A diary of my mothing activity covering highlights and photos from my moth trapping activities. Mainly Norfolk (UK), occasionally beyond. I may mention other wildlife sightings here, especially insects, but for birds see my birding diary.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Day-flying micros

Had a quick wander round Syderstone Common in my lunch break today and noted a few day-flying micros.  Flying around a hawthorn near the central car park was a Feathered Bright Incurvaria masculella and nearby a Common Oak Midget Phyllonorycter quercifoliella.  Around the gorse was a Dark Gorse Piercer Grapholita internana and 2 Grey Gorse Piercers Cydia ulicetana.

Dark Gorse Piercer Grapholita internana, Syderstone Common, 8th May

Grey Gorse Piercer Cydia ulicetana, Syderstone Common, 8th May

Feathered Bright Incurvaria masculella, Syderstone Common, 8th May

Common Oak Midget Phyllonorycter quercifoliella, Syderstone Common, 8th May

While having lunch at Creake Abbey on Monday I picked up this beetle from the table - turns out to be one of the Notiophilus sp.  Can't be identified to species level without gen detting which I don't know how to do.

Notiophilus sp., North Creake, 4th May

Trapping at home over the last couple of nights hasn't been too exciting, though still getting Brindled Beauties and Muslin Moths which I never used to get at Bawdeswell.  Wednesday night produced just Brindled Beauty, 3 Muslin Moths and Hebrew Character.  Last night was marginally better with Cinnabar being new for the house.  The others were Brindled Beauty, 3 Muslin Moths, Powdered Quaker and 2 Hebrew Characters. 

Cinnabar, North Elmham, 7th May

Muslin Moth, North Elmham, 7th May

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