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, 31 May 2010

Sandwich, 31st May

Dark Sword Grass

Poplar Grey

Small Elephant Hawkmoth

Afternoon from SBBO. Reletively poor trapping last night, with Small Elephant Hawkmoths, Dark Sword Grass, Poplar Grey, May Highflyer, Treble Lines, Pale Prominent, Heart and Dart, Common Swift but all pretty exciting for a newbie like me!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Hayes 28th May 2010

Pics of Willow Beauty (a dark form f.perfumaria) - Common throughout.
Shears, again Common throughout.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Hayes 26th May 2010

Just realised there are no pictures of Blood Vein on here yet. This one was in the trap this morning.

Knockholt, 26th May

Poplar Hawkmoth


These are the two highlights from trapping last night, not bad considering the rain.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Puss Moth

I was well pleased when I checked the trap last night here in Pembury and found a Puss Moth sat on a tree by the light! Absolutely stunning.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

More from Steve Broyd

Birch Mocha

Pale-shouldered Brocade

The Birch Mocha comes form Biddenden. I catch this species nearly annually but normally only one or two a year.

The Pale- shouldered Brocade was at Sissinghurst - our 360th species of macro in just under a year.

Pembury, 24th May

Shoulder-striped Wainscot - a nice easy moth to ID!

Knot Grass - another rather distinctive moth.

Clouded Border - rather stunning, but a pain to photograph!

Great Prominent - Massive moth but still very lively.

Another productive evening in my dads garden...getting rather into this moth trapping lark at the moment.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Paddock Wood, 23rd May 2010

Turnip Moth - A highly variable relatively common moth.

Heart & Dart - More bread and butter which hasn't featured yet on this blog.

Grey Birch

Grey Birch - Taken by Alan Pavey in his Sissinghurst garden. Fairly common over much of England and Wales in wooded habitats.

Paddock Wood, 21st May 2010

Common Pug - always happy to be corrected on id of pugs, but I'm fairly happy that this is a Common.

Pale Tussock - of the melanic form (C.p. concolor)

White Ermine - Widely distributed, but always a favourite.

Common Swift - The commonest of the Swifts

The Cinnabar - Several in the trap at the moment, frequently disturbed from long grass as well.

Pembury, 23rd May

Scorched Carpet - Just plain stunning to see!

Least Black Arches - A locally distributed species.

Eulia Ministrana - A rather striking micro.

Foxglove Pug - The larvae feed inside the flowers of Foxglove - surprise, surprise!

Scalloped Hazel - One of three in the trap this morning.
The Miller - A common moth occuring throughout Great Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. It is very variable with the whitest forms usually occuring in Scotland.
I'm still waiting to trap any species of hawkmoth, so the trap went out again at my dads house and produced a splendid selection of moths.

Hayes 24/05/2010

A nice catch last night but just the one photo - Two pristine Poplar Hawkmoths!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

21st May, Biddenden

Obscure Wainscot


'Friday night was good here as well (last night not so great). This Obscure Wainscot and the Mullein were only the second site records.' Steve Broyd

Knockholt 22nd May

White-spotted Pug

Rustic Shoulder-knot

Nut-tree Tussock

Scalloped Hook-tip

I must apologise for this deluge of moth photos from me! My trap and gardens are really producing at the moment! A few from last night are above.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Knockholt, 20th May

Dwarf Pug

Nut-tree Tussock

Ochreous Pug

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Chinese Character

Orange Footman

Trapping in my Knockholt garden last night revealed a good haul.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

17th & 18th May, Pembury

Waved Umber

Early Grey

Pale Prominent

Pale Prominent


Shuttle-shaped Dart

Mottled Pug

More photos from trapping in my dads garden over the last few days. Pretty stunning selection of moths if I may say so myself! Buff-tip was one of my most wanted so I'm rather please with that!