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, 23 June 2015

Varied Coronet

When we were at Claxton Manor last Saturday I ran the trap as usual at home too.  It produced a few that were new for the year for the garden: Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Brown Silver-line, Willow Beauty, Elephant Hawkmoth, Tawny Marbled Minor and 2 Silver Ys.

Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, North Elmham, 13th June

Elephant Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 13th June

Tawny Marbled Minor (male, gen det), North Elmham, 13th June

Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, North Elmham, 13th June

Silver Y, North Elmham, 13th June

Willow Beauty, North Elmham, 13th June

Other moths recorded that night were Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Hook-streaked Grass-Veneer Crambus lathoniellus, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, 5 Common Swifts, Silver-ground Carpet, 2 Common Marbled Carpets, Grey Pine Carpet, Green Carpet, Mottled Pug, 2 Common Pugs, Clouded Border, Scorched Wing, 2 Brimstone Moths, Common Wave, Light Emerald, Pale Tussock, Orange Footman, White Ermine, 2 Buff Ermines, Cinnabar, Heart and Dart, Ingrailed Clay, 3 Small Square-spots, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Shears, 2 Common Wainscots, 3 Brown Rustics, 9 Treble Lines, Mottled Rustic and Straw Dot.

Sunday night was poorer but Varied Coronet was a nice addition to the year-list.

Varied Coronet, North Elmham, 14th June

The others were Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, 2 Common Swifts, 2 Common Marbled Carpets, Green Carpet, Light Emerald, Cinnabar, Heart and Dart, 3 Ingrailed Clays, Small Square-spot, Common Wainscot, 2 Brown Rustics, 2 Treble Lines, Mottled Rustic and Burnished Brass.

Monday night was even worse: Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis, Silver-ground Carpet, Light Emerald, Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 Buff Ermines, 10 Heart and Darts, Small Square-spot, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, Rustic Shoulder-knot, 2 Brown Rustics and Treble Lines. 

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