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.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Leaf-miners and Narrow-winged Pug

New for the year for home on 8th August were Beech Midget Phyllonorycter maestingella, Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella and Narrow-winged Pug, the latter a species I've only ever encountered on heather heathland before, albeit sometimes then in good numbers.

Beech Midget Phyllonorycter maesingella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 8th August

Narrow-winged Pug, North Elmham, 8th August

Another species that sounds like it should be a heathland species from its common name is, in fact, not, but still one I don't see often: Heath Marble Endothenia ericetana.

Heath Marble Endothenia ericetana, North Elmham, 8th August

Plenty of other micros too: Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella, Golden Argent Argyresthia goedartella, 4 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, Brown House-moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 4 Dark Groundlings Bryotropha affinis, Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, House Groundling Bryotropha domestica, Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella, London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrices Pandemis heparana, Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, White-triangle Button Acleris holmiana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, 2 Holly Tortrices Rhopobota naevana, Cock's-head Bell Zeiraphera isertana, Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana, 3 Marbled Piercers Cydia splendana, Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactyla, Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella, 32 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 35 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, 3 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, 2 Small Greys Eudonia mercurella, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, 5 Garden Pebbles Evergestis forficalis, 2 Pale Straw Pearls Udea lutealis, 9 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis, 6 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis and 4 Grey Knot-horns Acrobasis advenella.

 A good variety of macros too: 3 Pebble Hook-tips, Chinese Character, Large Emerald, Blood-vein, Least Carpet, 7 Single-dotted Waves, 14 Riband Waves, 4 Red Twin-spot Carpets, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, Shaded Broad-bar, Common Carpet, Yellow Shell, July Highflyer, Tawny Speckled Pug, Clouded Border, Scorched Carpet, 6 Willow Beauties, 2 Poplar Hawkmoths, 4 Pebble Prominents, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Coxcomb Prominent, Chocolate-tip, Yellow-tail, 2 Rosy Footmen, 15 Dingy Footmen, 5 Scarce Footmen, 3 Common Footmen, Ruby Tiger, Heart and Dart, Flame Shoulder, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 12 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, Double Square-spot, 2 Six-striped Rustics, Lychnis, Smoky Wainscot, Dun-bar, 2 Dark Arches, 4 Common Rustics, 2 Lesser Common Rustics, 2 Dusky Sallows, 2 Flounced Rustics, 5 Uncertains, Rustic, Nut-tree Tussock, 3 Spectacles and Straw Dot.

 Least Carpet, North Elmham, 8th August

Lesser Common Rustic (male, gen det), North Elmham, 8th August

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