Above is the moth world's equivalent of Einstein's equation and last night it was proved true once again. Although parts of the UK coast got a battering from high winds, in the south, and rain, in the north west, Leeds enjoyed a return to early September temperatures and the moths came out.
they were not deterred by a fair bit of rain in the early hours, which Mr and Mrs Robinson's moth trap rain shield deflected effectively as usual. How often do I sing a little hymn of praise to that vanished and too little-known pair.
I haven't had time to identify the ones here. It's my weekend task, and one which I will enjoy. Of course, if wiser souls can't wait to read my mistakes and want to help via the Comments slot, I never mind. Update: And lo! The kindly Stewart has done just that - see Comments. I promise not to get into this lazy habit, but I append his identifications below in bold, with many thanks (and awe at his skill).
This is a Red-green Carpet, I'm sure, doing that funny thing they do with their abdomens when at rest. Yes it is
Mmmm... (Common Marbled Carpet)
Mmmmm....(Common Marbled Carpet)
Aha! A tortrix of some sort (Light Brown Apple micro-moth)
And I think this may be a November Moth with calendar confusion (Yep)
Mmmmmmmm.......(Prob Red-green Carpet)
I'm just going to double-check the Satellite and then go and examine the trap which has been out again after a misty moisty night. Many thanks again to Stewart and to Banished for his nice link on curious insect positions, in the thread.