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.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Red-eyed Pug

Several more new moths for the year in the trap last Tuesday night: Pale Thistle Case-bearer Coleophora peribenanderi, Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis, Fenland Pearl Anania perlucidalis, Buff Arches and Marbled White Spot.

Buff Arches, North Elmham, 21st June

Fenland Pearl Anania perlucidalis, North Elmham, 21st June

Pale Thistle Case-bearer Coleophora perebenanderi (male, gen det), North Elmham, 21st June

Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis (female, gen det), North Elmham, 21st June

Another new moth for the year was inside the house - Case-bearing Clothes Moths Tinea pellionella.

Case-bearing Clothes Moth Tinea pellionella (female, gen det), North Elmham, 21st June

In total there were 61 species - good by this year's standards though unexceptional for this time of year in a better year.  The others were Cypress Tip Moth Argyresthia cupressella, Common Rush Case-bearer Coleophora alticolella, Buff Rush Case-bearer Coleophora caespititiella, 2 Brown House Moths Hofmannophila pseudospretella, White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella, Black-headed Conch Cochylis atricapitana, 2 Large Ivy Tortrices Lozotaenia forsterana, Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana, 3 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana, 2 Triple-blotched Bells Notocelia trimaculana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, Red Piercer Lathronympha strigana, 2 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Hook-streaked Grass-Veneer Crambus lathoniellus, Little Grass-veneer Platytes cerussella, 3 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Narrow-winged Grey Eudonia angustea, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, 11 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, Elder Pearl Anania coronata, 2 Treble Brown Spots, Riband Wave, Silver-ground Carpet, Purple Bar, Grey Pine Carpet, Green Carpet, Foxglove Pug, Mottled Pug, 9 Common Pugs, Grey Pug, 2 Scorched Wings, Willow Beauty, Common White Wave, 3 Clouded Silvers, Light Emerald, Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 Elephant Hawkmoths, 4 Marbled Browns, Buff-tip, 2 Common Footmen, 5 White Ermines, 3 Buff Ermines, 2 Heart and Darts, Large Yellow Underwing, 3 Ingrailed Clays, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, 6 Brown Rustics, 3 Middle-barred Minors, 3 Treble Lines, 4 Mottled Rustics, 3 Burnished Brasses, 20 Straw Dots and 2 Snouts.

The Grey Pug had orangey-red eyes - never seen that on any Pug before!

Grey Pug (female, gen det), North Elmham, 21st June

This lacustrata was darker than usual - thought it might be mercurella though other features were suggestive of lacustrata.  Dissection confirmed it.

Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata (female, gen det), North Elmham, 21st June

Caddisflies included 4 Hydropsyche pellucidula, a Phryganea grandis and 3 Mystacides longicornis.  I think this leafhopper is either one of the Edwardsiana species or Fagocyba, but can't progress beyond that.

unidentified leafhopper (proably either Edwardsiana sp. or Fagocyba sp.), North Elmham, 21st June

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