Last weekend we went to join some friends from Rother Guardians moth trapping in Brede High Woods. We just went for the first couple of hours, to catch up with everyone before it got dark, and then to see the first batch of moths identified. Here's a few of them... (thanks to Heather for the IDs...)
This one's a Clouded Border - I've seen these before in our own woodland:
Here's a view of a trap in the distance - they really do make the woodland look strange!
This one's a Purple Clay, not one I've seen before:
A Swallow-tailed moth:
Two Marbled White Spots:
A Common White Wave:
And now on to the micro-moths - these are only roughly identified, there's not enough detail to see exactly which type they are... This one's a Tortrix:
Two of a Scoparia-Eudonia:
As always, there are a few imposters in the traps...
Finally, here's a couple from our own woodland. First, a Silver Y, which is a day-flying moth:
This one saw it was being watched and started vibrating its wings, presumably to warm up in case it needed to make a quick escape...
And finally, not a moth, but a Large Skipper butterfly - we've not seen these so often in the woods.