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, 8 August 2015

Nationally Scarce A in the garden

When I got back from Hilgay Fen it was nearly time to go through my moth trap at home.  This contained an excellent moth, the "Nationally Scarce A" Eastern Case-bearer Coleophora vestianella.  In Norfolk the first record was in the Brecks in 1933 and it wasn't recorded again until 2012 since when there have been 5 records in west Norfolk.  Not yet recorded in VC27 (east Norfolk), the border of which is very close to here.

Eastern Case-bearer Coleophora vestianella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 4th July

New for the year here were 2 Woundwort Case-bearers Coleophora lineolea, White-foot Bell Epiblema foenella, Shaded Broad-bar and 3 Short-cloaked Moths.

Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea (male, gen det), North Elmham, 4th July

White-foot Bell Epiblema foenella, North Elmham, 4th July

Shaded Broad-bar, North Elmham, 4th July

Short-cloaked Moth, North Elmham, 4th July

The other macros were Common Emerald, Small Blood-vein, Small Fan-footed Wave, 4 Dwarf Cream Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 2 Treble Brown Spots, 23 Riband Waves, Yellow Shell, 7 Barred Straws, 2 Barred Yellows, 2 Sandy Carpets, 3 Common Pugs, Scorched Wing, Brimstone Moth, 4 Willow Beauties, Mottled Beauty, 2 Common White Waves, Common Wave, 2 Clouded Silvers, Elephant Hawkmoth, Small Elephant Hawkmoth, Marbled Brown, 5 Buff-tips, 4 Rosy Footmen, 6 Common Footmen, 19 Buff Ermines, 2 Cinnabars, 2 Heart and Clubs, 5 Heart and Darts, 3 Flames, 2 Flame Shoulders, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, 13 Double Square-spots, Dot Moth, 2 Lychnis, 2 Brown-line Bright-eyes, Clay, Common Wainscot, Shoulder-striped Wainscot, 6 Brown Rustics, 2 Dark Arches, 2 Middle-barred Minors, Treble Lines, 20 Uncertains, Rustic, 5 Mottled Rustics, 6 Burnished Brasses, Spectacle, 8 Beautiful Hook-tips, 6 Straw Dots, 3 Snouts and 4 Fan-foots.

Single-dotted Wave, North Elmham, 4th July - a strongly-marked example

Small Elephant Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 4th July

Among the micros another Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia dilutella was notable:

Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia dilutella, North Elmham, 4th July

The rest were Barred White Clothes Moth Nemapogon clematella, Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella, 2 Meadow Case-bearers Coleophora mayrella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, 3 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana, 2 Large Fruit-tree Tortrices Archips podana, 2 Privet Tortrices Clepsis consimilana, 5 Large Ivy Tortrices Lozotaenia forsterana, 2 Red-barred Tortrices Ditula angustiorana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, 7 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 7 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 4 Marbled Orchard Tortrices Hedya nubiferana, Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, 2 Triple-blotched Bells Notocelia trimaculana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, 35 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 2 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, Yellow Satin Veneer Crambus perlella, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, 9 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 3 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, 8 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata, 2 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, 3 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla and 2 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla.

Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, North Elmham, 4th July

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