Moths of Dungeness and Surrounding Area
The Year 2008                                  Updated.  19th October
 
Years
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007



BB
year
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
 Total
330
382
374
393
403
417
401
387
388
366
360
412
430
418
428
462
398



BB
total
16304
35755
33011
23295
25795
22808
22472
26720
34575
28522
18008
23235
21681
13525
20073
25000
20879
24702
27015
15688
 

    
       October
    18th. Red Green Carpet in New Romney ..
    17th. Vestal at Dungeness .. sprinkling of Clancy's over the area ..
    15th. Vestal, ferrugalis and noctuella at Dungeness ..
    13th .. Oak Nycteolene (p) and Gem at Dungeness .. Barred Sallow (p) at the back of New Romney .. 
    although the last few days have been mild, very few moths at the traps away from the coast .. sprinkling 
    of Delicate, ferrugalis and noctuella ..
    9th. Delicate at Dungeness and the back of New Romney .. Pearly Underwing in Lydd ..
    7th. Delicate at Dungeness .. very few moths inland .. more on the coast .. Keith had 162 Black 
    Rustic (p) .. sprinkling of DSG at the traps .. The Tebbs had Dusky-lemon Sallow (p) in New Romney ..
    6th. ... few moths to the traps this last period of windy and wet weather .. last night Pearly Underwing
    at Dungeness .. Red Green Carpet (p) at New Romney ..

       September
    25th. Vestal at Dungeness ..
    24th. The Tebbs had Cosmopolitan in New Romney .. Orange Sallow (p) in Lydd ..
    23rd. Swallow-tail in Lydd ..
    22nd. Sean had Brindled Green (p) at New Romney .. Keith had another asinalis (s) at Dungeness
    21st. Wind has been in the east, cold nights nothing much of note to the traps .. Keith had the pyral
    asinalis (p) at the back of New Romney .. Delicate, 3 Clancy's Rustic in Lydd ..
    13th. Convolvulous in Lydd .. Marsh Mallow Moth (p) at the back of New Romney ..
    11th. Vestal (p) at Dungeness and Greatstone .. Porter's Rustic at the back of New Romney .. the pyral
    bistriatella (p) in Lydd ..
    10th. Dorothy had Scarce Bordered Straw (p) and Porter's Rustic at Dungeness ..
    9th. Porter's Rustic at Dungeness .. Pete had Cosmopolitan at Boulderwall ..
    8th. Hoary Footman at the back of New Romney .. Gem at Dungeness ..
    7th. A week of rain wind and more rain .. very little to the traps. Bit calmer last night .. sprinkling of
    noctuella and ferrugalis .. few more Silver Y .. Dorothy had Cosmopolitan (p) and Keith had Delicate at
    Dungeness ..


       August
    31st. Strong winds put paid to the productive run of moths over the last few nights .. 
    29th. Keith had Dark Marbled Carpet (p) in New Romney ..
    27th. Barry had Dewick's Plusia and Porter's Rustic at Greatstone .. Keith had Porter's Rustic at 
    Dungeness .. Flame Carpet and noctuella in Lydd ..
    26th. Small but noticeable increase in Silver Y at some of the sheltered traps .. few Pearly Underwing
    and DSG .. Keith had the pyrals limbata and sylvestrella in Lydd .. Dorothy had Large Ear (p) at 
    Dungeness
    25th. Convolvulous at Dungeness ..
    24th. Convolvulous (p) in Lydd ..
    23rd. Sprinkling of Pearly Underwing over the area .. Barry had Porter's Rustic and Josh had 2 at
    Greatstone ..
    21st. Josh had Porter's Rustic and Lesser Cream Wave (p) at Greatstone .. During the day a
    Rosy Underwing (p) was found on the Hanson Hide on the Rspb reserve ..
    20th. Dorothy had Porter's Rustic (p) at Dungeness ..
    17th. Continuous wind and rain .. Dorothy had the Mocha at Dungeness which broke a run with no
    moths of note .. Ted had Antler Moth (p) in Lydd ..
    8th. Barry had Barberry Carpet (p) at Greatstone .. Golden-rod Pug at the back of New Romney ..
    Colin had Channel Islands Pug in Lydd ..
    7th. Barry had White-banded Carpet (p) at Greatstone .. Small Scallop (p) in Lydd ..
    6th. The pyral sylvestrella (p) and Lunar Thorn (p) at the back of New Romney .. Golden-rod Pug (p)
    at Dungeness .. Pete had cicatricella (p) at Boulderwall .. Dorothy had Jersey Tiger (p) at Dungeness
    4th. Keith had Dewick's Plusia in Lydd and Colin had The Mocha (p). Chris Roots had Waved Black (p)
    at New Romney ..
    3rd. Marked increase in DSG over the area, 11 at Dungeness, sprinkling at the inland sites .. Dorothy
    had Tawny Wave at Dungeness ..


      July
    31st. Tawny Wave (p) at Dungeness ..
    30th. Generally thought to be the best night of the year so far .. fifty plus species at most of the 
    traps .. not much of note .. five DSG at the back of New Romney ..
    29th. Keith had the pyral flavalis (p) at Dungeness ..
    28th. Josh had Orache Moth (p), both he and Barry had Scarce Chocolate-tip at Greatstone .. few
    Double Kidney (p) at Dungeness ..
    27th. The Tebbs had Dotted Footman (p) and Hoary Footman (p) at New Romney .. Keith had Hoary
    Footman at Dungeness .. Dorothy had Channel Island Pug (p) at Dungeness and Colin also in Lydd ..
    Barry had Scarce Chocolate-tip at Greatstone ..
    26th. David had Dusky Hook-tip (p) at Dungeness ..
    23rd. Pete had Scarce Chocolate-tip at Boulderwall ..
    22nd. A better showing at the traps last night .. the last few nights being rather quiet .. Barry had
    Cypress Carpet at Greatstone .. Keith had Lesser-spotted Pinion (p) at the back of New Romney ..
    17th. Rosy Footman (p) at Dungeness .. Colin had limbata in Lydd ..
    15th. Sprinkling of DSG over the area ..
    14th. Delicate at Dungeness .. Keith had Light Knot Grass (p) at the back of New Romney ..
    12th. The pyral limbata in Lydd ..
    10th. Weather extremely wet and windy .. Sprinkling of Silver y and DSG over the area the last few days 
    Sean had ferrugalis and Flame Carpet at New Romney .. Colin had Sharp-angled Carpet (p) in Lydd on 
    10th .. few Small Ranunculus in Lydd ..
    5th. Colin had Dark Sword Grass in Lydd ..
    4th. Delicate (p) and Dark Sword Grass in New Romney .. Dark Umber (p) and Small Ranunculus in
     Lydd ..
    3rd. Barry had Four-spotted Footman (p) at Greatstone ..
    2nd. Chris Philpott had Beautiful Golden Y at the back of New Romney .. Chris is a birdwatcher and has
    let Keith run a trap in his garden for the last fifteen years and has just lately started to become more
    interested .. Colin had Cypress Carpet in Lydd ..
    1st. Barry had Common Heath (p) at Greatstone ..
    
     June
    30th. Web site has been down recently .. it seems like the wind blew every day .. nights cool .. of note
    the Tebbs had Silver Hook (p) 23rd at New Romney .. Sandy Carpet (p) in Lydd 24th .. Large Emerald (p)
    New Romney 29th .. Colin had Small Ranunculus (p) in Lydd
    27th. Colin has Clancy's Rustic (p) in Lydd ..
    26th. Steve Broyd had 3 Six-belted Clearwing to lure at Denge Marsh .. for the last two years Bird's
    Foot Trefoil has carpeted this area and to the west of the power station but has hardly flowered this year.
    21st. Barry and Josh had Red-necked Footman (p) at Greatstone ..
    20th. Cypress carpet at Greatstone ..
    19th. Keith had Scar Bank Gem (p) in Lydd .. Rosy Wave (p) at Dungeness ..
    18th. Not such good weather for moth trapping the last few nights ..
    16th. Chris Roots had Beautiful Golden Y (p) at New Romney .. Chris has moved from Dungeness and
    has just started running ..
    14th. Not so cold overnight as the last few nights .. of note Ingrailed Clay (p) at Dungeness .. A pug which
    Barry took off the wall at Boulderwall on 2nd June was identified by Sean as Cloaked (p) ..
    12th. Very quiet .. only 10-15 species at most of the traps ..
    11th. Pete had Rannock Looper at Boulderwall .. Barry had Cypress Carpet and limbata (p) at
    Greatstone and Oblique Carpet (p) on the Rspb reserve ..
    10th. Barry had Broken Barred Carpet (p) at Greatstone .. 
    8th. Josh had Rannock Looper (p) at Greatstone ..
    7th. Colin had Cypress Carpet (p) in Lydd .. Coronet (p) at the back of New Romney ..
    6th. Keith had Gold Swift (p) at the back of New Romney .. new species for our area .. sprinkling of
    Orange Footman at a few of the traps ..
    5th. Jill had the pyral bistriga in Lydd ..
    4th. Four-dotted Footman (p) at Dungeness ..
    2nd. Dark Sword Grass at the back of New Romney ..
    1st. ferrugalis in Lydd ..

      May
    30th. Josh had Dewick's Plusia (p) at Greatstone ..
    29th. Sean had Orange Footman (p) at New Romney ..
    28th. Pete had Brown Rustic (p) at Boulderwall .. Pale Oak Beauty (p) at Greatstone ..
    27th. Sean had Silver-ground Carpet (p) at New Romney ..
    25th. Josh had Clouded Bordered Brindle (p) at Greatstone ..
    22nd. Sean had Mother Shipton (s) by day at Dungeness ..
    19th. Hopefully its just the weather .. stiff easterlies and cold at nights .. most of us getting less than 10
    moths nightly .. Keith remarked that three moths on his wall never moved the 15th-17th ..
    10th. Dorothy had Peach Blossom and Rivulet (p) at Dungeness .. Josh had Flame Carpet (p) at 
    Greatstone .. Keith had Pearly Underwing in Lydd ..
    9th. The Tebbs had The Fern (p) at New Romney .. Small Phoenix (p) at Greatstone and in Lydd ..
    Peach Blossom (p) in Lydd .. Dorothy had Lunar Thorn (p) at Dungeness ..
    8th. Wind eased off .. good selection at the Dungeness traps .. Dorothy had 19 and Keith 24 species ..
    not so good inland .. nothing of note .. Dorothy had 288 Tawny Shears, Waved Umber (p) .. Sean had
    the pyral bistriga (p) at New Romney ..
    7th. Spruce Carpet (p) at Dungeness .. few comments about scarcity of moths .. Dorothy doing quite well ..
    she had 120 Tawny Shears (4th) and has been getting 60 or so each night but still a very limited selection,
    wind has been stiff from the east or south east, sheltered traps doing slightly better ..
    5th. Light Feathered Rustic (p) at Dungeness ..
    3rd. Dorothy had Least Black Arches (p), Toadflax Brocade (p) and Yellow Belle (p) ..
    1st. Dorothy had Northern Drab (p) at Dungeness .. few Brindled Pug over the area ..

     January
    12th.  Pale Brindled Beauty, Satellite and Dark Chestnut at Dungeness ..
    21st.  Few Winter Moths to outside house lights the last couple of weeks .. weather mostly wet and 
             windy though quite mild ..
    29th. Dorothy had Double-striped pug and Satellite at Dungeness ..

     February
    1st. Ted had Early Grey in Lydd ..
    4th. The Tebbs had Common Quaker at New Romney ..
    6th-8th. Few moths at Dungeness .. Common Quaker, Hebrew Character, Satellite, Chestnut and
    Pale B Beauty ..
    23rd. First night for a while its been mild overnight .. Hebrew and Yellow-horned (p) at Dungeness ..
    24th. Hebrew, Yellow-horned and Clouded Drab at Dungeness ..
    28th. 3 Yellow-horned, a few Clouded Drab and Hebrew, Small and Common Quaker, Oak Beauty (p)
    at Dungeness ..

    March
   6th. Small showing of quakers the last few mild nights .. mostly at Dungeness, very little inland .. Red
   Chestnut (p) at Dungeness 5th and 6th .. March turned out to be either wet, windy and cold or not windy
   and very cold .. Dorothy, Richard and Keith ran most of the month ..a few 'quakers' most days .. max. 21
   Hebrew at Dorothy's on 21st .. sprinkling of Lead-coloured Drab and Powdered Quaker from 27th .. Oak
   Beauty 14th, 26   h, 27th .. Engrailed in Lydd 27th .. Early Thorn Dungeness 30th, 31st .. DSG at
   Greatstone 8th, 26th, Dungeness 27th ..

     April
   1st. Mild overnight .. few 'quakers' to the traps .. 9 Powdered Quaker at Dungeness.
   2nd. Today (3rd) has been very warm and spring like .. willow warblers singing in the gardens, swallows
   overhead, several species of butterfly cavorting .. last night saw good numbers of 'quakers' mostly common
   and powdered to the traps that were running ..
   18th. Since the third we have had a covering of snow .. lots of cold easterly weather and on the odd nights
   when conditions have seemed right there have been precious few moths of half a dozen species or so .. 
   22nd. David had Water Carpet (p) at Dungeness ..
   27th. Few more species appearing from 21st .. Flame Shoulder, Brimstone, Tawny Shears, Knotgrass,
   Muslin, Pale and Pebble Prominent .. Dorothy had Dark Sword Grass .. Scarce Chocolate Tip (p) and
   Brindled Pug (p) in Lydd last night ..

    
   
 
Years
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007


DW
year
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
 
Traps
  5
  5
  7
  8
  8
  8
  9
  8
  8
  8
12
14
15
16
17
16
17


DW
total
  8845
 3353
25521
33570
27683
19355
30364
33355
17846
19617
19358
13954
14338
23449
15764
19363
24742
 8768