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Moths of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull

Our region supports a wide range of moth species. Many are common, some are at risk due to habitat loss and others are seriously threatened due to their very limited distribution in the county. Some species have not been seen for many years and their current status in the area is unknown.

Without the work of many dedicated moth recorders, much of the information we currently know would not exist. The branch is lucky to have many moth recorders who run public and private moth trapping nights across the region with the keenest willing to travel far and wide and stay up throughout the night before recording their catch as the sun rises. We also have many members who regularly moth trap in their own gardens, for many a weekly activity with records spanning many years.


Warwickshire Annual Moth Report and Moth Trapping Reports

Published once a year, our annual moth report is distributed to those involved in moth recording in the Warwickshire region.

The branch holds regular moth trapping and recording sessions across Warwickshire. Some of these sessions can be attended by the general public and these are listed on our events page. Other sessions are held on private or sensitive sites where the public does not have access (normally due to site restrictions concerning health and safety) such as within working quarries. Reports for each session is available to download below.

2015

2014

Download pdf 2015 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT
Download pdf report 25 February - Windmill Hill
Download pdf report 14 March - Weethley Wood South
Download pdf report 20 March - Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 27 March - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 09 April - Sun Rising
Download pdf report 11 April - DSDA Kineton
Download pdf report 15 April - Windmill Hill
Download pdf report 24 April - Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 08 May - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 15 May - Purley Quarry
Download pdf report 21 May - Sun Rising
Download pdf report 23 May - DSDA Kineton
Download pdf report 29 May Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 09 June - Sun Rising
Download pdf report 13 June - Windmill Hill
Download pdf report 19 June - Bishop's Hill
Download pdf report 23 June - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 26 June - Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 27 June - Sun Rising
Download pdf report 07 July - Sun Rising
Download pdf report 11 July - DSDA Kineton
Download pdf report 17 July - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 30 July - Peastocking Meadow
Download pdf report 31 July - Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 07 August - Abbey Farm
Download pdf report 08 August - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 11 August - Sun Rising
Download pdf report 13 August - Bishops Bowl Lakes
Download pdf report 15 August - Focus Optics Corley
Download pdf report 04 September - Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 10 September - Sun Rising (NMN1)
Download pdf report 12 September - Weethley Wood - South (NMN3)
Download pdf report 18 September - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 25 September - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 10 October - Snitterfield Bushes
Download pdf report 24 October - Weethley Wood South
Download pdf report 11 November - Windmill Hill

Download pdf 2014 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT
Download pdf report 14 March - Weston Wood
Download pdf report 24 May - Windmill Hill
Download pdf report 30 May - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 21 June - Abbey Farm
Download pdf report 24 June - River Arrow LNR
Download pdf report 12 July - Kineton
Download pdf report 08 August - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 14 August - Wolvey


2013

Download pdf 2013 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT
Download pdf report 20 April - Windmill Hill
Download pdf report 06 May - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 31 May - Weston Wood
Download pdf report 07 June - Focus Optics, Corley
Download pdf report 14 June - Wolvey
Download pdf report 16 June - Weethley Wood
Download pdf report 18 June - Ryton Meadows
Download pdf report 25 June - River Arrow LNR
Download pdf report 12 July - Abbey Farm
Download pdf report 19 July - Hay Wood
Download pdf report 26 July - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 31 July Ryton - Meadows
Download pdf report 08 August - Purley Quarry
Download pdf report
10 August - Weethley Wood (NMN3)
Download pdf report 22 August - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 04 September - Ryton Meadows
Download pdf report 14 September - Windmill Hill
Download pdf report 20 September - Bishop's Hill
Download pdf report 28 September - Weethley Wood
Download pdf report 19 October - Alvecote Wood

2012

Download pdf 2012 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT
Download pdf report 11 January - Ryton Wood Meadows
Download pdf report 09 March - Ryton Wood Meadows
Download pdf report 20 April - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 26 April - Alvecote Wood


2011

Download pdf 2011 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT
Download pdf report 25 January - Weston Wood
Download pdf report 10 April - Ryton Wood Meadows Reserve
Download pdf report 21 April - Alvecote Wood
Download pdf report 24 April - Weston Wood
Download pdf report 28 August - Focus Optics, Corley

2010

Download pdf 2010 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT
Download pdf report 11 June - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 25 June - Weston Wood
Download pdf report 30 June - Bishop's Bowl
Download pdf report 09 July - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 17 July - Bubbenhall
Download pdf report 23 July - Ladywalk
Download pdf report 28 July - Weston Wood
Download pdf report 30 July - Purley Quarry
Download pdf report 03 August - Ryton Wood Meadows
Download pdf report 17 September - Middleton Hall
Download pdf report 03 September - Bishop's Hill
Download pdf report 08 October - Bishop's Hill
Download pdf report 09 October - Ryton Wood Meadows
Download pdf report 20 October - Ryton Wood Meadows
Download pdf report 20 November - Hay Wood


2009

Download pdf 2009 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT

2008

Download pdf 2008 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT


2007

Download pdf 2007 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT

2006

Download pdf 2006 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT


2005

Download pdf 2005 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT

2004

Download pdf 2004 ANNUAL MOTH REPORT


Warwickshire Biodiversity Action Plans (LBAP) for Species

More information about Warwickshire Biodiversity Action Plans can be found on the Warwickshire County Council's Biodiversity web page. For further information on a national scale, visit the UK BAP.

Download pdf 2010 LBAP Update

Download pdf Argent and Sable (moth)
Download pdf Argent and Sable (moth) - 2007 Progress Report

Download pdf Chalk Carpet (moth)
Download pdf Chalk Carpet (moth) - 2007 Progress Report


Warwickshire Moths Species List

Please note that this list is not complete. Our moth species data for this web site is currently under development. Due to the extensive nature of the list, details and photographs of each species will be added to this web site when time allows. Alternatively, you can view a thumbnail guide to our resident species.

0163

More information The Forester

Adscita statices

Zygaenidae

0379

More information Red-belted Clearwing

Synanthedon myopaeformis

Sesiidae

1631

More information December Moth

Poecilocampa populi

Lasiocampidae

1646

More information Oak Hook-tip

Drepana binaria

Drepanidae

1653

More information Buff Arches

Habrosyne  pyritoides

Thyatridae

1667

More information Blotched Emerald

Comibaena  bajularia

Geometridae

1673

More information Small Emerald

Hemistola chrysoprasaria

Geometridae

1676

More information Mocha

Cyclophora annularia

Geometridae

1880

More information Barred Tooth-striped

Trichopteryx polycommata

Geometridae

1904

More information Scorched Wing

Plagodis  dolabraria

Geometridae

1906

More information Brimstone Moth

Opisthograptis luteolata

Geometridae

1907

More information Bordered Beauty

Epione  repandaria

Geometridae

1910

More information Lilac Beauty

Apeira  syringaria

Geometridae

1912

More information August Thorn

Ennomos quercinaria

Geometridae

1936

More information Waved Umber

Menophra  abruptaria

Geometridae

1981

More information Poplar Hawk-moth

Laothoe populi

Sphingidae

1994

More information Buff-tip

Phalera  bucephala

Notodontidae

2026

More information Vapourer

Orgyia antiqua

Lymantriidae

2089

More information Heart and Dart

Agrotis exclamationis

Noctuidae

2102

More information Flame Shoulder

Ochropleura plecta

Noctuidae

2117

More information Autumnal Rustic

Paradiarsia glareosa

Noctuidae

2140

More information White-marked

Cerastis leucographa

Noctuidae

2163

More information Broom Moth

Ceramica pisi

Noctuidae

2186

More information Powdered Quaker

Orthosia gracilis

Noctuidae

2199

More information Common Wainscot

Mythimna pallens

Noctuidae

2232

More information Black Rustic

Aporophyla  nigra

Noctuidae

2243

More information Early Grey

Xylocampa areola

Noctuidae

2247

More information Merveille du Jour

Dichonia aprilina

Noctuidae

2256

More information The Satelite

Eupsilia transversa

Noctuidae

2269

More information Centre-barred Sallow

Atethmia centrago

Noctuidae

2280

More information Miller

Acronicta leporina

Noctuidae

2284

More information Grey Dagger

Acronicta psi

Noctuidae

2306

More information Angle Shades

Phlogophora meticulosa

Noctuidae

2333

More information Large Nutmeg

Apamea anceps

Noctuidae

2342

More information Rosy Minor

Mesoligia literosa

Noctuidae

2382

More information The Rustic

Hoplodrina blanda

Noctuidae

*Bradley and Fletcher Number

2014 Annual Report - The Butterflies and Moths of VC 38

D.C.G Brown, A Prior, M. Slater, K. Warmington

2014 Annual Report by Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire.Description
The 2014 Annual Report includes butterfly and moth survey data from the 2014 season. It also include short articles from members.


Branch members can download this report for free. Just log in to the WBC members area.

Warwickshire Moth Recorders

Micro Moths - Nigel Stone
Macro Moths - David Brown

Where to see moths in Warwickshire

More information A list of key sites.
More informationRyton Wood Meadows Reserve Moths.

Warwickshire Moths Yahoo Group

More information Warwickshire Moths Yahoo Group

ID Guides and Comparison Sheets

Poplar Grey / Sycamore Download pdf
Green Oak Tortrix / Cream-bordered Pea Download pdf
Heart & Club / Heart & Dart Download pdf
Dark Spectacle / Spectacle Download pdfWarwickshire Moth Blitz 2011

Saturday 30th July 2011 saw the first Warwickshire Moth Blitz event. The Moth Blitz replaced National Moth Night which did not take place in 2011 due to a lack of funding.

Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire invited anyone with an interest in Lepidoptera to record and report what moths they saw on this date in Warwickshire. Whether out for an afternoon stroll or running a moth trap in their gardenp.

More information about the Warwickshire Moth Blitz including the final report can be found here.