Some UK moths
Updated 3 July 2020
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
Macrothylacia rubiFox Moth larva, Giant's Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 19 September 2017
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