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

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Sandwich 18th July

Yellow-tail, frequent throughout most of Southern Britain becoming more local in the North.

Yellow Shell, common and often seen in the daytime.

Wormwood Pug, a rather worn individual.

Pebble Prominent, common but an attractive moth.

Smoky Wainscot, present in large numbers along the ancient highway and probably the commonest moth in the trap.

Six-spot Burnet, common and present in good numbers at Sandwich.

Saltern Ear, another local moth found in suitable habitat around the coasts of England and Wales, from the Humber to Morecambe Bay.

Reed Dagger, a Nationally Scarce B moth found predominantly in East Anglia but at a few other sites in the South-east. The pick of the catch.

Garden Tiger, common but a nice moth to show to the kids.

Dusky Sallow, common in the south of England especially on calcareous soils or shingle.

Drinker, my six year old son called this one the sub-marine moth!

Another view of a Drinker.
Many thanks to the staff of Sandwich Bay Bird Obervatory.

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