Here are some pictures of the moths caught in the Heath Trap the other night (23rd-24th May) at the farm. All were released after identification.
I must say, the Spectacle is a personal favourite!
Garden Carpet Xanthorhoe fluctuata
|Garden Carpet - Lewis Yates|
Muslin Moth Diaphora mendica
|Muslin Moth - Lewis Yates|
A species being recorded a lot of at the moment. In Wales, England and Scotland the male is grey/brown (as above), but in Ireland they are buff. The females are white with black spots and fly by day. The males are nocturnal; therefore all the Muslin moths caught have been male. This species can be seen in May and June.Spectacle Abrostola tripartita
|Spectacle - Lewis Yates|