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
Even though it was cloudy for most of the night, it was fairly chilly, so I was not expecting a great deal in trap. Thanks to one or two heavy showers, it was not looking promising as the egg boxes were soaking! Luckily I did get something, and of the 9 moths, one was a brand new species, and a couple were new for the year. I've been waiting for a long time, but the moment finally came when I looked at the outside of the trap to see a Merveille Du Jour sitting there! Yipee! Even more intircately stunning in the flesh.
2 Brick NFY
2 Red-line Quaker
1 Red-green Carpet NFY
1 Yellow-line Quaker
1 Merveille Du Jour NFG (roughly translates as 'wonder of the day' I think)