Since we had the Pale Prominent yesterday, I'll start with another PP from that tribe, the Pebble Prominent at the top of the post with the pretty and distinctive markings which give it its name. The initials PP resonate with me as they also belonged to my long-time editor at The Guardian, the estimable Peter Preston. He shares them too with the Plumed Prominent, a rarity among moths which I have yet to see.
My second picture simply shows the variety of visitors in the eggboxes at this time of the year: a Ruby Tiger sharing quarters with a White Satin and a Mother of Pearl plus some speck of a micro, I think one of the mini-ermines. The Ruby Tiger is a moth which I love very much so here it is again below, along with part of my dressing gown. I share my nightwear with you and this Ruby Tiger is similarly giving you a flash of its underwings, lovely and red but usually folded neatly away in Victorian fashion.
Here's a Burnished Brass, another frequent customer but also a favourite of mine - and I imagine of everyone else, thanks to its lovely light-reflecting and refracting wing scales.
Then I think we have a nice fat Dingy Footman, completing a trio with the Common and Scarce Footmen I showed a week or so ago:
And now for a couple more Common or Lesser Common Rustics, adding to the great variety shown in these two species. I think. Please correct me if they are something else. The first has an interesting patch of scale damage on its wings, perhaps from a lucky escape from a bird.
I'm never very at ease when trying to ID Carpet moths, so I will not (yet) stick my neck out on these two. Further reading for me, I hope, later in the day.
In microland below, however, I will stick my neck out and suggest that we have a Bud Moth, Spilonota occellana left, and Aethes cnicana, right.