Hempton Moth Day, Saturday 23rd July 2016

A big thankyou to everyone who attended the moth day at Hempton today, and to Gary and David for their help in running and setting up the event. A total of 69 species were recorded including45 Clouded Borders, 9 Poplar Hawk Moths, 8 Antler Moths, 2 July Highfliers, a Crescent, a Flame Carpet, a Large Emerald, 2 Dingy Shears, Lesser Cream Wave, Bordered Beauty, Rosy Footman, Small Seraphim, and Rush Veneer. Moth of the day was a Square-spotted Clay.

Those species identified after the event were Evergestis pallidata, Hedya salicella, Plum Tortrix, Aethes rubigana, and Epinotia demarniana.


Bordered Beauty - Hempton Marsh, July 2016 © Gary Elton

Mothers outside the Marshland Hide - Hempton Marsh, July 2016 © Gary Elton

Rosy Footman - Hempton Marsh, July 2016 © Gary Elton

Small Seraphim - Hempton Marsh, July 2016 © Gary Elton

Square-spotted Clay - Hempton Marsh, July 2016 © Gary Elton