My moth collection is rather meagre because it’s resulted from opportunism, rather than being built by my actually seeking moths out. I don’t set moth traps for the night flying moths and, thus, I am limited to day flying moths or any that we happen to spot resting, waiting for the hours of darkness.
Perhaps for the same reason, I’m a self confessed moth numbskull who’s rubbish at identifying them. Thus, for many of these identifications I am indebted to our county moth recorders at the BNHS and to iSpot.
The sequence here follows that of the Concise Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland (Townsend/Waring), with foreign species shoehorned in with the appropriate family (I hope).
|Six-spot Burnet||Zygaena fausta||Zygaena loti||Zygaena romeo||Red-tipped Clearwing|
|Riband Wave||Garden Carpet||Silver-ground Carpet||Common Carpet||Yellow Shell|
|November Moth||Double-striped Pug||Chimney Sweeper||[Lesser] Treble Bar||Clouded Border|
|Latticed Heath||Speckled Yellow||Feathered Thorn||Pale Brindled Beauty||Spring Usher|
|Feathered Beauty||Common Heath||Hummingbird Hawkmoth||Lesser Swallow Prominent|
|Black Arches||Pale Tussock|
|Yellow-tail||Dingy Footman||Cream-spot Tiger||Clouded Buff|
|Cinnabar||Large Yellow Underwing||Pine Beauty||Cucullia santolinae|
|Mellein Moth||Dotted Chestnut||Copper Underwing||Nut-tree Tussock||Silver-Y|
|Red Underwing||Burnet Companion||Mother Shipton||Straw Dot||Snout|
|Amblyptilia||Diurnea fagella||Longhorn Moth|