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

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Bird Cherry Ermine

Although Bird Cherry Ermine has already been published on the blog, I though I would publish these photos sent to me by Cobtree Manor Park, near Maidstone.

Aylesham, East Kent

Plutella porrectella
Plutella porrectella

Netted Pug
Bucculatrix nigricomella
Bucculatrix nigricomella
The Shears

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
Bucculatrix nigricomella, 6th May

Thanks to Dave Shenton

Cream-spot Tiger

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

Aylesham, 30th April.

Epiphyas postvittana
Epiphyas postvittana

Green Carpet

Epiphyas postvittana
With thanks to Dave Shenton

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Dungeness Bird Obs 9-10 May 2011

Both caught at the Obs. White Spot is RDB along the South coast and Fox Moth is Common throughout.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Flame Wainscot

Caught 9/5/2011 in 15W" Actinic "Skinner type" trap at St Margaret's.

Flame Wainscot (Mythimna flammea)

Flame Wainscot (Mythimna flammea)