Species Lists: Moths

Over 500 micros and over 500 macros have been trapped or found at Sandwich Bay.  Due to the unique location and habitat of the area we have a number of rare species as well as some very interesting migrant species.  The attachment below gives a complete list of all of the species recorded with additional information about each species.

Moth list 2013

Below are the moths that have been trapped most frequently over the last week (updated on 4 October):

Species in order of abundance No caught

2270 Lunar Underwing

Omphaloscelis lunosa

 

103  Lunar Underwing 4.9.15

2107 Large Yellow Underwing

Noctua pronuba

65

2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character

Xestia c-nigrum

58  Setaceous Hebrew Character 1.10.15

2134 Square-spot Rustic

Xestia xanthographa

12  Square-spot Rustic 1.8.15

2267 Beaded Chestnut

Agrochola lychnidis

7  Beaded Chestnut 27.9.15

2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing

Noctua comes

5

2117 Autumnal Rustic

Eugnorisma glareosa

5  Autumnal Rustic 28.9.15

2230 Feathered Brindle

Aporophyla australis australis

4  Feathered Brindle 29.9.15

2274 Sallow

Cirrhia icteritia

4  Sallow 21.9.15

2364 Frosted Orange

Gortyna flavago

4  Frosted Orange 18.9.15

 2384 Vine’s Rustic

Hoplodrina ambigua

4

Below is a selection of photographs taken of moths at the bay.

Brimstone by Ian Hodgson

Brimstone by Ian Hodgson

 

 

Cream-spot Tiger by Ian Hodgson

Cream-spot Tiger by Ian Hodgson

Blood-vein by Ian Hodgson

Blood-vein by Ian Hodgson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scorched Carpet by Ian Hodgson

Scorched Carpet by Ian Hodgson

Merveille du Jour by Ian Hodgson

Merveille du Jour by Ian Hodgson

Oleander Hawkmoth by Ian Hodgson

Oleander Hawkmoth by Ian Hodgson

Pebble Prominent by Ian Hodgson

Pebble Prominent by Ian Hodgson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puss Moth Caterpillar by Graham crick

Puss Moth Caterpillar by Graham crick