Although it’s pretty early for moth identification trips, in the first week of March, barely waiting to test the new moth light system, we managed to spot a few early species in quite abundant numbers. In two evenings, in less than an hour (it’s still chilly after sunset) we managed to identify and photograph the following species:

The Small Quaker (Orthosia cruda)

The Rannoch Sprawler (Brachionycha nubeculosa)

The Small Brindled Beauty (Apocheima hispidaria)

The Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi)

The dotted border (Agriopis marginaria)

The Oak Beauty (Biston strataria)