Our newly constructed moth trap has been tried out a couple of times over that past week and here are just a select few of the ‘captives’. I hasten to add that all the moths found in the trap were carefully released, after photographing them, into the vegetation over several parts of the garden. I have been delighted with the results so far but not satisfied with the photography of them as yet. The moths are not good at keeping still!!
Now just have to set about trying to identify them all. Not an easy task, as there are either so many variations in colouring of the same moth or very slight differences in colour and marking of the same group of moths. At least it was easy to name the Garden Tiger and the Swallow-tailed Moth! The orange striped one in the middle must be tasty to something, as it appeared to have had a chunk bitten out of one of its wings!