Sunday, 9 October 2011
Friday, 30 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Friday, 1 July 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Endothenia marginana and Endothenia gentianaeana
These two, sometimes difficult to separate congeners were reared from Teasel heads, larvae head colour was noted to be certain of identification. Although the size of these specimens also helps: the E.marginana specimen had a wingspan of c. 11-12mm.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
Small Clouded Brindle, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Pale Oak Beauty, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Hedya pruniana, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Eudonia pallida, 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix), 125w MV, Stodmarsh NNR, 21/5/11
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, daytime observation, Aylesham, 14/5/11
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix), dusking, Aylesham, 14/5/11
Taleporia tubulosa, female reared from case found at King's Wood, Challock.
Caught on 31/5/2011 in an MV trap at St Margaret's at Cliffe. This is a red data species with a stronghold on the chalk cliffs of the south coast. The larval food plant is Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans), caterpillars feed on the seeds at night.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Although Bird Cherry Ermine has already been published on the blog, I though I would publish these photos sent to me by Colin Culver (http://sussexwoodland.wordpress.com/) as they are particularly interesting. They were found at Cobtree Manor Park, near Maidstone.
All to the 125W MV in the garden, Aylesham, East Kent.
Plutella porrectella, 7th May
Green Carpet, 30th April
Netted Pug, 7th May
Shears, 8th May
Shears, 8th May
Bucculatrix nigricomella, 6th May
Thanks to Dave Shenton
I took these photos of a Cream-Spot Tiger that I disturbed in an area of chalk grassland and scrub adjoining Bluewater Shopping Centre. It looks like the Centre-in an old chalk quarry-is surrounded by semi-maintained wetlands and chalk grassland. These proved very productive for all forms of wildlife, including moths. It seems that Bluewater Shopping Centre makes a great day-out, especially if you avoid the shops!!
With thanks to Keith Heaven
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
It has been a fantastic couple of weeks for moths to the garden trap and also when out dusking, added to which my leafmines are emerging almost too quickly for me to keep up. Have enclosed a few photos for addition to the gallery:
Phtheochroa rugosana, 24th April, Aylesham garden trap, 125w MV
Phyllonorycter nicellii, ex mine on Hazel, 21st April
Phyllonorycter acerifoliella, ex mine on Field Maple, 20th April
Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae, ex mine on Hawthorn, 16th April
Elachista rufocinerea, one of many dozens on grassland adjacent to the house, dusking, 23rd April