Yellow Horned, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
The others were 4 March Tubics Diurnea fagella, Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, March Moth, 4 Brindled Pugs, Early Thorn, 2 Oak Beauties, 2 Small Quakers, 8 Common Quakers, 2 Hebrew Characters, Satellite and 2 Chestnuts.
mating pair of March Tubics Diurnea fagella, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
Brindled Pug, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
Chestnut, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
Satellite, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
Other 'wildlife' included several millipedes which I later identified as White-legged Snake Millipedes Tachypodoiulus niger, the first time I've managed to put a name to a Millipede!
White-legged Snake Millipede Tachypodoiulus niger, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
Common Earwig, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
Common Toad, Creaking Gate Lake, 23rd March
When I got home I went upstairs and promptly found a Caloptilia on the landing. It proved to be Pale Red Slender Caloptilia elongella, a new species for me and, amazingly, my 5th moth lifer at home this year. I suppose with it being an alder-feeder and there being tonnes of alders at Creaking Gate Lake, there has to be a suspicion that I brought it home with me, but the circumstances of finding it - settled upstairs discovered as soon as I went upstairs for the first time after getting home - make it seem relatively unlilely.
Pale Red Slender Caloptilia elongella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 23rd March
Apart from that mothing at home since my last post has been fairly mediocre at best, except for my second Tufted Button Acleris cristana, also on 23rd.
Tufted Button Acleris cristana, 23rd March
The rest were:
- Monday 21st: 2 Common Flat-bodies Agonopterix heracliana, Small Quaker and Hebrew Character;
- Tuesday 22nd: 2 March Tubics Diurnea fagella, Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, March Moth, Small Quaker, 6 Hebrew Characters and Chestnut;
- Wednesday 23rd: 3 Common Flat-bodies Agonopterix heracliana, March Moth, 2 Small Quakers, Hebrew Character, Early Grey and Chestnut;
- Thursday 24th: just a single Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana at a window - absolutely nothing in the moth trap
March Tubic Diurnea fagella, North Elmham, 22nd March
2-spot Ladybird, North Elmham, 24th March