I thought that we might spend a little time in Lilliput today, starting with an immodest bit of boasting. I may be riding for a fall but I think that after identifying two different Pug moths yesterday - an infuriatingly difficult tribe - I feel bold enough to start by naming a further two today. Four Pugs ID-ed in a row! What is my world coming to?
So, I assert that the top two pictures are Tawny Speckled Pugs, greatly helping me with their large patches of russet brown; while the third picture below is a V-Pug. That might seem a bit easy-peasy, given its distinctive colouring, but not so fast! There is also a Green Pug which is pretty similar. Note, however, that our moth has the black Vs on its forewings which give the species its name.
Continuing in this boldly confident vein, I pronounce the micro shown twice below to be Euzophera pinguis, but that is one which I will definitely need to check with the Upper Thames Moths blog experts.
Next, I believe, is a Ditula angustiorana or Red-barred Tortrix and after that, two of the four purple bretheren among the micros: Pyrausta purpuralis and Pyrausta aurata.
Thence to a sweetly patterned Cacoecimorpha pronubana or Carnation Tortrix, which lives happily in our greenhouse (seen here on a Morning Glory leaf).
And lastly, in this highly unusual tour-de-force of identification, we have the dramatically streamlined Crambus lathoniellus. None of today's moths is much wider than a thumbnail, but into those small spaces, they pack much beauty.