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

Thursday, 1 July 2010


Goat Moth - a stunning moth which fortunately didn't stink of goat.

Cream-bordered Green Pea. 'scattered locally throughout south-eastern England, with occasional records elsewhere, and inhabits fens, marshes and damp woodland.'

1414 Synaphe Punctalis - armed with my new copy of Manley I was able to ID a few micro's and pyralids. This species was fairly common in the trap.

Obscure Wainscot - don't look too obscure to me, but subtly stunning.

The Clay

Dotted Fan-foot - we were fortunate enough to trap 2 of these, which are very localised species occuring in East Anglia and some parts of southern England. Not easy to photograph, this one flew off and landed on a water lily!

Red-necked Footman - this one was the 1st observatory record...the 2nd record was trapped the following evening.

Light Arches

Reddish Light Arches

Southern Wainscot - another subtly stunning wainscot from the trap. Over wintering larvae feed on phragmites (Reed).

White-line Dart

Forester - one was netted and I am told that on the 30th up to 6 were found around the Whitehouse.

Some results from trapping and netting around the observatory between the 27th and 30th of June. Every night 4 traps were put out; 3 MV's and 1 Actinic.

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