|December Moth, Poecilocampa populi. Hayes, 9 December 2015.|
|Red-green Carpet, Chloroclysta siterata. Hayes, 10 October 2015.|
|Feathered Thorn, Colotois pennaria. Hayes, 14 November 2015.|
The December Moth was photographed sitting on one of the egg-boxes from my light trap. The Red-Green Carpet was on the white painted door just behind the trap. It looks smooth from a distance! Quite a few species like the light but will not enter the trap, and instead rest on the paint and brickwork just behind it. The Feathered Thorn is on a piece of rotting wood. I have a selection of types of bark and wood that I can get the moths to pose on. However, when tapped onto a new surface, they will not often put their legs into a natural position. They just leave them bent into any old configuration.