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.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Another Small Mottled Willow

Well it's all a bit mundane for this year when so many recorders have been getting scores of Small Mottled Willows, but here such migrants are few and far between and I was chuffed to get my second Small Mottled Willow on the night of 17th August.  Especially so as unlike the first one this was a much fresher individual with a properly orange spot.

Small Mottled Willow, North Elmham, 17th August

Two species were new for the year: Currant Pug and a very tatty Mouse Moth.

Mouse Moth, North Elmham, 17th August

Currant Pug, North Elmham, 17th August

Others were 3 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, 2 Garden Rose Tortrices Acleris variegana, 2 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, 6 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 25 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, 3 Elbow-stripe Grass-veneers Agriphila geniculea, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, 2 Garden Pebbles Evergestis forficalis, 9 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Ash-bark Knot-horns Euzophera pinguis, Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla, Orange Swift, Pebble Hook-tip, Large Emerald, Blood-vein, Small Fan-footed Wave, 4 Single-dotted Waves, 5 Riband Waves, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Common Carpets, Small Rivulet, Maple Pug, Tawny Speckled Pug, 2 Magpie Moths, Scalloped Oak, Willow Beauty, 2 Coxcomb Prominents, 2 Pale Prominents, Yellow-tail, 2 Dingy Footmen, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, Flame Shoulder, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 7 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 8 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Square-spotted Clay, 4 Six-striped Rustics, Lychnis, Antler Moth, Common Wainscot, 2 Dun-bars, 2 Dark Arches, Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic, 4 Flounced Rustics and Straw Dot.

Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, North Elmham, 17th August

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