Dagnam Park's recorded moths with their scientific and English names if available.

 The list is linked to the photos many of which were taken in the park, though most of Graham Ekins images are from his own files. The list is woefully incomplete. There are more than 2,500 British moths. 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 and to Graham and Alan Emmerson for undertaking a light trapping excercise in the park in June 2018.       Del Smith


A Grass Moth (one of many) Agriphila straminella
Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa
Antler Cerapteryx graminis
Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella
Ash Bud Moth Prays fraxinella
Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana
Barred Yellow Cidaria fulvata
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula
Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
Blood Vein Timandra comae
Blotched Emerald Comibaena bajularia
Box Moth Cydalima perspectalis
Brimstone Opisthograptis luteolata
Brown-tail Moth Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana
Buff Tip Phalera bucephala
Burnet Companion Euclidia glyphica
Cherry Bark Tortrix Enarmonia formosana
Cinnabar Tyria jacobaeae
Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella
Clouded Silver Lomographa temerata
Common Carpet Epirrhoe alternata
Common Marble Celypha lacunana
Common Marbled Carpet Dysstroma truncata
Common Sweep Psyche casta
Common Swift korscheltellus lupulina
Common Tubic Alabonia geoffrella
Common Wainscot Mythimna pallens
Dark Arches Apamea monoglypha
Dingy Footman Eilema griseola
Dotted Fan-foot Macrochilo cribrumalis
Double-striped Pug Gymnoscelis rufifasciata
Drinker Philudoria potatoria
Flame Axylia putris
Flame Shoulder Ochropleura plecta
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella
Green Longhorn Adela reumurella
Green Oak Tortrix Tortrix viridana
Green Pug Pasiphila rectangulata
Green Silver-lines Pseudoips prasinana
Grey Pug Eupithecia subfuscata
Heart & Club Agrotis clavis
Heart & Dart Agrotis exclamationis
Ingrailed Clay Diarsia mendica
Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
Light Emerald Campaea margaritaria
Maiden's Blush Codonia punctaria
Maple Prominent Ptilodon cucullina
Marbled Minor agg Oligia strigilis agg.
Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana
Marbled White Spot Deltote pygarga
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula
Mint Moth Pyrausta aurata
Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
Mother Shipton Callistege mi
Mottled Rustic Caradrina morpheus
Nettle Tap Anthophila fabriciana
Oak Eggar Lasiocampa quercus
Orange Footman Eilema sororcula
Pale Shouldered Brocade Incurvaria mascullela
Plum Tortix Hedya pruniana
Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana
Scarce Silver-lines Bena bicolorana
Scorched Wing Plagodis dolabraria
Setaceous Hebrew Character Xestia c-nigrum
Shuttle-shaped Dart Agrotis puta
Silver Ground Carpet Xanthorhoe montanata
Silver Y Autographa gamma
Six Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae
Small Dusty Wave Idaea seriata
Small Fan-foot Herminia grisealis
Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua
Smoky Wainscot Mythimna impura
Snout Hypena proboscidalis
Straw Dot Ruvula sericealis
Sulphur Tubic Esperia sulphurella
Treble Brown Spot Idaea trigeminata
Turnip Moth Agrotis segetum
Variegated Golden Tortrix Archips xylosteana
White Ermine Spilosoma lubricipeda
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Yellow Satin Veneer Crambus perlella
Yellow Shell Camptogramma bilineata
Yellow Barred Long Horn Nemophora degeerella
No English Name Alabonia geoffrella
No English Name Aleimma loeflingiana
No English Name Celypha lacunana
No English Name Chrysoteuchia culmella
No English Name Clepsis consimilana
No English Name Crambus lathoniellus
No English Name Crambus pascuella
No English Name Elachista albifrontella
No English Name Ephestia woodiella
No English Name Epinotia abbreviana
No English Name Eudonia mercurella
No English Name Eudonia pallida
No English Name Homoeosoma sinuella
No English Name Lozotaenia forsterana
No English Name Morophaga choragella
No English Name Notocelia cynosbatella
No English Name Phyllonorycter tenerella
No English Name Scoparia ambigualis
No English Name Syndemis musculana


Antler; Cerapteryx graminis

Blood Vein; Timandra comae

Brimstone; Opisthograptis luteolata

Buff-tip; Phalera bucephala

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

Buff-tip; Phalera bucephala 21st May 2014

Dingy Footman ; Eilema griseola 2017

A recent invader of Britain first noted in 2008. A serious pest of Box hedges. First spotted in the park by Belinda Bearman in 2018.

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



Green Longhorn; Adela reaumurella

Garden Grass-veneer; Chrysoteuchia culmella

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