Comma Butterflies & Moths
  Moths of the Welsh Harp by Andrew Self (REVISED 10/99)
The following list of moths has been collated from various sources, mainly from a trap run by myself (denoted 'trapped') during 1998 and 1999 as well as from the LNHS publication: 'Larger Moths of the London Area' (denoted 'LNHS'). There are also personal observations of moths seen during the day by several other observers. The moths were trapped (and released) in Harp Island Close which backs onto the reservoir dam. A brief statement about the status of each 'macro' moth (where known) has also been given (based on the London or Middlesex status as given by Plant (1993). The systematic list follows Skinner (1984) from where the scientific names can also be found. (Birds of the Welsh Harp)
  1. Six-spot Burnet. Common around reservoir during day, eg 55 on 10.7.99
  2. Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet. Common, eg 250 on North Bank on 5.7.98
  3. December Moth. Trapped, uncommon in urban Middlesex
  4. Small Eggar. (LNHS), now extinct in London
  5. The Lackey. Trapped, common
  6. Emperor Moth. Trapped, local
  7. Figure of Eighty. Trapped, widespread in London
  8. Oak Hook-tip. Trapped, common
  9. Scalloped Hook-tip. Trapped, uncommon in urban Middlesex
  10. Blair's Mocha. (LNHS), one at Kingsbury on 12.10.59, a rare migrant in London
  11. March Moth. (LNHS), common
  12. Blotched Emerald. Trapped, local
  13. Common Emerald. Trapped, common
  14. Maiden's Blush. Trapped, local
  15. Blood-vein. Trapped, common
  16. Mullein Wave. Trapped, local
  17. Least Carpet. Trapped, local
  18. Dwarf Cream Wave. Trapped, local
  19. Small Fan-footed Wave. Trapped, common
  20. Riband Wave. Trapped, very common
  21. Garden Carpet. Trapped, very common
  22. Shaded Broad-bar. Trapped, also seen during day, common
  23. Common Carpet. Trapped, very common
  24. Yellow Shell. Seen during the day, very common
  25. The Spinach. Trapped, common
  26. Red-green Carpet. Seen during the day in Eastern Marsh, the second Middlesex record
  27. Dark Marbled Carpet. Trapped, local
  28. Common Marbled Carpet. Trapped, very common
  29. Barred Yellow. Trapped, common
  30. Blue-bordered Carpet. Trapped, local
  31. Spruce Carpet. Trapped, very local in Middlesex
  32. Broken-barred Carpet. Trapped, common
  33. Winter Moth. Attracted to house lights, very common
  34. Small Rivulet. Trapped, common
  35. Toadflax Pug. Trapped, common
  36. Lime-speck Pug. Trapped, very common
  37. Wormwood Pug. Trapped, common
  38. Currant Pug. Trapped, common
  39. Tawny Speckled Pug. Trapped, common
  40. Brindled Pug. Trapped, common
  41. Double-striped Pug. Trapped, very common
  42. Treble-bar. Trapped, also seen during the day, local
  43. Chimney Sweeper. Seen during day on North Bank, max c20 on 14.6.92, extremely local
  44. Yellow-barred Brindle. Trapped, local
  45. Brimstone Moth. Trapped, also seen during the day, very common
  46. Clouded Border. Seen in Eastern Marsh, max three on 21.6.98, common
  47. Scorched Carpet. Trapped, local especially in urban areas
  48. Bordered Beauty. Seen in Eastern Marsh, very local especially in urban areas
  49. Scalloped Oak. Trapped, very common
  50. Swallow-tailed Moth. Trapped, very common
  51. Feathered Thorn. Trapped, common
  52. Dotted Border. Trapped, common
  53. Dusky Thorn. Trapped, very common
  54. Canary-shouldered Thorn. Trapped, common
  55. Purple Thorn. Trapped, common
  56. Early Thorn. Trapped, common
  57. Peppered Moth. Trapped, very common
  58. Oak Beauty. Trapped, common
  59. Willow Beauty. Trapped, very common
  60. Common White Wave. Trapped, also regularly seen in Eastern Marsh, common
  61. Common Wave. Trapped, also regularly seen in Eastern Marsh, common
  62. Clouded Silver. Trapped, common
  63. Light Emerald. Trapped, common
  64. Elephant Hawk-Moth. Trapped, very common
  65. Poplar Hawk-Moth. Trapped, also seen during day, common
  66. Eyed Hawk-Moth. Trapped, common
  67. Lime Hawk-Moth. Trapped, very common
  68. Pine Hawk-Moth. Trapped on 5.7.98 and 6.7.99, a rare migrant to Middlesex
  69. Buff-tip. Trapped, very common
  70. Poplar Kitten. Trapped, local
  71. Swallow Prominent. Trapped, common
  72. Pale Prominent. Trapped, common
  73. Lunar Marbled Brown. Trapped, common
  74. The Vapourer. Trapped, common
  75. Brown-tail. Trapped, common
  76. White Satin Moth. Trapped, local
  77. Common Footman. Trapped, common
  78. Cinnabar Moth. Trapped, also regularly seen during the day, very common
  79. Ruby Tiger. Trapped, very common
  80. Buff Ermine. Trapped, very common
  81. White Ermine. Trapped, very common
  82. Muslin Moth. Seen during day in Eastern Marsh, widespread but local
  83. Heart and Club. Trapped, local, especially in North London
  84. Dark Sword-grass. Trapped, regular immigrant
  85. Turnip Moth. Trapped, very common
  86. Heart and Dart. Trapped, very common, the most numerous moth trapped at Brent
  87. Shuttle-shaped Dart. Trapped, very common
  88. Flame Shoulder. Trapped, very common
  89. The Flame. Trapped, very common
  90. Large Yellow Underwing. Trapped, very common
  91. Lesser Yellow Underwing. Trapped, very common
  92. Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. Trapped, very common
  93. Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing. Trapped, very common
  94. Autumnal Rustic. Trapped, local especially in North London
  95. Ingrailed Clay. Trapped, common
  96. Small Square-spot. Trapped, very common
  97. Setaceous Hebrew Character. Trapped, very common
  98. Double Square-spot. Trapped, common
  99. Square-spot Rustic. Trapped, very common
  100. Six-striped Rustic. Trapped, local
  101. The Nutmeg. Trapped, very common
  102. The Shears. Trapped, local
  103. Bright-line Brown-eye. Trapped, very common
  104. Dot Moth. (LNHS), very common
  105. Cabbage Moth. Trapped, very common
  106. The Lychnis. Trapped, local
  107. Small Quaker. Trapped, common
  108. Powdered Quaker. Trapped, common
  109. Common Quaker. Trapped, very common
  110. Clouded Drab. Trapped, very common
  111. Hebrew Character. Trapped, very common
  112. The Clay. Trapped, very common
  113. Smoky Wainscot. Trapped, very common
  114. Common Wainscot. Trapped, very common
  115. Shoulder-striped Wainscot. Trapped, common
  116. The Wormwood. Trapped, very local
  117. Black Rustic. Trapped, local but spreading
  118. Deep-brown Dart. Trapped, local
  119. Early Grey. Trapped, very common
  120. Blair's Shoulder-knot. Trapped, common
  121. Large Ranunculus. Trapped, very rare in Middlesex
  122. The Satellite. Trapped, common
  123. Red-line Quaker. Trapped, common
  124. Yellow-line Quaker. Trapped, common
  125. The Chestnut. Trapped, common
  126. The Sallow. Trapped, common
  127. Dusky-lemon Sallow. Trapped, very local
  128. Centre-barred Sallow. Trapped, local
  129. Lunar Underwing. Trapped, common
  130. Poplar Grey. Trapped, very common
  131. The Sycamore. Trapped, very common
  132. Alder Moth. (LNHS), very rare in Middlesex
  133. Grey Dagger. (Identity not confirmed by dissection), trapped, common
  134. Knot Grass. Trapped, very common
  135. Marbled Beauty. Trapped, very common
  136. Bird's Wing. Trapped, local
  137. Copper Underwing. Trapped, very common
  138. Old Lady. Trapped, also seen during the day, very common
  139. Angle Shades. Trapped, very common
  140. Straw Underwing. Trapped, very common
  141. The Olive. Trapped, very local
  142. The Dun-bar. Trapped, very common
  143. Dark Arches. Trapped, very common
  144. Small Clouded Brindle. Trapped, very local
  145. Double Lobed. Trapped, local
  146. Tawny Marbled Minor. (Identity not confirmed by dissection), trapped, very common
  147. Marbled Minor. (Identity not confirmed by dissection), trapped, very common
  148. Middle-barred Minor. Trapped, very common
  149. Cloaked Minor. Trapped, very common
  150. Common Rustic/Lesser Common Rustic. (Specific identity not known), trapped
  151. Flounced Rustic. Trapped, very common
  152. The Crescent. Trapped, very local especially in urban London
  153. Bulrush Wainscot. Trapped, local especially in urban London
  154. Webb's Wainscot. Trapped, very local in London, first record for Middlesex
  155. Small Mottled Willow. (LNHS), a rare immigrant, recorded in Kingsbury in 1962
  156. Pale Mottled Willow. Trapped, very common
  157. The Uncertain. Trapped, very common
  158. Vine's Rustic. Trapped, very common
  159. The Rustic. Trapped, local
  160. Burnet Companion. Regularly seen during the day, max 17 on 19.6.99, local
  161. Burnished Brass. Trapped, very common
  162. Golden Plusia. Trapped, local
  163. Silver Y. Trapped, abundant immigrant and partial resident
  164. Beautiful Golden Y. Seen during the day, common
  165. The Spectacle. Trapped, very common
  166. The Herald. Trapped, very common
  167. Red Underwing. Trapped, also seen roosting during the day, very common
  168. The Snout. Trapped, regularly seen in Eastern Marsh, very common
  169. Small Fan-foot. Trapped, common
  170. Common Hawthorn Ermel. Trapped
  171. Yellow Satin Grass-veneer. Trapped
  172. Common Grass-veneer. Trapped
  173. European Corn-Borer. Trapped
  174. Endotricha flammealis. Trapped
  175. Brown China-mark. Trapped
  176. Small China-mark. Trapped
  177. Garden Pebble. Trapped
  178. Rush Veneer. Trapped
  179. Mother of Pearl. Trapped, also regularly seen during the day in Eastern Marsh
  180. Small Magpie. Trapped
  181. Eurrhypara coronata. Trapped
  182. Hedya nubiferana. Trapped
  183. Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix. Trapped
  184. Large Fruit-tree Tortrix. Trapped
  185. Green Oak Tortrix. Trapped
  186. Currant Twist. Trapped
  187. Degeer's Longhorn. Regularly seen during the day, max 43 on 15.6.96
  188. Common Plume Moth. Trapped, also seen during the day
  189. White-shouldered House Moth. Trapped
  190. Brown House Moth. Trapped
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