Some UK moths

Updated 22 October 2019

Zeuzera pyrina
Leopard Moth, male, Gubblecote Farm, 22 July 2019
Zeuzera pyrina
Leopard Moth, as in the previous photo
Hepialus humuli humuli
Ghost Moth, female, Gubblecote, 10 June 2018
Hepialus sylvina
Orange Swift, male, Gubblecote Farm, 9 August 2019
Hepialus sylvina
the same Orange Swift male as in the previous photo
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....
Adscita geryon
Cistus Forester, Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales, 25 June 2014. Again, I think this is correctly identified...
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Northern (Oak) Eggar larva, Clunes Forest, Argyll, Scotland, 29 May 2011
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Northern Eggar larva, Rombald's Moor, West Yorkshire, 4 May 2015
Poecilocampa populi
December Moth, Cholesbury, Bucks, 25 November 2019
Philudoria potatoria
Drinker, male, Nebo Bog, Conwy Valley, North Wales, 25 June 2014
Saturnia pavonia
Emperor Moth, female, Hob Hill, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire, 3 May 2018
Saturnia pavonia
Emperor Moths, female (front) and male, at Twistleton Scars, Ingleton, Yorkshire Dales, 13 May 2007
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
Saturnia pavonia
Emperor Moth, male, in full resting pose. (This moth was not found locally but positioned on Cholesbury Common to be photographed)
Saturnia pavonia
Emperor Moth, male
Saturnia pavonia
Emperor Moth, showing the male underside - note how the wing colouration is reversed from the upperside
Tethea ocularis octogesimea
Figure of Eighty, Gubblecote, 2 June 2019
Polyploca ridens
Frosted Green, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 2018
Polyploca ridens
Frosted Green, a variable species, also at Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Polyploca ridens
Frosted Green, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Polyploca ridens
Frosted Green, trapped at Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Drepana falcataria scotica
Pebble Hook-tip, Loch Arkaig, Argyll, Scotland, 30 May 2011
Drepana falcataria falcataria
Pebble ook-tip, Cholesbury, Bucks, 15 August 2018
Falcaria lacertinaria
Scalloped Hook-tip, Cholesbury, Bucks, 15 August 2018
Alsophila aescularia
March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019
Alsophila aescularia
March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019
Chloroclysta truncata
Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 16 June 2018
Colostygia pectinataria
Green Carpet, Ivinghoe Beacon, Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, 17 May 2012
Chloroclysta siterata
Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Chloroclysta siterata
Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 2018
Rheumaptera hastata nigrescens
Argent and Sable, Clunes Forest, Argyll, Scotland, 29 May 2011
Eupithecia centaureata
Lime-speck Pug, Gubblecote, 9 September 2018
Epirrita dilutata
November Moth, male, a very inconspicuous species, seen here at Gubblecote Farm on 11 December 2018
Trichopteryx carpinata
Early Tooth-striped, Cholesbury, Bucks, 31 March 2019
Plagodis dolabraria
Scorched Wing, Gubblecote, 10 June 2018
Plagodis dolabraria
Scorched Wing, Gubblecote, 2 June 2019
Opisthograptis luteolata
Brimstone Moth, Gubblecote, 16 May 2019
Ligdia adustata
Scorched Carpet, Gubblecote, 24 April 2018
Pseudopanthera macularia
Speckled Yellow - with a great genus name! - a day-flying moth nectaring on bramble blossom, Bindon Hill, Lulworth, Dorset, 18 June 2015
Colotois pennaria
Feathered Thorn, Gubblecote, 22 October 2019
Ennomos fuscantaria
Dusky Thorn, Gubblecote, 20 July 2018
Selenia dentaria
Early Thorn, Gubblecote, 22 March 2019
Selenia dentaria
Early Thorn, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Biston strataria
Oak Beauty, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Biston strataria
Oak Beauty, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Biston strataria
Oak Beauty, Cholesbury, 13 February 2019
Lycia hirtaria
Brindled Beauty, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Apocheima pilosaria
Pale Brindled Beauty, Cholesbury, Bucks, 13 February 2019
Apocheima pilosaria
Pale Brindled Beauty, Cholesbury, 13 February 2019
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