NOVEMBER MOTH, melanistic form, similar to Winter Moth but larger. Hard to distinguish from related Pale November and Autumnal Moths. Wingspan 38-44mm; flight Sep-Nov. Epirrita dilutata
WINTER MOTH, male, a hardy chap who survives freezing December/January nights. Female virtually wingless, stays on trees. Similar to Northern Winter Moth. 22-28mm. Operophtera brumata
MOTTLED UMBER, another resilient winter moth; male flies Oct-Jan, often the earliest seen in year; female also virtually wingless. Pattern variable. Photo by Terry Hobbs who likens it to a girl jumping. Erannis defoliaria
WAVED UMBER, a spring-flying moth looking like tree bark and with a spiky frill to the edge of its underwing.
36-42mm wingspan. Menophra abruptaria
MARBLED WHITE SPOT, a variable moth.
Wingspan 20-22mm; UK flight May-Jul. Protodeltote pygarga
SMALL SQUARE SPOT, a faded specimen.
Wingspan 28-33mm; UK flight May-Sep. Diarsia rubi