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, 23 March 2010

Tudeley Woods, 20th March 2010

The Engrailed - Another highly variable species with two flight periods, March and April and then July and August, common in English and Welsh woodlands but less so in Scotland.
Dotted Border - Widely distributed between February and April.

The Chestnut - The above three photos highlight some of the variation shown by this species, from http://ukmoths.org.uk/ "Wingspan 28-36 mm. One of our commoner species which occurs in the winter, with moths appearing any time from September to May, especially in mild conditions, and can be found at sallow blossom in early spring. Distributed widely over the British Isles, there are a number of variations, but all show a distinctive rounded wing shape. The larvae feed on the foliage of a range of trees, including birch (Betula) and oak (Quercus)."

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