On this page I am posting photographs of the macro-moths recorded in my garden.

I have been moth trapping for around 25 years now with breaks totalling nine years when at University and when I lived in urban gardens in Southampton and Romsey where the trapping was so uninspiring that I neglected to run the trap on a regular basis. Now, living on the outskirts of Romsey with the Test Valley a short distance to the west, I regularly run a Robinson MV in the garden. The garden is small and is fairly enclosed with the grounds of Romsey Abbey to the north and residential houses and gardens to the east, south and west. My catches are not high but I get a fair range of the commoner 'garden' species.

Bright-line Brown-eye Lacanobia oleracea May 2014
Brindled Beauty Lycia hirtaria 5th April 2014
Brindled Pug Eupithecia abbreviata 5th April 2014
Chestnut Conistra vaccinii 17th March 2014
Clouded-bordered Brindle Apamea crenata 31st May 2014
Clouded Drab Orthosia incerta 17th March 2014
Common Quaker Orthosia cerasi 18th March 2014
Dotted Chestnut Conistra rubiginea 29th March 2014
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata 31st March 2014
Early Thorn Selenia dentaria 29th March 2014
Heart and Dart Agrotis exclamationis May 2014
Hebrew Character Orthosia gothica 29th March 2014
The Herald Scoliopteryx libatrix 29th March 2014
L-album Wainscot Mythimna l-album 20th September 2014
Lime Hawk-moth Mimas tiliae May 2014
Northern Drab Orthosia opima 5th April 2014
Nut-tree Tussock Colocasia coryli 5th April 2014
Oak Beauty Biston strataria 29th March 2014
Peppered Moth Biston betularia 31st May 2014
Red-green Carpet Chloroclysta siterata 31st March 2014
Small Quaker Orthosia cruda 31st March 2014
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata May 2014
Treble Lines Charanyca trigrammica 31st May 2014
Twin-spotted Quaker Anorthoa munda 18th March 2014