|'Montage of Heck'... a lot of Large Yellow Underwings|
'Dreaded' - because there are so many of them and they are what we scientists term 'big and ugly'. They also have the habit of escaping into the house requiring a SWAT team to bust in and catch them (on the command of "go! go! go!")(obviously).
|Some moths from last night's haul which have the virtue of not being Yellow Underwings - Canary shouldered Thorn, Swallow Prominent, Dingy Footman, Sallow|
Not just the bog standard LYU (as they're dismissively referred to) - if you want a small one there's the Lesser YU, if you want a even smaller one there's the Least YU. If you want a smaller one with a broad border there's the Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing - which always strikes me as a comically tortuous name.
How nice of nature to provide a Yellow Underwing to suit all tastes - there's one for everybody.
I've heard of cases of traps with several hundred of these boys. That must be a noctuid-based mothmare. There seems to be a critical mass. Given large enough numbers there will always be individuals that won't settle in the trap thus setting them all off into a swirling, flapping frenzy.
|Twenty-plume Moth - an amazing moth - the wings are made up of feather-like structures|