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.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Bordered Pug and another Scarce Silver-lines

A drop in moth numbers on 20th July but still good - 428 moths of 114 species.  Bordered Pug and Double Lobed were new for the house and Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella, Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana and Brown Plume Stenoptilia pterodactyla new for the year here.

Bordered Pug, North Elmham, 20th July

Double Lobed, North Elmham, 20th July

Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana, North Elmham, 20th July

Other macros were 6 Chinese Characters, Large Emerald, 2 Common Emeralds, Small Blood-vein, Lesser Cream Wave, 11 Small Fan-footed Waves, 3 Dwarf Cream Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 2 Small Scallops, 15 Riband Waves, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Large Twin-spot Carpets, Garden Carpet, 3 Barred Straws, Small Rivulet, Clouded Border, Brimstone Moth, 5 Early Thorns, 3 Scalloped Oaks, Swallow-tailed Moth, 2 Peppered Moths, Willow Beauty, 4 Engraileds, Clouded Silver, 2 Poplar Hawkmoths, Elephant Hawkmoth, 2 Buff-tips, 5 Yellow-tails, 2 Round-winged Muslins, 25 Rosy Footmen, 22 Dingy Footmen, Scarce Footman, 43 Common Footmen, 3 Buff Ermines, 2 Ruby Tigers, Flame, 2 Double Square-spots, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, Antler Moth, Brown-line Bright-eye, 5 Clays, 8 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Dun-bars, 3 Dark Arches, Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic (and an unidentified Common Rustic agg.), 35 Uncertains, Rustic, Mottled Rustic, Scarce Silver-lines, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 Spectacles, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Straw Dots, 2 Snouts and 22 Fan-foots.

Scarce Silver-lines, North Elmham, 20th July

The remaining micros were 2 Bird’s-nest Moths Tinea trinotella, Beech Midget Phyllonorycter maestingella, 4 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, 2 Hawthorn Ermels Paraswammerdamia nebulella, 10 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Common Oak Case-bearer Coleophora lutipennella, 4 Woundwort Case-bearers Coleophora lineolea, 2 Speckled Case-bearers Coleophora sternipennella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, 3 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, 2 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, 3 Gorse Crests Brachmia blandella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, 2 Bulrush Cosmets Limnaecia phragmitella, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis heparana, 4 Large Fruit-tree Tortrixes Archips podana, 3 Privet Tortrixes Clepsis consimilana, Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, 7 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana, Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana, 2 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 4 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, 3 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella, 3 Holly Tortrixes Rhopobota naevana, Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, 9 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 2 Yellow Satin Veneers Crambus perlella, 2 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 4 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, 6 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, Marsh Grey Eudonia pallida, 4 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 2 Beautiful China-marks Nymphula nitidulata, Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis, 2 Chequered Straws Evergestis pallidata, 2 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, 6 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, 13 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella, 2 White Plumes Pterophorus pentadactyla and Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla.

Hawthorn Ermel Paraswammerdamia nebulella, North Elmham, 20th July

Mayflies included Green Drake Ephemera danica and Blue-winged Olive Serratella ignita.

Blue-winged Olive Serratella ignita, North Elmham, 20th July

A good crop of caddisflies included no less than 3 species that I'd not identified before: Orthotrichia costalis, Oxyethira flavicornis and Oecetis ochracea.  Well, the costalis got away before I could confirm it, but I had one the next day that I nailed.

Oecetis ochracea, North Elmham, 20th July

Oxyethira flavicornis, North Elmham, 20th July

Other caddisflies included Ecnomus tenellus, 7 Hydropsyche siltalai, Goera pilosa, 7 Athripsodes aterrimus, Leptocerus tineiformis and 4 Mystacides longicornis.

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