Oedemera lurida, Ryburgh, 22nd May
Swollen-thighed Beetle Oedemera nobilis, Ryburgh, 22nd May
Moving on to Thursford Wood another beetle was one of the highlights - another new species for me and a more distinctive one, Two-banded Longhorn Beetle.
Two-banded Longhorn Beetle, Thursford Wood, 22nd May
Another new beetle was probably Altica oleracea. I think the relatively large size (compared to other members of the genus) point to this species, plus it seems to be one of the commoner ones (if not commonest), but it seems that the male genitalia ought to be checked when identifying individuals from this genus, and I think this one was a female.
Altica sp., probably Altica oleracea, Thursford Wood, 22nd May
As I didn't fancy taking this one's mites home with me I'm pleased it was identifiable from photos - another new one for me, Common Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides.
Common Sexton Beetle Nicrophorus vespilloides, Thursford Wood, 22nd May
Another Malthodes marginatus was identified and 3 Dock Bugs were seen. A pale green lacewing proved to be Chrysopidia ciliata and there were 15 Azure Damselfies.
Malthodes marginatus (male, gen det), Thursford Wood, 22nd May
Dock Bug, Thursford Wood, 22nd May
Chrysopidia ciliata, Thursford Wood, 22nd May
Some moths were seen too, of course, including Large Long-horn Nematopogon swammerdamella, Green Long-horn Adela reaumurella, Meadow Long-horn Cauchas rufimitrella, Oak Satin Lift Heliozela sericiella, Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella, Nut Leaf Blister Moth Phyllonorycter coryli, 3 Sulphur Tubics Esperia sulphurella, 2 Bluebell Conches Hysterophora maculosana and 3 Silver-ground Carpets.
It was a good night for moths at home too with these new for the year: Triple-spot Dwarf Elachista maculicerusella, White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella, Pointed Groundling Scrobipalpa acuminatella, Rush Marble Bactra lancealana, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, Light Emerald, Shears, Common Wainscot and Brown Rustic.
Triple-spot Dwarf Elachista maculicerusella, North Elmham, 22nd May
White-shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella, North Elmham, 22nd May
Pointed Groundling Scrobipalpa acuminatella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 22nd May
Rush Marble Bactra lancealana, North Elmham, 22nd May
Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiatata, North Elmham, 22nd May
Light Emerald, North Elmham, 22nd May
Shears, North Elmham, 22nd May
Common Wainscot, North Elmham, 22nd May
Brown Rustic, North Elmham, 22nd May
Other moths were Ribwort Slender Aspilapteryx tringipennella, 5 Yellow-faced Bells Notocelia cynosbatella, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla, 2 Silver-ground Carpets, 2 Green Carpets, 3 Common Pugs, Clouded Border, 2 Brimstone Moths, Waved Umber, Poplar Hawk-moth, Eyed Hawk-moth, 2 Pale Tussocks, 2 White Ermines, Cinnabar, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Nutmeg, 7 Treble Lines and Spectacle.
Eyed Hawk-moth, North Elmham, 22nd May
There were also two caddisflies - Cyrnus flavidus being new for the house and Limnephilus vittatus.
Cyrnus flavidus, North Elmham, 22nd May