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.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Eulamprotes atrella

A lunchtime wander round Syderstone Common on 18th July produced plenty of Ringlets and Meadow Browns, the odd Gatekeeper and Small Heath but few moths.  Just 1 Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella and 30 Cinnabar caterpillars.

A good selection of moths that night with 276 individuals of 100 species.  Only Two-spotted Neb Eulamprotes atrella was new for the garden.

Two-spotted Neb Eulamprotes atrella, North Elmham, 18th July

Several new for the garden year list though: Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana, Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, Brown Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia inscriptella, 2 Chinese Characters, Shaded Broad-bar, Blue-bordered Carpet, 3 Round-winged Muslins and Dusky Sallow.

Dusky Sallow, North Elmham, 18th July

Shaded Broad-bar, North Elmham, 18th July

Blue-bordered Carpet, North Elmham, 18th July

Brown Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia inscriptella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July

Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, North Elmham, 18th July

Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July

Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July

Other macros were Drinker, 2 Buff Arches, Large Emerald, 3 Common Emeralds, Small Emerald, Small Blood-vein, 7 Small Fan-footed Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 8 Riband Waves, Phoenix, 2 Barred Straws, 2 Green Pugs, 4 Clouded Borders, 3 Brimstone Moths, Lilac Beauty, 4 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, 2 Swallow-tailed Moths, Engrailed, Common White Wave, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, 3 Brown-tails, 4 Yellow-tails, 13 Rosy Footmen, 11 Dingy Footmen, 4 Scarce Footmen, 31 Common Footmen, 13 Buff Ermines, Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Double Square-spot, Dot Moth, Clay, 5 Smoky Wainscots, Poplar Grey, Lesser Common Rustic, 14 Uncertains, Rustic, Mottled Rustic, Green Silver-lines, Nut-tree Tussock, Burnished Brass, Spectacle, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Snouts and Fan-foot.

Large Emerald, North Elmham, 18th July

Green Silver-lines, North Elmham, 18th July

Lilac Beauty, North Elmham, 18th July

Small Blood-vein, North Elmham, 18th July

Other micros were 5 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, 8 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Speckled Case-bearer Coleophora sternipennella, Golden-brown Tubic Crassa unitella, Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, Burdock Conch Aethes rubigana, 2 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis cerasana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, 2 Privet Tortrixes Clepsis consimilana, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, 2 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 3 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 2 Marbled Orchard Tortrixes Hedya nubiferana, 3 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 2 Common Cloaked Shoots Gypsonoma dealbana, 2 White-foot Bells Epiblema foenella, 3 Hoary Bells Eucosma cana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, Red Piercer Lathronympha strigana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, 3 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Pearl Veneer Agriphila straminella, 2 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, 13 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, 2 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 4 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, Chequered Straw Evergestis pallidata, 3 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, 3 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, 6 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, Beautiful Knot-horn Rhodophaea formosa and White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla.

White-foot Bell Epiblema foenella, North Elmham, 18th July

Beautiful Knot-horn Rhodophaea formosa, North Elmham, 18th July

Other life forms included no less than 4 Green Drakes Ephemera danica (Mayflies) and a variety of caddisflies: Hydropsyche siltalai, Phryganea grandis, Goera pilosa, 2 Athripsodes aterrimus and Mystacides longicornis.

Goera pilosa, North Elmham, 18th July

Athripsodes aterrimus, North Elmham, 18th July

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