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.
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
This female Incurvariamasculella 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'.