Intro to the Moths of Northamptonshire

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Macro Moths of VC32
by John Ward & Mark Hammond
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Photographs taken by: Andy Banthorpe, Richard Baylis, Jeff Blincow, Steve Brayshaw, Tony Chambers, Martin Coles, Sandy David, Paul Fuller, Bob Gill, Mark Hammond, Andy Harding,
Derek Larkin, Andy Mackay, Bill Mansfield, Angus Molyneux, Mark Skevington, Nick Smith, Terry Stokes, Keith Tailby, Peggy Tuffs, Simon Wantling, John Ward, Mark Weedon.

Alder Kitten
Alder Moth
Angle Shades
Angle-striped Sallow
Annulet
Antler Moth
Archer's Dart
Argent and Sable
Ash Pug
August Thorn
Autumn Green Carpet
Autumnal Moth
Balsam Carpet
Barred Carpet
Barred Chestnut
Barred Hook-tip
Barred Red
Barred Rivulet
Barred Sallow
Barred Straw
Barred Tooth-striped
Barred Umber
Barred Yellow
Beaded Chestnut
Beautiful Brocade
Beautiful Carpet
Beautiful Golden Y
Beautiful Gothic
Beautiful Hook-tip
Beautiful Snout
Beautiful Yellow Underwing
Bedstraw Hawk-moth
Beech-green Carpet
Birch Mocha
Bird's Wing
Black Arches
Black Rustic
Blackneck
Black-veined Moth
Blair's Mocha
Blair's Shoulder-knot
Bleached Pug
Blood-vein
Blossom Underwing
Blotched Emerald
Blue-bordered Carpet
Bordered Beauty
Bordered Gothic
Bordered Pug
Bordered Sallow
Bordered Straw
Bordered White
Brick
Bright-line Brown-eye
Brighton Wainscot
Brimstone
Brindled Beauty
Brindled Green
Brindled Pug
Brindled White-spot

Broad-barred White
Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Broken-barred Carpet
Broom Moth
Broom-tip
Brown Rustic
Brown Scallop
Brown Silver-line
Brown-line Bright-eye
Brown-spot Pinion
Brown-tail

Brown-veined Wainscot
Brussels Lace
Buff Arches
Buff Ermine
Buff Footman
Buff-tip

Bulrush Wainscot
Burnet Companion
Burnished Brass
Butterbur
Buttoned Snout
Cabbage Moth
Campanula Pug
Campion
Canary-shouldered Thorn
Centre-barred Sallow
Chalk Carpet
Chamomile Shark
Chestnut
Chestnut-coloured Carpet
Chevron
Chimney Sweeper
Chinese Character
Chocolate-tip
Cinnabar
Cistus Forester
Clay
Clay Triple-lines
Clifden Nonpareil
Cloaked Carpet
Cloaked Minor
Cloaked Pug
Clouded Border
Clouded Brindle
Clouded Buff
Clouded Drab
Clouded Magpie

Clouded Silver
Clouded-bordered Brindle
Common Carpet
Common Emerald
Common Fan-foot
Common Footman
Common Heath
Common Lutestring
Common Marbled Carpet
Common Pug
Common Quaker
Common Rustic
Common Rustic agg.
Common Swift
Common Wainscot
Common Wave
Common White Wave
Concolorous
Confused
Convolvulus Hawk-moth
Copper Underwing
Coronet
Cosmopolitan
Coxcomb Prominent
Cream Wave
Cream-bordered Green Pea
Cream-spot Tiger
Crescent
Crescent Dart
Crescent Striped
Crimson Speckled
Currant Clearwing
Currant Pug
Cypress Pug
Dark Arches
Dark Brocade
Dark Chestnut
Dark Crimson Underwing
Dark Dagger
Dark/Grey Dagger agg.
Dark Marbled Carpet
Dark Spectacle
Dark Spinach
Dark Sword-grass
Dark Tussock
Dark Umber
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet
Death's-head Hawk-moth
December Moth
Deep-brown Dart
Delicate
Dentated Pug
Devon Carpet
Dingy Footman
Dingy Mocha
Dingy Shears
Dingy Shell
Dog's Tooth
Dot Moth
Dotted Border
Dotted Border Wave
Dotted Chestnut
Dotted Clay
Dotted Fan-foot
Dotted Rustic
Double Dart
Double Line
Double Lobed
Double Square-spot
Double-striped Pug
Drab Looper
Drinker
Dun-bar
Dusky Brocade
Dusky Sallow
Dusky Thorn
Dusky-lemon Sallow
Dwarf Cream Wave
Dwarf Pug
Ear Moth
Early Grey
Early Moth
Early Thorn
Early Tooth-striped
Egyptian Bollworm
Elephant Hawk-moth
Emperor Moth
Engrailed

Eyed Hawk-moth
False Mocha
Fan-foot
Feathered Brindle
Feathered Ear
Feathered Gothic
Feathered Ranunculus
Feathered Thorn
Fen Wainscot
Fern
Festoon
Figure of Eight
Figure of Eighty
Five-spot Burnet
Flame
Flame Brocade
Flame Carpet
Flame Shoulder
Flame Wainscot
Fletcher's Pug (Pauper Pug)
Flounced Chestnut
Flounced Rustic
Forester
Four-dotted Footman
Four-spotted
Four-spotted Footman
Fox Moth
Foxglove Pug
Freyer's Pug
Frosted Green
Frosted Orange
Galium Carpet
Garden Carpet
Garden Dart
Garden Tiger
Gem
Ghost Moth
Glaucous Shears
Goat Moth
Gold Spangle
Gold Spot
Gold Swift
Golden Plusia
Golden Twin-spot
Golden-rod Pug
Gothic
Grass Emerald
Grass Rivulet
Grass Wave
Great Brocade
Great Oak Beauty
Great Peacock Moth
Great Prominent
Green Arches
Green Carpet
Green Pug
Green Silver-lines
Green-brindled Crescent
Grey Arches
Grey Birch
Grey Chi
Grey Dagger
Grey Mountain Carpet
Grey Pine Carpet
Grey Pug
Grey Scalloped Bar
Grey Shoulder-knot
Haworth's Minor
Haworth's Pug
Heart and Club
Heart and Dart
Heart Moth
Heath Rustic
Hebrew Character

Hedge Rustic
Herald
Hornet Moth
Humming-bird Hawk-moth

Ingrailed Clay
Iron Prominent
July Belle
July Highflyer
Juniper Carpet
Juniper Pug
Kent Black Arches
Kentish Glory
Knot Grass
Lackey
L-album Wainscot
Langmaid's Yellow Underwing
Lappet
Larch Pug
Large Emerald
Large Nutmeg
Large Ranunculus
Large Red-belted Clearwing
Large Thorn
Large Twin-spot Carpet
Large Wainscot
Large Yellow Underwing
Latticed Heath
Lead Belle
Lead-coloured Drab
Lead-coloured Pug
Least Black Arches
Least Carpet
Least Minor
Least Yellow Underwing
Lempke's Gold Spot
Leopard Moth
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
Lesser Common Rustic
Lesser Cream Wave
Lesser Swallow Prominent
Lesser Treble-bar
Lesser Yellow Underwing
Lesser-spotted Pinion
Light Arches
Light Brocade
Light Crimson Underwing
Light Emerald

Light Feathered Rustic
Light Knot Grass
Light Orange Underwing
Lilac Beauty
Lime Hawk-moth
Lime-speck Pug
Ling Pug
Little Emerald
Little Thorn
Lobster Moth
Lunar Hornet
Lunar Marbled Brown
Lunar Thorn
Lunar Underwing
Lunar Yellow Underwing
Lunar-spotted Pinion
Lychnis
Lyme Grass
Magpie
Maiden's Blush
Mallow
Map-winged Swift
Maple Prominent
Maple Pug
Marbled Beauty
Marbled Brown
Marbled Clover
Marbled Coronet
Marbled Green
Marbled Minor
Marbled Minor agg.
Marbled Pug
Marbled White Spot
March Moth

Marsh Carpet
Marsh Dagger
Marsh Pug
May Highflyer
Mediterranean Brocade
Mere Wainscot
Merveille du Jour
Middle-barred Minor
Miller
Minor Shoulder-knot
Mocha
Mother Shipton
Mottled Beauty
Mottled Grey
Mottled Pug
Mottled Rustic
Mottled Umber
Mouse Moth
Mullein
Mullein Wave
Muslin Footman
Muslin Moth
Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth
Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
Narrow-winged Pug
Neglected Rustic
Netted Pug
Ni Moth
Northern Drab
Northern Footman
Northern Rustic
Northern Spinach
Northern Winter Moth
November Moth
Nutmeg
Nut-tree Tussock
Oak Beauty
Oak Eggar
Oak Hook-tip
Oak Lutestring
Oak Nycteoline

Oak Processionary
Oak-tree Pug
Oblique Carpet
Oblique Striped
Obscure Wainscot
Ochreous Pug
Old Lady
Oleander Hawk-moth
Olive
Olive Crescent
Orange Footman
Orange Moth
Orange Sallow
Orange Swift
Orange Underwing
Orange Upperwing
Orange-tailed Clearwing
Pale Brindled Beauty
Pale Eggar

Pale Mottled Willow
Pale November Moth
Pale Oak Beauty
Pale Pinion
Pale Prominent
Pale Shining Brown
Pale Tussock
Pale-lemon Sallow
Pale-shouldered Brocade
Peach Blossom
Peacock Moth
Pearly Underwing
Pebble Hook-tip
Pebble Prominent
Peppered Moth
Phoenix
Pimpinel Pug
Pine Beauty
Pine Carpet
Pine Hawk-moth
Pinion-spotted Pug
Pinion-streaked Snout
Pink-barred Sallow
Plain Golden Y
Plain Pug
Plain Wave
Plumed Prominent
Poplar Grey
Poplar Hawk-moth
Poplar Kitten
Poplar Lutestring
Powdered Quaker
Pretty Chalk Carpet
Privet Hawk-moth
Purple Bar
Purple Clay
Purple Thorn
Puss Moth
Red Carpet
Red Chestnut
Red Sword-grass
Red Twin-spot Carpet
Red Underwing
Red-belted Clearwing
Red-green Carpet
Red-headed Chestnut
Red-line Quaker
Red-necked Footman
Red-tipped Clearwing
Reddish Light Arches
Reed Dagger
Riband Wave
Ringed Carpet
Rivulet
Rosy Footman
Rosy Minor
Rosy Rustic
Round-winged Muslin
Ruby Tiger
Ruddy Carpet
Ruddy Highflyer
Rufous Minor
Rush Wainscot
Rustic
Rustic Shoulder-knot
Sallow
Sallow Kitten
Sand Dart
Sandy Carpet
Satellite
Satin Beauty
Satin Lutestring
Satin Wave
Satyr Pug
Scallop Shell
Scalloped Hazel
Scalloped Hook-tip
Scalloped Oak
Scarce Black Arches
Scarce Bordered Straw
Scarce Dagger
Scarce Footman
Scarce Forester
Scarce Merveille du Jour
Scarce Prominent
Scarce Silver Y
Scarce Silver-lines
Scarce Tissue
Scarce Umber
Scarce Vapourer
Scarlet Tiger
Scorched Carpet
Scorched Wing
September Thorn
Seraphim
Setaceous Hebrew Character
Shaded Broad-bar
Shaded Pug
Shark
Sharp-angled Carpet
Sharp-angled Peacock
Shears
Shore Wainscot
Short-cloaked Moth
Shoulder Stripe
Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Shuttle-shaped Dart

Silky Wainscot
Silky Wave
Silver Hook
Silver Y
Silver-ground Carpet
Silver-striped Hawk-moth
Silvery Arches
Single-dotted Wave
Six-belted Clearwing
Six-spot Burnet
Six-striped Rustic
Slender Brindle
Slender Pug
Sloe Pug
Small Angle Shades
Small Argent and Sable
Small Black Arches
Small Blood-vein
Small Brindled Beauty
Small Chocolate-tip
Small Clouded Brindle
Small Dotted Buff
Small Dusty Wave
Small Eggar
Small Elephant Hawk-moth
Small Emerald
Small Engrailed
Small Fan-foot
Small Fan-footed Wave
Small Grass Emerald
Small Marbled
Small Mottled Willow
Small Phoenix
Small Purple-barred
Small Quaker
Small Ranunculus
Small Rivulet
Small Rufous
Small Scallop
Small Seraphim
Small Square-spot
Small Wainscot
Small Waved Umber
Small White Wave
Small Yellow Underwing
Small Yellow Wave
Smoky Wainscot
Smoky Wave
Snout
Southern Wainscot
Speckled Yellow
Spectacle
Spinach
Sprawler
Spring Usher
Spruce Carpet
Square Spot
Square Spot Dart
Square-spot Rustic
Square-spotted Clay
Stout Dart
Straw Dot
Straw Underwing
Streak
Streamer
Striped Hawk-moth
Striped Twin-spot Carpet
Striped Wainscot
Suspected
Svensson's Copper Underwing
Swallow Prominent
Swallow-tailed Moth
Sword-grass
Sycamore
Tawny Marbled Minor
Tawny Pinion
Tawny Shears
Tawny Speckled Pug
Tawny Wave
Tawny-barred Angle
Tissue
Toadflax Brocade
Toadflax Pug
Treble Brown Spot
Treble Lines
Treble-bar
Tree-lichen Beauty
Triangle
Triple-spotted Clay
Triple-spotted Pug
True Lover's Knot
Turnip Moth
Twin-spot Carpet
Twin-spotted Quaker
Twin-spotted Wainscot
Uncertain
V-Moth
V-Pug
Valerian Pug
Vapourer
Varied Coronet
Vestal
Vine's Rustic
Water Carpet
Water Ermine
Waved Black
Waved Carpet
Waved Umber

Webb's Wainscot
White Colon
White Ermine
White Satin Moth
White-line Dart
White-lined Hawk-moth
White-line Snout
White-marked
White-pinion Spotted

White-point
White-speck
White-spotted Pinion
White-spotted Pug
Willow Beauty
Winter Moth
Wood Carpet
Wood Tiger
Wormwood
Wormwood Pug
Yarrow Pug
Yellow Belle
Yellow Horned
Yellow Shell
Yellow-barred Brindle
Yellow-legged Clearwing
Yellow-line Quaker
Yellow-tail