Top Moths!

Here are a few photos of all the most beautiful, local and scarce moths we’ve caught in the trap:

Satin Lutestring - Local

Satin Lutestring – Local

Swallow-tailed Moth

Swallow-tailed Moth

Poplar Hawk-moth. This is the only Hawk-moth I've ever caught, surprisingly.

Poplar Hawk-moth. This is the only Hawk-moth I’ve ever caught, surprisingly.

Peacock Moth - Local

Peacock Moth – Local

Buff Arches

Buff Arches

Gold-ribbon Argent, a micro-moth

Gold-ribbon Argent, a micro-moth

Lobster Moth

Lobster Moth

Buff-tip

Buff-tip

1 Buff Ermine with 3 Peppered Moths

1 Buff Ermine with 3 Peppered Moths

Cypress Carpet - an uncommon moth found on an alien host, conifers.

Cypress Carpet – an uncommon moth found on an alien host, conifers.

Great Oak Beauty, my first ever Nationally Scarce moth. That means it's found in less than a 100 sites across the UK!

Great Oak Beauty, my first ever Nationally Scarce moth. That means it’s found in less than a 100 sites across the UK!

Beautiful Golden Y, the most stunning moth I've ever caught!

Beautiful Golden Y, the most stunning moth I’ve ever caught!

Marbled Brown

Marbled Brown

Scorched Wing - Local

Scorched Wing – Local

Streamer. The only purple moth I've ever caught!

Streamer. The only purple moth I’ve ever caught!

Oak Nycteoline. This was the first scarce moth of 2015!

Oak Nycteoline. This was the first scarce moth of 2015!

Merveille du Jour

Merveille du Jour

Oak Lutestring, the first scarce moth I ever caught!

Oak Lutestring, the first scarce moth I ever caught!

Oak Hook-tip

Oak Hook-tip

2 thoughts on “Top Moths!

  1. I have now had 3 toadflax brocade moths in my trap on separate occasions in Chelmsford, Essex. I know that it is a rdb moth. Have there been other sightings recently?

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