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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May 2008

Pebble Prominent
Angle Shades
Flame Shoulder
Red Twin Spot Carpet
Great Prominent

Chinese Character
Yellow Barred Brindle

Pebble Hook Tip
Pale Prominent


Alder Kitten
Maidens Blush
Grey / Dark Dagger
Brown Silver Lines
Green Carpet
Silver Cloud
White Ermine
Iron Prominent
Broom Tip
Buff Ermine
Ruby Tiger
Common Carpet
Small Phoenix
Sallow Kitten




Shuttle Shaped Dart
V Pug
Mottled Pug


White Pinion Spotted
Clouded Silver
Poplar Hawk Moth


Peach Blossom
Common Marbled Carpet
Adler Moth
Small Waved Umber
Figure of Eighty
Lime Hawk Moth
Pale Prominent
Knot Grass

Scalloped Hazel

Clouded Border
Clouded Bordered Brindle
Shoulder Striped Wainscot
Small Square Spot
Common Swift
Small Angle Shades
May Highflyer
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Silver Y


Scorched Wing
Purple Bar
White Spotted Pug
Treble Lines
Ingrailed Clay
Rustic Shoulder Knot
Silver Ground Carpet
Common Wave
Scorched Carpet

Straw Dot

Broken Barred Carpet

Sandy Carpet




Oak Hook Tip
Marbled White Spot
Heart & Dart