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

Large Nutmeg

Sunday 7th saw 2 new moths for the year, Common Footman and Setaceous Hebrew Character.

Common Footman, North Elmham, 7th June

Setaceous Hebrew Character, North Elmham, 7th June

Also on Sunday, Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, 2 Common Swifts, Silver-ground Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Green Carpet, 3 Common Pugs, Brimstone Moth, Pebble Prominent, Coxcomb Prominent, Buff-tip, Pale Tussock, Cinnabar, 3 Heart and Darts, Small Square-spot, Common Wainscot, Brown Rustic, Marbled Minor, 5 Treble Lines, Vine's Rustic and Spectacle.

Vine's Rustic, North Elmham, 7th June

On Monday a lunch-time stroll through Bunker's Hill (near Anmer) failed to produce many moths (just 1 Silver-ground Carpet) but did deliver a couple of new beetles, a Byturus sp. (well, 4 of them) and a Common Leaf Beetle Phyllobius pyri.

Byturus sp., Bunker's Hill, 8th June

Common Leaf Beetle Phyllobius pyri, Bunker's Hill, 8th June

New for the year on Monday night were Barred Marble Celypha striana, Large Yellow Underwing, Ingrailed Clay and Large Nutmeg.  It was only the second time I've seen Large Nutmeg.

Large Nutmeg, North Elmham, 8th June

Large Yellow Underwing, North Elmham, 8th June

Barred Marble Celypha striana, North Elmham, 8th June

Ingrailed Clay, North Elmham, 8th June

The rest of the moths on Monday night were 2 Hook-streaked Grass-Veneers Crambus lathoniellus, Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata, Elder Pearl Anania coronata, Silver-ground Carpet, Garden Carpet, Common Pug, 2 Brimstone Moths, 2 Light Emeralds, 2 Poplar Hawkmoths, Buff-tip, Pale Tussock, Cinnabar, 4 Heart and Darts, Flame Shoulder, 3 Small Square-spots, Bright-line Brown-eye, 2 Common Wainscots, Rustic Shoulder-knot, 8 Treble Lines and 2 Vine's Rustics.

Mottled Beauty was the only new moth for the year on Tuesday night. 

Mottled Beauty, North Elmham, 9th June

Also on Tuesday night were Barred Marble Celypha striana, Hook-streaked Grass-Veneer Crambus lathoniellus, 2 Common Swifts, 6 Silver-ground Carpets, Garden Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, 2 Mottled Pugs, Common Pug, Grey Pug, 2 Light Emeralds, 2 White Ermines, Cinnabar, 10 Heart and Darts, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Flame Shoulder, Small Square-spot, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Shears, Bright-line Brown-eye, 2 Common Wainscots, Brown Rustic, Middle-barred Minor and 8 Treble Lines

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