SHORT-CLOAKED MOTH - Nola cucullatella - named after the dark top portion like a short cloak. Wingspan 15-18mm; UK flight time Jun-Jul.
THE STREAMER - Anticlea derivata - an early moth (April-May) named after the pennant pattern on its lower forewing. Wingspan 30-34mm. Its caterpillars like Dog Rose.
FROSTED GREEN MOTH - Polyploca ridens - has high "Dallas" shoulder-pads. Its slight green wash should give this early moth camouflage but its chosen host, oak, is late to come into leaf.
Wingspan 30-35mm; UK flight time Apr-May.
BRINDLED GREEN MOTH - Dryobotodes eremita - a little like (and related to) Merveille du Jour with its mottled green colour. Wingspan 32-39mm; UK flight time Aug-Sep.
GREEN-BRINDLED CRESCENT MOTH - Allophyes oxyacanthae (ab capucina) - more brown than green, especially the melanistic one. Wingspan 35-45mm; UK flight time Sep-Nov.
SMALL DOTTED BUFF MOTH - Photedes minima - males plainer and slightly larger; females stronger markings and slightly smaller. Wingspan 20-28mm; UK flight time Jun-Aug.
SHUTTLE-SHAPED DART - Agrotis puta - not shaped like a shuttle nor dart, but the light oval on the wing is said to be shuttle-shaped (weaver's shuttle) and compares with other moths named after wing markings such as the related Heart and Dart/Heart and Club. Wingspan 30-32mm; UK flight time May-Oct.
THE SYCAMORE MOTH - Acronicta aceris - can be pale grey or, as above, dark grey, with pale underwings. Wingspan 35-45mm; UK flight time Jun-Aug.
Hairy yellow/orange caterpillars feed on sycamore and other maples, horse chestnut, lime, mulberry and oak.