MOTHS AND BUTTERFLIES

For some time now we have been trapping moths, and thought we would like to share some images of the more interesting species. Macros mainly, I don't record micros although I do photograph some and Obsidentify tells me what they are. To date we have recorded over 300 macro moths in Sutton Bridge, the selection of photos is quite random, reflecting those that we find most interesting. Immigrant species are indicated by a red border to the photo. Most trapping is done in our garden but when the opportunity arises we (or I) will trap elsewhere.
There is a section for butterflies, and as time goes on I may add a few interesting foreign species as well. I don't intend to trap abroad, too busy birding, but obviously come across some quite spectacular Lepidoptera on occasion.
Please feel free to e-mail if you disagree with any of my identifications, as I still consider myself a beginner in moth terms, and would be grateful for any help.
Last updated 10th May 2024
e-mail:-aabirdpix@btinternet.com

GHOST MOTH female Hepialis humuli.
June 2023
GHOST MOTH male Hepialis humuli.
July 2013
ORANGE SWIFT male Hepialis sylvina.
August 2015
ORANGE SWIFT female Hepialis sylvina.
August 2013
COMMON SWIFT Hepialis lupulinus.
June 2014
LEOPARD MOTH Zeuzera pyrina.
July 2017
GOAT MOTH Cossus cossus.
July 2023
OAK HOOK-TIP Watsonalla binaria.
April 2019
PEBBLE HOOK-TIP Drepana falcataria.
June 2014
CHINESE CHARACTER Cilix glaucata.
May 2020
BUFF ARCHES Habrosyne-pyritoides.
August 2017
FIGURE 0F EIGHTY Tethea ocularis.
July 2015
COMMON EMERALD Hemithea aestivaria.
June 2014
BLOOD-VEIN Timandra comae.
August 2017
TAWNY WAVE Scopula rubiginata.
July 2018
SMALL BLOOD-VEIN Scopula imitaria.
July 2023
LESSER CREAM WAVE Scopula immutata.
July 2022
LEAST CARPET Idaea rusticata.
July 2019
VESTAL Rhodometra sacraria.
August 2017
GEM Orthonama obstipata.
August 2016
OBLIQUE CARPET Orthonama vittata.
August 2021
RED TWIN-SPOT CARPET Xanthorhoe spadicearia.
July 2018
DARK-BARRED TWIN-SPOT CARPET Xanthorhoe
ferrugata. May 2020
SILVER-GROUND CARPET Xanthorhoe montanata.
May 2020
BARRED STRAW Eulithis pyraliata.
July 2021
CYPRESS CARPET Thera cupressata.
July 2023
GREEN CARPET Colystygia pectinataria.
June 2021
JULY HIGHFLYER Hydriomena furcata.
July 2019
SHADED BROAD-BAR Scotopteryx chenopodiata.
July 2016
MALLOW Larentia clavaria.
October 2021
DARK SPINACH Pelurga comitata.
August 2016
PURPLE BAR Cosmorhoe ocellata.
August 2022
SHARP-ANGLED CARPET Euphyia unangulata.
June 2020
BARRED RIVULET Perizoma bifaciata.
August 2014
GREEN PUG Pasiphila rectangulata.
June 2023
SERAPHIM Lobophora halterata.
May 2020
YELLOW-BARRED BRINDLE Acasis viretata.
May 2016
SCORCHED CARPET Ligdia adustata.
May 2020
SHARP-ANGLED PEACOCK Macaria alternata.
August 2019
SCORCHED WING Plagodis dolabraria.
June 2016
LATTICED HEATH Chiasmina clathrata.
July 2023
LILAC BEAUTY Apeira syringaria.
July 2021
LARGE THORN Ennomos autumnaria.
September 2014
AUGUST THORN Ennomos quercinaria.
August 2017
CANARY-SHOULDERED THORN Ennomos alniaria.
August 2017
EARLY THORN Selenia dentaria.
July 2023
SCALLOPED HAZEL Odontopera bidentata.
May 2017
SCALLOPED OAK Crocallis elinguaria.
July 2016
SWALLOW-TAILED MOTH Ourapteryx sambucaria.
July 2021
FEATHERED THORN Colotois pennaria.
October 2022
PEPPERED MOTH Biston betularia.
June 2020
WAVED UMBER Menophra abruptaria.
May 2016
CLOUDED SILVER Lomographa temerata.
July 2019
LIGHT EMERALD Campanea margaritata.
July 2021
CONVOLVULUS HAWKMOTH Agrius convolvuli.
September 2023
PRIVET HAWKMOTH Sphinx ligustri.
June 2014
PINE HAWKMOTH Hyloicus pinastri.
July 2019
LIME HAWKMOTH MALE Mimas tiliae.
July 2021
LIME HAWKMOTH FEMALE Mimas tiliae.
May 2020
EYED HAWKMOTH Smerinthus ocellata.
June 2020
POPLAR HAWKMOTH Laothoe populi.
August 2017
POPLAR HAWKMOTH Laothoe populi.
July 2017
HUMMINGBIRD HAWKMOTH Macroglossum stellatarum
July 2017
ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH Deilephila elpenor
June 2020
ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH Deilephila elpenor
June 2020
SMALL ELEPHANT HAWKMOTH Deilephila porcellus.
June 2014
PUSS MOTH Cerura vinula
April 2021
SALLOW KITTEN Furcula furcula
June 2020
POPLAR KITTEN Furcula bifida.
August 2017
IRON PROMINENT Notodonta dromedarius.
July 2017
PEBBLE PROMINENT Notodonta ziczac
July 2017
SWALLOW PROMINENT Pheosia tremula
June 2020
COXCOMB PROMINENT Ptilodon capucina.
July 2017
PALE PROMINENT Pterostoma palpina.
July 2017
CHOCOLATE-TIP Clostera curtula
August 2020
BUFF-TIP Phalera bucephala
May 2020
PALE TUSSOCK Calliteara pudibunda.
June 2016
BROWN-TAIL Euproctis chrysorrhoea.
July 2021
YELLOW-TAIL Euproctis similis
July 2021
WHITE SATIN MOTH Leucoma salicis
July 2021
RED-NECKED FOOTMAN Atolmis rubricollis.
June 2020
GARDEN TIGER Arctia caja
July 2019
WHITE ERMINE Spilosoma lubricipeda.
June 2015
BUFF ERMINE Spilosoma luteum
July 2021
MUSLIN MOTH Diaphora mendica
May 2014
RUBY TIGER Phragmatobia fuliginosa.
August 2012
RUBY TIGER Phragmatobia fuliginosa
July 2013
CINNABAR Tyria jacobaeae
May 2020
LEAST BLACK ARCHES Nola confusalis.
May 2020
HEART AND CLUB Agrotis clavis.
June 2021
DARK SWORD-GRASS Agrotis ipsilon
July 2021
SHUTTLE-SHAPED DART Agrotis puta
July 2015
LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING Noctua pronuba.
June 2023
LUNAR YELLOW UNDERWING Noctua orbona.
August 2021
LESSER YELLOW UNDERWING Noctua comes
August 2011
BROAD-BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING
Noctua fimbriata August 2012
LESSER BROAD-BORDERED YELLOW UNDERWING
Noctua janthe July 2016
LEAST YELLOW UNDERWING Noctua interjecta.
July 2015
SIX-STRIPED RUSTIC Xestia sexstrigata
August 2021
GOTHIC Naenia typica
July 2012
GREEN ARCHES Anaplectoides prasina.
July 2018
RED CHESTNUT Cerastis rubricosa.
April 2016
SHEARS Hada plebeja
June 2017
DOT MOTH Melanchra persicariae
July 2015
DOG'S-TOOTH Lacanobia suasa.
May 2020
BRIGHT-LINE BROWN-EYE Lacanobia oleracea.
June 2021
BROAD-BARRED WHITE Hecatera bicolorata
July 2021
SMALL RANUNCULUS Hecatera dysodea
August 2022
CAMPION Hadena rivularis.
July 2019
TAWNY SHEARS Hadena perplexa.
May 2023
VARIED CORONET Hadena compta.
June 2014
LYCHNIS Hadena bicruris.
August 2017
ANTLER MOTH Cerapteryx graminis.
August 2017
BROWN-LINE BRIGHT-EYE Mythimna conigera.
July 2017
WHITE-POINT Mythimna albipuncta
September 2023
DELICATE Mythimna vitellina
July 2023
OBSCURE WAINSCOT Mythimna obsoleta.
July 2019
SHOULDER-STRIPED WAINSCOT Mythimna comma.
July 2021
CHAMOMILE SHARK Cucullia chamomillae
May 2023
SHARK Cucullia umbratica
August 2021
STAR-WORT Cucullia asteris.
July 2023
MULLEIN Shargacucullia verbasci.
April 2024
BRINDLED OCHRE Dasypolia templi.
May 2023
PALE PINION Lithophane hepatica
May 2023
BLAIR'S SHOULDER-KNOT Lithophane leautieri.
July 2023
GREEN-BRINDLED CRESCENT Allophyes oxyacanthae.
October 2015
MERVEILLE DU JOUR Dichonia aprilina.
October 2022
SATELLITE Eupsilia transversa
October 2023
DOTTED CHESTNUT Conistra rubiginea.
July 2023
RED-LINE QUAKER Agrochola lota.
October 2015
BROWN-SPOT PINION Agrochola litura.
September 2017
CENTRE-BARRED SALLOW Atethmia centrago
September 2022
PINK-BARRED SALLOW Xanthia togata
September 2015
SALLOW Xanthia icteritia.
September 2018
DUSKY-LEMON SALLOW Xanthia gilvago.
October 2022
PALE-LEMON SALLOW Xanthia ocellaris.
September 2015
SYCAMORE Acronicta aceris
June 2014
MILLER Acronicta leporina.
July 2015
CORONET Craniophora ligustri.
June 2016
TREE-LICHEN BEAUTY Cryphia algae.
July 2021
MARBLED GREEN Cryphia muralis
July 2014
OLD LADY Mormo maura.
July 2023
BIRD'S WING Dypterygia scabriuscula.
June 2023
STRAW-UNDERWING Thalpophila matura.
August 2023
SMALL ANGLE SHADES Euplexia lucipara.
June 2019
ANGLE SHADES Phlogophora meticulosa
August 2016
OLIVE Ipimorpha subtusa.
August 2014
DUN-BAR Cosmia trapezina.
July 2018
DOUBLE LOBED Apamea ophiogramma
July 2019
MERE WAINSCOT Chorotodes fluxa.
July 2021
DUSKY SALLOW Eremobia ochroleuca.
July 2017
SALTERN EAR Amphipoea fucosa.
July 2020
ROSY RUSTIC Hydraecia micacea
September 2013
FROSTED ORANGE Gortyna flavago.
September 2015
BULRUSH WAINSCOT Nonagria typhae
September 2016
TWIN-SPOTTED WAINSCOT Archanara geminipuncta.
August 2018
WEBB'S WAINSCOT Archanara sparganii.
August 2016
TREBLE LINES Charanyca trigrammica.
June 2019
PALE MOTTLED WILLOW Paradrina clavipalpis.
August 2020
SCARCE BORDERED STRAW Helicoverpa armigera.
August 2017
MARBLED CLOVER Heliothis viriplaca.
May 2022
BORDERED STRAW Heliothis peltigera.
July 2023
CREAM-BORDERED GREEN PEA Earias clorana.
May 2020
SCARCE SILVER-LINES Bena bicolorana.
July 2018
GREEN SILVER-LINES Pseudopsis prasinana.
July 2015
BURNISHED BRASS Diachrysia chrysitis.
September 2023
FUSED BURNISHED BRASS Diachrysia (chrysitis) stenochrysis. August 2018
DEWICK'S PLUSIA Macdunnoughia confusa.
September 2023
GOLD SPOT Plusia festucae.
August 2017
SILVER-Y Autographa gamma.
September 2018
DARK SPECTACLE Abrostola triplasia.
August 2018
SPECTACLE Abrostola tripartita.
September 2018
CLIFDEN NONPAREIL Catocala fraxini.
August 2017
RED UNDERWING Catocala nupta.
September 2018
FOUR SPOTTED Tyta luctuosa.
July 2023
BLACKNECK Lygephila pastinum.
September 2023
HERALD Scoliopteryx libatrix.
August 2017
BEAUTIFUL HOOK-TIP Laspeyna flexula.
September 2018
STRAW DOT Rivula sericealis.
July 2023
FAN-FOOT Zanclognatha tarsipennalis.
September 2023