Author Archives: Matthew Deans

Record beating December mothing at Bawdsey

Mild conditions which prevailed during December resulted in my best ever catch results for that month at Bawdsey. Good numbers of the regular species put in an appearance; most especially Mottled Umber which was adundant and the not-so-common Scarce Umber.  … Continue reading

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Influx of the White-speck (M. unipuncta)

There is currently a widespread national influx of unipuncta taking place. I have been fortunate enough to obtain four examples over the past week at Bawdsey; which is about the same number I have seen over the past 15 years … Continue reading

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Oak Rustic arrives at Bawdsey

The anticipated arrival of the Oak Rustic at Bawdsey has occurred with a singleton attracted to my lamps on 7 November. With much Holm Oak around the Bawdsey district, this moth is likely to become abundant and a regular feature … Continue reading

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Small arrival of Dark Crimson Underwings

At Bawdsey Hall last night I caught this fabulous Dark Crimson Underwing.  Allan Eaton, from Kessingland, kindly notified me that he had trapped one too!  Hopefully some more will arrive for others to enjoy.    

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The Obscure Wainscot in Suffolk

A great weekend for mothing at Bawdsey Hall for the Moth Nights.   The highlight of the 210+ species recorded on the night of 15 June, was the Obscure Wainscot which was in one of John Chainey’s traps. I trapped two … Continue reading

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Moth Night 2018

Moth Night (Part 1) – 14 June 2018 – was spectacular with a huge catch at Bawdsey Hall. The highlight was the fifth Bawdsey record of the Beautiful Marbled – always a stunning moth to see. We still have some … Continue reading

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An unexpected capture of the Scarce Merveille du Jour

Writing this still in shock, I trapped a Scarce Merveille du Jour last night at Bawdsey Hall!  This becomes the 511th species of macro moth recorded at Bawdsey. Never a species I would have predicted to be added to the … Continue reading

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The Concolorous in Suffolk

I took an example of the Concolorous at light on the night of 28 May. This follows four records at Bawdsey in the last week of May 2017. Whether or not these are strays from the continent, or from an … Continue reading

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Moth Night 2018 at Bawdsey Hall

Moth Night 2018 is fast approaching (14 – 16 June) and now only eight weeks away! Bawdsey Hall is hosting an event and all interested recorders are invited on the evenings of Friday 15th & Saturday 16th June. I would … Continue reading

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Orthosia opima now flying in Suffolk

The saltern form of Orthosia opima (Northern Drab) is now flying on the coast. I had my first of the season at Bawdsey Hall last night (18 April). This is one of my favourite spring moths at Bawdsey. The moth … Continue reading

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