|Argyresthia goerdartella. Argyresthiidae. Crowborough, July 2014.|
|Peppered Moth, Biston betularia. Geometridae. Crowborough, July 2014.|
|Oak Hooktip, Watsonalla binaria. Drepanidae. Crowborough, July 2014.|
|Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis. Noctuidae. Crowborough, July 2014.|
|Lesser Swallow Prominent, Pheosia gnoma. Notodontidae. Crowborough, July 2014.|
So, I thought I had a good selection. I have seen most of these moths in my Hayes garden trap, but not all at the same time or in such numbers. I am hoping to go back again in August!
This is the trap itself, in the back garden:
|Skinner 15 watt actinic moth trap in Crowborough. 27 July 2014.|
This was taken at 5:06 am, around first light, and it wasn't very bright. The iPhone 5S took it at ISO 400, and the result when seen at full size is full of artifacts and lacking in detail. Even reduced, like this, look at the top left to see what I mean. That's an interesting comparison with my main Canon cameras, on which ISO 400 is indistinguishable from anything less, and I regularly use ISO 1000. But the iPhone gives great results with enough light.