Since moving in to our new home we have been photographing the moths we find in the moth trap (the trap doesn't kill them, merely allow us to record the different species and numbers), on white backgrounds to allow us to compare and contrast the different species and keep a record. Below are the moths so far we have photographed (others were seen but evaded the camera!), hopefully it will show others what is possible to catch in their own garden, ours in a modest garden in a mid-terraced row in a suburban area. We have included the early and late dates for when we have seen them, if this is the same then it is likely we only have one record to date (but this will change over the coming years), we have also included the highest number we have seen in a single night. The order of the moths follows their B&F number.
All the moths we study are released in to wild, we do not keep specimens to study, nor do we or will we dissect any moths in order to fully identify them. We enjoy looking for and recording moths, but they shouldn't have to die for our pleasure.