British moths: common names

While out in the field, I've heard all sorts of interesting, and often entertaining, "nicknames" being used for certain moths. The common names of British moths is a topic that I have previously written about previously and something I find fascinating.

I have set up a Google form to cover collate ideas for both micro-moths (families where the scientific, binomial name are predominantly used) and also macro-moths (which already have both well-used English and scientific names). If suggesting a new vernacular name for a macro-moth (or a micro-moth with an established English name), please include a rationale as to why you feel its current name is inappropriate

You can submit as many suggestions as you wish. The form will stay online at the address below. For clarity: just because they are submitted, there are no guarantees that they will become used in any form, nor indeed made public. They will, however, be preserved for the record. The contents of the form will be available to anyone who asks for it (please email me to request a spreadsheet of responses). It is hoped, in addition to being a collection of names that are interesting in their own right, that the responses could prove to be a useful resource for authors compiling future checklists, atlases, identification guides, or other publications well into the future.

The Google Form I have set up can be used to submit your suggestions using this link. A few ideas to get the ball rolling...

Image of suggestions for micro-moths