Small but curious update: I was just looking back to last August and on the 17th I headed a post...Quieter Times. The moths repeat themselves, as I suppose one would expect.
Colder and breezier weather kept the numbers down on Monday night when I lit the lamp for the first time in several days. There were still some appealing moths, however, including the Green Carpet above and the Flounced Rustic below.
Flame Shoulders were much the commonest overnighters with a good spread of assorted Yellow Underwings also in residence. But now I have time to put up some more pictures of my backlog of previous visitors, which I'm glad to say is dwindling. First, some micros:
|I think this is what we call a 'Grass Veneer' micro but species yet to be pinned down|
|Eluding me at the mo, but might this be Eucosmo cana?|
|Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix|
|One of the Minors. often hard to tell apart without dissection which I don't do. Update: so very many thanks to Richard for coming to my rescue again in Comments. It's a Cloaked Minor|
|Dot moth. Update: Nope. All thanks to Richard again for correcting this to a Cabbage Moth. I might have known from the state of some of our Purple-sprouting, though I think the villains are White butterfly catties.|
|Isn't this a subtly coloured moth? I think it's a Flounced Rustic. Update: Wrong again. Richard corrects me to a Straw Underwing which I should have known as they've been before this summer. Very many thanks again.|