Morning photography is a bit of a rush at the moment with rain often falling but the open air the only place to get enough light for clear pictures. Hence I've had little time to think of different ways of looking at the slumbering moths, which can prove quite revealing.
This morning, quite by chance, a Sprawler rolled over in its sleep when I tilted its eggbox and revealed this fine yellow colouring to its abdomen. A Lincolnshire Yellowbelly, to be sure. I've added a close-up to show the surrounding fur coat more fully plus the conventional top view, just above.
|Red-green Carpet looking for a mate|
|Ditto from above|
Poor weather conditions also account for the hurried nature of some of today's other pictures but since there were so few inhabitants of the trap, I thought that I would nonetheless show you them all. Here they are, with my best guesses at ID at this early stage of the day attached. I am being called to help with breakfast.
|Yellow-line Quaker, modest as ever. Update: Nope. It's a worn Brick - many|
thanks to Richard in Comments
|Rather a nice caddisfly on the trap rim, |
though in my rush I nipped its antennae off
|One of its friends in the warmth of the inner trap|
|The UK's most boring micro|
|Apart from this one|