West Hill Road Moths

Toadflax Brocade

Bit of a breeze over night and a bright full moon but moths still coming to the roof-top trap. The highlight being this toadflax brocade. This is a nationally rare species (although is more scarce than rare) that occurs mainly along the south-east coast. Also of interest being a lime hawkmoth, two elephant hawkmoth, and a silver y.

Lime Hawk-moth

List of species recorded:
Chrysoteuchia culmella
Crambus pascuella
Udea olivalis

Thistle Ermine
Riband Wave
Haworth’s Pug
Lime-speck Pug
Willow Beauty
Lime Hawkmoth
Elephant Hawkmoth
Iron Prominent
Buff Ermine
Heart and Dart
Flame Shoulder
Large Yellow Underwing
Broad-barred White
Toadflax Brocade
Grey/Dark Dagger
Angle Shades
Dark Arches
Light Arches
Vine’s Rustic
Pale Mottled Willow
Silver Y


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