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Herts Moth Group Field Trip - Bovingdon Brickworks - 23/07/16

On Saturday night the Herts Moth Group assembled at Bovingdon Brickworks ready to see what moths would turn up at this fantastic site owned by the Boxmoor Trust.


Bovingdon Brickworks is situated about a mile South-West of Bovingdon village and is still very much active today with Bovingdon Bricks selling all manor of Bricks for industrial and commercial needs.

In 2000, the Boxmoor Trust was gifted 40 acres of land at the old workings site of Bovingdon Brickworks, to be managed as a conservation area.

Since then the site has seen an important area for all types of wildlife and is always an interesting location to trap moths.

Saturday was no different. We set up a total of 8 lights spread across the lower field and into the woods and on the edge of the disused brick pits.

Many of the people that turned up to help set the equipment up and study the moths had never been here before, and it was a pleasure showing them how special this site is.


We ran our lights until about 2am and it took a good hour to pack away, in fact I didn't arrive home until nearly 4am! Well worth the effort though as we managed some incredible records for the site.


We didn't managed to see our target species, Garden Tiger. Which was a shame but nevertheless there were some lovely local species that did turn up as compensation.

Species such as Barred Rivulet, Gem, Bordered Pug and Tree-lichen Beauty.


There is still a Pug species to confirm and a few micro's to sort out but 213 species is what we are at at the moment which is pretty fantastic and my highest amount of species so far this year.


Catch Report - 23/07/16 - Bovingdon Brickworks - 3x 125w MV Robinson Trap 1x 125w MV Tripod and heet 1x 160w MBT Robinson Trap 1x Blacklight Blue Trap 1x 80w Actinic Briefcase Trap & 1x 40w Actinic/26w BLB Trap


Macro Moths - 113 Species


Angle Shades

Barred Rivulet

Barred Straw

Beautiful Golden-Y

Beautiful Hook-tip

Bordered Pug

Bordered Sallow

Bright-line Brown-eye

Brimstone Moth

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Brown-line Bright-eye

Buff Arches

Buff Footman

Burnished Brass


Clay Triple-lines

Cloaked Minor

Clouded Border

Clouded Silver

Common Carpet

Common Emerald

Common Footman

Common Marbled Carpet

Common Rustic

Common Wainscot

Common Wave

Common White Wave


Dark Arches

Dark Umber

Dingy Footman

Dingy Shears

Dot Moth

Double Square-spot

Double-striped Pug


Ear Moth

Early Thorn

Elephant Hawk-moth




Flame Shoulder

Foxglove Pug

Garden Carpet


Green Pug

Grey Dagger

Haworth's Pug

Heart & Dart

Iron Prominent

July Highflyer

Large Twin-spot Carpet

Large Yellow Underwing

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

Lesser Yellow Underwing

Light Arches

Light Emerald

Lobster Moth

Lunar-spotted Pinion

Maiden's Blush

Marbled Minor


Mottled Beauty

Mottled Rustic

Nut-tree Tussock

Oak Nycteoline

Peach Blossom

Pebble Prominent

Peppered Moth

Poplar Grey

Poplar Hawk-moth

Red Twin-spot Carpet

Riband Wave

Ruby Tiger


Scallop Shell

Scalloped Oak

Scarce Footman

Shaded Broad-bar

Shuttle-shaped Dart


Single-dotted Wave

Slender Brindle

Slender Pug

Small Angle Shades

Small Blood-vein

Small Emerald

Small Fan-foot

Small Fan-footed Wave

Small Phoenix

Small Rivulet

Small Waved Umber

Small Yellow Wave

Smoky Wainscot



Straw Dot

Straw Underwing


Svensson's Copper Underwing

Swallow Prominent

Swallow-tailed Moth


Tawny Marbled Minor

Tree-lichen Beauty



White-spotted Pug

Willow Beauty

Yellow Shell

Yellow-barred Brindle



Micro Moths - 100 Species


Acentria ephemerella

Acleris laterana

Acleris notana/ferrugana

Acrobasis advenella

Acrobasis consociella

Aethes cnicana

Agapeta hamana

Agapeta zoegana

Agonopterix kaekeritziana

Agriphila straminella

Anania hortulata

Aphomia sociella

Aproaerema anthllidella

Archips podana

Archips xylosteana

Batia lunaris

Batrachedra praeangusta

Blastobasis adustella

Blastobasis lacticolella

Bryotropha terrella

Bucculatrix nigricomella

Caloptilia alchimiella/robustella

Caloptilia stigmatella

Carcina quercana

Catoptria falsella

Catoptria pinella

Celypha cespitana

Celypha lacunana

Celypha rosaceana

Celypha striana

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Clepsis consimilana

Cnephasia sp

Cochylimorpha straminea

Cochylis atricapitana

Cochylis roseana

Coleophora sp (white)

Crambus pascuella

Crambus perlella

Crassa unitella

Cydia fagiglandana

Cydia pomonella

Cydia splendana

Dioryctria abietella

Ditula angustiorana

Endothenia gentianaeana

Endotricha flammealis

Ephestia parasitella

Epiblema foenella

Eucosma cana

Eucosma conterminana

Eucosma hohenwartiana

Eudonia lacustrata

Eudonia mercurella

Eudonia pallida

Euzophora pinguis

Grapholita janthinana

Gypsonoma dealbana

Gypsonoma sociana

Hedya nubiferana

Hedya pruniana

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Hypsopygia costalis

Hypsopygia glaucinalis

Limnaecia phragmitella

Lobesia abscisana

Metzneria lappella

Mompha ochraceella

Monochroa palustrella

Monopis crocicapitella [NEW!]

Monopis weaverella

Notocelia uddmanniana

Oncocera semirubella

Pammene aurita

Pammene fasciana

Pandemis cerasana

Pandemis heparana

Paraswammerdamia nebulella

Phycita roborella

Phycitodes binaevella

Pleuroptya ruralis

Plutella xylostella

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

Pterophorus pentadactyla

Ptycholomoides aeriferanus

Pyrausta aurata

Pyrausta purpuralis

Recurvaria leucatella

Scoparia ambigualis

Scoparia pyralella

Spilonota ocellana

Strophedra sp

Swammerdamia pyrella

Syncopacma sp

Udea prunalis

Yponomeuta evonymella

Ypsolopha dentella

Ypsolopha parenthesella

Ypsolopha ustella

Zeiraphera isertana

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