BLAGDON LAKE BIRDS

Macro-moths List [2016 Revision]


Here is a Moth & Butterfly (Macromoths) list for the site based mainly on my own observations. The checklist follows the new checklist order given in A checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles by Agassiz, D.J.L., Beavan, S.D. & Heckford R.J., 2013. All records are my own unless stated, so any inaccuracy is entirely down to me. If anyone has records they'd like to include, please contact me and I will insert and acknowledge them accordingly. The abundance designations are based on a relatively small number of trapping sessions over just a few years.

Lepidoptera (Butterflies & moths)

Hepialidae

Sub-total 3 spp.

Cossidae

Zeuzerinae

Sub-total 1 sp.

Zygaenidae

Zygaeninae

Sub-total 1 sp.

Drepanidae

Drepaninae

Thyatirinae

Sub-total 4 spp.

Lasiocampidae

Poecilocampinae

Lasiocampinae Pinarinae

Sub-total 3 spp.

Sphingidae

Smerinthinae

Macroglossinae

Sub-total 4 spp.

Geometridae

Sterrhinae

Larentiinae Ennominae Geometrinae

Sub-total 89 spp.

Notodontidae

Cerurinae

Dicranurinae

Notodontinae

Phalerinae

Sub-total 11 spp.

Erebidae

Scoliopteryginae

Rivulinae

Hypeninae

Lymantriinae

Arctiinae

Sub-total 9 spp.

Erebidae

Herminiinae

Toxocampinae

Boletobiinae

Erebinae

Sub-total 16 spp.

Noctuidae

Plusiinae

Pantheinae

Acronictinae

Amphipyrinae

Psaphidinae

Bryophilinae

Xyleninae

Hadeninae

Noctuinae

Sub-total 86 spp.

Nolidae

Nolinae

Chloephorinae

Sub-total 2 spp.

Total 229 spp.

Key to abundance:

Bibliography (sources of information)

  1. Agassiz, D.J.L., Beavan, S.D. & Heckford R.J., 2013. A checklist of the Lepidoptera of the British Isles. Field Studies Council, London.
  2. UK Moths website

Updated 7 August, 2017