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I'm afraid they both look like Chestnut to me, Nic.
Many thanks Dave. I've been looking at lots of reference and was coming to that conclusion I think!Regards,Nic.
They are tricky, and there will be some specimens that are not readily classifiable (see also discussion in: https://www.birdguides.com/articles/invertebrates/moths-of-the-season-challenging-chestnuts), especially for those of us who rely mainly on photos for identification. In my view also, the first moth you show is most likely a Chestnut from its slightly rounded wing apex and termen, etc. Despite the English names, colour is not always a guide, as also nicely illustrated recently in a tweet from Steve Nash (https://twitter.com/SteveNash71/status/1319681447096176641/photo/1).
Thanks John, appreciate your help and especially the two links. Regards,Nic.
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