Here are a a selection. I have IDs for most but would be grateful for any thoughts on the unidentified ones, or indeed if you spot any mistakes. The label refers to the photo underneath, just to be clear.
Silver green lines (female).
Isn't she stunning? The green is a really fresh green
Sharp angled peacock
I am struggling with this one.
The nearest I can come is some sort of Peacock moth.
Any thoughts gratefully received.
Peppered moth head-on
Pebble prominent side view
Another Peppered moth.
There were three in total, including one in the house on our curtain!
White ermine (9 of these in the box)
A gorgeous pale green colour which doesn't show so well in the pic
She was also in the house sitting on the curtain
We think the light from the box illuminated the wall of the house and our ceiling so some of the moths were on the wall and others came inside. They slept all day and went back outside at night once the moon was up calling to them
Dart of some sort
I find distinguishing between the various darts quite hard
they all look so similar to one another
I'm not too certain about the ID on this one
Heart and dart
(I think a pale version)
No ID for this one at present
We've come to the conclusion that the various habitats around the house (largely unfarmed and unmanaged so free from synthetic chemicals) support such a wide range of plant life that the moths do well here. Add to that the fact that there is also a ready supply of water in the form of lakes, our pond and a stream, and the absence of too many people or houses and I suspect they have most of the things they need to do well.
I am very interested to hear from those of you who also study moths to see how our lot compares, both in numbers and types, with those you have been getting in different areas of the country.