Moth Night 2020 takes place between 27th and 29th August and has been chosen to coincide with the flight periods of four of the Red Underwing moths recorded in the British Isles. The target species (if you wish to try and record them) are a mix of resident, colonist and immigrant species. Remember though that Moth Night is not just about the target or theme species, you can trap anywhere, enjoy the experience and submit your results. All records are welcome.
Resident and widespread in England, localised in Wales, spreading northwards in recent years and now extends into Scotland.
Considered resident in the Channel Islands, but a rare immigrant with under 20 records in southern England. A run of recent records from a site in Dorset suggest it may also be establishing itself in the UK.
Dark Crimson Underwing
Resident chiefly in the New Forest, north Hampshire and south Wiltshire; it is also known as an immigrant and there has been a conspicuous spike in records at sites in southern England over the last two years.
Light Crimson Underwing
Resident, now restricted to the New Forest, north Hampshire and south Wiltshire, formerly widespread, but lost from Sussex, Kent and the Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire border in the mid-twentieth Century. It also occurs as an immigrant.
Twenty Other Moths to Look Out For in August
The following moths have all featured in the 10 most abundant macro and micro-moths recorded during previous August Moth Nights