Tuesday, 7 July 2015
ID request, albeit one of them a Northerner
Hello! Could I just check a few moths in these super-abundant, warm-evening times. Actually the third one was on the summit of Catbells in the Lake District last week so you may not wish to comment on it. I think it is Crambus lathoniellus. I'm sorry about the position of the first moth above, which fluttered away after I'd taken only the one photograph. As for scale - a lamentable failing of mine, I know - I hope the eggbox details help. I think that it is a Willow Beauty and was certainly that sort of size, but the dark band threw me somewhat. As for the Carpet, my camera (or my use of it) may be playing tricks with the colours. Candidates thus far are Galium, Balsam or Large Twin-spot. All help much appreciated, as ever. Martin Wainwright, Thrupp, Oxon.