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.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Deraeocoris lutescens - a new bug

The last 4 nights have been a little quieter than the previous 3 nights with no new moths for the year:

  • Wednesday: March Moth, 3 Small Quakers, 3 Hebrew Characters and Chestnut;
  • Thursday: Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, 2 March Moths and 8 Hebrew Characters
  • Friday: 2 Common Flat-bodies Agonopterix heracliana, 2 Common Quakers, Twin-spotted Quaker, 2 Hebrew Characters, Early Grey and 2 Chestnuts;
  • Saturday: 3 Common Flat-bodies Agonopterix heracliana, 2 Hebrew Characters and Common Quaker.
Early Grey, North Elmham, 18th March

Common Quaker, North Elmham, 19th March

Friday night's moth trap did produce one notable species though - the bug Deraeocoris lutescens.  Not that it's rare, just that I've not identified one before.

Deraeocoris lutescens, North Elmham, 18th March

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