The light was starting to fade again, but I got a slightly better picture - at the head of this post - of the Dark Marbled Carpet featured yesterday, and a series of other characters which had escaped my hasty scanning in the morning. Here they are, smallish, sober-hued and not my favourite types of moth when it comes to ID...
|Heart and Dart|
|Common or Lesser Common Rustic - check genitalia to differentiate, if keen|
Update: but no need because Richard in Comments corrects me and this
is a Cabbage Moth, new for me here
|Teeny. One of the Pyralis micros? (he speculated vaguely) Update: nope, |
Expert Dave in Comments IDs it with ace precision as a Nettle-tap
- Anthophila facriciana. MANY thanks.
|Um... Update: CT in Comments suggests a Square-spot Rustic |
and I think she is right
|Common Quaker Update: No, thanks v much to Richard in Comments for spotting|
another new one for me: Vine's Rustic
It was chilly by the time I'd finished, so I thought I'd give the moths - and myself - a break and let darkness rule in the Wainwright garden. The lamp will be lit again this evening, provided that the rain stays away.