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

Friday, 11 September 2009

Jersey Tiger, one to look out for.

This is a scruffy individual, but for some reason tigers seem to get worn quite easily.

Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria)

This moth has a strange distribution. There is a thriving population in London, although how and why it got there is either not know or not talked about! Here on the coast of Kent they may be genuine migrants. I've caught three, one in August 2006 and two in Aug 2008. This year, Peter Wells caught two at St Margaret's, and Nigel Jarman one at Kingsdown, but they missed my traps! They are often found in the day time, roost on walls.

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