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, 26 June 2015

Last Wednesday

There were 115 moths of 51 species last Wednesday night, including several new for the year.  Among those were three species that I've not seen very often: Hedge Case-bearer Coleophora striatipennella, Small Seraphim and Pale-shouldered Brocade.

Hedge Case-bearer Coleophora striatipennella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 17th June

Pale-shouldered Brocade, North Elmham, 17th June

Small Seraphim, North Elmham, 17th June

Also new for the year, at least for the garden, were Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata, Treble Brown Spot, Scarce Footman, 2 Flames  and Uncertain.

Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, North Elmham, 17th June

Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata, North Elmham, 17th June

Treble Brown Spot, North Elmham, 17th June

Scarce Footman, North Elmham, 17th June

Flame, North Elmham, 17th June

Uncertain, North Elmham, 17th June

Numbers were provided by 16 Buff Ermines but I was just as impressed with a count of 4 Elephant Hawkmoths.

Elephant Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 17th June

The rest were Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, 5 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana, Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella, Hook-streaked Grass-Veneer Crambus lathoniellus, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla, 2 Common Swifts, 4 Silver-ground Carpets, Green Carpet, Sandy Carpet, 3 Common Pugs, Brimstone Moth, Peppered Moth, Common White Wave, 4 Light Emeralds, Poplar Hawkmoth, Swallow Prominent, 2 Marbled Browns, 5 Common Footmen, 4 White Ermines, 2 Cinnabars, 6 Heart and Darts, 2 Small Square-spots, 2 Shears, Lychnis, Common Wainscot, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Rustic Shoulder-knot, 2 Brown Rustics, Middle-barred Minor, Marbled Minor, 4 Treble Lines, 3 Mottled Rustics, Burnished Brass, 2 Spectacles, 8 Straw Dots and 3 Snouts. 

Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana, North Elmham, 17th June

Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, North Elmham, 17th June

Sandy Carpet, North Elmham, 17th June

Found this in the house next morning.  Don't like spiders but this was a pan-tick, Larinioides cornutus, I think.

Larinioides cornutus, North Elmham, 18th June

In yesterday's post I forgot to mention this beetle, my first Cantharis pallida if I've identified it correctly.

apparent Cantharis pallida, North Elmham, 16th June

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