Category Archives: Sightings

Brief February mild spell brings in some moths to Purdis.

Have run a couple of traps here the last 2 nights in this very brief mild spell, the first time I’ve bothered this month (not been inspiring weather really). The 18th brought in 10sp and around 100 moths to 2 … Continue reading

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Observations From a Grumpy Old Moth-man

Several contributors have described 2017 as ‘a good year’. But I must admit I didn’t find 2017 to be special at all. My formative years as a moth-hunter were in the ’60s. I remember buying some second-hand books at an … Continue reading

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2017-a good year for me at Carlton Colville

2017 was a very good year for my garden here at Carlton Colville with 415 species and 12629 individuals. This was an increase over 2016 of 50 species mainly due to looking closer at the micros with help from Raymond … Continue reading

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2017 – a record breaking year here at Purdis. How was it for you?

After all the gloom and doom regarding our moths in 2016 both out in the field and here at my home trapping area 2017 turned out to be completely different. In fact it was a record breaking year for me … Continue reading

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New season begins with a good catch at Purdis.

After seeing a few moths around security lights at work this week thought I’d give a trap a go up in the woods here to see what early spring stuff was about. Very pleased to find a good number of … Continue reading

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First outing of the new year.

The cold NE wind died down here today so with the temperature 6 deg. and plenty of cloud to keep it that way I took my wemlight trap to nearby woodland to see what might turn up. Switched it on … Continue reading

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Not quite the end of the season yet!

After the freezing cold conditions last week, the weather has turned right on it’s head this week to mild. Wasn’t really tempted at the start to trap as I’d already recorded all the expected late season species for the year … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas and a Mothy New Year

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The Great British winter

Is what we appear to be getting at the moment, in contrast to our recent experiences and with it expected throughout December. So Winter moth appears on 20th November here at Hollesley and plenty of December moth too. The 3rd … Continue reading

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October in Bradwell

Five nights trapped this month. Some findings different than those further south with Lunar Under-wing and Beaded Chestnut having a good season here after a couple of not so good years for the former. I’m glad Raymond mentioned Cypress Carpet … Continue reading

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