Moth Survey

In recent week’s a local moth expert, Laurie Evans, has been undertaking surveys on the Pitton Hill site. Laurie has identified over sixty different species of moths.

This work is a key part in establishing a baseline on the site and will assist in helping develop plans for the future management of a nature reserve on Pitton Hill.

Laurie’s list of species identified include:

Lacanobia oleracea : Bright-line Brown Eye
Xanthorhoe ferrugata – Dark-barred Twin Spot Carpet
Idaea subsericeata : Satin Wave
Electrophaes corylata : Broken-barred Carpet
Lacanobia w-latinum : Light Brocade
Xestia c-nigrum : Setaceous Hebrew Character
Tyra jacobeae : Cinnabar
Spilosoma lubricipeda : White Ermine
Aplocera plagiata : Treble-bar
Diarsia mendica : Ingrailed Clay
Mythimna albipuncta : White-point.jpg
Hada plebeja : The Shears

Here are details of some of the other moths identified during Laurie’s surveys.

Common Swift
Common Sweep
Meadow Neb
Pointed Groundling
Straw Conch
Dark-barred Twist
Common Marble
Yellow-faced Bell
Knapweed Bell
Meadow Grey
Common Grey
Garden Pebble
Small Magpie
Large Tabby
Bee Moth
Satin Wave
Red Twin-spot Carpet
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Silver-ground Carpet
Common Carpet
Common Marbled Carpet
Spruce Carpet
Broken-barred Carpet
Green Carpet
Mottled Pug
Lime-speck Pug
Common Pug
Brindled Pug
Double-striped Pug
Scorched Carpet
Brimstone Moth
Scalloped Hazel
Willow Beauty
Square Spot
Poplar Hawk-moth
Pale Tussock
Orange Footman
White Ermine
Buff Ermine
Muslin Moth
Heart and Dart
Shuttle-shaped Dart
Flame Shoulder
Ingrailed Clay
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Light Brocade
Bright-line Brown-eye
Hebrew Character
Knot Grass
Brown Rustic
Dark Arches
Rustic Shoulder-knot
Marbled Minor agg.
Treble Lines
Vine’s Rustic
Silver Y