Small Copper, Burnham Overy, 1st May
Only 2 moths on Monday night, my first Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana of the year and a Hebrew Character.
Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, North Elmham, 2nd May
Tuesday night was similar - my first Lesser Swallow Prominent of the year and a Hebrew Character.
Lesser Swallow Prominent, North Elmham, 3rd May
On Wednesday I had the day off and headed up to Burnham Overy where the only moth I saw was a Cinnabar. Plenty of other insects though including Orange-tip and a handful of Small Coppers and Peacocks. Also both Red- and Buff-tailed Bumblebees while other non-avian interest came in the form of Common Lizard and 2 Chinese Water Deers.
That night a couple of new moths for the year were Brindled Flat-body Agonopterix arenella, Brindled Beauty and the always awesome Chocolate-tip.
Brindled Flat-body Agonopterix arenella, North Elmham, 4th May
Brindled Beauty, North Elmham, 4th May
Chocolate-tip, North Elmham, 4th May
Only 3 other species though: Lesser Swallow Prominent, 3 Clouded Drabs and 4 Hebrew Characters. Another Mottled Sedge Glyphotaelius pellucidus was the only caddisfly in the trap.
Mottled Sedge Glyphotaelius pellucidus, North Elmham, 4th May
Next day I saw my first Green-veined White of the year on the patch, along with numerous Orange-tips (the only butterfly species that seems to be having a good year so far) and single Brimstone and Peacock.
I'll cover the moths for that night in my next post - best macro so far this year coming soon...