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

Friday, 19 July 2013

Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia)

Lappet (Gastropacha quercifolia)

Five of these fantastic Lappets were caught in north Kent on 17 July 2013. Nice to see that they are doing well on at least one site in West Kent.

More information via the Bald Birders blog.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Harpella forficella - New for Kent

This distinctive micro moth was trapped at Holborough Marshes KWT reserve by the Bald Birder on 13 July 2013. It appears to be the first record for Kent and is only about the fourth or fifth British record - the first British record being in Berkshire, 2011.

The larvae feed on decaying wood and under bark of various deciduous trees, and possibly on certain fungi. The British records so far have been in July and August. (UKMoths)