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Insects including Butterflies, Moths etc




The following butterflies have been recorded on the Island:



Common Blue

Large/Small White


Marbled White

Meadow Brown

Painted Lady

Red Admiral


Small Copper

Small Tortoiseshell

Speckled Wood


All butterfly photographs are by Monica Hazell. Common Blue (top left) ; Painted Lady (top right) ; Small Tortoiseshell (bottpm left) ; Brimstone (bottom right).



On 29th August 2016 Phil Dean, Mike Goss & Alan Hayes recorded the following moths using three light traps.  One was a a Robinson trap with UV and white light LEDS, one was a Skinner trap with UV and white light LEDs and the third was a Skinner with an actinic light source.  

Macro moths:

Black Arches


Canary-shouldered Thorn

Chinese Character

Common Wave

Copper Underwing

Devon Carpet

Dingy Footman


Dusky Thorn

Flame Shoulder


July Highflier

Large Yellow Underwing

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Peach Blossom

Pinion-streaked Snout

Purple Bar

Setaceous Hebrew Character

Small Fan-footed Wave

Small Square-spot

Small Phoenix


Straw Dot

Yellow-barred Brindle

Micro moths:

Acleris variegana

Blastobasis adustella

Celypha lacunana

Clepsis consimilana

Crambus perlella

Eudonia mercurella

Nomophila noctuella (Rush Veneer)

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