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.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Another day, another lifer

14th July was another good night with 461 moths of 111 species.  Among them was a Thyme Marble Celypha cespitana, a new moth for me.

Thyme Marble Celypha cespitana, North Elmham, 14th July

I included mention of Pine Cosmet Batrachedra pinicolella in my previous post covering 13th July.  Wondered why I couldn't find any photos in my folder for 13th July - turns out I entered the date incorrectly in my databse, it was actually on 14th July.  So here it is...

Pine Cosmet Batrachedra pinicolella, North Elmham, 14th July

Again several species were new for the year, at least for the garden: 2 Purple Argents Argyresthia albistria, Burdock Conch Aethes rubigana, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrices Pandemis heparana, Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, 2 Gold Triangles Hypsopygia costalis, Drinker, Lesser Cream Wave, Brown Scallop, 2 Small Rivulets, Turnip Moth, Miller, Marbled Beauty and Ear Moth.

Purple Argents Argyresthia albistria, North Elmham, 14th July

Burdock Conch Aethes rubigana, North Elmham, 14th July

Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, North Elmham, 14th July

Drinker, North Elmham, 14th July

Lesser Cream Wave, North Elmham, 14th July

Brown Scallop, North Elmham, 14th July

Turnip Moth, North Elmham, 14th July

Marbled Beauty, North Elmham, 14th July

Ear Moth (male, gen det), North Elmham, 14th July

The other macros were Leopard Moth, Pebble Hook-tip, Buff Arches, Small Blood-vein, 7 Small Fan-footed Waves, 2 Dwarf Cream Waves, Small Dusty Wave, 6 Single-dotted Waves, 15 Riband Waves, 3 Large Twin-spot Carpets, 3 Shaded Broad-bars, Common Carpet, 3 Barred Straws, 2 July Highflyers, 4 Green Pugs, Double-striped Pug, Clouded Border, 2 Brimstone Moths, 4 Early Thorns, 3 Swallow-tailed Moths, Peppered Moth, 2 Willow Beauties, Mottled Beauty, Engrailed, Common White Wave, Common Wave, 6 Clouded Silvers, 4 Elephant Hawkmoths, 3 Yellow-tails, 5 Round-winged Muslins, 6 Rosy Footmen, 6 Dingy Footmen, 6 Scarce Footmen, 35 Common Footmen, 4 Buff Ermines, 4 Heart and Darts, 7 Flames, Large Yellow Underwing, 4 Double Square-spots, Shears, 4 Dot Moths, 3 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 2 Clays, 3 Smoky Wainscots, Grey Dagger, Brown Rustic, Dun-bar, 3 Dark Arches, Tawny Marbled Minor, 2 Common Rustics, 19 Uncertains, 2 Rustics, Mottled Rustic, 3 Burnished Brasses, 2 Spectacles, Beautiful Hook-tip, 16 Snouts, 4 Fan-foots and Dotted Fan-foot

 Leopard Moth, North Elmham, 14th July

Shaded Broad-bar, North Elmham, 14th July

July Highflyers, North Elmham, 14th July

Round-winged Muslin, North Elmham, 14th July

Grey Dagger (male, gen det), North Elmham, 14th July

Common Rustic (male, gen det), North Elmham, 14th July

The other micros were Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella, 19 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Meadow Case-bearer Coleophora mayrella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, Buff Cosmet Mompha ochraceella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, 2 Large Fruit-tree Tortrices Archips podana, 4 Privet Tortrices Clepsis consimilana, Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, 2 Large Ivy Tortrices Lozotaenia forsterana, 4 Grey Tortrices Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, 8 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 5 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 3 Marbled Orchard Tortrices Hedya nubiferana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 63 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 4 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 2 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 14 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, 7 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 17 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 6 Small Greys Eudonia mercurella, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, 5 Beautiful China-marks Nymphula stagnata, Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata, 5 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis, 11 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis, 7 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, Twin-barred Knot-horn Homoeosoma sinuella and 5 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla.

Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis, North Elmham, 14th July

Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis, North Elmham, 14th July

Not sure if I would have identified this correctly without dissecting it.  The pale infilled crosses look more lacustrata to me, altjough other features point towards mercurella.

Small Grey Eudonia mercurella (female, gen det), North Elmham, 14th July

This Brown Chafer was my first at North Elmham:

Brown Chafer, North Elmham, 14th July

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