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Butterflies & Moths of the UK

Butterflies & Moths of the UK

Please follow steps 1-4, then let Butterflies & Moths of the UK know your results.1. Take photographs of any Butterflies or Moths you see 2. Write notes about the area you took the photograph in, and the date 3. Write as much detail as you can about what it had settled on (for example - on a plant or piece of wood), the weather conditions and if you know what species of Butterfly or Moth it was. 4. Note how often they appear in your garden/local wild area. Any information will be greatly appreciated, but not essential. Many thanks, happy snapping! Liz Sign in to join mission

Butterflies & Moths of the UK
Created by

Elizabeth Colley

17 participants 128 spottings

Butterfly numbers are falling in the UK, with Moths not far behind. Please help to find problem areas by sending us your sightings and noting how often they appear in your garden/local wild area. This BBC link highlights the problem:

Butterflies & Moths of the UK

Lat: 53.15 Long: -1.20

Recent Spottings

Green-veined white staccyh 2 0 Green-veined white
Marbled White FinlayCox 1 0 Marbled White
Essex Skipper staccyh 3 0 Essex Skipper
Brimstone staccyh 6 3 Brimstone
Light Brown Apple Moth ngnpope 1 0 Light Brown Apple Moth
Scarlet Tiger ngnpope 4 0 Scarlet Tiger
Large Emerald ngnpope 7 3 Large Emerald
Large White staccyh 3 0 Large White
Clouded border staccyh 1 0 Clouded border
Twenty-plume moth staccyh 2 1 Twenty-plume moth
Centre-barred Sallow Victor Mallorquin 1 0 Centre-barred Sallow
Pale Brindled Beauty Victor Mallorquin 1 0 Pale Brindled Beauty
Brimstone moth Victor Mallorquin 1 0 Brimstone moth
White Ermine LauraMaria 3 1 White Ermine
Marbled White Butterfly ngnpope 10 1 Marbled White Butterfly
Peacock staccyh 0 0 Peacock
Large lace-border KarenL 1 0 Large lace-border
Speckled Wood FinlayCox 2 0 Speckled Wood
Red admiral KarenL 3 0 Red admiral
Mullein wave KarenL 2 0 Mullein wave
Gatekeeper Debbie Stewart 3 0 Gatekeeper
Hogweed tortricid KarenL 2 2 Hogweed tortricid
Small tortoiseshell Debbie Stewart 1 0 Small tortoiseshell
Herald Moth Victor Mallorquin 1 1 Herald Moth
Large white Marta RubioTexeira 1 0 Large white
Light Brown Apple Moth FinlayCox 0 1 Light Brown Apple Moth
Shuttle-shaped dart KarenL 0 1 Shuttle-shaped dart
Common Blue (female) Debbie Stewart 5 3 Common Blue (female)
Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar ngnpope 1 0 Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar
Orange Swift Moth Victor Mallorquin 2 2 Orange Swift Moth
Ruby Tiger Moth Victor Mallorquin 3 2 Ruby Tiger Moth
Mint moth Victor Mallorquin 2 0 Mint moth
Small Tortoiseshell Victor Mallorquin 4 1 Small Tortoiseshell
Cinnabar FinlayCox 1 0 Cinnabar
Small Tortoiseshell FinlayCox 1 2 Small Tortoiseshell
Dusky Sallow FinlayCox 1 0 Dusky Sallow
small tortoiseshell Debbie Stewart 2 0 small tortoiseshell
Ringlet Debbie Stewart 4 4 Ringlet
Common Blue (Male) Debbie Stewart 3 1 Common Blue (Male)
Small Skipper ngnpope 1 0 Small Skipper
Six-spot Burnet ngnpope 1 1 Six-spot Burnet
Meadow Brown ngnpope 1 0 Meadow Brown
Wooly caterpillar Marta RubioTexeira 2 4 Wooly caterpillar
False widow vs. moth KarenL 3 2 False widow vs. moth
Speckled Wood Marta RubioTexeira 4 5 Speckled Wood
Red Admiral Debbie Stewart 1 2 Red Admiral
Purple hairstreak Debbie Stewart 1 0 Purple hairstreak
Black Arches LauraMaria 5 3 Black Arches
six spotted Burnet Moth Debbie Stewart 4 7 six spotted Burnet Moth
Small skipper Debbie Stewart 1 0 Small skipper

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