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, 18 September 2015

Magpie Moth and Maple Pug

I jumped ahead to cover trips to Cranwich Heath and North Denes... now back to catching up on home trapping, starting back at 12th August.  The night delivered three new for the year.  Maple Pug was best, although so worn I would never have identified it positively without dissecting it.  Magpie Moth was far better looking and 2 Elbow-strip Grass-veneers Agriphila geniculea.

Magpie Moth, North Elmham, 12th August

Maple Pug (male, gen det), North Elmham, 12th August

Elbow-stripe Grass-veneer Agriphila geniculea, North Elmham, 12th August

Other macros were Orange Swift, 2 Pebble Hook-tips, 4 Chinese Characters, 2 Least Carpets, Small Fan-footed Wave, 4 Single-dotted Waves, 6 Riband Waves, Flame Carpet, Red Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Common Carpets, Lime-speck Pug, Yellow-barred Brindle, 2 Clouded Borders, Dusky Thorn, 2 Early Thorns, 2 Willow Beauties, Poplar Hawkmoth, Pebble Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Yellow-tail, Black Arches, 7 Dingy Footmen, 3 Scarce Footmen, 2 Common Footmen, Buff Ermine, 2 Ruby Tigers, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 4 Flame Shoulders, 4 Large Yellow Underwings, 14 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Six-striped Rustics, Nutmeg, Dun-bar, 2 Dark Arches, Flounced Rustic, Ear Moth, Uncertain and Snout.

Flame Carpet, North Elmham, 12th August

Lime-speck Pug, North Elmham, 12th August

The other micros were 2 Carrion Moths Monopis weaverella, 2 Ribwort Slenders Aspilapteryx tringipennella, 6 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Grey Ermine Yponomeuta sedella, 2 Woundwort Case-bearers Coleophora lineolea, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, 3 Garden Rose Tortrices Acleris variegana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 9 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 39 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, 2 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, 2 Garden Pebbles Evergestis forficalis, 2 Pale Straw Pearls Udea lutealis, 13 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, 3 Grey Knot-horns Acrobasis advenella, Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella and Chalk Knot-horn Phycitodes maritima.

Chalk Knot-horn Phycitodes maritima (male, gen det), North Elmham, 12th August

Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana, North Elmham, 12th August

It pays to be careful emptying the trap - had a few Hornets and Wasps recently...

Common Wasp, North Elmham, 12th August

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