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, 22 June 2011

Fiery Clearwing

25th May 2011

With thanks to Duncan Mclean for the image.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

More from Dave Shenton

Endothenia gentianaeana

Endothenia marginana

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.

Luquetia lobella

Another interesting micro to the garden trap:

Luquetia lobella, Aylesham, 25th May.

With thanks to Dave Shenton

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

More from Dave Shenton

Taleporia tubulosa

Taleporia tubulosa
Small Clouded Brindle
Small Clouded Brindle
Aphelia paleana
Aphelia paleana (Timothy Tortrix)
Pale Oak Beauty
Pale Oak Beauty
Hedya pruniana
Hedya pruniHedya prHedya prunianaunianaana
Eudonia pallida
Eudonia pallida
Clepsis spectrana
Clepsis spectrana (Cyclamen Tortrix)
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

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.

White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

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.

White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

The third example of this little beauty that I've caught at St Margaret's. the others were on 23/6/06 and 8/5/07.