MACRO MOTHS

Since moving in to our new home we have been photographing the moths we find in the moth trap (the trap doesn't kill them, merely allow us to record the different species and numbers), on white backgrounds to allow us to compare and contrast the different species and keep a record. Below are the moths so far we have photographed (others were seen but evaded the camera!), hopefully it will show others what is possible to catch in their own garden, ours in a modest garden in a mid-terraced row in a suburban area. We have included the early and late dates for when we have seen them, if this is the same then it is likely we only have one record to date (but this will change over the coming years), we have also included the highest number we have seen in a single night. The order of the moths follows their B&F number.

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All the moths we study are released in to wild, we do not keep specimens to study, nor do we or will we dissect any moths in order to fully identify them. We enjoy looking for and recording moths, but they shouldn't have to die for our pleasure. 

Ghost Moth (Female)

Hepialus humuli

Earliest: 20th June (2017)

Latest: 25th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 14

Drinker

Euthrix potatoria

Earliest: 8th July (2017)

Latest: 8th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1640

Buff Arches

Habrosyne pyritoides

Earliest: 8th July (2017)

Latest: 8th July (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1653

Common Swift (worn)

Korscheltellus lupulina

Earliest: 26th May (2017)

Latest: 26th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 17

Pebble Hook-tip

Drepana falcataria

Earliest: 23rd May (2017)

Latest: 23rd May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1648

Figure of Eighty

Tethea ocularis

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1654

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Leopard Moth

Zeuzera pyrina

Earliest: 21st June (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 161

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Chinese Character

Cilix glaucata

Earliest: 25th May (2018)

Latest: 25th May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1651

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Common Lutestring

Ochropacha duplaris

Earliest: 11th May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1657

December Moth

Poecilocampa populi

Earliest: 20th November (2017)

Latest: 20th November (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1631

Peach Blossom

Thyatira batis

Earliest: 26th May (2017)

Latest: 26th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1652

March Moth

Alsophila aescularia

Earliest: 10th March (2018)

Latest: 14th April (2018)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1663

Small Dusty Wave

Idaea seriata

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 2nd July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1707

Yellow Shell

Camptogramma bilineata

Earliest: 6th July (2017)

Latest: 12th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1742

Small Phoenix

Ecliptopera silaceata

Earliest: 12th May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1759

Grey Pine Carpet

Thera obeliscata

Earliest: 11th May (2017)

Latest: 25th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1768

Foxglove Pug

Eupithecia pulchellata

Earliest: 10th June (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1817

Common Pug

Eupithecia vulgata

Earliest: 7th May (2017)

Latest: 25th June (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1834

Green Pug

Pasiphila rectangulata

Earliest: 23rd May (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1860

Yellow-barred Brindle

Acasis viretata

Earliest: 11th May (2017)

Latest: 24th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1883

Brimstone Moth

Opisthograptis luteolata

Earliest: 9th May (2017)

Latest: 26th August (2017)

Highest: 7

B&F No.: 1906

Scalloped Hazel

Odontopera bidentata

Earliest: 3rd May (2017)

Latest: 14th June (2017)

Highest: 5

B&F No.: 1920

Dotted Border

Agriopis marginaria

Earliest: 22nd February (2019)

Latest: 22nd February (2019)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1934

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Clouded Silver

Lomographa temerata

Earliest: 23rd April (2019)

Latest: 10th June (2018)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1958

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Common Emerald

Hemithea aestivaria

Earliest: 14th June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1669

Flame Carpet

Xanthorhoe designata

Earliest: 24th May (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1722

Streamer

Anticlea derivata

Earliest: 17th April (2019)

Latest: 17th April (2019)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1747

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Red-green Carpet

Chloroclysta siterata

Earliest: 14th October (2017)

Latest: 15th October (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1760

Green Carpet

Colostygia pectinataria

Earliest: 2nd May (2017)

Latest: 26th August (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 1776

Lime-speck Pug

Eupithecia centaureata

Earliest: 24th May (2018)

Latest: 24th May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1825

Golden-rod Pug

Eupithecia virgaureata

Earliest: 12th July (2017)

Latest: 12th July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1851

Double-striped Pug

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Earliest: 3rd April (2018)

Latest: 14th July (2018)

Highest: 7

B&F No.: 1862

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Clouded Border

Lomaspilis marginata

Earliest: 17th May (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1887

Canary-shouldered Thorn

Ennomos alniaria

Earliest: 1st August (2019)

Latest: 1st August (2019)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1913

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Feathered Thorn

Colotois pennaria

Earliest: 14th October (2017)

Latest: 14th October (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1923

Waved Umber

Menophra abruptaria

Earliest: 1st April (2018)

Latest: 19th May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1936

Clay Triple-lines

Cyclophora linearia

Earliest: 18th July (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1681

Garden Carpet

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Earliest: 23rd April (2017)

Latest: 2nd July (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1728

Northern Spinach

Eulithis populata

Earliest: 17th June (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1756

Common Marbled Carpet

Dysstroma truncata

Earliest: 18th May (2017)

Latest: 6th July (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 1764

May Highflyer

Hydriomena impluviata

Earliest: 23rd May (2017)

Latest: 26th May (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1778

Freyer's Pug

Eupithecia intricata

Earliest: 28th May (2018)

Latest: 9th June (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1827

Brindled Pug

Eupithecia abbreviata

Earliest: 22nd April (2019)

Latest: 17th May (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1852

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Dingy Shell

Euchoeca nebulata

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 25th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1874

Brown Silver-line

Petrophora chlorosata

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2019)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1902

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Early Thorn

Selenia dentaria

Earliest: 18th April (2018)

Latest: 11th July (2018)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1917

Brindled Beauty

Lycia hirtaria

Earliest: 19th April (2019)

Latest: 19th April (2019)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1927

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Mottled Beauty

Alcis repandata

Earliest: 17th June (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1941

Blood-vein

Timandra comae

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1682

Common Carpet

Epirrhoe alternata

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 26th August (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1738

Barred Straw

Gandaritis pyraliata

Earliest: 10th June (2017)

Latest: 18th June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1758

Barred Yellow

Cidaria fulvata

Earliest: 10th June (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1765

Sandy Carpet

Perizoma flavofasciata

Earliest: 24th July (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1808

Currant Pug

Eupithecia assimilata

Earliest: 13th May (2017)

Latest: 17th June (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1832

Oak-tree Pug (worn)

Eupithecia dodoneata

Earliest: 7th May (2017)

Latest: 7th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1853

Seraphim

Lobophora halterata

Earliest: 12th May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1879

Scorched Wing

Plagodis dolabraria

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 25th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1904

Purple Thorn

Selenia tetralunaria

Earliest: 20th April (2017)

Latest: 20th April (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1919

Peppered Moth

Biston betularia

Earliest: 18th May (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 6

B&F No.: 1931

White-pinion Spotted

Lomographa bimaculata

Earliest: 11th May (2017)

Latest: 11th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1957

Lime Hawk-moth

Mimas tiliae

Earliest: 23rd May (2017)

Latest: 20th June (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 1979

Small Elephant Hawk-moth

Deilephila porcellus

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1992

Pebble Prominent

Notodonta ziczac

Earliest: 26th May (2017)

Latest: 26th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2003

Chocolate-tip

Clostera curtula

Earliest: 18th May (2018)

Latest: 21st May (2018)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 2019

Garden Tiger

Eilema lurideola

Earliest: 6th July (2018)

Latest: 9 July (2018)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2057

Least Black Arches

Nola confusalis

Earliest: 22nd May (2017)

Latest: 24th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2078

Eyed Hawk-moth

Smerinthus ocellata

Earliest: 18th May (2017)

Latest: 24th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1980

Buff-tip

Phalera bucephala

Earliest: 1st June (2017)

Latest: 12th July(2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1994

Lesser Swallow Prominent

Pheosia gnoma

Earliest: 26th May (2017)

Latest: 28th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2006

Pale Tussock

Calliteara pudibunda

Earliest: 3rd May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 2028

Buff Ermine

Spilosoma lutea

Earliest: 21st May (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 2061

Poplar Hawk-moth

Laothoe populi

Earliest: 25th May (2017)

Latest: 18th July (2017)

Highest: 3

B&F No.: 1981

Poplar Kitten

Furcula bifida

Earliest: 24th May (2017)

Latest: 24th May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 1998

Coxcomb Prominent

Ptilodon capucina

Earliest: 1st June (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2008

Dingy Footman

Eilema griseola

Earliest: 6th July(2017)

Latest: 12th July (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2044

Muslin Moth

Diaphora mendica

Earliest: 22nd May (2017)

Latest: 23rd May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2063

Elephant Hawk-moth

Deilephila elpenor

Earliest: 26th May (2017)

Latest: 21st June (2017)

Highest: 4

B&F No.: 1991

Iron Prominent

Notodonta dromedarius

Earliest: 11th May (2017)

Latest: 1st June (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2000

Pale Prominent

Pterostoma palpina

Earliest: 22nd May (2017)

Latest: 22nd May (2017)

Highest: 1

B&F No.: 2011

Common Footman

Eilema lurideola

Earliest: 16th June (2017)

Latest: 24th July (2017)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 2050

Cinnabar

Tyria jacobaeae

Earliest: 14th May (2018)

Latest: 24th July (2019)

Highest: 2

B&F No.: 2069

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