Another nice, showy arrival this morning in the distinctive shape of two Pebble Prominents, their stylish wings marked with the eponymous pebble shape and their stance the crouch which is shared by all the Prominent family. This is the second of the tribe to make its presence known to me this year, after the Swallow Prominent which came the other night.
The Carpet moths, too, are increasing in both number and species. Two which are new for the year were in the eggboxes this morning: a Red twin-spot and a Green .
In the world of micro-moths, a delicate Plume was asleep on the inside of the trap's black bowl, a background which ruins photography, at least in my hands. Unusually, it allowed itself to be enticed on to a scrap of aggbox for better quality pictures which show it above, from below and from on top. I do not know which Plume it is, I'm afraid, but suspect that it is this blog's old friend the Common one, Emmelina monodactyla.
This little chap led me a contrasting dance, scurrying about before allowing me to get this one picture which is more or less in focus. I am not sure of his or her identity, in spite of the distinctive markings, but I do know that the tiddler below is Epiphyas postvittana, the Light Brown Apple moth. Update: thanks to my Commentor, below, I was put on the right track with the Elachista family. Peter Hall of the ever-helpful Upper Thames Moths blog then suggested E. apicipunctella and sure enough, when I checked back through the blog, I found that this visited me in early May last year and in 2015, when the super-helpful Ben Sale of Essex Moths first ID-ed it for me. Memory...
Finally, in the last eggbox which I examined, here's one of those big tabby cats, a Brindle Beauty. A good night's tally, all in all, and a sign that - although colder weather is forecast - the moth year is getting into its stride.