There are perhaps half a dozen different species of moth flying at the moment, with many more to be expected when the Willow catkins open, which should be about 2 weeks away.
This is the Chestnut:
|Chestnut moth - Conistra vaccinii|
Much easier to identify is the Dotted Border, which gets its name from the row of dots on the trailing edge of the wings:
|Dotted Border - Agriopis marginaria|
The weather has been much warmer than we had in the last two winters, with just a few nights of frost, so the spring is quite early, with a few flowers just beginning to show. The Willow catkins are on the verge of opening, so that will bring out the early bees, hoverflies and Willow-dependent moths including the various Quakers.
|Willow catkins about to open|