The catch was so stupendous on Monday night that I have given myself a rest as well as the moths. I don't think I'll ever catch up completely - there were 53 Hearts and Darts alone - but here are some more of the arrivals on that lovely warm night. Above is an old favourite, the Dark Arches, whose name is also used for the fascinating undercroft of Leeds City Station, a series of gloomy brick arcades over the rushing river Aire.
Then we have a least Black Arches, above, and a curious micro below which I will have to spend time tracking down in my various books or online. Update: see the infinitely wise Ben in Comments. I shall fully update the text of the post later. Thanks ever so, yet again, Ben!
What a handsome Carpet moth this is, below, even though it is only the Common member of this large family.
And here is a Bee Moth micro followed by a Green Pug whose perch on the trap's transparent collar allowed me to photograph it with a rather beautiful French impressionistic background.
Another micro to keep me occupied
and then this lovely beast below, a Broad-barred White
and a Coronet, with a rather similar colourway
Next, a Shears, in good condition and showing its little nippers particularly well
And then another engaging micro, which will have me deep in study later.
So to one of those tedious Noctuids, a polite name for the brownish moths of a certain size which I find very hard to distinguish.
And here's another. albeit rather more handsome
And another, this time almost verging on the pretty
And a fourth, tail to tail with a Bright-line, Brown-eye, which I do recognise.
And so to a final few, each with a caption. Here's to more warm June nights. The lamp is glowing as I write...
|The first of three micros whose turn for ID-ing will take a while|
|A second micro which is going to need careful attention to the books|
|And a third, blue-eyed micro which I'll ID later (unless someone beats me to it)|
|Pale Prominent with its distinctive twin exhausts - a species now well into|
its second month of visiting
|Cinnabar outside the trap - like White Ermines and Brimstone moths, |
this species is wary of going inside