As of March 2015, an official website for Surrey Moths has been set-up here. There you'll find information on everything to do with the Surrey Branch of Butterfly Conservation, including the updated events calender for 2015. Hope to see you there!
A blog celebrating the moths and butterflies of Surrey, written by lepidoptera enthusiasts throughout the county.
This blog, created by a batch of enthusiasts from around the county, is intended as an online resource for those interested in the lepidoptera of Surrey. For a competely land-locked county, Surrey is one of the best in terms of species variety, with a wide array of suitable habitats (from the heaths of Thursley Common, to the chalk slopes of the North Downs), providing host to over 1600 species of moth, and 42 species of butterfly.
A huge thanks to the contributors who help keep this blog up-to-date!
The first, and only current publication documenting every one of Surrey's 1130 'micro' moths. An excellent read, with beautiful colour plates, distribution maps, and detailed species accounts, that will no doubt be of use to enthusiasts across the British Isles. Please consider purchasing from the Surrey Wildlife Trust website (see links below), with all profits being fed back directly into conservation work for the county.
Want to Contribute?
Want to contribute to the blog, or just have a sighting/photo you want to share? Please don't hesitate to contact me at billsbirding'at'gmail.com
A fantastic night for me with 77 moths of 20 species recorded in the garden 15W Actinic.
The highlight were 2 Cypress Carpet, I have now recorded 3 in the space of less than 7 months, which no doubt suggests local breeding. This time 10 years ago, there was only 1 confirmed record for Surrey, but following a sudden expansion in its range, it is believed to be breeding in the county...
Another highlight was a Blotched Emerald- an absolute stunner but flew away before I could get a shot!
Green Pug was abundant, and I recorded 5 individuals, including this very green specimen...
In the way of Waves, I recorded 10 Small Dusty Wave and 17 Riband Wave. Suprisingly, only 1 Treble Brown Spot showed up but allowed for a photo as it fed from a flower...
Other long overdue new moths for the year included a relitively fresh Shears, a Straw Dot and Garden Carpet.
And I'll leave you to scratch your heads over this Minor...