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

Monday, 29 June 2009

Swallow-tailed Moth

Common and well distributed but always a pleasure to see - not hard to work out why it is so called! Caught in the garden at Paddock Wood, 27th June.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Dusky Brocade

I don't mind admitting that I'm still a relative novice to "Mothing" so am always happy to be corrected if I make a mistake. I am fairly sure that this is a Dusky Brocade but if you think it isn't then please let me know. It was trapped last weekend in Paddock Wood.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Burnet sp.

near Otford, June 2009. It was nice to see Chrysalis, Caterpillar and Moth of the same species this afternoon near Fackenden down.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Peacock Moth

East Blean Woods, 20th June 2009. The caterpillars of the Peacock Moth feed on birch. Taken whilst enjoying a Heath FritFest.

Paddock Wood, May 9th 2009

Above is a Dingy Shell caught in the garden which doesn't contain much damp woodland, carr and other marshy areas from which the Waring and Townsend guide says it rarely strays away from. A good record.

Great Prominent, one of those fluffy moths that kids love to hold! Well, my kids anyway.
This is my first ever blog entry so I hope it's OK and would like to thank Josh for setting it up and allowing me access. More to follow soon.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Mother Shipton

Knockholt, June 2009. The English name refers to the forewing markings, which appear to show an old lady or witch's head.

Green Pug

Knockholt, June 2009. This moth paid my office a visit last night, and was still present this morning, ready to be photographed.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Bee Moth

Knockholt, May 2009
Called Bee Moth (Galleria mellonella) because it lays it's eggs in beehives, where the larvae are pests due to the fact that they damage honey and combs.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Beautiful Golden Y

Hawkwell Farm Woods, Pembury, June 2009