Moths

Humming-bird Hawk-moth

Humming-bird Hawk-moth

Moths can be seen flying throughout the year. Many moths day-fly and in flight look similar to butterflies.

Look out for them in a range of habitats: woods, moorlands, grassy pastures and near ponds or streams. Moths are found in gardens and are often attracted to lighted windows.

The following is a selection of moths which are found in Wharfedale:

Angle Shade

Angle Shade

Antler

Antler

Bee Moth

Bee Moth

Brimstone

Brimstone

Brown China Mark

Brown China-mark

Brown Silver Line

Brown Silver-line

Burnished Brass

Burnished Brass

Chimney Sweeper

Chimney Sweeper

Cistus Forester

Cistus Forester

December Moth

December Moth

Feathered Gothic

Feathered Gothic

Garden Carpet

Garden Carpet

Grass Moth

Grass Moth

Honeysuckle Moth

Honeysuckle Moth

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Light Brown Apple Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth

Mint Moth

Mint Moth

Merveille du jour

Merveille du jour

Mottled Umber

Mottled Umber

Poplar Hawk

Poplar Hawk-moth

Satellite

Satellite

Silver y

Silver Y

Silver Ground Carpet

Silver-ground Carpet

Small China Mark

Small China-mark

True Lovers Knot

True-lover’s Knot

Twenty Plume

Twenty-plume Moth

All photographs (except Hummingbird Hawk-moth) – Mike Clerk

All Society Moth Records are forwarded to the Mid-West Yorkshire (VC64) Co-ordinator for inclusion in the National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS) organised by Butterfly Conservation. All moths recorded can be viewed on the species distribution maps on the Yorkshire Naturalists’ Union (YNU) website at www.yorkshiremoths.info
Earlier Wharfedale Naturalists’ Society moth records for over 400 species (1945 to 2004) are been gradually digitised to be added to the NMRS.