The Moth Collection

According to UK Moths, there are at least 2400 moth species in the UK; I guess I’ve only scratched the surface, but with a lot of help from friends on Flickr I’ve found and identified 80 of them around here – all “wild”, without using moth traps etc. Click the thumbnails for a bigger picture and more info:

20-plume moth (Alucita hexadactyla)Agonopterix sp.?Alucita hexadactylaAngle shades moth (Phlogophora meticulosa)Argyresthia goedartella
Argyresthia goedartellaArgyresthia laevigatella (probably)Bee moth (Aphomia sociella)Bee moth (Aphomia sociella)Bee moth (Aphomia sociella), f.
Blastobasis lacticolellaBlue-eyed grass mothBright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)Bright-line Brown-eye (Lacanobia oleracea)Brimstone moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)
Brimstone moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)Brimstone moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)Brown house mothBrown moth - possibly another wormwood pugBrown-dotted Clothes Moth (Niditinea fuscella)
Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum)Buff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum) caterpillarBuff Ermine (Spilosoma luteum) caterpillarCarcina quercanaCaterpillar (again) - white ermine moth
Celypha strianaClothes moth?Common Emerald (Hemithea aestivaria)Common Marbled Carpet (Chloroclysta truncata)Common Marbled Carpet moth (Chloroclysta truncata)
Common Pug (Eupithecia vulgata)Common pug (Eupithecia vulgata)Dagger mothDingy Footman moth (Eilema griseola)Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)
Double-striped pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)Double-striped Pug (Gymnoscelis rufifasciata)Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)Endotricha flammealis
Ermine mothEudonia angustea (probably)Flounced Rustic (Luperina testacea)Frosted orange moth (Gortyna flavago)Furry moth
Garden Carpet (Xanthorhoe fluctuata)Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella)Garden Grass-veneer (Chrysoteuchia culmella)Garden Pebble (Evergestis forficalis)Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli), f.
Grass mothGrass moth (Chrysoteuchia culmella)Green carpet moth (Colostygia pectinatatia)Green carpet moth (Colostygia pectinatatia)Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)
Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica)Hiding in the HydrangeaHorse chestnut leaf miner (Cameraria ohridella)Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis)Large yellow underwing (Noctua pronuba)
Large Yellow Underwing (Noctua pronuba)Lesser broad-bordered yellow underwing (Noctua janthe)Lesser Yellow Underwing (Noctua comes)Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea)Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea)
Light Arches (Apamea lithoxylaea)Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)Light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana)Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)Light Brown Apple Moth (Epiphyas postvittana)
Lilac beauty (Apeira syringaria)Macro practice 1Marbled minor (Oligia strigilis)Micro mothMicro moth
Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata)Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata)Monopis weaverellaMothMoth
MothMothMothMothMoth (Agonopterix sp.)
Moth (Agonopterix sp.)Moth (Epiblema cf. cirsiana)Moth (probably Common Pug)Moth 1Moth 2
Moth 3Moth headMother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis)Mother of pearl moth (Pleuroptya ruralis)Mother-of-pearl moth
MothsMottled Pug (Eupithecia exiguata)Nettle tap moth (Anthophila fabriciana)Nettle-tap moth (Anthophila fabriciana)Nettle-tap moth (Anthophila fabriciana)
Orange Swift (Hepialus sylvina)Orange swift moth (Triodia sylvina)Orange swift moth (Triodia sylvina)Oval mothOval moth close-up
Plume mothPlume mothPlume mothPlume mothPlume moth
Pyralid  moth (Endotricha flammealis) on ivyRiband Wave (Idaea aversata)Riband Wave (Idaea aversata)Scalloped hazel (Odontopera bidentata)Silver Y (Autographa gamma)
Silver Y (Autographa gamma)Silver Y (Autographa gamma)Silver y moth (Autographa gamma)Single-dotted wave moth (Idaea dimidiata)Small blood-vein (Scopula imitaria)
Small blood-vein (Scopula imitaria)Small blood-vein moth (Scopula imitaria)Small dusty wave (Idaea seriata)Small Dusty Wave (Idaea seriata)Small Magpie (Eurrhypara hortulata)
Small magpie mothSmall magpie moth ( Eurrhypara hortulata)Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)Snout (Hypena proboscidalis)
Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia)Spectacle (Abrostola triplasia)Spectacle moth (Abrostola tripartita)Square-spot rustic moth (Xestia xanthographa)Square-spot rustic moth (Xestia xanthographa)
Square-spot rustic moth (Xestia xanthographa)Straw Dot  (Rivula sericealis)Streamer (Anticlea derivata)Swallow-tailed Moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria)Swallowtail moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) (1)
Swallowtail moth (Ourapteryx sambucaria) (2)The Gothic (Naenia typica)TortrixTortrix moth (Celypha lacunana)Twenty-plume Moth (Alucita hexadactyla)
Udea olivalisUdea olivalisUdea prunalisVapourer moth (Orgyia antiqua) caterpillarVapourer moth caterpillar
White plume moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)White plume moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla)White-shouldered house mothWillow beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria )Willow beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria )
Willow Beauty (Peribatodes rhomboidaria)Woolly caterpillarWormwood pug (Eupithecia absinthiata)Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)Yellow Shell (Camptogramma bilineata)
Yellow Shell moth (Camptogramma bilineata)Yellow underwingYellow underwing

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