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, 29 April 2010

Knockholt, 28th April

I rarely trap on weekdays due to college the next day but on Wednesday evening I decided to leave the trap out over night.

This Streamer was a nice catch - a great looking moth.

...and this Chestnut

...and finally this Clouded Drab were the highlights.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Paddock Wood, 26th April 2010

Yellow-barred Brindle - A lovely freshly emerged individual, the bright green fades quite quickly. Classified as local in distribution.

Double-striped Pug - I'm fairly sure that these are both this species but as always will be happily corrected.

Eriocrania subpurpurella - or no 6 in the Bradley and Fletcher list. From UKmoths: This species is quite an early flyer, being on the wing in April and May, and despite being generally diurnal, is often found in light-traps at night.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Sissinghurst Castle



'Here are two shots of Brindled Beauty. The first one is a very strange aberrant and the second what would normally be expected. Both were caught at Sissinghurst Castle last night.' Thanks Steve Broyd


Lunar Marbled Brown

Nut-tree Tussock

'Two moths from last night, Nut-tree Tussock and Lunar Marbled Brown, both regular April visitors to the garden.' Bernard Boothroyd

Monday, 26 April 2010

Broom-tip and Shoulder Stripe

'This Broom-tip was trapped at Biddenden on 24 April 2008. Classified as Nationally Scarce B it was a little unexpected. It had probably wandered from nearby Hemsted Forest - the nearest heath type habitat.'

'A regular moth at Biddenden and Sissinghurst during March and April.' Thanks to Steve Broyd for the images.

Dewick's Plusia

'Hi Josh, This moth is probably Dewick's Plusia, although the identification needs confirmation. It was taken in my greenhouse in Ruckinge on 20 April.' Bernard Boothroyd

Paddock Wood, 25th April 2010

Pale Tussock - I make no excuses for posting three shots of this stunning moth!

Early Thorn - Commonly distributed over much of Britain

Brimstone Moth - Common, but always nice to see.

Sissinghurst Castle, 25th April 2010

Scarce Prominent - From UKMoths "Inhabiting mature woodland, this local species has a scattered distribution from the south-east of England, through parts of northern England, and in central Scotland and western Ireland."

Scalloped Hook-tip - An unusual looking species holding it's wings in an arch over it's back.
Many thanks to Steve, Alan and Peter at Sissinghurst Castle.

Paddock Wood, 9th April 2010

Early Grey - Flying from March through to May this moth is quite well distributed across Britain but is more common in the south.

Brindled Pug - An early flying Pug found over much of Britain

Diurnea fagella

Diurnea fagella - A fairly common and quite large micro moth. Taken at light in Paddock Wood on 4th April.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Powdered Quaker

Trapped in Biddenden by Steve Broyd, and below is one from Paddock Wood on 25th April (Marcus Lawson).

Friday, 23 April 2010

Pine Beauty - Sissinghurst Castle 21st April 2010

Pine Beauty - Quite a common moth across most of Britain found in coniferous plantations. With thanks to Alan Pavey for the photograph.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Streamer

'Moth was taken last night, it is listed as common but this is my first for 5 years and only the third in my garden in Ruckinge.' Thanks to Bernard Boothroyd for providing me with this image.