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.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Two more good days

2nd July was another reasonably good day, though not so busy as 1st.  A great record for the house was Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia dilutella - a relatively scarce heathland species.

Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia dilutella, North Elmham, 2nd July

Another good one was Black-brindled Bell Epinotia signatana.  I had the third, fourth and sixth county records at my old house in Bawdeswell but it was under-recorded and there have been at least 6 more records since.

Black-brindled Bell Epinotia signatana, North Elmham, 2nd July

Also new for the year (for the garden) were Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryli and Yellow Oak Button Aleimma loeflingiana.

Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryli, North Elmham, 2nd July

Potentially the best moth was what looks like Oak-bark Argent Argyresthia glaucinella.  External features looked good, the wingspan was around 8mm which is less than the stated range for the very similar and commoner Argyresthia spinosella, but various references suggest referring to genitalia to confirm.  Only problem is they don't say what to look for and Jon says the genitalia aren't reliable.  Maybe the pointy corners are indicative of glaucinella, but I'm not sure I can say it's a robust ID at this point.  Unfortunately it was on its last legs and didn't survive long enough for me to get a picture if it alive.

possible Oak-bark Argent Argyresthia glaucinella, North Elmham, 2nd July

The rest were Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella, 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, 2 White Sallow Case-bearers Coleophora albidella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, 2 Brown House-moths Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, 2 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrices Pandemis cerasana, 6 Large Fruit-tree Tortrices Archips podana, 2 Privet Tortrices Clepsis consimilana, 4 Large Ivy Tortrices Lozotaenia forsterana, 2 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 9 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, 2 Woodland Marbles Orthotaenia undulana, 4 Triple-blotched Bells Notocelia trimaculana, 14 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 8 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, Marsh Grey Eudonia pallida, 6 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 3 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata, Elder Pearl Anania coronata, White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla, Common Emerald, 6 Dwarf Cream Waves, Single-dotted Wave, Treble Brown Spot, 24 Riband Waves, Barred Yellow, 2 Lilac Beauties, Swallow-tailed Moth, 5 Mottled Beauties, 3 Common White Waves, 2 Common Waves, Clouded Silver, 12 Buff-tips, Lobster Moth, 2 Rosy Footmen, Dingy Footman, 6 Common Footmen, 29 Buff Ermines, 2 Cinnabars, 5 Heart and Clubs, 3 Heart and Darts, 2 Flames, Flame Shoulder, 2 Ingrailed Clays, 10 Double Square-spots, 4 Bright-line Brown-eyes, Lychnis, 2 Clays, 3 Smoky Wainscots, 8 Brown Rustics, 4 Dark Arches, Marbled Minor (gen det), Middle-barred Minor, 2 Treble Lines, 21 Uncertains, 2 Rustics, 4 Mottled Rustics, 6 Burnished Brasses, 11 Beautiful Hook-tips, 3 Straw Dots, 4 Snouts, 2 Fan-foots and Small Fan-foot.

Lobster Moth, North Elmham, 2nd July

Heart and Club, North Elmham, 2nd July

White Sallow Case-bearer Coleophora albidella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 2nd July

Next day (3rd July) was similar in terms of numbers.  New fot the year were Barred White Clothes Moth Nemapogon clematella, Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, Spotted Shoot Moth Rhyacionia pinivorana, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, 6 Small Fan-footed Waves and 2 Dot Moths.

Dot Moth, North Elmham, 3rd July

Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, North Elmham, 3rd July

Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, North Elmham, 3rd July

Barred White Clothes Moth Nemapogon clematella, North Elmham, 3rd July

Crescent Bell Epinotia bilunana, North Elmham, 3rd July

Other micros were Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, 2 Privet Tortrices Clepsis consimilana, 2 Grey Tortrices Cnephasia stephensiana (gen det), 5 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 2 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, 16 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, 7 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 11 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 4 Small Greys Eudonia mercurella, 3 Small Magpies Eurrhypara hortulata and 6 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella.

Grey Tortrix Cnephasia stephensiana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 3rd July

The rest of the macros were 2 Common Emeralds, 3 Dwarf Cream Waves, Small Dusty Wave, 2 Single-dotted Waves, 2 Treble Brown Spots, 27 Riband Waves, 2 Large Twin-spot Carpets, Common Carpet, Yellow Shell, 5 Barred Straws, 4 Barred Yellows, Broken-barred Carpet, Sharp-angled Carpet, Foxglove Pug, Common Pug, Grey Pug, 3 Green Pugs, Small Yellow Wave, Scorched Carpet, 6 Brimstone Moths, Swallow-tailed Moth, 7 Willow Beauties, 4 Mottled Beauties, 3 Clouded Silvers, Light Emerald, Elephant Hawkmoth, 3 Buff-tips, 5 Rosy Footmen, 3 Common Footmen, White Ermine, 8 Buff Ermines, 4 Heart and Clubs, 8 Heart and Darts, 5 Flames, Large Yellow Underwing, 5 Double Square-spots, 2 Clays, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 4 Brown Rustics, 6 Dark Arches, Marbled Minor (gen det), 3 Tawny Marbled Minors (gen det), Middle-barred Minor, Treble Lines, 15 Uncertains, 4 Mottled Rustics, Burnished Brass, 3 Spectacles, 7 Beautiful Hook-tips, Straw Dot, 12 Snouts and 9 Fan-foots.

Scorched Carpet, North Elmham, 3rd July

Tawny Marbled Minor (male, gen det), North Elmham, 3rd July

Also this psocid (bark-fly)... Graphopsocus cruciatus.

 Graphopsocus cruciatus, North Elmham, 3rd July

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