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.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Bird's Wing

With 44 moths of 26 species, Thursday night wasn't a hugely busy one.  But among those were some goodies including two lifers for me, the spectacular Bird's Wing and the not-quite-so-spectacular Chalk Knot-horn Phycitodes maritima.

Bird's Wing, North Elmham, 11th June

Chalk Knot-horn Phycitodes maritima (male, gen det), North Elmham, 11th June

Even more spectacular were Privet Hawkmoth and Eyed Hawkmoth, both new for the year.

Privet Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 11th June

Eyed Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 11th June

Clouded Border was also new for the year.

Clouded Border, North Elmham, 11th June

Other moths were 4 Yellow-faced Bells Notocelia cynosbatella, Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis, 2 Silver-ground Carpets, Common Marbled Carpet, Green Carpet, 2 Common Pugs, Brimstone Moth, Mottled Beauty, Coxcomb Prominent, 2 Pale Tussocks, Common Footman, 2 Buff Ermines, 4 Heart and Darts, Ingrailed Clay, Small Square-spot, 2 Shears, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Rustic Shoulder-knot, 5 Brown Rustics, 4 Treble Lines and Mottled Rustic. 

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