About the Kent Moths Gallery

This blog is intended as a gallery of photos for all moths found in the county of Kent. Please send through your quality images (and links to your websites) of moth species caught yesterday or yesteryear in order that this can become a complete archive of Kent's moth fauna.

Many thanks,
Tony Morris (Admin) & Ross Newham (Admin) kentmothsgallery@gmail.com

Saturday, 28 October 2006

Silver-striped Hawk-moth

This Silver-striped Hawk-moth was caught overnight at Dungeness.
Silver-striped Hawk-moth, 28/10/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker

Thursday, 26 October 2006

Crimson Speckled

This Crimson Speckled was trapped overnight at Dungeness - fantastic beasties!
Crimson Speckled, 26/10/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker

Monday, 9 October 2006

Beautiful Gothic

This first for Dungeness (and Kent?) was caught at the obs - a fantastic find!
Beautiful Gothic, 9/10/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker

Tuesday, 3 October 2006

Plumed Fan-foot

This Plumed Fan-foot was trapped overnight. Another new species for Dungeness.

Plumed Fan-foot, 3/10/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker

Thursday, 21 September 2006

Passenger - Dysgonia algira

Passenger, 21/9/06, St Margarets, Tony Morris
Tony commented, "When I caught this on National Moth Night 2006 I thought that it was the 13th British record. However 2006 was an amazing year with 13 records to add to the previous 12. I think this still made the top 20, but missed out on being best moth of the NMN".
Passenger, 11/9/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker
In keeping with Tony's comment above, this Passenger was also a top catch for Dungeness BO in 2006!

Friday, 15 September 2006

Scarce Bordered Straw

Ten Scarce Bordered Straws where extracted from the moth trap this morning!

Scarce Bordered Straw, 15/09/06

Wednesday, 23 August 2006

Delicate - Mythimna vitellina

This Delicate was trapped overnight at Dungeness.

A continental migrant, The Delicate (as it should be called!) is most frequent in the UK between the autumn months of August to October.

Delicate, 23/8/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker

Tuesday, 1 August 2006

Small Mottled Willow - Spodoptera exigua

This Small Mottled Willow was an interesting find in the moth trap at Dungeness BO this morning.

An immigrant species, numbers are greatest in the autumn and it has occured throughout the county and not 'just' at Kent's coastal migrant hot-spots!

Small Mottled Willow

Tuesday, 4 July 2006

Clouded Buff - Diacrisia sannio

Clouded Buff, caught overnight on 4 July, was only the second observatory record.
Listed as 'fairly common', Clouded Buff is always a welcomed and appreciated find in the moth trap!
Clouded Buff (male), 4/7/06, Dungeness, Dave Walker

Monday, 19 June 2006

Pale Shining Brown - Polia bombycina

This continental grey form of Pale Shining Brown was trapped at Dungeness BO by Dave Walker.
Previously more widespread, this species is in a very rapid decine across the UK.
Pale Shining Brown, 19/6/06, Dungeness BO, Dave Walker