For some time now we have been trapping moths, and thought we would like to share some images of the more interesting species.
Most trapping is done in our garden but when we go away in our campervan the trap comes too.
I've included a few butterflies as well. 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 September 2018


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Antler Moth August 2017
Cerapteryx graminis.
Angle Shades August 2016
Phlogophora meticulosa.
August Thorn August 2017
Ennomos quercinaria.
Barred Rivulet August 2014
Perizoma bifaciata.
Barred Straw July 2017
Eulithis pyraliata.
Blood-vein August 2016
Timandra comae.
Bordered Straw August 2015
Heliothis peltigera.
Bright-line Brown-eye June 2016
Lacanobia oleracea.
Blair's Shoulder-knot September 2015
Lithophane leautier.
Broad-barred White July 2013
Buff Footman July 2016
Eilema depressa
Brimstone Moth September 2013
Opisthograptis luteolata.
Brown-tail July 2014
Euproctis chrysorrhoea.
Buff Arches August 2017
Buff Ermine June 2016
Spilosoma luteum.
Buff Ermine and Ruby Tiger July 2014
Beautiful Hook-tip June 2018
Laspeyria flexula.
Bulrush Wainscot 2016
Nonagria typhae.
Beaded Chestnut October 2015
Agrochola lychnidis.
Brown-line Bright-eye July 2017
Mythimna conigera.
Brown-spot Pinion September 2015
Agrochola litura.
Burnished Brass June 2016
Diachrysia chrysitis.
Canary-shouldered Thorn August 2014
Ennomos alniaria
Cinnabar Moth July 2014
Tyria jacobaeae.
Clouded Drab April 2016
Orthosia incerta.
Clouded Border August 2013
Lomaspilis marginata.
Common Swift July 2014
Hepialus lupulinus.
Common Marbled Carpet September 2013
Chloroclysta truncata.
Common Carpet July 2016
Epirrhoe alterrnata
Coronet July 2015
Craniophora ligustri.
Coxcomb Prominent July 2013
Ptilodon capucina.
Dark Arches July 2013
Apamea monoglypha.
Dark Chestnut September 2015
Conistra ligula.
Dark-Sword-grass October 2013
Agrotis ipsilon
Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet September 2014
Xanthorhoe ferrugata.
Dog's Tooth September 2018
Lacanobia suasa
Dot Moth July 2015
Melanchra persicariae
Double Square-spot June 2013
Xestia triangulum
Dark Spinach August 2016
Pelurga comitata
Dun Bar July 2018
Cosmia trapezina
Dusky Sallow July 2017
Eremobia ochroleuca
Early Thorn July 2014
Selenia dentaria
Early Grey May 2014
Xylocampa areola
Elephant Hawk-moth June 2016
Deilephila elpenor
Eyed Hawk-moth June 2016
Smerinthus ocellata
Ear Moth August 2016
Fan-foot July 2015
Zanclognatha tarsipennalis
Fen Wainscot July 2017
Arenostola phragmitidis
Figure of Eighty July 2015
Tethea ocularis
Frosted Orange September 2015
Gortyna flavago
Fused Burnished Brass August 2018
Diachrysia stenochrysis
Gem August 2016
Orthonama obstipata
Ghost Moth female July 2014
Hepialus humuli
Ghost Moth male July 2013
Hepialus humuli
Gothic July 2012
Naenia typica
Gold Spot August 2017
Plusia festucae
Green Carpet August 2012
Colostygia pectinataria
Green Pug July 2015
Pasiphila rectangulata
Green Silver-lines July 2015
Pseudoips prasinana
Green-brindled Crescent October 2015
Allophyes oxyacanthae
Grey Dagger July 2015
Acronicta psi
Herald August 2015
Scoliopteryx libatrix
Hummingbird Hawk-moth September 2014
Macroglossum stellatarum
Hebrew Character April 2017
Orthosia gothica
Iron Prominent August 2014
Notodonta dromedarius
Large Thorn September 2014
Ennomos autumnaria
Large Wainscots October 2017
Rhizedra lutosa
Lead-coloured Drab April 2016
Orthosia populeti
Least Carpet July 2016
Idaea rusticata
Leopard Moth July 2017
Zeuzera pirena
Large Yellow Underwing August 2013
Noctua pronuba
Lesser Yellow Underwing July 2015
Noctua comes
Least Yellow Underwing July 2015
Noctua interjecta
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing August 2013
Noctua fimbriata
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing July 2016
Noctua janthe
Lesser Swallow Prominent September 2014
Pheosia gnoma
Light Arches July 2015
Apamea lithoxylaea
Light Emerald September 2014
Campaea margaritaria
Lime Hawk-moth May 2016
Mimas tiliae
Lunar Underwing September 2014
Omphaloscelis lunosa
Lychnis August 2017
Hadena bicruris
Mallow July 2015
Larentia clavaria
Marbled Beauty August 2017
Cryphia domestica
Marbled Green August 2014
Cryphia muralis
Miller July 2015
Acronicta leporina
Mottled Rustic July 2016
Caradrina morpheus
Mullein July 2016
Shargacuculia verbasci
Muslin Moth September 2014
Campaea margaritaria
Olive August 2014
Ipimorpha subtusa
Orange Swift male August 2013
Hepialus sylvina
Orange Swift female August 2015
Hepialus sylvina
Pale Mottled Willow September 2015
Caradrina clavipalpis
Pale November Moth October 2017
Epirrita christyi
Pale Prominent July 2015
Pterostoma palpina
Pale Tussock June 2014
Calliteara pudibunda
Pale-lemon Sallow September 2015
Cirrhia ocellaris
Pebble Hook-tip July 2013
Drepana falcataria
Pebble Prominent August 2013
Notodonta ziczac
Peppered Moth July 2017
Biston betularia
Pine Hawk-moth July 2013
Hyloicus pinastri
Pink-barred Sallow September 2015
Xanthia togata
Poplar Hawk-moth August 2017
Laothoe populi
Poplar Grey July 2015
Subacronicta megacephala
Powdered Quaker May 2016
Orthosia gracilis
Privet Hawk-moth June 2014
Sphinx ligustri
Red Chestnut April 2016
Cerastis rubricosa
Red Underwing July 2017
Catocala nupta
Red-line Quaker October 2017
Agrochola lota
Reddish Light-Arches July 2016
Apamea sublustris
Rosy Minor August 2014
Mesoligia literosa
Rosy Rustic September 2014
Hydraecia micacea
Ruby Tiger August 2013
Phragmatobia fuliginosa
Ruby Tiger July 2013
Phragmatobia fuliginosa borealis
Rufous Minor June 2013
Oligia versicolor
Sallow Kitten July 2014
Furcula furcula
Sallow October 2015
Xanthia icteritia
Scalloped Hazel May 2016
Odontoptera bidentata
Scalloped Oak July 2014
Crocallis elinguaria
Scorched Wing June 2016
Plagodis dolabraria
Scarce Bordered Straw August 2017
Helicoverpa armigera
Scarce Silver-lines July 2018
Bena bicolorana
Shaded Broad-bar July 2016
Scotopteryx chenopodiata
Shark July 2013
Cuculia umbratica
Shore Wainscot July 2013
Mythimna litoralis
Shears June 2017
Hada plebeja
Silver Y September 2018
Autographa gamma
Silver-ground Carpet May 2016
Xanthorhoe montanata
Small Elephant Hawkmoth June 2014
Deilephila porcellus
Small Mottled Willow July 2015
Spodoptera exigua
Small Blood-vein July 2017
Scopula imitaria
Small Rivulet July 2018
Perizoma alchemillata
Small Dusty Wave August 2015
Idaea seriata
Snout June 2014
Hypena proboscidalis
Spinach July 2017
Eulithis mellinata
Svensson's Copper Underwing July 2014
Amphipyra berbera
Swallow Prominent June 2018
Pheosia tremula
Swallow-tailed Moth July 2015
Ourapteryx sambucaria
Sycamore June 2014
Acronicta aceris
Tawny Wave July 2018
Scopula rubiginata
Treble Lines May 2014
Charanyca trigrammica
Twin-spotted Wainscot August 2015
Lenisa geminipuncta
Tawny Speckled Pug August 2013
Eupithecia icterata
Varied Coronet June 2014
Hadena compta
Vestal August 2017
Rhodometra sacraria
Vine's Rustic August 2015
Hoplodrina ambigua
Waved Umber May 2016
Menophria abruptaria
Webb's Wainscot August 2016
Archanara sparganii
White Ermine May 2014
Spilosoma lubricipeda
White-point May 2014
Mythimna albipuncta
White Satin Moth July 2016
Leucoma salicis
Wormwood Pug June 2013
Eupithecia absinthiata
Willow Beauty August 2012
Peribatodes rhomboidaria
Yellow-barred Brindle May 2016
Acasis viretata
Yellow Shell August 2015
Camptogramma bilineata
Yellow-tail July 2017
Euproctis similis
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