Moths

Late in the evening the air seems full of moths, especially round the nettles. Most of them are tiny “micro-moths” that you’d need to be a specialist to identify (and some of them are probably leaf miners and other pests, but since they or their larvae are also bird-food I’ll let that pass); here are some of the more interesting/colourful ones that I’ve seen in the last week or two:

Large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Brimstone moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)
Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)
Riband Wave (Idaea aversata)
Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea)
Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)
Udea olivalis
Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata)
Small magpie moth ( Eurrhypara hortulata)

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