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.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Cedestis subfasciella and Lobster

A Brown Pine Ermel Cedestis subfasciella was the best of a good night on Tuesday of last week, a new species for me.

Brown Pine Ermel Cedestis subfasciella, North Elmham, 16th June

Several species were new for the year, at least for the garden, including this fine Lobster Moth...

Lobster Moth, North Elmham, 16th June

...and this Little Grass-veneer Platytes cerussella, mainly a Breckland species in Norfolk...

 Little Grass-veneer Latytes cerussella, North Elmham, 16th June

...and Common Rush Case-bearer Coleophora alticolella, Larch Case-bearer Coleophora laricella, Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, Lesser Pearl Sitochroa verticalis, Snout and Fan-foot.

Lesser Pearl Sitochroa verticalis, North Elmham, 16th June

Snout, North Elmham, 16th June

 Fan-foot, North Elmham, 16th June

Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, North Elmham, 16th June

Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 16th June

Common Rush Case-bearer Coleophora alticolella (female, gen det), North Elmham, 16th June

Larch Case-bearer Coleophora laricella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 16th June

The other moths recorded last Tuesday were Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella, 5 Buff Rush Case-bearers Coleophora caespititiella (gen det), White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 5 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 2 Rush Marbles Bactra lancealana, 2 Hook-streaked Grass-Veneers Crambus lathoniellus, 2 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 4 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata, Fenland Pearl Anania perlucidalis, 2 Common Swifts, 7 Silver-ground Carpets, Mottled Pug, 4 Common Pugs, Brown Silver-line, Brimstone Moth, Willow Beauty, Common White Wave, Common Wave, Clouded Silver, Light Emerald, Poplar Hawkmoth, Buff-tip, 4 Common Footmen, 2 White Ermines, 3 Buff Ermines, 2 Cinnabars, 5 Heart and Darts, Flame Shoulder, 2 Ingrailed Clays, 2 Shoulder-striped Wainscots, 6 Brown Rustics, Dusky Brocade, 2 Marbled Minors (gen det), Middle-barred Minor, 5 Treble Lines, Burnished Brass, 2 Spectacles and 3 Straw Dots. 

 Dusky Brocade, North Elmham, 16th June

 Marbled Minors (female & male, gen det), North Elmham, 16th June

  Rush Marble Bactra lancealana, North Elmham, 16th June

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