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

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Blast from the past

Three goodies from three years ago when we were renting a house just off Commercial Road in the middle of Paddock Wood with a garden that really was about the size of a pocket handkerchief.

Above is a Waved Black which is a Nationally Scarce B resident and suspected immigrant with the home counties accounting for the majority of records.

The summer of 2006 was a good year for migrant moths and even such a tiny garden in the west of Kent attracted good numbers of the micros Diamond-back Moth and Rush Veneer as well as the more regular migrant the Silver Y. This is what I initially though this was but on closer inspection it proved to be the immigrant Ni Moth which are not recorded every year in the UK but do occasionally appear in numbers, such as 2006.

Maple Prominent, a local resident which was classified as Nationally Scarce but has expanded it's range northwards and westwards but still found predominently in the south and south-east of England.

All moths were trapped on the 30th July 2006.

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