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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.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

My first Sloe Midget

Arguably the highlight on the night of Sunday 16th July was a New Poplar Pigmy Ectoedemia hannoverella, a species I'd seen for the first time in June.  Again this one keyed out quite straightforwardly and I checked its genitalia for added confidence (this time it was a female - the last one was a male).



New Poplar Pigmy Ectoedemia hannoverella (female, gen det), North Elmham, 16th July


A few species were new for the year: Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, Dark Dagger and Herald.

Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta (male, gen det), North Elmham, 16th July



Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, North Elmham, 16th July


Dark Dagger (female, gen det), North Elmham, 16th July


Herald, North Elmham, 16th July


A good selection of other micros consisted of Ribwort Slender Aspilapteryx tringipennella, Beech Midget Phyllonorycter maestingella, Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella, 26 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Tipped Oak Case-bearer Coleophora flavipennella, Meadow Case-bearer Coleophora mayrella, Woundwort Case-bearer Coleophora lineolea, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, 2 Dark Groundlings Bryotropha affinis, 2 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, 4 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, Scarce Obscure Oegoconia deauratella, Common Cosmet Mompha epilobiella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis heparana, 2 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, 3 Dover Shades Cnephasia genitalana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 2 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, Bright Bell Eucosma hohenwartiana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, 2 Bud Moths Spilonota ocellana, 18 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 24 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis, 3 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata, Chequered Straw Evergestis pallidata, 4 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, 3 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, 20 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Gold Triangle Hypsopygia costalis, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, Ermine Knot-horn Phycitodes binaevella and Chalk Knot-horn Phycitodes maritima.

Other insects included the mayfly Serratella ignita, the green lacewing Cunctochrysa albolineata and the brown lacewing Micromus variegatus.  Caddisflies included Hydroptila sparsa which was new for the year, Hydropsyche siltalai, 2 Hydropsyche pellucidula and Leptocerus tineiformis.  Beetles included the water beetle Rhantus suturalis, new-for-the-year Bradycellus verbasci (one confirmed and a second presumed) and Brown Chafer.

Hydroptila sparsa, North Elmham, 16th July


Bradycellus verbasci, North Elmham, 16th July


There were Peacock and Small Tortroiseshell in the garden next day - the Peacock apparently being my first garden record this year (really?!).  I also found a Small Purple and Gold (Mint Moth) Pyrausta aurata flying around the mint in the garden.

Earlier in July I reported my first fully-identified Phyllonorycter cerasicolella (I'd seen cerasicolella/spinicolella agg. before).  Now I can report my first fully-identified example of the other of the aggregate pair, Sloe Midget Phyllonorycter spinicolella, at home on Monday 17th July.

Sloe Midget Phyllonorycter spinicolella (female, gen det), North Elmham, 17th July


A Two-spotted Neb Eulamprotes atrella was another good moth that night - not one I see often at home (my first here was almost exactly a year ago).


Two-spotted Neb Eulamprotes atrella, North Elmham, 17th July


The only other new moth for the year that night was a Lesser Pearl Sitochroa verticalis.

Lesser Pearl Sitochroa verticalis, North Elmham, 17th July


Other moths in the garden that night were Willow Bent-wing Phyllocnistis saligna, 5 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, 2 Brown House Moths Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, 3 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, 2 Flax Tortrixes Cnephasia asseclana, Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, Codling Moth Cydia pomonella, 2 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 20 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 3 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, 8 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis, 2 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla, 2 Chinese Characters, Blood-vein, 3 Least Carpets, 9 Single-dotted Waves, Small Scallop, 6 Riband Waves, Red Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpets, Shaded Broad-bar, Yellow Shell, 2 Magpie Moths, 2 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, Peppered Moth, Engrailed, Elephant Hawk-moth, Buff-tip, 2 Round-winged Muslins, 4 Rosy Footmen, 25 Dingy Footmen, 6 Scarce Footmen, 21 Common Footmen, 6 Buff Ermines, 2 Ruby Tigers, Flame Shoulder, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 2 Double Square-spots, 2 Brown-line Bright Eyes, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 4 Dark Arches, 2 Common Rustics, 8 Uncertains, 5 Rustics, 7 Nut-tree Tussocks, Spectacle and Straw Dot.

Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis, North Elmham, 17th July


There were 3 species of mayfly in the trap: Pond Olive Cloeon dipterum, Green Drake Ephemera danica and Blue-winged Olive Serratella ignita.  Lacewings were less well-represtented with just one Dichochrysa flavifrons.  A selection of caddisflies included Oxyethira flavicornis, Cyrnus trimaculatus, Polycentropus flavomaculatus, Hydropsyche pellucidula and Limnephilus lunatus.  Two Aphodius rufipes were the only beetles and the only bugs were 2 Zygina angusta, a leafhopper I'd not positively identified before.


Zygina angusta (male above, female below), North Elmham, 17th July

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

First garden Campion

New moths for the year on Friday 14th July were Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana, Acorn Piercer Pammene fasciana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, Black Arches and Lesser Common Rustic but the highlight of the night was a new macro species for the house, albeit an overdue one - a Campion.


Campion, North Elmham, 14th July


Dover Shades Cnephasia genitalana (female, gen det), North Elmham, 14th July


Acorn Piercer Pammene fasciana, North Elmham, 14th July


Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, North Elmham, 14th July


Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana (left) and Acorn Piercer Pammene fasciana (right), North Elmham, 14th July


Black Arches, North Elmham, 14th July


Lesser Common Rustic (male, gen det), North Elmham, 14th July


Other moths that night were Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella, 5 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, 2 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana, 3 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, 3 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 10 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 5 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 7 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, 2 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, 2 Dusky Pearls Udea prunalis, 11 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 4 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, 3 Grey Knot-horns Acrobasis advenella, Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis, Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla, Chinese Character, 2 Blood-veins, 2 Least Carpets, 11 Small Fan-footed Waves, 6 Single-dotted Waves, 11 Riband Waves, 3 Red Twin-spot Carpets, Large Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Shaded Broad-bars, Yellow Shell, Small Rivulet, Currant Pug, 2 Clouded Borders, Brimstone Moth, 3 Early Thorns, 3 Willow Beauties, Common Wave, 2 Yellow-tails, 6 Rosy Footmen, 24 Dingy Footmen, 2 Scarce Footmen, 29 Common Footmen, 2 Buff Ermines, 3 Ruby Tigers, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Double Square-spot, Bright-line Brown-eye, Brown-line Bright Eye, 2 Clays, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Dark Arches, Cloaked Minor, 3 Common Rustics, Lesser Common Rustic, Dusky Sallow, 22 Uncertains, 4 Rustics, 4 Nut-tree Tussocks, Beautiful Hook-tip, Straw Dot and 2 Snouts.

Beetles consisted of my first Nicrophorus investigator (a sexton beetle) this year and 2 Aphodius rufipes.  There were also two Pond Olives Cloeon dipterum (mayflies) which started off as female subimagos but moulted into imagos during the following afternoon.

Aphodius rufipes, North Elmham, 14th July



Poind Olive Cloeon dupterum (sub-imago above, the same individual having moulted to imago below), North Elmham, 14th July


The following night there were four more additions to the garden year list: Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella, Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella, Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella and Small Scallop.

Horse Chesetnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella, North Elmham, 15th July


Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristellla, North Elmham, 15th July


Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella, North Elmham, 15th July


Small Scallop, North Elmham, 15th July


Other moths that night were 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Common Oak Case-bearer Coleophora lutipennella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, New Tawny Tubic Batia lunaris, 3 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Dull Red Groundling Bryotropha senectella, Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella, London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, 3 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana, 3 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, 13 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 5 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 4 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, 4 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, 2 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, Elder Pearl Anania coronata, 16 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, 3 Chinese Characters, Blood-vein, Small Blood-vein, 8 Small Fan-footed Waves, 11 Single-dotted Waves, 8 Riband Waves, 4 Red Twin-spot Carpets, Large Twin-spot Carpet, Shaded Broad-bar, Currant Pug, Double-striped Pug, 2 Brimstone Moths, 3 Early Thorns, 2 Scalloped Oaks, 2 Willow Beauties, Common Wave, Clouded Silver, 2 Elephant Hawk-moths, Pale Prominent, 4 Yellow-tails, 4 Rosy Footmen, 21 Dingy Footmen, 2 Scarce Footmen, 4 Buff Footmen, 17 Common Footmen, 4 Ruby Tigers, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Flame, Double Square-spot, Clay, 3 Smoky Wainscots, 2 Slender Brindles, 3 Common Rustics, Dusky Sallow, 16 Uncertains, 2 Rustics, Nut-tree Tussock, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Straw Dots, 4 Snouts and Fan-foot.

Among the green lacewings Dichochrysa ventralis was new for the year and there were 2 Dichochrysa flavifrons.  Mayflies were represented by another Pond Olive Cloeon dipterum.  Shieldbugs included my first Forest Bug (aka Red-legged Shieldbug) of the year and a Birch Shieldbug; there was also the leafhopper Empoasca vitis.

Dichochrysa ventralis, North Elmham, 15th July

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Magpie and Canary

Monday 10th July was another poor night with just 35 moth species, none of which were new for the year.  They were Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, 4 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana, 11 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 2 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, Small Magpie Anania hortulata, 5 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, 2 Blood-veins, Small Fan-footed Wave, 7 Single-dotted Waves, 7 Riband Waves, Shaded Broad-bar, 2 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, Engrailed, Common Wave, 2 Pale Prominents, 2 Yellow-tails, 14 Dingy Footmen, 16 Common Footmen, Buff Ermine, 2 Double Square-spots, Brown-line Bright Eye, Smoky Wainscot, Dusky Sallow, 16 Uncertains, 4 Rustics, Nut-tree Tussock and Fan-foot.

Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, North Elmham, 10th July


Double-striped Tabby Hypospygia glaucinalis, North Elmham, 10th July


Other insects included the mayfly Pond Olive Cloeon dipterum, the caddisfly Hydropsyche pellucidula, the water beetles Ilybius fuliginosus and Rhantus suturalis and a Brown Chafer.

There weren't many more species the following night but two were new for the year: Knapweed Conch Agapeta zoegana and Magpie Moth.

Magpie Moth, North Elmham, 11th July


The other moths that night were Bird-cherry Ermine Yponomeuta evonymella, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Grey Tortrix Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, 2 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Many-plumed Moth Alucita hexadactyla, 18 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 2 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, Elder Pearl Anania coronata, 5 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 3 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla, Common Emerald, Small Blood-vein, 10 Small Fan-footed Waves, 10 Single-dotted Waves, 9 Riband Waves, Shaded Broad-bar, Sharp-angled Carpet, V-Pug, Willow Beauty, Engrailed, Pale Prominent, Yellow-tail, 2 Rosy Footmen, 26 Dingy Footmen, 18 Common Footmen, Large Yellow Underwing, Bright-line Brown-eye, 3 Smoky Wainscots, Dun-bar, Common Rustic, Dusky Sallow, 8 Uncertains, 4 Rustics and 2 Fan-foots.  Other insects were 2 Pond Olives Cloeon dipterum, a Hydropsyche pellucidula and a Brown Chafer.

Next day there was a Comma in the garden and a Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis inside the house.  That evening was very poor for moths with just Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, Garden Grass-veneer Chrysoteuchia culmella, 4 Scalloped Oaks, Willow Beauty, 3 Common Footmen, Buff Ermine, 2 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Uncertains and 3 Rustics.

The following night was a considerable improvement with Willow Bent-wing Phyllocnistis saligna, Common Oak Case-bearer Coleophora lutipennella, Yarrow Case-bearer Coleophora argentula, Body-marked Case-bearer Coleophora clypeiferella, Bulrush Cosmet Limnaecia phragmitella, Small China-mark Cataclysta lemnata and Canary-shouldered Thorn all new for the year.

Willow Bent-wing Phyllocnistis saligna, North Elmham, 13th July


Common Oak Case-bearer Coleophora lutipennella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 13th July


Yarrow Case-bearer Coleophora argentula (male, gen det), North Elmham, 13th July


Body-marked Case-bearer Coleophora clypeiferella, North Elmham, 13th July



Bulrush Cosmet Limnaecia phragmitella, North Elmham, 13th July



Canary-shouldered Thorn, North Elmham, 13th July


Other moths that night were 10 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, New Tawny Tubic Batia lunaris, 2 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, London Dowd Blastobasis lacticolella, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, 2 Large Fruit-tree Tortrixes Archips podana, White-triangle Button Acleris holmiana, Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 3 Hoary Bells Eucosma cana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, 25 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella, 8 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella, Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata, Small Magpie Anania hortulata, 3 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, 9 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla, Chinese Character, Least Carpet, 5 Small Fan-footed Waves, 2 Dwarf Cream Waves, 9 Single-dotted Waves, 2 Riband Waves, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Shaded Broad-bar, Barred Straw, Small Rivulet, 2 Clouded Borders, 2 Brimstone Moths, 2 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, Willow Beauty, Clouded Silver, 3 Poplar Hawk-moths, 2 Coxcomb Prominents, Pale Prominent, Yellow-tail, 9 Rosy Footmen, 25 Dingy Footmen, Scarce Footman, 2 Buff Footmen, 16 Common Footmen, 4 Buff Ermines, 2 Double Square-spots, 2 Nutmegs, 2 Brown-line Bright Eyes, 2 Smoky Wainscots, Dun-bar, 2 Slender Brindles, 2 Common Rustics (plus one Common Rustic agg.), 13 Uncertains, 4 Rustics, Marbled White Spot, Nut-tree Tussock and 2 Fan-foots.  Also a Brown Chafer and the leafhopper Iassua lanio.

Shaded Broad-bar, North Elmham, 13th July

Monday, 28 August 2017

Alder Signal

After a great night on 7th July the following night was dire - chalk and cheese with 118 species one night and just 29 the next.  Despite the poor showing I managed two new for the year: Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis and Ear Moth.

Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, North Elmham, 8th July


Ear Moth (male, gen det), North Elmham, 8th July


The others were Hawthorn Ermel Paraswammerdamia nebulella, 2 Gorse Crests Brachmia blandella, Plain Conch Phtheochroa inopiana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, 15 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 2 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 3 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis, Lesser Cream Wave, Small Fan-footed Wave, Dwarf Cream Wave, 6 Single-dotted Waves, Yellow Shell, 2 Early Thorns, Willow Beauty, 4 Dingy Footmen, 29 Common Footmen, 8 Buff Ermines, 8 Smoky Wainscots, Dark Arches, 2 Common Rustics, 18 Uncertains, 2 Rustics, Mottled Rustic and Nut-tree Tussock.

Hawthorn Ermel Paraswammerdamia nebulella, North Elmham, 8th July


Common Rustic (male, gen det), North Elmham, 8th July


It wasn't all bad - I managed to identify a new beetle, the water beetle Ilybius fuliginosus.  Also the soldier beetle Rhagonycha fulva and the caddisfly Limnephilus lunatus.

Ilybius fuliginosus, North Elmham, 8th July


Next morning this Common Darter was perched on the buddleia, my first here this year.

Common Darter, North Elmham, 9th July


The moths were back on form that night topping 100 species again.  My second ever Alder Signal Stathmopoda pedella was the highlight.

Alder Signal Stathmopoda pedella, North Elmham, 9th July


Also new for the year were Sorrel Bent-wing Opostega salaciella, Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella, Grey-streaked Smudge Plutella porrectella, Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella, 2 White-triangle Buttons Acleris holmiana, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, Broad-barred Knot-horn Acrobasis consociella and Ruby Tiger.

Sorrel Bent-wing Opostega salaciella, North Elmham, 9th July


Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella, North Elmham, 9th July


Grey-streaked Smudge Plutella porrectella, North Elmham, 9th July


Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella, North Elmham, 9th July


White-triangle Button Acleris holmiana, North Elmham, 9th July


Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, North Elmham, 9th July


Broad-barred Knot-horn Acrobasis consociella, North Elmham, 9th July


Ruby Tiger, North Elmham, 9th July


Other micros were Carrion Moth Monopis weaverella, Fulvous Clothes Moth Tinea semifulvella, Bird’s-nest Moth Tinea trinotella, 28 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Hawthorn Ermel Paraswammerdamia nebulella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, New Tawny Tubic Batia lunaris, Golden-brown Tubic Crassa unitella, 3 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, Burdock Neb Metzneria lappella, 3 Gorse Crests Brachmia blandella, Pine Cosmet Batrachedra pinicolella, Common Cosmet Mompha epilobiella, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, Plain Conch Phtheochroa inopiana, 3 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, Grey Tortrix Cnephasia stephensiana, probable Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana, Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, 2 Rusty Oak Buttons Acleris ferrugana, 3 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 4 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 3 Holly Tortrixes Rhopobota naevana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, 2 Hoary Bells Eucosma cana, 2 Bud Moths Spilonota ocellana, 50 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 6 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 3 Yellow Satin Veneers Crambus perlella, 3 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, Water Veneer Acentria ephemerella, Common Grey Scoparia ambigualis, 2 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Small Magpie Anania hortulata, Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis, 17 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Rosy Tabby Endotricha flammealis and Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella.

Rusty Oak Button Acleris ferrugana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 9th July


Dusky Pearl Udea prunalis, North Elmham, 9th July


The macros were 2 Chinese Characters, Small Emerald, 8 Blood-veins, 2 Lesser Cream Waves, 7 Small Fan-footed Waves, 3 Dwarf Cream Waves, 6 Single-dotted Waves, 4 Riband Waves, 3 Large Twin-spot Carpets, Shaded Broad-bar, Yellow Shell, 2 Barred Straws, Brown Scallop, Green Pug, 3 Small Yellow Waves, 3 Brimstone Moths, 2 Early Thorns, 4 Scalloped Oaks, Willow Beauty, Common White Wave, 3 Clouded Silvers, Brown-tail, Yellow-tail, 7 Rosy Footmen, 25 Dingy Footmen, 2 Scarce Footmen, Buff Footman, 28 Common Footmen, 4 Buff Ermines, Heart and Dart, 3 Large Yellow Underwings, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 7 Double Square-spots, 4 Nutmegs, 3 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Dun-bars, Dark Arches, Light Arches, Slender Brindle, Rufous Minor, Tawny Marbled Minor, Common Rustic, 20 Uncertains, 2 Rustics, Marbled White Spot, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 Spectacles, Beautiful Hook-tip, 3 Straw Dots, Snout, 4 Fan-foots and Small Fan-foot.

Mayflies were represented by 2 Blue-winged Olives Serratella ignita.  The green lacewings were Cunctochrysa albolineata and Dichochrysa flavifrons.

A good variety of caddisflies included my first Oxyethira falcata.  Also 2 Hydropsyche siltalai, Agrypnia pagetana, Limnephilus lunatus, Athripsodes aterrimus and Ceraclea dissimilis.

Oxyethira falcata (female), North Elmham, 9th July


Beetles consisted of Brown Chafer, Rhygonycha fulva, Orange Ladybird and Lagria hirta.  There was the leafhopper Ianus lanio while other bugs consisted of 2 Stenotus binotatus and another Macrotylus solitarius - my third this summer of this species that had only been recorded in Norfolk once before.

Macrotylus solitarius, North Elmham, 9th July