Some UK moths

UK moths, 2007 to 2020, in taxonomic order

(References to 'Gubblecote' are to my home in Hertfordshire,England)

Zeuzera pyrina
Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth, male, Gubblecote Farm, 22 July 2019

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Zeuzera pyrina
Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth, as in the previous photo

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Hepialus humuli humuli
Hepialus humuli humuli

Ghost Moth, female, Gubblecote, 10 June 2018

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Hepialus lupulinus
Hepialus lupulinus

Common Swift, Gubblecote, 10 May 2020

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Hepialus lupulinus
Hepialus lupulinus

Common Swift, Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, 31 May 2020

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Hepialus sylvina
Hepialus sylvina

Orange Swift, male, Gubblecote Farm, 9 August 2019

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Hepialus sylvina
Hepialus sylvina

the same Orange Swift male as in the previous photo

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Adscita globulariae
Adscita globulariae

Scarce 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....

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Adscita geryon
Adscita geryon

Cistus Forester, Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales, 25 June 2014. Again, I think this is correctly identified...

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Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae

Northern (Oak) Eggar larva, Clunes Forest, Argyll, Scotland, 29 May 2011

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Lasiocampa quercus var callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var callunae

Northern Eggar, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire, 3 May 2014

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Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae

Northern Eggar larva, Rombald's Moor, West Yorkshire, 4 May 2015

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Poecilocampa populi
Poecilocampa populi

December Moth, Cholesbury, Bucks, 25 November 2019

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Macrothylacia rubi
Macrothylacia rubi

Fox Moth larva, Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 19 September 2017

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Philudoria potatoria
Philudoria potatoria

Drinker, male, Nebo Bog, Conwy Valley, North Wales, 25 June 2014

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moth, female, Hob Hill, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire, 3 May 2018

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moth, female, underside of the insect shown in the previous photo

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moths, female (front) and male, at Twistleton Scars, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, 13 May 2007

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor 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

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moth, male, in full resting pose. (This moth was not found locally but positioned on Cholesbury Common to be photographed)

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moth, male

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Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moth, showing the male underside - note how the wing colouration is reversed from the upperside

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Tethea ocularis octogesimea
Tethea ocularis octogesimea

Figure of Eighty, Gubblecote, 2 June 2019

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Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 2018

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Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, a variable species, also at Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

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Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

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Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, trapped at Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

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Cilix glaucata
Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character, Gubblecote, 4 May 2020

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Cilix glaucata
Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character, as in the previous photo

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Drepana falcataria scotica
Drepana falcataria scotica

Pebble Hook-tip, Loch Arkaig, Argyll, Scotland, 30 May 2011

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Drepana falcataria falcataria
Drepana falcataria falcataria

Pebble Hook-tip, Cholesbury, Bucks, 15 August 2018

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Falcaria lacertinaria
Falcaria lacertinaria

Scalloped Hook-tip, Cholesbury, Bucks, 15 August 2018

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Hemistola chrysoprasuria
Hemistola chrysoprasuria

Small Emerald, Gubblecote, 3 July 2020

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Alsophila aescularia
Alsophila aescularia

March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019

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Alsophila aescularia
Alsophila aescularia

March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019

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Timandra griseata
Timandra griseata

Blood-vein, faded specimen, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020

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Idaea vulpinaria atrosignaria
Idaea vulpinaria atrosignaria

Least Carpet, Gubblecote, 17 June 2020

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Idaea fuscovenosa
Idaea fuscovenosa

Dwarf Cream Wave, Gubblecote, 10 June 2020

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Idaea dimidiata
Idaea dimidiata

Single-dotted Wave, Gubblecote, 30 July 2020

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Idaea trigeminata
Idaea trigeminata

Treble Brown Spot, Gubblecote, 27 June 2020

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Idaea aversata
Idaea aversata

Riband Wave, Gubblecote, 27 June 2020

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Idaea aversata
Idaea aversata

Riband Wave, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020

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Xanthorhoe montanata montanata
Xanthorhoe montanata montanata

Silver-ground Carpet, Gubblecote, 18 May 2020

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Larentia clavaria
Larentia clavaria

The Mallow, Gubblecote, 29 September 2020

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Epirrhoe alternata
Epirrhoe alternata

Common Carpet, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020

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Chloroclysta siterata
Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet, and friend, Gubblecote, 29 September 2020

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Chloroclysta siterata
Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

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Chloroclysta siterata
Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 2018

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Chloroclysta truncata
Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 16 June 2018

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Chloroclysta truncata
Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 10 June 2020

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