Moths

The Moths gallery, comprises mainly of images taken in Vestfold and Buskerud regions (now Vestfold & Telemark and Viken) in southern Norway, but also from travels around the world. These are sorted taxonomically rather than country of origin and are both taken spontaneously in the field and pre-caught insects using a light trap.

Each image contains information where and when this was taken, although exact locations are mostly excluded.  

Where they exist, Norwegian species names are also included to help as a local language identification key. 

 

This new gallery is under construction and may appear unfinished from time to time, but images will be continuously added as and when they become available.

 

Six-spot Burnet

Six-spot Burnet

Seksflekket bloddråpesvermer (Zygaena filipendulae) - Horten, Vestfold 12th July 2020

Fox Moth

Fox Moth

Bringebærspinner (Macrothylacia rubi) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 24th May 2022

Fox Moth

Fox Moth

Bringebærspinner (Macrothylacia rubi) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 24th May 2022

Tau Emperor

Tau Emperor

Naglespinner (Aglia tau), male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 24th May 2022

Tau Emperor

Tau Emperor

Naglespinner (Aglia tau), male - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 24th May 2022

Mopane Emperor

Mopane Emperor

(Gonimbrasia belina) - Samburu Lodge, Kenya 1987

Eyed Hawkmoth

Eyed Hawkmoth

Kveldspåfugløye (Smerinthus ocellata) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 26th May 2022

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Broad-bordered Bee Hawk-moth

Bredkantet humlesvermer(Hemaris fuciformis) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 15th July 2018

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleander Hawkmoth

Oleandersvermer (Daphnis nerii) female, 4th record for Norway - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 17th October 2022

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Dagsvermer (Macroglossum stellatarum) Horten, Vestfold, Norway 16th September 2022

Yellow Horned Moth

Yellow Horned Moth

Vårhalvspinner (Achlya flavicornis) - Larvik, Vestfold 29th March 2022

Yellow Horned Moth

Yellow Horned Moth

Vårhalvspinner (Achlya flavicornis) - Larvik, Vestfold 29th March 2022

Smoky Wave

Smoky Wave

Blåbærurtemålar (Scopula ternate) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 9th July 2019

Small Purple-barred Moth

Small Purple-barred Moth

Blåfjærfly (Phytometra viridaria) - Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway 9th June 2021

Yellow Shell

Yellow Shell

Gullmåler (Camptogramma bilineata) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway19th June 2022

Shaded Broad-bar

Shaded Broad-bar

Brun bakkemåler

Pine Carpet

Pine Carpet

Fjærbarmåler (Pennithera firmata) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 3rd October 2022

Tissue

Tissue

Kobbermåler (Triphosa dubitata) overwintering i a disused silver mine - Drammen, Buskerud, Norway 28th January 2022

Barred Tooth-striped

Barred Tooth-striped

Leddvedtungemåler (Trichopteryx polycommata) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 23rd March 2022

Four-spotted Moth

Four-spotted Moth

(Tyta luctuosa) Bulgaria, 3rd May 2018

Large Emerald

Large Emerald

Kjempebladmåler (Geometra papilionaria) - Horten 19th July 2013

Orange Underwing

Orange Underwing

Bjørkevårmåler (Archiearis parthenias) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 18th April 2018

Speckled Yellow

Speckled Yellow

Pantemåler (Pseudopanthera macularia) - Holmestrand, Vestfold, Norway 5th June 2021

Swallow-tailed Moth

Swallow-tailed Moth

Stjertmåler (Ourapteryx sambucaria) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 8th July 2011

Lilac Beauty

Lilac Beauty

Fagermåler (Apeira syringaria) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 8th July 2011

Lilac Beauty

Lilac Beauty

Fagermåler (Apeira syringaria) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 8th July 2011

August Thorn

August Thorn

Bøkeflikmåler (Ennomos quercinaria) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 27th August 2022

Feathered Thorn

Feathered Thorn

Spinnermåler (Colotois pennaria) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 4th October 2022

Latticed Heath

Latticed Heath

Rutemåler (Chiasmia clathrata) - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd June 2019

Spotted Beauty

Spotted Beauty

Flekkmåler (Arichanna melanaria) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 9th July 2019

Oak Beauty

Oak Beauty

Eikelurvemåler (Biston strataria) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Pale Brindled Beauty

Pale Brindled Beauty

Marsmåler (Phigalia pilosaria) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Common Heath

Common Heath

Lyngmåler (Ematurga atomaria) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 31st May 2021

Common Heath

Common Heath

Lyngmåler (Ematurga atomaria) male - Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway 2nd June 2019

Swallow Prominent

Swallow Prominent

Seljetannspinner (Pheosia tremula) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 12th August 2012

Hereld

Hereld

Flikfly (Scoliopteryx libatrix) overwintering in a disused silver mine - Drammen, Buskerud, Norway 28th Janurary 2022

Hereld

Hereld

Flikfly (Scoliopteryx libatrix) overwintering in a disused silver mine - Drammen, Buskerud. Norway 28th Janurary 2022

Scarse Blackneck

Scarse Blackneck

Augustvikkefly (Lygephila craccae) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 13th August 2018

Burnet Companion

Burnet Companion

Brunt Slåttefly (Euclidid glyphica) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2021

Mother Shipton

Mother Shipton

Grått slåttefly (Callistege mi) - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 4th June 2019

Blue Underwing

Blue Underwing

"Clifden Nonpareil" Blått ordensbånd (Catocala fraxini) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 28th August 2021

Blue Underwing

Blue Underwing

"Clifden Nonpareil" Blått ordensbånd (Catocala fraxini) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 28th August 2021

False Tiger Moth

False Tiger Moth

(Dysphania militaris) - Thailand 23rd January 2014

Clouded Buff

Clouded Buff

Rødfrynset bjørnespinner (Diacrisia sannio) - Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway 27th July 2019

Cinnabar Moth

Cinnabar Moth

Karminspinner (Tyria jacobaeae) - Drammen, Buskerud, Norway 12th May 2022

Beautiful Golden Y

Beautiful Golden Y

Fiolettbrunt Metallfly (Autographa pulchrina) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 2nd August 2021

Green-brindled Crescent

Green-brindled Crescent

Irrfly (Allphyes oxyacanthae) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 3rd October 2022

Green-brindled Crescent

Green-brindled Crescent

Irrfly (Allphyes oxyacanthae) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 3rd October 2022

Orache Moth

Orache Moth

Meldefly (Trachea atriplicis) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 14th July 2012

Rannoch Sprawler

Rannoch Sprawler

Vårlurvefly (Brachionycha nebeculosa) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Merveille Du Jour

Merveille Du Jour

Grønt eikfly (Griposia aprilina) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 3rd October 2022

Merveille Du Jour

Merveille Du Jour

Grønt eikfly (Griposia aprilina) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 3rd October 2022

Pine Beauty

Pine Beauty

Furufly (Panolis flammea) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Pine Beauty

Pine Beauty

Furufly (Panolis flammea) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Pine Beauty

Pine Beauty

Furufly (Panolis flammea) - Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Antler Moth

Antler Moth

Gressmarkfly (Cerapteryx graminis) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 8th August 2022

Dotted Rustic

Dotted Rustic

Sandmarkfly (Rhyacia simulans) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 4th September 2022

Chequered Pearl

Chequered Pearl

Blek kålmott (Evergestis pallidata) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 27th July 2022

Rosy-striped Knot-horn

Rosy-striped Knot-horn

Tiriltungesmalmott (Oncocera semirubella) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 12st July 2022

Rosy-striped Knot-horn

Rosy-striped Knot-horn

Tiriltungesmalmott (Oncocera semirubella) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 12st July 2022

Common Grass-veneer

Common Grass-veneer

Okernebbmott (Agriphila tristella) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 28th July 2022

Straw Grass-veneer

Straw Grass-veneer

Blek nebbmott (Agriphila straminella) Horten, Vestfold, Norway 23rd July 2022

The Nettle-tap

The Nettle-tap

Neslebredmøll (Anthophila fabriciana) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 3rd September 2022

Common Marble

Common Marble

Olivenprydvikler (Celypha lacunana) - Horten, Vestfold, Norway 28th July 2022

Semioscopis oculella

Semioscopis oculella

Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022

Semioscopis oculella

Semioscopis oculella

Larvik, Vestfold, Norway 28th March 2022