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

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Pinion–spotted Pug

Pinion–spotted Pug
Biddenden 26 April 2011
The 4th record of this Nb species in my garde

Steve Broyd

April micros for the gallery

Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae

Phyllonorycter nicellii

Phyllonorycter acerifoliella

Phtheochroa rugosana

Elachista rufocinerea

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

Dave Shenton

Adela reaumurella

Up to 40 of these long-horn moths, Adela reaumurella have been displaying this week in my garden in Ruckinge

best regards

Bernard Boothroyd

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Incurvaria masculella

Incurvaria masculella

This female Incurvaria masculella was caught last night at St Margaret's at Cliffe. Food plant is Hawthorn. Male masculella have comb-like or 'pectinate' antennae, a feature unusual amongst the 'micros'.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Buttoned Snout

'This Buttoned Snout was the first record for the garden last night (Biddenden) – 18 April 2011.'

Many thanks to Steve Broyd.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Ypsolopha mucronella

First time I'd had this moth to the garden trap.

Ypsolopha mucronella, Aylesham, 10th April. (Dave Shenton)

Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Alucita hexadactyla, to the 125W MV in the back garden in Aylesham. 7th April. (Dave Shenton)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Sloe Carpet, Biddenden

'Here is a Sloe Carpet trapped at Biddenen last night – 5 April.' Steve Broyd

Blossom Underwing (Orthosia miniosa )

Blossom Underwing (Orthosia miniosa )

Caught at St Margaret's at Cliffe on 2nd April 2011. Only the second one I've caught here. The first was on 1st April 2006

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Agonopterix alstromeriana

'...found sheltering in a corner of the sheet away from the winds we're having at the moment. In the back garden in Aylesham, attracted to 125W MV on 3 April.'

Dave Shenton