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, 29 October 2015

My first Yponomeuta plumbella

Nothing to shout about on the night of 18th August but 19th was better with my first ever Black-tipped Ermine Yponomeuta plumbella.

Black-tipped Ermine Yponomeuta plumbella, North Elmham, 19th August

Two micros requiring gen detting were new for the house despite both being common at my last house in Bawdeswell: Hawthorn Slender Parornix anglicella and Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta.

Hawthorn Slender Parornix anglicella (male, gen det)North Elmham, 19th August

Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta (male, gen det), North Elmham, 19th August

The other micros recorded were 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Golden-brown Tubic Crassa unitella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, 2 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea, Hedge Case-bearer Coleophora striatipennella, House Groundling Bryotropha domestica, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, 2 Maple Buttons Acleris forsskaleana, 2 Garden Rose Tortrices Acleris variegana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, 2 Marbled Piercers Cydia splendana, Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella, 4 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 22 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, 2 Elbow-stripe Grass-veneers Agriphila geniculea, 2 Pearl Grass-veneers Catoptria pinella, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, 2 Garden Pebbles Evergestis forficalis, Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, 14 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella and 2 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla.

The macros were 2 Orange Swifts, Pebble Hook-tip, Maiden's Blush, Single-dotted Wave, 7 Riband Waves, 2 Common Carpets, Green Carpet, Tawny Speckled Pug, Treble-bar, 2 Magpie Moths, Brimstone Moth, Canary-shouldered Thorn, Dusky Thorn, Peppered Moth, 4 Willow Beauties, Poplar Hawkmoth, Pebble Prominent, 3 Lesser Swallow Prominents, Black Arches, Dingy Footman, Scarce Footman, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Flame Shoulders, 9 Large Yellow Underwings, 14 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 3 Small Square-spots, 9 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 2 Square-spotted Clays, 4 Six-striped Rustics, 3 Square-spot Rustics, Lesser Common Rustic, Nutmeg, Lychnis, 4 Common Wainscots, 2 Old Ladies, Straw Underwing, Dark Arches, 9 Flounced Rustics, Rustic, Burnished Brass, Spectacle and 3 Straw Dots.

Orange Swift, North Elmham, 19th August

The full list for 18th was Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella, Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, 2 Garden Rose Tortrices Acleris variegana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, 3 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 24 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, 2 Elbow-stripe Grass-veneers Agriphila geniculea, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis, Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, 10 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Orange Swift, Oak Hook-tip, Pebble Hook-tip, Blood-vein, Single-dotted Wave, Riband Wave, 3 Red Twin-spot Carpets, Magpie Moth, 2 Brimstone Moths, Peppered Moth, Coxcomb Prominent, Rosy Footman, Dingy Footman, Scarce Footman, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 9 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Square-spotted Clay, 5 Six-striped Rustics, 2 Square-spot Rustics, Cloaked Minor, 13 Flounced Rustics, Ear Moth, Vine's Rustic and Straw Dot.

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