Moth Species List

Six moth events in Quarry Wood have given us a Reserve species total of 120 so far.

Over the last four years, we have held events in April, May, June, July, August and October. Not a single species has been recorded at every event; eighteen have been seen twice; two have been found in three different months (Clouded Border and Rosy Footman); and our new front runner for appearances is the Brimstone Moth, seen on four separate occasions.

Here is the full Moth Species List for Crowhurst Nature Reserve (Quarry Wood):

QUARRY WOOD MOTH SPECIES LIST APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG OCT
Species 15/04/18 06/05/17 25/06/16 19/07/15 26/08/18 29/10/17
1 Agonopterix ocellana (micro)
2 Agriphila straminella (micro)
3 Agriphila tristella (micro)
4 Anania crocealis (micro)
5 Barred Straw
6 Barred Yellow
7 Beaded Chestnut
8 Beautiful Golden Y
9 Bee moth (Pyralid micro)
10 Black Arches
11 Bloodvein
12 Bright-line Brown-eye
13 Brimstone Moth
14 Brindled Beauty
15 Brindled Pug
16 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
17 Buff Arches
18 Buff Ermine
19 Caloptilia alchimiella (micro)
20 Carcina quercana (micro)
21 Catoptria pinella (Pyralid micro)
22 Chestnut
23 Clay
24 Clouded Border
25 Clouded Drab
26 Clouded Silver
27 Common Emerald
28 Common Footman
29 Common Lutestring
30 Common Plume
31 Common Quaker
32 Common Wave
33 Common White Wave
34 Coronet
35 Dark Sword-grass (migrant)
36 Dingy Footman
37 Diurnia fagella (micro)
38 Donacaula forficella (Pyrale micro)
39 Double-square Spot
40 Double-striped Pug
41 Drinker
42 Dun-bar
43 Dusky Sallow
44 Early Grey
45 Early Thorn
46 Early Tooth-striped
47 Engrailed
48 Flame
49 Flame Carpet
50 Flame Shoulder
51 Frosted Green
52 Green Oak Tortrix (micro)
53 Grey Pine Carpet
54 Heart and Dart
55 Hebrew Character
56 Heringocrania or Eriocrania sp (micro)
57 Ingrailed Clay
58 July Highflyer
59 Large Elephant Hawkmoth (not in trap)
60 Large Emerald
61 Large Fruit-tree Tortix Archips podana (micro)
62 Large Yellow Underwing
63 Least Black Arches
64 Lesser Yellow Underwing
65 Light Brown Apple (micro)
66 Light Emerald
67 Lunar-spotted Pinion
68 Maiden’s Blush
69 Marbled White Spot
70 March moth
71 Merveille du Jour
72 Mother of Pearl (Pyralid micro)
73 Mottled Beauty
74 Mottled Rustic
75 Muslin
76 November Moth
77 Nut-tree Tussock
78 Orange Footman
79 Pale Oak Beauty
80 Pale Tussock
81 Peacock moth
82 Perinephela lancealis (Pyralid micro)
83 Purple Thorn
84 Red Chestnut
85 Red Twin-spot carpet
86 Red-Green Carpet
87 Riband Wave
88 Rosy Footman
89 Rush Veneer (migrant Pyralid micro)
90 Satin Lutestring
91 Scalloped Oak
92 Scorched Carpet
93 Scorched Wing
94 Semioscopis steinkellneriana (micro)
95 Silver Y
96 Six-striped Rustic
97 Small Fan-footed Wave
98 Small Magpie (Pyralid micro)
99 Small Quaker
100 Small Square-spot
101 Small White Wave
102 Smoky Wainscot
103 Snout
104 Square-spot Rustic
105 Streamer
106 Swallow-tailed Moth
107 The Chestnut
108 The Rustic
109 Treble Brown Spot
110 Treble Lines
111 Twin-spot Carpet
112 Twin-spotted Quaker
113 Uncertain
114 V-Pug
115 Waved Umber
116 White Ermine
117 White-pinion Spotted
118 Willow Beauty
119 Yellow-faced Bell -Notocelia cynosbatella (micro)
120 Yellow-lined Quaker
APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG OCT
15/04/18 06/05/17 25/06/16 19/07/15 26/08/18 29/10/17
Number of species each event: 22 20 38 46 11 8
Total unique species confirmed: 120

The moth spotting events are run by Ralph Hobbs of Powdermill Trust for Nature Conservation; Ralph is an expert lepidopterist, and the Powdermill Trust help to support the management of Crowhurst Nature Reserve. The moth list is confirmed and accepted by Sussex moth recorder, Colin Pratt.

The traps are set up on a Saturday evening and the dates noted above are the Sunday mornings when the moths are counted.

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