Moth trapping at home

 Another good night with 230 moths of 56 species trapped. Including the Shark, Purple Clay and Elephant Hawkmoth. Also the following highlights.
Shark 1 (28th record)
Purple Clay 1 only my 3rd record
Elephant Hawkmoth 1
Small Angle Shades 1
Green Pug 7
Heart and Dart 85
Burnished Brass 2
Dipleurina lacustrata 1 (36th record)
Teleiodes vulgella 1


  1. 56 species is really impressive. I'm fairly new to mothing and haven't had anywhere near that many in my urban garden. Heart and Dart are by far my most common and numerous species but I have had some more exciting catches as well , including a Puss Moth and three different Hawkmoths in the last couple of weeks.

  2. Hi Dave, I'm the unofficial moth recorder for St Helens and if you are within the area I would be pleased to get any records that you have. I have a database to record any wildlife records that anyone might have, and have a moth book with all the known species that have been recorded in St Helens RayB