Under normal circumstances I would be disappointed but thanks to Tim Norriss I am still able to add new moths to the website which in some cases are as rare as the Dodo.Tim has added four new moths in the past couple of days so based on keeping all in the picture,if you excuse the pun,here are the latest.
It should be noted that the website provider had just completed another series of updates which are not negotiable, leaving the photo gallery photo captions still shown within the photo and with the new caption pane which is rectangular and is situated over the photos.To change all gallery photos on the species pages to the latest system,which I don't prefer, I will have to update the captions, but in the meantime I hope you don't find it as annoying as I do.
An exceptionally rare moth only found on two sites in Kent, this moth is fully protected under The UK Wildlife & Countryside Act and is a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.This means it is illegal to disturb this moth at all ,including searching by means of a pheromone.
See here http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/_speciespages/139.pdf
The larva feeds on Sorrels and Docks and the moth is on the wing in May - June.
The name of this moth hides the fact that it is in fact not common at all but Nationally Scarce A and declining.As a UK priority species it is "of principal importance for the purpose of conserving biodiversity”seen under SERC S41 for England.
The moth is a woodland species with the larva feeding on Pedunculate Oak and is on the wing from May to July.
A local moth that is found frequently in the south of England but extends to Lancashire and Yorkshire and is an occasional migrant.
The vernacular name is derived from the glossy appearance on the wings.
The moth is found in plantations,hedgrows,gardens and scrub where the larval food plants Aspen,Sallow,Willow and Poplars grow.
It is on the wing through the summer months from June to August
A stunningly beautiful moth which sadly is declining and now only found locally in the south east of England.
The habitat for this moth is calcareous grassland and downland where the larval food plants of Thyme and Marjoram can be found.
It is bivoltine, having two broods from May and June and again from July to September.