Garden Lepidoptera


Since August 1987 I have run a moth trap in my Banstead, Surrey back garden. An actinic tube trap was replaced with a 125W MV lamp in February 1990. Most years has seen regular coverage although there have been a few phases where my efforts have waned. Micro moth recording is something that I have shied away from, although in recent months I have increased my efforts to do so. There is plenty of scope to improve this coverage. Butterfly observation is almost incidental. Numbers in brackets give the individual count of uncommon residents or scarce migrant species.

As at 19/09/16

Ghost Moth
Orange Swift
Common Swift
Nematopogon swammerdamela
Nematopogon metaxella
Leopard Moth
The Festoon (9)
Nemapogon clematella
Tinea trinotella
Lyonetia clerkella
Caloptilia syringella
Caloptilla cuculipennella
Caloptilia alchemiella
Aspilopteryx tringipennella
Anthophila fabricana
Argyresthia trifasciata
Argyresthia goedartella
Argyresthia pruniella
Argyresthia bonnetella
Yponomeuta evonymella
Yponomeuta malinellus
Yponomeuta cagnagella
Zelleria hepariella
Swammerdamia caesellia
Prays fraxinella
Ypsolopha scabrella
Ypsolopha ustella
Ypsolopha sequella
Plutella xylostella
Plutella porrectella
Batta unitella
Batia lunaris
Hofmannophila pseudospretella
Endrosis sarcitrella
Carcina quercana
Diurnea fagella
Depressaria douglasella
Agonopterix heracliana
Agonopterix alstroemeriana
Recurvaria leucatella
Syncopacma polychromella
Blastobasis adustella
Phtheochroa rugosana
Agapeta hamana
Agapeta zoegana
Pandemis corylana
Pandemis cerasana
Pandemis cinnamomeana
Archips podana
Archips crataegana
Archips xylosteana
Cacoecimorpha pronubana
Syndemis musculana
Clepsis spectrana
Clepsis consimilana
Epiphyas postvittana
Lozotaenia fosterana
Ditula angustiorana
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
Tortricodes alternella
Aleimma loeflingiana
Tortrix viridana
Acleris forsskaleana
Acleris comariana
Acleris sparsana
Acleris ferrugana/notana
Acleris variegana
Acleris logiana
Acleris hastiana
Acleris literana
Celypha striana
Celypha lacunana
Hedya nubiferana
Orthotaenia undulana
Lobesia abscisana
Lobesia littoralis
Eudemis profundana
Ancylis unculana
Ancylis badiana
Epinotia bilunana
Epinotia demarniana
Zeiraphera isertana,
Epiblema cynosbatella
Epiblema uddmanniana
Epiblema trimaculana
Rhyacionia pinicolana
Rhyaconia pinivorana
Lathronympha strigana
Pammene regiana
Pammene fasciana
Pammene aurita
Grapholita janthinana
Cydia pomonella
Alucita hexadactyla
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Crambus pascuella
Crambus lathoniellus
Crambus perlella
Agriphila straminella
Agriphila tristella
Agriphila geniculea
Catoptria pinella
Catoptria falsella
Acentria ephemerella
Scoparia pyrella
Scoparia ambigualis
Scoparia basistrigalis
Dipleurina lacustrata
Eudonia truncicolella
Eudonia angustea
Eudonia mercurella
Elophila nymphaeata
Parapoynx stratiotata
Evergestis forficalis
Evergestis pallidata
Pyrausta aurata
Pyrausta purpuralis
Pyrausta despicata
Sitochroa verticalis
Eurrhypara hortulata
Phlyctaenia coronata
Udea prunalis
Udea olivalis
Udea ferrugalis
Nomophila noctuella
Pleuroptya ruralis
Hypsopygia costalis
Orthopygia glaucinalis
Pyralis farinalis
Aglossa pinguinalis
Endotrichia flammealis
Galleria mellonella
Aphomia sociella
Acrobasis repandana
Acrobasis consociella
Oncocera semirubella
Numonia suavella
Numonia advenella
Pempelia formosa
Phycita roborella
Dioryctria abietella
Myelois circumvoluta
Euzophera pinguis
Ephestia parasitella
Homoeosoma sinuella
Phycitodes binaevella
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
Stenoptilia pterodactyla
Leioptilus carphodactyla
Emmelina monodactyla
Small Skipper
Essex Skipper
Brimstone
Large White
Small White
Green-veined White
Orange-tip
Small Copper
Common Blue
Chalkhill Blue
Holly Blue
Red Admiral
Painted Lady
Small Tortoiseshell
Peacock
Comma
Speckled Wood
Gatekeeper
Meadow Brown
Ringlet
December Moth
The Lackey (5)
Scalloped Hook-tip (1)
Oak Hook-tip
Barred Hook-tip (6)
Pebble Hook-tip
Chinese Character
Peach Blossom (7)
Buff Arches
Figure of Eighty
Oak Lutestring (1)
Yellow Horned (3)
March Moth
Large Emerald (3)
Blotched Emerald (8)
Common Emerald
Small Emerald
Birch Mocha (3)
Blair’s Mocha (1)
Maiden's Blush
Blood-vein
Small Blood-vein
Least Carpet
Small Fan-footed Wave
Dwarf Cream Wave
Small Dusty Wave
Single-dotted Wave
Satin Wave (1)
Treble Brown Spot
Riband Wave
Plain Wave (3)
The Vestal (4)
The Gem (1)
Flame Carpet
Red Twin-spot Carpet
Dark-barred T-sp Carpet (1)
Silver-ground Carpet
Garden Carpet
Shaded Broad-bar
Royal Mantle (1)
Common Carpet
Yellow Shell
The Mallow
Shoulder Stripe (5)
The Streamer
Dark Spinach (8)
Purple Bar
The Phoenix
The Spinach
Barred Straw
Small Phoenix
Red-green Carpet
Common Marbled Carpet
Barred Yellow
Blue-bordered Carpet
Pine Carpet (2)
Grey Pine Carpet
Cypress Carpet (2)
Spruce Carpet
Broken-barred Carpet
Green Carpet
July Highflyer
May Highflyer (1)
Small Waved Umber
The Fern
Pretty Chalk Carpet (1)
Brown Scallop
Dark Umber
November Moth
Autumnal Moth
Winter Moth
Northern Winter Moth (1)
Small Rivulet
Barred Rivulet (4)
Grass Rivulet (3)
Sandy Carpet (2)
Slender Pug (1)
Maple Pug (4)
Haworth's Pug
Toadflax Pug
Foxglove Pug
Mottled Pug
Netted Pug
Lime-speck Pug
Freyer's Pug
Wormwood Pug
Common Pug
White-spotted Pug
Campanula Pug (1)
Grey Pug
Tawny-speckled Pug
Bordered Pug
Shaded Pug (6)
Yarrow Pug (1)
Plain Pug (4)
Ochreous Pug (6)
Narrow-winged Pug (2)
Ash Pug (2)
Brindled Pug
Oak-tree Pug
Juniper Pug (3)
Cypress Pug
Larch Pug (3)
Dwarf Pug (2)
The V-Pug
Sloe Pug (2)
Green Pug
Double-striped Pug
The Streak (5)
Treble-bar
Lesser Treble-bar
Small Yellow Wave
The Seraphim
Early Tooth-striped (2)
Yellow-barred Brindle
The Magpie (4)
Clouded Border
Scorched Carpet
Peacock Moth (7)
Tawny-barred Angle
Latticed Heath (3)
Rannoch Looper (4)
Brown Silver-line
Scorched Wing (6)
Brimstone Moth
Lilac Beauty
August Thorn
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Dusky Thorn
September Thorn
Early Thorn
Purple Thorn (6)
Scalloped Hazel
Scalloped Oak
Swallow-tailed Moth
Feathered Thorn
Small Brindled Beauty (8)
Pale Brindled Beauty
Brindled Beauty
Oak Beauty
Peppered Moth
Spring Usher
Scarce Umber (1)
Dotted Border
Mottled Umber (5)
Waved Umber
Willow Beauty
Mottled Beauty
Pale Oak Beauty
The Engrailed
Brindled White Spot (2)
Grey Birch (4)
Bordered White (6)
Common White Wave
Common Wave (9)
White-pinion Spotted
Clouded Silver
Early Moth (5)
Light Emerald
Barred Red
Privet Hawk-moth (2)
Pine Hawk-moth
Lime Hawk-moth
Eyed Hawk-moth
Poplar Hawk-moth
Humming-bird Hawk-moth (7)
Striped Hawk-moth (1)
Elephant Hawk-moth
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Buff-tip
Puss Moth (1)
Alder Kitten (1)
Sallow Kitten
Lobster Moth (3)
Iron Prominent
Pebble Prominent (4)
Lesser Swallow Prominent
Swallow Prominent
Coxcomb Prominent
Scarce Prominent (1)
Pale Prominent
Lunar Marbled Brown
Chocolate-tip (3)
Figure of Eight (2)
The Vapourer (8)
Pale Tussock
Brown-tail (2)
Yellow-tail
Black Arches
Gypsy Moth (1)
Rosy Footman
Four-dotted Footman (4)
Orange Footman
Dingy Footman 
Hoary Footman 
Scarce Footman
Buff Footman 
Common Footman
Garden Tiger (5)
White Ermine
Buff Ermine
Muslin Moth
Ruby Tiger
Jersey Tiger
The Cinnabar (3)
Short-cloaked Moth
Least Black Arches
White-line Dart (3)
Garden Dart
Light Feathered Rustic (2)
Turnip Moth
Heart and Club
Heart and Dart
Dark Sword-grass
Shuttle-shaped Dart
The Flame
Flame Shoulder
Dotted Rustic (1)
Large Yellow Underwing
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Broad-bordered Yellow Und
Lesser B-bordered Y Und
Least Yellow Underwing
Autumnal Rustic
True Lover's Knot
Pearly Underwing
Ingrailed Clay
Purple Clay (6)
Small Square Spot
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Double Square-spot
Dotted Clay
Six-striped Rustic
Square-spot Rustic
The Gothic (3)
Green Arches (1)
Red Chestnut (2)
The Nutmeg
The Shears
Grey Arches
Cabbage Moth
Dot Moth
Light Brocade
Pale-shouldered Brocade
Dog's Tooth (1)
Bright-line Brown-eye
Broom Moth (1)
Broad-barred White
Small Ranunculus (4)
The Campion
Tawny Shears
Varied Coronet
Marbled Coronet (5)
The Lychnis
Antler Moth (2)
Feathered Gothic (4)
Pine Beauty (7)
Small Quaker
Blossom Underwing (3)
Lead-coloured Drab (1)
Powdered Quaker
Common Quaker
Clouded Drab
Twin-spotted Quaker
Hebrew Character
Brown-line Bright-eye
The Clay
White-point (7)
Smoky Wainscot
Common Wainscot
Shoulder-striped Wainscot
The Wormwood (2)
Chamomile Shark (1)
The Shark
The Mullein
Toadflax Brocade
Minor Shoulder-knot (5)
Deep-brown Dart
Black Rustic
Tawny Pinion (8)
Pale Pinion (4)
Grey Shoulder-knot
Blair's Shoulder-knot
Early Grey
Green-brindled Crescent
Merveille du Jour (4)
Brindled Green (4)
Large Ranunculus
The Satellite
The Chestnut
Dark Chestnut (4)
Dotted Chestnut (3)
The Brick
Red-line Quaker
Yellow-line Quaker
Flounced Chestnut (6)
Brown-spot Pinion
Beaded Chestnut
The Suspected (1)
Centre-barred Sallow
Lunar Underwing
Orange Sallow (8)
Barred Sallow
Pink-barred Sallow (3)
The Sallow
Poplar Grey
The Sycamore
The Miller
Dark Dagger
Grey Dagger
Knot Grass
The Coronet
Tree-lichen Beauty
Marbled Beauty
Copper Underwing
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Mouse Moth
Old Lady
Bird's Wing
Brown Rustic
Straw Underwing
Small Angle Shades (8)
Angle Shades
The Olive (5)
Dingy Shears (2)
Lesser-spotted Pinion (2)
The Dunbar
Lunar-spotted Pinion (2)
Dark Arches
Light Arches
Reddish Light Arches
Clouded-bordered Brindle (5)
Clouded Brindle
Dusky Brocade
Small Clouded Brindle (1)
Large Nutmeg (2)
Rustic Shoulder-knot
Slender Brindle (5)
Double Lobed (1)
Marbled Minor
Rufous Minor (3)
Tawny Marbled Minor
Middle-barred Minor
Cloaked Minor
Rosy Minor (8)
Common Rustic
Lesser Common Rustic
Small Dotted Buff (1)
Dusky Sallow
Flounced Rustic
Ear Moth (8)
Rosy Rustic
Bulrush Wainscot (1)
Large Wainscot (2)
Small Rufous (2)
Treble Lines
The Uncertain
The Rustic
Vines Rustic
Small Mottled Willow (1)
Mottled Rustic
Pale Mottled Willow
Rosy Marbled (1)
Bordered Sallow (3)
Scarce Bordered Straw (7)
Bordered Straw (15)
Marbled White Spot (1)
Scarce Silver-lines
Green Silver-lines
Oak Nycteoline (9)
Nut-tree Tussock
Burnished Brass
Golden Plusia
Silver Y
Beautiful Golden Y
Plain Golden Y
Dark Spectacle (4)
The Spectacle
Red Underwing (6)
The Blackneck (3)
The Herald
Beautiful Hook-tip
Straw Dot
Waved Black (6)
The Snout
Buttoned Snout (5)
Pinion-streaked Snout (1)
The Fan-foot
The Small Fan-foot (6)