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.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

End of June

New for the year on 30th June were Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, Codling Moth Cydia pomonella, White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla and Small Yellow Wave.

Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 30th June

White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla, North Elmham, 30th June

Codling Moth Cydia pomonella, North Elmham, 30th June

Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, North Elmham, 30th June

Red-barred Torrix Ditula angustiorana, North Elmham, 30th June

Other moths recorded this night were probable Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella, Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, 2 Brown House-moths Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, 2 Large Fruit-tree Tortrices Archips podana, Dark-barred Tortrix Syndemis musculana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, Large Ivy Tortrix Lozotaenia forsterana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 12 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 2 Plum Tortrices Hedya pruniana, 4 Marbled Orchard Tortrices Hedya nubiferana, 5 Triple-blotched Bells Notocelia trimaculana, 7 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella, Hook-streaked Grass-Veneer Crambus lathoniellus, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, 7 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, Marsh Grey Eudonia pallida, 5 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata, 2 Fenland Pearls Anania perlucidalis, Common Emerald, 4 Dwarf Cream Waves, 6 Treble Brown Spots, 2 Riband Waves, Silver-ground Carpet, 4 Barred Straws, Common Marbled Carpet, Barred Yellow, Common Pug, Scorched Wing, 5 Brimstone Moths, 2 Willow Beauties, Mottled Beauty, Clouded Silver, Light Emerald, Privet Hawkmoth, 9 Common Footmen, 5 Buff Ermines, 4 Heart and Clubs, 3 Heart and Darts, Flame Shoulder, Double Square-spot, Clay, Smoky Wainscot, Common Wainscot, 4 Brown Rustics, Middle-barred Minor, 6 Uncertains, 4 Mottled Rustics, 2 Burnished Brass, Spectacle, Beautiful Hook-tip, 14 Straw Dots, 4 Snouts and 2 Fan-foots. 

Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, North Elmham, 30th June - my first female of the year

Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, North Elmham, 30th June

Two or three of these colourful bugs, Phylus palliceps, were my first examples of this species.

Phylus palliceps, North Elmham, 30th June

That's all I've got time for tonight, but look out for posts covering July - loads of interesting stuff coming up including some great moths on 1st July...

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