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, 22 August 2015

Small Rufous

25th July wasn't a great night although White Satin was new for the year for the garden.  26th July was a little better with a: Heath Marble Endothenia ericetana which I'd only ever seen once before, back in 2010, and 2 Small Rufouses which I've not seen often.

Heath Marble Endothenia ericetana, North Elmham, 26th July

Small Rufouses, North Elmham, 26th July

The other moths on 25th were Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, Grey Tortrix Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana, 2 Garden Rose Tortrices Acleris variegana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella, 2 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula stagnata, Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis, Small Blood-vein, 4 Single-dotted Waves, Shaded Broad-bar, Clouded Border, 3 Scalloped Oaks, Peppered Moth, Poplar Hawkmoth, Coxcomb Prominent, Yellow-tail, 2 Dingy Footmen, Scarce Footman, 14 Common Footmen, 3 Buff Ermines, Double Square-spot, Nutmeg, Bright-line Brown-eye, Smoky Wainscot, 2 Dark Arches, 3 Common Rustics, 7 Uncertains, Nut-tree Tussock, Burnished Brass and Snout.

The others on 26th were 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, 2 Holly Tortrices Rhopobota naevana, 3 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 14 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 2 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis, Large Emerald, Blood-vein, 4 Small Fan-footed Waves, Riband Wave, Yellow Shell, Clouded Border, 3 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, 2 Peppered Moths, Engrailed, Coxcomb Prominent, 5 Yellow-tails, Rosy Footman, 3 Dingy Footmen, 3 Scarce Footmen, 5 Common Footmen, Buff Ermine, 2 Heart and Darts, 3 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 2 Dark Arches, Common Rustic, 9 Uncertains, 2 Rustics, Beautiful Hook-tip and 2 Snouts. 

This hoverfly, Eristalis tenax, is a good Honey Bee mimic.  Fooled me anyway, for a bit.

Eristalis tenax, North Elmham, 26th July

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