Finished publishing the Iceland trip report, and they can be found here with the photographs. Three posts of a fascinating and wonderful trip.
The conditions yesterday and overnight looked good for moths, so out went the trap, but I must admit to being a little disappointed when I emptied it this morning, although that shouldn't take from those I did find.
First, one that got away a Large Yellow Underwing, as I tried to take photograph it was off. Of those that remained there were five Flame Shoulders.
The Ermines have been quite common recently. This is a Buff Ermine
Similar but much whiter is the White Ermine
The star for me today was this Pale Tussock. As I moved the moth to photograph it became quite feisty, but also provided a lovely picture.
The antennae give it the look of Terry Thomas (showing my age there!). After a while it calmed down.
The white background is proving a success, I like the results, lets hope there are some more species over the weekend. Tonight there is rain about, but maybe Sunday will provide some Father's Day gifts.