Moth Celebration – Moth and Bats Species List

Privet Hawk Moth

Here is the full list of species of moths identified during our recent Moth Celebration. It’s worth a read just for the wonderful names. Thanks to Sally Hall for helping us identify them all, and to Isabel Macho of Carmarthenshire County Council for lending us the moth trap.

I have also included a list of bat species kindly recorded for us on the same night by Laurence Brooks.



MOTH TRAPPING 24 June 2017
Land at Bach y Gwyddel, Cwmpengraig/Penboyr SN35036


Angle Shades

Beautiful Snout

Buff Tip

Green Oak Totrix
3 Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
2 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
3 Apotomis betuletana
Notocelia cynosbatella
3 Endonia lacustrata
Scoparia ambigualis
3 Chrysoteuchia culmella
6 Small Magpie
3 Udea olivalis
Fox Moth
3 Buff Arches
Smoky Wave
Common Carpet
Silver-ground Carpet
Purple Bar
6 Spinach
Northern Spinach
2 Sharp-angled Carpet
4 Rivulet
5 Small Rivulet
2 Grass Rivulet
2 Common Pug
V Pug
6 Clouded Border
2 Sharp-angled Peacock
7 Brimstone
Scorched Wing
14 Pepper
Willow Beauty
2 Mottled Beauty
4 Brussels Lace
2 Common Wave
Privet Hawkmoth
4 Elephant Hawkmoth
3 Poplar Hawkmoth
2 Buff Tip
3 Lobster
Rosy Footman
8 White Ermine
6 Buff Ermine
3 Heart and Dart
7 Flame Shoulder
15 Flame
9 Large Yellow Underwing
Purple Clay
3 Small Square Spot
2 Triple-spotted Clay
2 Pale-shouldered Brocade
Green Arches
Grey Arches
Bright-line Brown-eye

Poplar Hawk Moth

3 Dot Moth
Hebrew Character
Double Line
Grey Dagger
Smoky Wainscott
6 Coronet
Angle Shade
Dark Arches
3 Rufous Minor
5 Marble Minor
2 Middle-barred Minor
2 Common Rustic
4 Uncertain
2 Burnished Brass
6 Silver Y
2 Beautiful Golden Y
8 Straw Dot
Beautiful Snout
2 Fanfoot

Bats – Number of passes by each species recorded on the detector were:

9 common pipistrelle
26 soprano pipistrelle
6 Noctule
1 brown long-eared bat
3 Natterer’s bat
2 unidentified Myotis species

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