|The Norwegian flag - and a moth - fly over the trap last night|
|What Captain Scott least wanted to see|
Now for one which caught my eye straight away and I got in a slight twist when it looked lively and seemed about to fly away. But there turned out to be five of them slumbering away. It's a Dusky Sallow, and below it on the right is one of its relatives the Bordered Sallow, a less common moth, snuggling up with a pal which is one of those familiar but confusing ones which take me a while to sort out.
These two below are, I am pretty sure, Vestals, named for the purity of their pattern and colouring after the girls who officiated at temples in ancient Rome. The moth is a visitor to the UK, arriving every year and breeding over the summer but unable to stand the cold and damp of our winters.
And finally here's one for Gladwys who has reported memorably on Edvard Munch's The Scream including the theft of one of the paintings in 2004. It's a Star Wars-y Pebble Hooktip, and look more closely at the back of its head.