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Hebrew Character
Orthosia gothica
© Ian Cross
larva
uploaded: 24/05/24
Grey Pine Carpet
Thera obeliscata
© Julian Francis
Tolpuddle, May 2024. Male (gen det)
uploaded: 23/05/24
Mottled Umber
Erannis defoliaria
© Jack Oughton

uploaded: 23/05/24
Pine Hawk-moth
Sphinx pinastri
© Paul Harris

uploaded: 22/05/24
Puss Moth
Cerura vinula
© Martin Wood
18/05/2024, A 1st for me at my Wimborne Garden
uploaded: 20/05/24
Mocha
Cyclophora annularia
© Paul Harris

uploaded: 08/05/24
Dewick's Plusia
Macdunnoughia confusa
© Paul Harris
Possibly the earliest Dorset record?
uploaded: 06/05/24
Small Eggar
Eriogaster lanestris
© Paul Harris
Weymouth 18/3/24
uploaded: 19/03/24
Hebrew Character
Orthosia gothica
© Tony Grant
MV 15/03/2024 Walled garden Upton Country Park
uploaded: 16/03/24
Nut-tree Tussock
Colocasia coryli
© Paul Harris
Weymouth 8/3/24, potentially the earliest Dorset record.
uploaded: 09/03/24
Speckled Footman
Coscinia cribraria
© Jack Oughton
Larva, found by day amongst Bristle Bent, east Dorset, Feb 2024
uploaded: 17/02/24
Speckled Footman
Coscinia cribraria
© Jack Oughton
Larval habits on Bristle Bent, east Dorset, Feb 2024
uploaded: 17/02/24
Speckled Footman
Coscinia cribraria
© Jack Oughton
Larva, found by day amongst Bristle Bent, east Dorset, Feb 2024
uploaded: 17/02/24
Speckled Footman
Coscinia cribraria
© Jack Oughton
Larva, found by day amongst Bristle Bent, east Dorset, Feb 2024
uploaded: 17/02/24
Shears
Hada plebeja
© Andy Trout
Bucknowle 09/06/2021
uploaded: 31/01/24
Common Swift
Korscheltellus lupulina
© Andy Trout
Bucknowle 09/06/2021
uploaded: 31/01/24
Mocha
Cyclophora annularia
© Andy Trout
Bucknowle 09/06/2021
uploaded: 31/01/24
True Lover's Knot
Lycophotia porphyrea
© Ian Cross
True Lover's Knot larva Northport Heath 2014
uploaded: 19/10/23
Brindled Beauty
Lycia hirtaria
© Ian Cross
Female at rest by day
uploaded: 19/10/23
Mother Shipton
Callistege mi
© Ian Cross
Larva, detail of prolegs. The arrangement of prolegs, which are reduced to two pairs and the tail claspers, is characteristic.
uploaded: 19/10/23
Mother Shipton
Callistege mi
© Ian Cross
Larva, detail of head
uploaded: 19/10/23
Mother Shipton
Callistege mi
© Ian Cross
Larva on stem of Molinia caerulea, the main foodplant on heathland. Grasses are now thought to be the larval foodplant, nor Fabaceae as previously believed.
uploaded: 19/10/23
Shark
Cucullia umbratica
© Ian Cross
The moth habitually alights vertically so that the shark fin resembles a branch stub, Rempstone 2014
uploaded: 18/10/23
Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Anarta myrtilli
© Ian Cross
In its natural habitat the moth is surprisingly well-camouflaged as it rests among the opening Calluna flowers
uploaded: 18/10/23
Lychnis
Hadena bicruris
© Ian Cross
Lychnis larva feeding on Red Campion, Briantspuddle
uploaded: 18/10/23
Fox Moth
Macrothylacia rubi
© Ian Cross
Mid instar larva the orange rings become less apparent as the larva develops, though they are still present, even in the final instar
uploaded: 18/10/23
Drinker
Euthrix potatoria
© Ian Cross
Pre-diapause larva, Oakers Bog
uploaded: 18/10/23
Common Heath
Ematurga atomaria
© Ian Cross
Common Heath male
uploaded: 13/10/23
Emperor Moth
Saturnia pavonia
© Ian Cross
Emperor Moth, early instar larva
uploaded: 13/10/23
Emperor Moth
Saturnia pavonia
© Ian Cross
Final instar larva
uploaded: 13/10/23
Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae
© Ian Cross
Showing details of horn and diagnostic anal flap
uploaded: 13/10/23
Lime Hawk-moth
Mimas tiliae
© Ian Cross
Final instar larva Briantspuddle
uploaded: 13/10/23
Chinese Character
Cilix glaucata
© Ian Cross
At rest by day in full view
uploaded: 13/10/23
Pebble Hook-tip
Drepana falcataria
© Ian Cross
Pebble Hook-tip larva on Birch Avon Heath
uploaded: 13/10/23
Scarce Bordered Straw
Helicoverpa armigera
© Ian Cross
Scarce Bordered Straw larva Portugal 2018
uploaded: 13/10/23
Sallow Clearwing
Synanthedon flaviventris
© Ian Cross
Sallow Clearwing nectaring on Gypsywort, Tadnoll 2020. Nectaring is rarely observed in clearwings in the UK. This is a bit of a puzzle as the habit seems much more frequent on the continent.
uploaded: 13/10/23
Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra
© Ian Cross
Larval retreat in spun leaves at shoot tip of Salix repens
uploaded: 13/10/23
Small Chocolate-tip
Clostera pigra
© Ian Cross
Early instar larva on Salix repens
uploaded: 13/10/23
Pebble Prominent
Notodonta ziczac
© Ian Cross
Pebble Prominent final instar larva Rempstone Heath
uploaded: 13/10/23
Poplar Hawk-moth
Laothoe populi
© Ian Cross
Mid-instar larva of red-spotted form Briantspuddle 2023
uploaded: 10/10/23
Brindled Green
Dryobotodes eremita
© Tony Grant
MV blacklight 07/10/2023 garden Bear Cross, north Bournemouth
uploaded: 08/10/23
Blair's Shoulder-knot
Lithophane leautieri
© Tony Grant
Caught MV blacklight 05/10/2023 in walled garden at Upton Country Park
uploaded: 06/10/23
Black Rustic
Aporophyla nigra
© Tony Grant
Caught MV blacklight 04/10/2023 in garden nr. Bear Cross roundabout Bournemouth
uploaded: 05/10/23
Treble Brown Spot
Idaea trigeminata
© Tony Grant
Caught MV blacklight 05/10/2023 in garden nr. Bear Cross roundabout Bournemouth
uploaded: 05/10/23
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli
© Lloyd Richards
04/10/23 Weymouth
uploaded: 04/10/23
Centre-barred Sallow
Atethmia centrago
© Paul Harris

uploaded: 04/10/23
L-album Wainscot
Mythimna l-album
© Martin Wood
30.09.2023 Wimborne to 20W type Antinic bulb
uploaded: 01/10/23
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Agrius convolvuli
© Tony Grant
19/09/2023 at Upton Country Park to MV Blacklight
uploaded: 22/09/23
Ruby Tiger
Phragmatobia fuliginosa
© Ian Cross
Ruby Tiger larva
uploaded: 21/09/23
Herald
Scoliopteryx libatrix
© Ian Cross
Herald freshly emerged
uploaded: 21/09/23
Herald
Scoliopteryx libatrix
© Ian Cross
Herald larva Moreton Plantation 2020
uploaded: 21/09/23
Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda
© Ian Cross
Pale Tussock larva dark form Clouds Hill 2021
uploaded: 21/09/23
Pale Tussock
Calliteara pudibunda
© Ian Cross
Pale Tussock larva normal form Briantspuddle
uploaded: 21/09/23
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Hemaris fuciformis
© Ian Cross
Final instar larva Winfrith Heath
uploaded: 21/09/23

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