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.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Moths picking up

The last 3 nights have seen some improvement on the mothing front, with 6 species new for the year.  Not vast numbers of moths involved, but more than in any other 3-day period this year so far.

Sunday night bagged my first March Tubic Diurnea fagella of the year.

March Tubic Diurnea fagella, North Elmham, 13th March

Also new for the year was an Early Grey.  The supporting cast comprised 2 March Moths, a nicely-marked Dotted Border, 2 Common Quakers and 5 Hebrew Characters.

Dotted Border, North Elmham, 13th March

There were another 2 additions to the year-list on Monday night - the always lovely Shoulder Stripe and a Small Quaker.

Shoulder Stripe, North Elmham, 14th March

Small Quaker, North Elmham, 14th March

Bringing up the rear were Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, 2 March Moths, 2 Common Quakers, 5 Hebrew Characters and Chestnut.

Last night's 2 new for the year were Brindled Pug and Twin-spotted Quaker.

Brindled Pug, North Elmham, 15th March

Twin-spotted Quaker, North Elmham, 15th March

Others in last night's parade were 3 March Moths, another lovely Oak Beauty, Dotted Border, Small Quaker, 4 Hebrew Characters and Chestnut.

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