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A couple of Moths for ID. (1 Viewer)

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Got a pair from my last trapping in early May. I'm fairly sure on the Lime Hawkmoth, though I don't know if its possible to tell more from it from the photos shown other than its species. A bit early, but this one was actually not even in the trap and was hiding in the house.

Spruce Carpet I'm fairly sure on as it seems to be a "carpet shape" and its one of the few that makes sense for Suffolk.

Photo 1 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

Photo 2-4 Lime Hawkmoth (Mimas tiliae)
 

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Jabberwocky

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Got a pair from my last trapping in early May. I'm fairly sure on the Lime Hawkmoth, though I don't know if its possible to tell more from it from the photos shown other than its species. A bit early, but this one was actually not even in the trap and was hiding in the house.

Spruce Carpet I'm fairly sure on as it seems to be a "carpet shape" and its one of the few that makes sense for Suffolk.

Photo 1 Spruce Carpet (Thera britannica)

Photo 2-4 Lime Hawkmoth (Mimas tiliae)

Spruce Carpet looks correct but the other one is an Angle Shades.

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Ahh your right!
I've not seen an Angel Shades before, but I have seen limes before. The balder part on the back should have given me a hint that it was old and not younger (I'd thought it was a lime but new and thus not fully expanded wings). A further inspection and yeah I think I was more seeing what I was wanting to see than what was there, the colours and patterns really don't line up all that well even if one were thinking the wings were rumpled.
 

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