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

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Agapetae and Marbled Beauty

Marbled Beauty, this photo doesn't quite do it justice, a small moth being only c20-25mm in length. Photo taken 22 July 2009 in Paddock Wood.

There are two species of the micro Agapeta in the UK, top is A. zoegana which is described as local and accordingly just one was present in the trap. Above is A. hamana, the photo is over-exposed so again isn't truly representative, this moth can be seen in good numbers whilst walking through long grass or rough ground. Both photos were taken at Sandwich on 20th July 2009.

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