A few moths photographed on 26th and 27th. I went to bed early last night but as Duncan mentioned, it's going to be too hot to sleep over the next few days and provided there is no wind here, I will probably be mothing again tonight!
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No. 1. Iphierga euphragma
Unfortunately, this is a less than satisfactory image. The sheet began to billow as I tried to record this moth. It didn't hang around for a second attempt! :-)
No. 2 I think this might be Spectrotrota fimbrialis
PYRALIDAE : Epipaschiinae
No. 3 Southern Old Lady
NOCTUIDAE : Catocalinae
No. 4 Wingia aurata
OECOPHORIDAE : Oecophorinae
No. 5 Hellula hydralis
CRAMBIDAE : Glaphyriinae
No. 6 Hypobapta sp (female and male, I think)
GEOMETRIDAE : Geometrinae
Although this moth looks very much like Hypobapta diffundens and I would have called it H. diffundens until I read that species has a wingspan of only 2cm. My larger moth had a static winspan of at least 5cm.
Enquiries pending! :-)
UPDATE: I have received advice that Hypobapta diffundens has a small wingspan (thanks Donald) although images I found of this species appeared to match my moth better than my first identification choice of Hypobapta percomptaria which is a much larger moth, so it's possible my moths are H. percomptaria.
I think this has to be Clania ignobilis. I photographed the larval case of the Faggot Case Moth not so long ago.
Duncan described his "Psych" as demented! I will describe mine as maniacal! :-)
I have found almost no good images of this clearwing species of Case Moth so am not prepared to call the species. Help required! :-)