Others new for the year here were Hedge Shade Isotrias rectifasciana, Woodland Marble Orthotaenia undulana, Figure of Eighty, Clay Triple-lines, Purple Bar, Common White Wave, Small Square-spot, Middle-barred Minor and Small Fan-foot (plus the Mayfly Green Drake Ephemera danica).
Hedge Shades Isotrias rectifasciana, North Elmham, 27th May
Woodland Marble Orthotaenia undulana, North Elmham, 27th May
Figure of Eighty, North Elmham, 27th May
Clay Triple-lines, North Elmham, 27th May
Purple Bar, North Elmham, 27th May
Small Square-spot, North Elmham, 27th May
A late Tufted Button Acleris cristana was unexpected - and it looked like it had been out too long!
Tufted Button Acleris cristana, North Elmham, 27th May
Other moths were Dark-barred Tortrix Syndemis musculana, 3 Light Brown Apple Moths Epiphyas postvittana, 6 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Yellow-faced Bell Notocelia cynosbatella, 2 Triple-blotched Bells Notocelia trimaculana, 2 Hook-streaked Grass-Veneers Crambus lathoniellus, 3 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, Small Magpie Anania hortulata, Blood-vein, 3 Silver-ground Carpets, 2 Common Carpets, Common Marbled Carpet, Broken-barred Carpet, 2 Green Carpets, 8 Common Pugs, Clouded Border, Brown Silver-line, Peppered Moth, Pale Oak Beauty, 5 Light Emeralds, Coxcomb Prominent, Buff-tip, 2 Pale Tussocks, Orange Footman, 5 White Ermines, 2 Buff Ermines, Cinnabar, Heart and Dart, 2 Shuttle-shaped Darts, Light Brocade, 2 Rustic Shoulder-knots, 3 Brown Rustics, Clouded-bordered Brindle, 5 Treble Lines and 3 Straw Dots. Also the caddisfly Glyphotaelius pellucidus.
Light Brocade, North Elmham, 27th May
Next day Dave and I headed up to Salthouse Heath to search for Large Red-belted (and Yellow-legged) Clearwings using pheronome lures. We drew a total blank unfortunately, but saw a few other moths: probable Bridge Roller Ancylis uncella, >200 Grey Gorse Piercers Cydia ulicetana, Small Rivulet and 2 Brown Silver-lines.
At home this Garden Cosmet Mompha subbistrigella was inside the house, new for the year.
Garden Cosmet Mompha subbistrigella, North Elmham, 27th May
Also during the day there was a Chalk Knot-horn Phycitodes maritima in the garden. Next post will cover the night's moth trap contents.