Some UK moths

UK moths, 2007 to 2020

Zeuzera pyrina
Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth, male, Gubblecote Farm, 22 July 2019

Zeuzera pyrina
Zeuzera pyrina

Leopard Moth, as in the previous photo

Hepialus humuli humuli
Hepialus humuli humuli

Ghost Moth, female, Gubblecote, 10 June 2018

Hepialus lupulinus
Hepialus lupulinus

Common Swift, Gubblecote, 10 May 2020

Hepialus lupulinus
Hepialus lupulinus

Common Swift, Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, 31 May 2020

Hepialus sylvina
Hepialus sylvina

Orange Swift, male, Gubblecote Farm, 9 August 2019

Hepialus sylvina
Hepialus sylvina

the same Orange Swift male as in the previous photo

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....

Adscita geryon
Adscita geryon

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

Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae

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

Lasiocampa quercus var callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var callunae

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

Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae

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

Poecilocampa populi
Poecilocampa populi

December Moth, Cholesbury, Bucks, 25 November 2019

Macrothylacia rubi
Macrothylacia rubi

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

Philudoria potatoria
Philudoria potatoria

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

Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

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

Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

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

Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

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

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

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)

Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

Emperor Moth, male

Saturnia pavonia
Saturnia pavonia

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

Tethea ocularis octogesimea
Tethea ocularis octogesimea

Figure of Eighty, Gubblecote, 2 June 2019

Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 2018

Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

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

Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

Polyploca ridens
Polyploca ridens

Frosted Green, trapped at Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

Cilix glaucata
Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character, Gubblecote, 4 May 2020

Cilix glaucata
Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character, as in the previous photo

Drepana falcataria scotica
Drepana falcataria scotica

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

Drepana falcataria falcataria
Drepana falcataria falcataria

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

Falcaria lacertinaria
Falcaria lacertinaria

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

Hemistola chrysoprasuria
Hemistola chrysoprasuria

Small Emerald, Gubblecote, 3 July 2020

Alsophila aescularia
Alsophila aescularia

March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019

Alsophila aescularia
Alsophila aescularia

March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019

Timandra griseata
Timandra griseata

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

Idaea vulpinaria atrosignaria
Idaea vulpinaria atrosignaria

Least Carpet, Gubblecote, 17 June 2020

Idaea fuscovenosa
Idaea fuscovenosa

Dwarf Cream Wave, Gubblecote, 10 June 2020

Idaea dimidiata
Idaea dimidiata

Single-dotted Wave, Gubblecote, 30 July 2020

Idaea trigeminata
Idaea trigeminata

Treble Brown Spot, Gubblecote, 27 June 2020

Idaea aversata
Idaea aversata

Riband Wave, Gubblecote, 27 June 2020

Idaea aversata
Idaea aversata

Riband Wave, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020

Xanthorhoe montanata montanata
Xanthorhoe montanata montanata

Silver-ground Carpet, Gubblecote, 18 May 2020

Larentia clavaria
Larentia clavaria

The Mallow, Gubblecote, 29 September 2020

Epirrhoe alternata
Epirrhoe alternata

Common Carpet, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020

Chloroclysta siterata
Chloroclysta siterata

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

Chloroclysta siterata
Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018

Chloroclysta siterata
Chloroclysta siterata

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

Chloroclysta truncata
Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 16 June 2018

Chloroclysta truncata
Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 10 June 2020