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, 29 May 2015

Windy night

A windy night on Wednesday didn't bode well for moths but apart from the wind, conditions were ok and the night did produce a reasonable selection - 23 species including 5 new for the year (for the garden).  The five were Skin Moth Monopis laevigella, Daisy Bent-wing Bucculatrix nigricomella, Mottled Pug, Grey Pug and Burnished Brass.

Burnished Brass, North Elmham, 27th May

Daisy Bent-wing Bucculatrix nigricomella, North Elmham, 27th May

Mottled Pug, North Elmham, 27th May

Grey Pug, North Elmham, 27th May

Skin Moth Monopis laevigella, North Elmham, 27th May

Best of the rest were Maiden's Blush, May Highflyer and 2 Poplar Hawkmoths.

Poplar Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 27th May

The others were Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella, 4 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, Common Swift, 2 Red Twin-spot Carpets, Silver-ground Carpet, Grey Pine Carpet, Green Carpet, 2 Common Pugs, Brimstone Moth, Orange Footman, White Ermine, 2 Heart and Darts, Flame Shoulder, Shears and 2 Treble Lines.

Last night was less productive: Mottled Pug, Common Pug, Scalloped Hazel, White Ermine, Muslin Moth, Heart and Dart, 2 Small Square-spots, Lychnis, Shears, Treble Lines and Spectacle.  

Found another Ptinus sexpunctatus beetle in the house this evening.

Ptinus sexpinctatus, North Elmham, 29th May

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