Two night ago there was a swarm of small moths. The first of these was about 2cm long. The light colour on the top of its head puzzles me.
There are some moths which I have copied at the same relative size (as best as I can be sure).
I have brought these together, onto the same image, to show the variations in size. (Click to enlarge the image). From what I can work out, these are probably the same species.
Mosura has kindly advised me that this is probably Gastrina cristaria. That would make it a small moth in the GEOMETRIDAE tribe.
This next Moth seems to be Palaeosia bicosta (or a related species) of the Arctiidae family (which are generally known a "tiger moths" and tend to have very colourful bodies.
This moth had its wings very tightly folded. Mosura has much better images of a similar moth (Palaeosia bicosta) on his site. Mosura's second image shows colourful hind wings, which were not visible on my moth, as it refused to move when I tried to touch it.
This moth is likely to be Anthela acuta. This image was taken in January 2008. I have republished it here, because of the similarity to this next moth. This moth was about 4cm across its wings.
This is a similar moth which was about two days ago. It might be Anthela acuta or A. repleta, but I am not sure. Unfortunately, it was high up on my front porch wall, and I could not get close enough to take a good shot.
I am unable to get a fix on what this moth is, but I am guessing it is a Geometrid moth. It is a medium-small moth, a little over 2 cm long.
Mosura has advised it is possibly Leucania stenographa which would make it a member of the NOCTUIDAE tribe.
I have lots of other moth photos, but I have a lot of catching up to do, in trying to identify them.