Dagnam Park's recorded moths.  Below the list you can see is all of the locally taken photos that we have, all in alphabetical order. The list is woefully incomplete. No serious study of the moths in the park has ever been undertaken. Our Thanks go to Graham Ekins of the Essex Field Club for identifying almost all of these moths. All pictures are from Dagnam Park. There are more than 2,500 British moths they don't all have common names. I have used the generally accepted English names if they exist.                  Del Smith


A Grass Moth  (one of many)

Agriphila straminella

Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Antler Cerapteryx graminis
Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella
Blood Vein Timandra comae
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata
Brown-tail Moth Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala
Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
Common Marble Celypha lacunana
Common Sweep Psyche casta
Common Tubic Alabonia geoffrella
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
Drinker Philudoria potatoria
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
Green Longhorn Adela  reumurella
Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana
Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
Mother Shipton Callistege mi
Nettle Tap Anthophila fabriciana
Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus
Pale Shouldered Brocade Incurvaria mascullela
Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana
Silver Ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata
Silver Y Autographa gamma
Six Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae
Straw Dot Ruvula sericealis
Sulphur Tubic Esperia sulphurella
Yellow Satin Veneer Crambus perlella
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata
Yellow Barred Long Horn Nemophora degeerella



Antler; Cerapteryx graminis

Blood Vein; Timandra comae

Brimstone; Opisthograptis luteolata

Buff-tip; Phalera bucephala


Buff-tip; Phalera bucephala 21st May 2014

Brown-tail Moth; Euproctis chrysorrhoea 24-6-14

Dingy Footman ; Eilema griseola 2017


Common Carpet; Epirrhoe alternata, form alternata


Common Marble; Celypha lacunana

Common Sweep; Psyche casta

This is the larval case created by the larvae which lives inside. It gets around by poking its head and legs out of one end and dragging titself from place to place. Also known as Bag Worms.


Common Tubic; Alabonia geoffrella

Burnet Companion; Euclidia glyphica


Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana 2-5-11




Garden Grass-veneer; Chrysoteuchia culmella

Green Longhorn; Adela reaumurella

Mother of Pearl; Pleuroptya ruralis

Mother Shipton; Callistege mi

Nettle Tap; Anthophila fabriciana

Silver Ground Carpet; Xanthorhoe montanata

Silver Y; Autographa gamma

Six Spot Burnet; Zygaena filipendulae



Sulphur Tubic; Esperia sulphurella

Yellow Barred Long Horn; Nemophora degeerella

Yellow Satin Veneer; Crambus perlella


Yellow Shell; Camptogramma bilineata