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.

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Tony Morris (Admin) & Ross Newham (Admin) kentmothsgallery@gmail.com

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Dark Spectacle - Abrostola triplasia

This Dark Spectacle was trapped at Cliffe Marshes RSPB by the Bald Birder on 18/5/14. Luckily it was trapped with a Spectacle, allowing some interest/direct comparisons.

Reportedly widespread in Kent.

UK Moths: "Occurring in suburban habitats, waste ground and woodland margins, it flies in June and July, sometimes with a second generation in the autumn."

Dark Spectacle - Cliffe Marshes, 18/5/14, Bald Birder

Dark Spectacle (left) with Spectacle (right) - Cliffe Marshes

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