Some UK moths
Updated 22 October 2019
Adscita globulariaeScarce Forester, Pewsey Downs, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, 2 June 2008. There are 3 species of Forester in the UK and all are difficult to tell apart....
Adscita geryonCistus Forester, Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales, 25 June 2014. Again, I think this is correctly identified...
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunaeNorthern (Oak) Eggar larva, Clunes Forest, Argyll, Scotland, 29 May 2011
Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moths, female (front) and male, at Twistleton Scars, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, 13 May 2007
Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moth, male, the UK's only native silk moth shown here and in the next 3 shots on Cholesbury Common, Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, on 5 May 2016
Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moth, male, in full resting pose. (This moth was not found locally but positioned on Cholesbury Common to be photographed)
Saturnia pavoniaEmperor Moth, showing the male underside - note how the wing colouration is reversed from the upperside
Epirrita dilutataNovember Moth, male, a very inconspicuous species, seen here at Gubblecote Farm on 11 December 2018
Pseudopanthera maculariaSpeckled Yellow - with a great genus name! - a day-flying moth nectaring on bramble blossom, Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Dorset, 18 June 2015