National Moth Night 2004
Night of 22nd/23rd May 2004

The Woodland Education Centre


Some of the moth trapping team at work in the log cabin classroom.


Traps: 2 No.125W Robinson Traps; 1 No. 125W Skinner, 1 No.125W Actinic:
All traps from dusk till dawn.

Weather.................Clear Sky; no wind; minimum Temp 3.7C

Habitat................................Mixed Woodland and lake edge

Recorders: Andy Swash, Dr Mike Hounsome, Neil Croton

106 moths recorded from 34 different species.


Scientific Name Common Name Number
Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 3
Xanthorhoe montanata montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 4
Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 6
Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 18
Colostygia pectinaria Green Carpet 3
Hydriomena impluviata May Highflyer 4
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 9
Asthena albulata Small White Wave 1
Macaria liturata Tawny-barred Angle 1
Petrophora chlorosata Brown Silver-line 1
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone 1
Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 4
Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
Ectropis crepuscularia Small Engrailed 1
Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk Moth 2
Phalera bucephala Buff Tip 1
Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 2
Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 4
Ptilodon capucina Coxcomb Prominent 1
Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
Drymonia dodonaea Marbled Brown 3
Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 2
Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 4
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 8
Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
Orthosia stabilis Common Quaker 1
Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 3
Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
Colocasia coryli Nut Tree Tussock 4
Abrostola triplasia The Spectacle 1