The life of a moth enthusiast at this time of year can be a little becalmed amid grey and brown arrivals, as is the case at the start of the season back in March. Today's offerings are some of the exceptions: bright pieces of colour or lightness which cheer me up as I sift through the eggboxes of a morning.
The Brimstone moth, above, is as welcome as its sulphurous namesake among our butterflies and as generously-brooded. Examples have been coming all summer. The Green Carpet below is battered but still a worthy representative of its infrequent colouring among moths. Even when you get green species, notably the various Emeralds, they are prone to fading very fast.
The Clouded Border below is a dainty creature with a distinctive play on the sort of black and white camouflage which we've seen here recently with the starry Black Arches.
And let's hear it finally for this Riband Wave. I have often shown this Laura Ashley species and there's nothing special about this one. Except that it has posed on a division between two soft, pastelly colours which looks pleasant in a Farrow and Ball sort of way.