The following Moths were first seen flying this month in the Birchfield Moth Project in the Upper Rochford area of the Teme Valley.

Be aware that flight time emergence is dependant on may issues, including weather and temperature. As such, in subsequent years, the Moth may appear in months sooner or later than currently shown for 2008.

Also be aware that many species have two (or more) broods per year. In general, the FIRST appearance in the calendar year is shown, in the knowledge that the Moth may have a second brood later on in the year, in which case, it has not been re-photographed.

Also to be borne in mind is that any individual flight periods may run for more than one month, i.e. from one month to the next. Again, there is no second photograph, in this instance.

The colour coding of the name box of each Moth, gives an indication of how common, uncommon, scarce or rare the moth is considered to be in Worcestershire UK, from data complied by the County Moth recorder and others in 2007.

Photos not to scale.


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June 2008




Buff Tip

Peppered Moth
Blood Vein
Minor agg
Middle Barred Minor
Orange Footman
Broom Moth
Green Arches


Burnished Brass
Small Fan-foot
Dark Arches
Rosy Minor

Light Emerald
Green Pug
Treble Brown Spot




Common Pug
Brown Rustic
Poplar Grey
Large Yellow Underwing
Common Wainscot
Purple Clay
Beautiful Golden Y
Plain Golden Y
Elephant Hawk Moth



Pale Shouldered Brocade
Mottled Beauty
Triple Spotted Clay
The Rustic
Double Square Spot
Large Nutmeg





Barred Straw
Barred Yellow
Willow Beauty


Bright Line Brown Eye
Dotted Clay
Eyed Hawk Moth




Small Elephant Hawk Moth
Green Silver Lines
Square Spot

Short Cloaked Moth
Mottled Rustic
Common Foot-man


Buff Arches
Light Arches

Common Emerald
Riband Wave
Small Fan-foot Wave


Beautiful Hook Tip


Small Rivulet
Lilac Beauty
Yellow Shell


Swallow Tailed
Cabbage Moth
Large Twin Spot Carpet
Blue Bordered Carpet
Smoky Wainscot
Spruce Carpet
Square Spot Rustic