Woodland Marble Orthotaenia undulana, North Elmham, 19th June
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, North Elmham, 19th June
Yellow Shell, North Elmham, 19th June
White-point, North Elmham, 19th June
Mottled Beauty, North Elmham, 19th June
Little Grass-veneer Platytes cerussella, North Elmham, 19th June
Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteucha culmella, North Elmham, 19th June
Other moths that night were 7 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Buff Rush Case-bearer Coleophora caespititiella, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 3 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana, Rush Marble Bactra lancealana, Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella, Triple-blotched Bell Notocelia trimaculana, 2 Hook-streaked Grass-Veneers Crambus lathoniellus, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, Common Swift, Maiden's Blush, Treble Brown Spot, Riband Wave, 3 Silver-ground Carpets, 2 Common Marbled Carpets, Green Carpet, Currant Pug, Common Pug, 2 Willow Beauties, Pale Oak Beauty, 2 Clouded Silvers, Elephant Hawkmoth, Coxcomb Prominent, 3 White Ermines, 2 Heart and Darts, 3 Flames, Ingrailed Clay, 5 Brown Rustics, 2 Middle-barred Minors, 4 Treble Lines, 2 Mottled Rustics, Burnished Brass, 5 Straw Dots and 2 Snouts.
I've updated this paragraph since I first posted it. Paul Cobb recently advised me that Chrysoperla carnea has been split into 2 species, not covered in the excellent FSC key (a third split was already covered in the key). He sent me some notes on how to separate carnea from the new pallida - which requires looking at the male genitalia (no dissection required). This was my first carnea agg. since getting this but unfortunately I got the notes mixed up and misidentified it as Chrysoperla pallida. Completely my fault - the notes were perfectly clear! Anyway, I mentioned it to Paul and my error was uncovered - apparently pallida would have been the first East Anglian record! It was, of course, just Chrysoperla carnea! Still, my first positively identified one!
Chrysoperla carnea, North Elmham, 19th June - lower shot shows the tip of the abdomen
Other insects in the trap included a Cockchafer and the caddisflies Limnephilus flavicornis and Limnephilus marmoratus.
There were another 5 new moths for the year the following night: Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella, Large Ivy Tortrix Lozotaenia forsterana, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, Elder Pearl Anania coronata and Lobster Moth.
Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 20th June
Lobster Moth, North Elmham, 20th June
Large Ivy Tortrix Lozotaenia forsterana, North Elmham, 20th June
Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, North Elmham, 20th June
The others were Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, 5 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, 2 Light Brown Apple Moths Epiphyas postvittana, 6 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 2 Triple-blotched Bells Notocelia trimaculana, Hook-streaked Grass-Veneer Crambus lathoniellus, 6 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis, 8 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, Common Swift, Blood-vein, 2 Treble Brown Spots, Silver-ground Carpet, Common Carpet, Sandy Carpet, Common Pug, Clouded Border, 2 Scorched Wings, Scalloped Hazel, 2 Clouded Silvers, 2 Eyed Hawkmoths, Elephant Hawkmoth, Coxcomb Prominent, Pale Prominent, Marbled Brown, 5 Buff-tips, Pale Tussock, 2 White Ermines, 17 Buff Ermines, Heart and Dart, 2 Flames, Large Yellow Underwing, Ingrailed Clay, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, Rustic Shoulder-knot, 6 Brown Rustics, 2 Middle-barred Minors, 2 Treble Lines, Mottled Rustic, Burnished Brass and 12 Straw Dots.
Eyed Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 20th June
A slug on the side of the moth trap proved to be an Irish Yellow Slug, a new one for me. Also new was the caddisfly Lype phaeopa. Other caddis included 2 Hydropsyche pellucidula and Limnephilus lunatus.
Irish Yellow Slug, North Elmham, 20th June
Lype phaeopa, North Elmham, 20th June