDER STRIPE , 1 POWDERED QUAKER .

FRI 23 APRIL 

After a windy night only 8 moths of 5 species - 3 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 2 COMMON QUAKER, 

1 MUSLIN MOTH, 1 FLAME SHOULDER 

THURS 22 APRIL - 

Whilst only 8 moths of 7 species 3 were NFY . 

1 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 2 MUSLIN MOTH , 

1 NUT TREE TUSSOCK, NFY'S - FLAME SHOULDER, SILVER Y, 

KNOT GRASS 

Wed 21 APRIL 

No frost , little breeze clear night .

27 moths of 7 species with 2 NFY 

8 HEBREW CHARACTER, 7 COMMON QUAKER, 3 EARLY GREY, 

5 MUSLIN MOTH , 1 MARBLED CORONET ( NFY ) , 1 BRINDLED PUG 

( NFY )

Photos to be added 

TUES 20 APRIL 

Second best trap this year - no frost with cloudy calm conditions, 

41 moths of 15 species with 6 NFY'S 

15 Common Quaker, 5 Early Grey, 5 Hebrew Character, 2 Muslin Moth . 2 Brimstone, 2 Clouded Drab, 1 Red Chestnut,, 2 Double Striped Pug.1 Water Carpet .

NFY'S were singles of - Nut Tree Tussock, 1 Waved Umber, Streamer,  Shuttle Shaped Dart, Least Black Arches 

Will be adding to the photos page later 

my poor shot of Flame Carpet has been more correctly confirmed as a Red Twin Spot Carpet 

 

SUN18 APRIL

Yet another cold and clear night with a dawn frost .

13 moths of 4 species - 4 Hebrew Character, 5 Common Quaker, 3 Early Grey , 1 m Muslin Moth .

nights warming up this week ( I hope ) 

SAT 17 APRIL 

Another frost at dawn - 11moths of 3 species 

7 Hebrew Character, 2 Early Grey , 2 Common Quaker 

Yesterday only 6 moths of 3 species - 4 Hebrew Character, 

1 Early Grey, 1 Common Quaker 

THURS 15 APRIL 

Althogh cold with a frost managed 13 moths of 7 species-

3 Hebrew Character, 5 Common Quaker, 1 Early Grey , 1 Small Quaker, 1 Powdered Quaker, 1 Muslin Moth, 1 Dotted Border 

WED 14 APRIL 

Another cold night ., frost at dawn , only 8 moths of 3 species -

5 Hebrew Character, 2 Early Grey , 1 Common Quaker 

MON 12 APRIL 

Only 8 moths of 5 species - 2 Hebrew Character, 2 Common Quaker, 

1 Early Thorn , 2 Early Grey , 1 March Moth 

SAT 10 APRIL 

Cloudy overnight with no dawn frost resulted in 34 moths of 12 species -

10 Hebrew Character, 6 Early Grey , 5 Common Quaker, 3 Small Quaker , 1 Powdered Quaker, 1 Twin Spot Quaker , 3 March Moth , 

1 Water Carpet , 1 Garden Carpet ( NFY ) , 1 Early Thorn , 

1 Muslin Moth ( dark )1 Shoulder Stripe ( NFY ) 

new photos to be posted 

FRI 9 APRIL 

Light frost at dawn , 21 moths of 6 species -

4 EARLY GREY, 9 HEBREW CHARACTER, 2 COMMON QUAKER, 

3 POWDERED QUAKER, 2 SMALL QUAKER, 1 DOTTED BORDER

Thurs 8 April 

7 moths of 4 species 

3 HEBREW CHARACTER, 2 COMMON QUAKER, 1 EARLY GREY , 

1 MARCH MOTH .

Mon 5 APRIL,

Milder night produced 33 moths of 19 species -

1 WATER CARPET, 3 DOTTED BORDER, 1 MARCH MOTH, 5 EARLY GREY , 8 COMMON QUAKER, 3 SMALL QUAKER, 1 POWDERED QUAKER, 1 CLOUDED DRAB , 7 HEBREW CHHARACTER , 1 PALE PINION , 1 EARLY THORN , 1 DARK SWORD GRASS 

SUN 4 APRIL 

After a cold & frosty night only 14 moths of 6 species .

3 EARLY GREY, 1 DOTTED BORDER, 2 POWDERED QUAKER, 

3 HEBREW CHARACTER, 1 DARK SWORD GRASS , 1 MUSLIN MOTH ( NFY ) 

Abbreviation NFY - Means New For Year

SAT 3 APRIL 

Another cold and breezy night so only 14 moths of 6 species 

4 Common Quaker, 2 Powdered Quaker, 1 Small Quaker, 

5 Hebrew Character, 1 Dark Sword Grass, 1 Tawny Pinion ( NFY ) 

FRI 2 APRIL 

Colder & Windy last night - only 19 moths of 6 species 

4 Hebrew Character , 4 Powdered Quaker, 5 Common Quaker, 

1 Small Quaker, 3 Early Grey , 1 Red Chestnut 

THURS 1 APRIL -Highest trap this year a total of 58 moths of 13 species -

3 March Moth , 2 Clouded Drab , 18 Early Grey , 10 Hebrew Character , 10 Common Quaker , 2 Small Quaker, 1 Twin Spotted Quaker, 3 Powdered Quaker, 4 Dark Sword Grass ( immigrant) , 1 Brindled Beauty, 1 Red Chestnut , 1 Angle Shades ( immigrant ) , 

2 Oak Tree Pug 

Photos to be added later .

WED 31 MAR 

Best nights trap the year with a total of 52 moths of 13 species .

6 March Moth , 5 Hebrew Character ,14 Common Quaker , 

4 POWDERED QUAKER.,8 EARLY GREY, 6 Early Thorn , 1 Clouded DRAB , 2 Dotted Border, 1 Red Chestnut, 1 Brindled Beauty ( NFY )

1 Brimstone- ( NFY ) , 2 Double Striped Pug .1 OAK BEAUTY.

Photos to be posted 

TUES 30 MAR 

After 2 mothless nights 23 moths of 7 species-

1 Dotted Border, 1 Water Carpet ( NFY ) , 9 Early Grey , 4 Common Quaker, 1 Twin Spot Quaker, 2 Hebrew Character, 5 March Moth 

New photos will be posted 

THURS 25 MAR 

Another disappointing nights trapping - only 6 moths of 3 species 

3 HEBREW CHARACTER , 2 EARLY GREY, 1 DOTTED BORDER 

Wed 24 MAR 

Another poor night only 10 moths of 4 species -

4 Hebrew Charecter, 3 Early Grey, 2 Common Quaker, 1 Early Thorn 

TUES 23 MAR 

Only 8 moths of 4 species - 2 Dotted Border , 3 Hebrew Charecter, 

2 Common Quaker , 1 Early Grey .

MON 22 MAR 

Cooler and clear night - only 12 moths of 4 species .

4 Dotted Border , 5 Hebrew Charecter, 2 Common Quaker, 

1 Red Chestnut 

SUN 21 MAR 

19 Moths of 7 species - 7 Hebrew Charecter , 5 EARLY GREY , 

2 Common Quaker, 1 Chestnut, 1 Dotted Border, 1 Red Chestnut , 

1 Early Tooth- stripe ( NFY ) , 1 Powdered Quaker ( NFY ) .

SAT 20 MAR 

14 MOTHS OF 6 SPECIES - 6 Hebrew Charecter, 3 Common Quaker, 

1 Early Grey , 1 March Moth , 2 Early Thorn , 1 Small Quaker. 

FRI 19 MAR 

Best trap of the year with 41 moths of 10 species -

13 Hebrew Charecter, 7 Early Grey , 4 Twin Spotted Quaker ( NFY ) 

5 Common Quaker, 2 Small Quaker ( NFY ) , 2 Red Chestnut , 

3 March Moth , 3 Early Thorn , 1 Oak Beauty, 1 Dotted Border 

 

22 species for the year . New photos added .

THURS 18 MAR 

14 moths of 5 species - 9 Hebrew Charecter, 1 Early Grey , 

2 Common Quaker, 1 Dotted Border, 1 Angle Shades ( NFY )  an immigrant , 1 Red Chestnut ( NFY )

Photos added 

WED 17 MAR 

14 Moths of 3 species + 1 micro -

8 Hebrew Charecter, 4 Common Quaker , 1 March Moth ( NFY ) 

couple of photos added 

TUES 16 MAR 

16 MOTHS OF 8 SPECIES - 

4 Common Quaker , 4 Hebrew Charecter, 1 Early Grey , 2 Oak Beauty, 2 Dotted Border , 1 Early Moth ,  2 Double Striped Pug, also 1 micro 

More photos on the photo page 

MON 15 MAR 

8 moths of 6 species - 3 Common Quaker, 1 Early Thorn ( NFY ) ,

1 Early Moth , 1 Early Grey, 1 Clouded Drab ( NFY ) , 1 Pale Pinion 

NFY ) 

Photos on the moth photos page 

SUN 14 MAR 

Just 4 moths of 3 species - 2 Hebrew Charecter, 1 Early Grey , 

1 Common Quaker.

Warmer evenings with less wind next week , could be the first good week of this year 

Fri 5 MARCH 

Only 5 moths of 2 species last night - 4 Hebrew Charecter, 

1 Quaker .

THURS 4 MARCH 

Another successful night with 15 moths of 6 species -

3 Dotted Border, 3 Hebrew Charecter, 3 Early Grey, 1 Chestnut, 

1 Double Striped Pug , 3 micros 

Couple of new photos added 

WED 3 MARCH 

First night trapping with my new 60 W Actinic trap - 15 moths of 9 species .

4 Hebrew Charecter, 2 Early Moth , 2 Early Grey , 1 Grey Shoulder -

Knot , 2 Common Quaker , 1 Oak Beauty, 1 Common Plume , 

1 Rusty Dot Pearl ( an immigrant) 1 Dark Sword Grass ( an immigrant) 

Photos on the Moth photo page 

WED 13 JAN - 1 DECEMBER MOTH (1)


SAT 16 JAN - 2 WINTER MOTH (2)

 

SUN 17 JAN - 2 WINTER MOTH