Accidental Moth Trapping

I accidentally set up a crude moth trap last night, by leaving the light on and window open in the ringing lab. So with a quiet morning at the nets, I turned my attention to photographing and releasing the moths, then attempting to identify them. Here’s a few of what I found, with an attempt at identification. My plan is to set up a “real” moth trap tonight, and see what we get. The weather seems to be more of the same tomorrow, but it appears moths are easier to catch than birds!

Possible ID - Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii)

Possible ID – Grass Eggar (Lasiocampa trifolii)

Antler (Cerapteryx graminis)

Antler (Cerapteryx graminis)

Maybe a Silver Y (Autographa gamma) - poor photograph

Maybe a Silver Y (Autographa gamma) – poor photograph

Maybe some form of Sallow moth - needs identification!

Maybe some form of Sallow moth – needs identification!

Maybe some species of Eggar again - identification needed.

Maybe some species of Eggar again – identification needed.

Possibly -  Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx henopodiata)

Possibly – Shaded Broad-bar (Scotopteryx henopodiata)

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