A chalk carpet.
All photos from the moth breakfast. All identifications provisional and tentative.
The background here is egg-box – placed in the traps for the moths to perch on. The black above is the plastic of the trap itself.
Like a glam rock star, or Vegas period Elvis.
A carpet moth. Possibly grey pine carpet or spruce carpet. Can anybody help?
Don’t know. The engrailed moth perhaps?
Common white wave and….?
One of the other breakfasters, a very generous chap who gave B a marsh harrier badge, was telling me that peppered moths are his favourite because they provide evidence for evolution, and because their evolution was studied in the Lickey Hills near Birmingham.
Buff-tip on a birch twig, which is what it is imitating.
Striking, like the on above – I ought to recognise it at once, but instead can’t find it anywhere in the field guide. So we still have no idea what it is.
Another fetching but unidentified moth.
There were lots more – a small angle shades, a beautiful golden Y and more which I can’t identify.