There are a number of important breeding species including Pale Grass Eggar, Sussex Emerald, Scarce Chocolate-tip, White Spot and Toadflax Brocade and large populations of Light-feathered Rustic, Tawny Shears and Feathered Brindle. Some of the important "micro" species include Coleophora galbupinella, Ethmia bipunctella and Cynaeda dentalis.
|Pale Grass Eggar Lasiocampa trifolii of the rare form var obsoleta|
|Sussex Emerald Thalera fimbrialis|
|Scarce Chocolate-tip Clostera anachoreta|
|Toadflax Brocade Calophasia lunula|
|Vestal Rhodometria sacraria|
|Hummingbird Hawk-moth Macroglossum stellatarum|
|Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli|
There is a very long list of extreme rarities including spectacular species like Crimson-speckled, Bedstraw, Silver-striped, Spurge and Death's Head Hawk-moths, Jersey Tiger, Passenger, Dewick's Plusia, Clifden Nonpariel and Beautiful Marbled.
|Crimson Speckled Utethesia pulchella|
|Bedstraw Hawk-moth Hyles gallii|
|Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria|
|Dewick's Plusia Macdunnoughia confusa|
|Beautiful Marbled Eublemma purpurina|
The complete checklist of moths of the DBO recording area is available from the Warden.