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
Apart from a large number of Treble Brown Spots, Riband Waves and Small Dusty Waves that have been appearing in the trap, I've had nothing to be excited about this past week.
...That was until yesterday night when I decided to do a bit of netting with the porch light to light up the garden. After a few minutes something big flew into the light and landed on the ground below. I knew immediatly that it was the absolute stunner, the Old Lady. I potted it up (it was a squeeze!) and waited till morning for some photos.
The highlight of my year so far and up there with those moths that I've always wanted to catch. It might not be the most colourful, but this has got to be the most stunning moths I've ever seen!
More photos of Treble Brown Spot and Riband Wave to come but I just had to give this guy it's own post!
I guess it's cheered me up slightly from that shocking England performance this evening against Algeria... can't see us winning the World Cup this year ;-)