Some UK moths

British moths

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 lupulinus
Common Swift, Gubblecote, 10 May 2020
Hepialus lupulinus
Common Swift, Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, 31 May 2020
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, Bingley Moor, West Yorkshire, 3 May 2014
Lasiocampa quercus var.callunae
Northern Eggar larva, Rombald's Moor, West Yorkshire, 4 May 2015
Poecilocampa populi
December Moth, Cholesbury, Bucks, 25 November 2019
Macrothylacia rubi
Fox Moth larva, Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 19 September 2017
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
Cilix glaucata
Chinese Character, Gubblecote, 4 May 2020
Cilix glaucata
Chinese Character, as in the previous photo
Drepana falcataria scotica
Pebble Hook-tip, Loch Arkaig, Argyll, Scotland, 30 May 2011
Drepana falcataria falcataria
Pebble Hook-tip, Cholesbury, Bucks, 15 August 2018
Falcaria lacertinaria
Scalloped Hook-tip, Cholesbury, Bucks, 15 August 2018
Hemistola chrysoprasuria
Small Emerald, Gubblecote, 3 July 2020
Alsophila aescularia
March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019
Alsophila aescularia
March Moth, Gubblecote, 29 March 2019
Timandra griseata
Blood-vein, faded specimen, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020
Idaea vulpinaria atrosignaria
Least Carpet, Gubblecote, 17 June 2020
Idaea fuscovenosa
Dwarf Cream Wave, Gubblecote, 10 June 2020
Idaea dimidiata
Single-dotted Wave, Gubblecote, 30 July 2020
Idaea trigeminata
Treble Brown Spot, Gubblecote, 27 June 2020
Idaea aversata
Riband Wave, Gubblecote, 27 June 2020
Idaea aversata
Riband Wave, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020
Xanthorhoe montanata montanata
Silver-ground Carpet, Gubblecote, 18 May 2020
Larentia clavaria
The Mallow, Gubblecote, 29 September 2020
Epirrhoe alternata
Common Carpet, Gubblecote, 8 August 2020
Chloroclysta siterata
Red-green Carpet, and friend, Gubblecote, 29 September 2020
Chloroclysta siterata
Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, 15 April 2018
Chloroclysta siterata
Red-green Carpet, Cholesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 2018
Chloroclysta truncata
Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 16 June 2018
Chloroclysta truncata
Common Marbled Carpet, Gubblecote, 10 June 2020
Plemyria rubiginata rubiginata
Blue-bordered Carpet, Gubblecote, 17 June 2020
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