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.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Three-tick night

Actually it was more than 3 ticks in the night because it was the same night we went to East Wretham Heath, but the moth trap at home also produced the goods including 3 moths I'd never seen before: Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella, Woodland Marble Orthotaenia undulana and Double-striped Knot-horn Cryptoblabes bistriga.

Double-striped Knot-horn Cryptoblabes bistriga, North Elmham, 20th June

Buff Long-horn Nematopogon metaxella, North Elmham, 20th June

Woodland Marble Orthotaenia undulana, North Elmham, 20th June

The following were also new for the year for the garden: Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella, 3 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrices Pandemis cerasana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula stagnata, Riband Wave, Sharp-angled Carpet and my second ever Poplar Kitten.

Apple Fruit Moth Argyresthia conjugella, North Elmham, 20th June

Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana, North Elmham, 20th June

Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, North Elmham, 20th June

Beautiful China-mark Nymphula stangnata, North Elmham, 20th June

Riband Wave, North Elmham, 20th June

Sharp-angled Carpet, North Elmham, 20th June

Poplar Kitten, North Elmham, 20th June

The rest were Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, 3 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, 3 Hook-streaked Grass-Veneers Crambus lathoniellus, 2 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 2 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata, Treble Brown Spot, 5 Silver-ground Carpets, Broken-barred Carpet, 5 Common Pugs, 2 Scorched Wings, Brimstone Moth, 5 Clouded Silvers, 2 Light Emeralds, Elephant Hawkmoth, Common Footman, Buff Ermine, 5 Heart and Darts, Flame, 2 Flame Shoulders, Large Yellow Underwing, Bright-line Brown-eye, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, 7 Brown Rustics, Small Angle Shades, Dark Arches, 4 Marbled Minors, 4 Tawny Marbled Minors, 7 Middle-barred Minors, 5 Treble Lines, Burnished Brass, Spectacle, 4 Straw Dots and Fan-foot. 

Broken-barred Carpet, North Elmham, 20th June

Tawny Marbled Minor (male, gen det), North Elmham, 20th June

Small Angle Shades, North Elmham, 20th June

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