|Small Fan-footed Wave (Idaea biselata)|
Its scientific name is Idaea biselata : Idaea for the mountain from which the mythological Greek goddesses and gods watched the Trojan War; and biselata for the tufts on the back legs of the male. Funnily enough, biselata should actually be bisetata; it's a typographical error that has stuck.
The catch from yesterday had little else of note, unless you have an affinity for the Common Footman (Eilema lurideola); they were everywhere, hidden under almost every one of the egg cartons, perched along the rim of the trap, and scrambling for exodus after we removed the top. However, it did seem to be the catch of moth-friendship; two Muslin Footmen seated together, the tips of their wings overlapping. Three Wainscots huddled in alliance, probably plotting their escape from their temporary residence.