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.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Mere Wainscot

For a cool night I did well at home on 18th July as well (as well as at Brancaster, that is).  Several moths were new for the year for home: Scarce Obscure Oegoconia deauratella, Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, 2 Ash-bark Knot-horns Euzophera pinguis, Slender Pug, Vapourer, Black Arches, Ruby Tiger and Mere Wainscot.  The latter was only my second ever.

Mere Wainscot, North Elmham, 18th July

Vapourer, North Elmham, 18th July

Slender Pug, North Elmham, 18th July

Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, North Elmham, 18th July

 Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis, North Elmham, 18th July

Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, North Elmham, 18th July

Scarce Obscure Oegoconia deauratella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July

It was Footman City with  24 Rosy Footmen, 12 Dingy Footmen, 6 Scarce Footmen, Buff Footman and 83 Common Footmen.  Other macros were 2 Chinese Characters, Peach Blossom, Small Emerald, Blood-vein, Small Blood-vein, 2 Lesser Cream Waves, Least Carpet, Small Fan-footed Wave, Dwarf Cream Wave, 6 Single-dotted Waves, 12 Riband Waves, Shaded Broad-bar, Barred Straw, Small Rivulet, 2 Green Pugs, Double-striped Pug, 6 Clouded Borders, 3 Brimstone Moths, 4 Early Thorns, 3 Scalloped Oaks, Peppered Moth, Willow Beauty, 2 Clouded Silvers, 2 Privet Hawkmoths, 3 Elephant Hawkmoths, Swallow Prominent, 2 Buff-tips, 5 Yellow-tails, Round-winged Muslin, 10 Buff Ermines, 3 Heart and Darts, Flame, 6 Double Square-spots, Nutmeg, 3 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 3 Clays, 5 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Dark Arches, Light Arches, 6 Common Rustics, Lesser Common Rustic, Ear Moth, 31 Uncertains, 8 Rustics, Mottled Rustic, 2 Nut-tree Tussocks, Burnished Brass and 7 Snouts.

Small Emerald, North Elmham, 18th July

Lesser Common Rustic (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July

Other micros were Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella, probable Brown Apple Midget Phyllonorycter blancardella, 18 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea, Speckled Case-bearer Coleophora sternipennella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Golden-brown Tubic Crassa unitella, Burdock Neb Metzneria lappella, Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrices Pandemis heparana, 3 Large Fruit-tree Tortrices Archips podana, 4 Privet Tortrices Clepsis consimilana, 7 Red-barred Tortrices Ditula angustiorana, 2 Grey Tortrices Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 9 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, 5 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Round-winged Drill Dichrorampha simpliciana, 22 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella, Yellow Satin Veneer Crambus perlella, 15 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, 2 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, 2 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 10 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 3 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata, 4 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis and 2 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis.

Round-winged Drill Dichrorampha simpliciana, North Elmham, 18th July

Next day was quite poor with Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 3 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 4 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 6 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella (a different individual), 2 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, Chinese Character, 2 Single-dotted Waves, 3 Clouded Borders, Brimstone Moth, 3 Early Thorns, 2 Scalloped Oaks, Swallow-tailed Moth, Willow Beauty, Common White Wave, Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 Elephant Hawkmoths, 4 Buff-tips, Yellow-tail, Rosy Footman, Scarce Footman, 35 Common Footmen, 9 Buff Ermines, Ruby Tiger, Cinnabar, 2 Flames, 3 Double Square-spots, Nutmeg, Dot Moth, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, Clay, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 2 Dark Arches, Lesser Common Rustic, 13 Uncertains, 3 Rustics, Mottled Rustic, Nut-tree Tussock, Silver Y and Snout. 

The day after was back on form... more on that next post.

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