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, 16 August 2015

Scoparia basistrigalis and Coleophora argentula on a quiet night

A paltry 49 species on 15th July, none of which were new for the year.  They included the following macros: Buff Arches, Small Fan-footed Wave, Dwarf Cream Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Scalloped Oak, Swallow-tailed Moth, 3 Willow Beauties, Mottled Beauty, Engrailed, Common White Wave, 3 Privet Hawkmoths, Poplar Hawkmoth, Round-winged Muslin, Dingy Footman, 3 Scarce Footmen, 22 Common Footmen, 11 Buff Ermines, Cinnabar, 2 Heart and Clubs, 3 Heart and Darts, 3 Flames, Flame Shoulder, Double Square-spot, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 2 Smoky Wainscots, Sycamore, Brown Rustic, Dark Arches, Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic, Common Rustic agg., 37 Uncertains, Rustic, 2 Mottled Rustics, Burnished Brass, 2 Spectacles and 6 Snouts.

Sycamore, North Elmham, 15th July

Among the micros Yarrow Case-bearer Coleophora argentula and Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis were notable. 

Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis (female, gen det), North Elmham, 15th July

Yarrow Case-bearer Coleophora argentula (male, gen det), North Elmham, 15th July

Other micros were 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, 2 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana, 7 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 2 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, Pearl Veneer Agriphila straminella, Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis, Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata and Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla

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