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, 8 September 2015

Square-spotted Clay & Dark Spectacle

New for the year on 11th August were Square-spotted Clay and Dark Spectacle:

Square-spotted Clay, North Elmham, 11th August

Dark Spectacle, North Elmham, 11th August

The other macros were Pebble Hook-tip, 2 Blood-veins, Least Carpet, 7 Single-dotted Waves, 14 Riband Waves, 2 Red Twin-spot Carpets, 2 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpets, Shaded Broad-bar, 4 Common Carpets, Lime-speck Pug, 2 Tawny Speckled Pugs, Yellow-barred Brindle, 2 Clouded Borders, Scorched Carpet, 2 Canary-shouldered Thorns, Early Thorn, Peppered Moth, 11 Willow Beauties, Poplar Hawkmoth, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Pale Prominent, Yellow-tail, Rosy Footman, Dingy Footman, Scarce Footman, Buff Footman, 5 Common Footmen, 6 Ruby Tigers, 3 Shuttle-shaped Darts, Flame Shoulder, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, 17 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Six-striped Rustics, Nutmeg, Lychnis, Smoky Wainscot, 2 Straw Underwings, 2 Dun-bars, 3 Dark Arches, Common Rustic, Dusky Sallow, 2 Flounced Rustics, 2 Uncertains and Straw Dot.

Poplar Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 11th August

There was a fair selection of micros to work through too: 4 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, 3 Garden Rose Tortrices Acleris variegana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, 2 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Pale-streak Grass-veneer Agriphila selasella, 15 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 51 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, 2 Pearl Grass-veneers Catoptria pinella, 2 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, 4 Garden Pebbles Evergestis forficalis, Chequered Straw Evergestis pallidata, Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis, 16 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, 3 Grey Knot-horns Acrobasis advenella, Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis and Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla.

Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, North Elmham, 11th August

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