Although last night was not warm, there were still lots of small moths around.
The largest (but still a relatively small moth) somehow managed to fly inside the house, and landed in my corridor. I find this to be a very attractive moth, with silvery-green markings on its wings. DJW EDIT: Thanks to Duncan for the photo of Cosmodes elegans re-published on Mosura's site. Nice co-operative effort.
Here you can see it sitting on the palm of my hand.In terms of "design" I find these tiny moths, known as "plume moths" to be the most extreme. Their thin wings are held very high, and when at rest, the wings are held out at right angles to the body. The legs have distinct spurs on them. They have an appearance which makes them appear to some people to be Mosquitoes, but they are very definitely moths. If you click to enlarge the image, you can quite clearly see the "plumes" on the wings visible underneath the wings. This one might be: Platyptilia emissalis
DJW NOTE: Donald has now advised that the ID suggested by Duncan was correct, but that the species name has now been "revised" to Sinpunctiptilia emissalis.
This next little creamy moth might be in the OECOPHORIDAE - possibly Heteroteucha parvulaRight beside the creamy moth was this fairly drab little moth. The closest I can come for an ID for this one is OECOPHORIDAE family, possibly a Barea species.
DJW EDIT: Mosura has suggested Hofmannophila pseudospretella. An introduced "house moth" which likes dust, and the larvae require humidity. God, no wonder I have got it here!
This last little moth is quite attractive in a subtle way. I cannot get closer than guessing that this is a member of the OECOPHORIDAE family, possibly a member of the Eochrois genus.Any advice or corrections to these tentative moth identifications would be appreciated.