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Image Taken on 21 May 2019 at 10:33    Image of day on 26 Jun 2019

We have seen lots 'Carpet Moths' here over the years, but it seems to be the first time we have seen this 'Wood Carpet Moth'.


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Image Taken on 22 Jun 2014 at 11:29    Image of day on 29 Aug 2014

This Yellow Shell moth is a day flying moth shown with a small sample of Orange Hawkweed


Ref: 20140829_da1_20140622_1129_062+1324_093_ft1 yellow shell moth in flight with orange hawkweed (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 03 Jul 2019 at 14:50    Image of day on 20 Aug 2019

This Yellow Shell Moth has been given a green cast by sunlight shining through the Laurel leaf above it.
We considered 'colour correcting' the image, but this is what we saw. Checking the ID in a venerable insect ID book this species was alone on the page as being shown on a dead leaf, so maybe this is a typical daytime hiding place.


Ref: 20190820_df3_20190703_1450_126 yellow shell moth just landed on dead leaf in shade of live leaf tinging the moth with green(r+mb id@576).jpg


Image Taken on 27 Jun 2010 at 14:29    Image of day on 11 Aug 2010

The range of yellow underwing moths are always startling as they change from a drab brown into a brilliant yellow-orange display that frightens off many potential predators.


Ref: 20100811_da1_20100627_1429_019+1522_208_ft1 yellow underwing moth in flight with hawthorn twig (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg


Image Taken on 19 Aug 2012 at 14:22    Image of day on 27 Sep 2012

This small mostly white moth is a Yellow-tail Moth - a new species for us.


Ref: 20120927_da1_20120819_1422_245+1519_428_ft1 yellow-tail moth in flight with hedging (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg


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