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.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Late migrant

The unseasonally warm temperatures and southerly airflow have brought some extraordinary migrant moths to southern England over the last few days including somewhere in the region of 40-50 examples of the striking micro moth Syncopacma polychromella - a species previously only recorded about 7 times in the UK.  One of those reached Norfolk but by and large Norfolk has been too far north to take part in the latest migrant extravaganza.

After a nil return on Saturday night and just a Chestnut the night before I finally got a migrant last night.  Sadly it wasn't an exciting rarity from far south, it was a Silver Y.

Silver Y, North Elmham, 20th December

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