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.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Garden Garden Tiger

There were two additions to the garden list on Tuesday 18th July, both very distinctive species.  The first was the beautifully-marked Orange Pine Tortrix Lozotaeniodes formosana, a species I've encoutered at a few sites but never at home until now.

Orange Pine Tortrix Lozotaeniodes formosana, North Elmham, 18th July

The second was another easily recognised species, once common in gardens but sadly now quite rare across much of the county.  It remains common in the Broads and along the north coast but is now much less frequently encountered elsewhere, so I was very pleased to get one at home - a Garden Tiger.

Garden Tiger, North Elmham, 18th July

Wainscot Smudge Ypsolopha scabrella, Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella and White-spotted Pug were new for the year here.

Wainscot Smudge Ypsolopha scabrella, North Elmham, 18th July

Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella, North Elmham, 18th July

White-spotted Pug, North Elmham, 18th July

Other highlights included Grey-streaked Smudge Plutella porrectella, Body-marked Case-bearer Coleophora clypeiferella and no less than 5 Elephant Hawk-moths.

Other moths were 2 Bird’s-nest Moths Tinea trinotella, 2 Horse Chestnut Leaf-miners Cameraria ohridella, Hawthorn Argent Argyresthia bonnetella, 3 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, 2 Brown House Moths Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, 3 Common Flat-bodies Agonopterix heracliana, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, 3 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, Dingy Dowd Blastobasis adustella, Common Cosmet Mompha epilobiella, Plain Conch Phtheochroa inopiana, Hook-marked Straw Moth Agapeta hamana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, 2 Dover Shades Cnephasia genitalana, White-triangle Button Acleris holmiana, 3 Garden Rose Tortrixes Acleris variegana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana, 6 Marbled Piercers Cydia splendana, Codling Moth Cydia pomonella, 4 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella, Yellow Satin Veneer Crambus perlella, 17 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella, 4 Pearl Grass-veneers Catoptria pinella, Base-lined Grey Scoparia basistrigalis, 3 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 5 Small Greys Eudonia mercurella, Chequered Straw Evergestis pallidata, Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, 28 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Double-striped Tabby Hypsopygia glaucinalis, 4 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla, 3 Chinese Characters, Blood-vein, Lesser Cream Wave, Least Carpet, 5 Small Fan-footed Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 2 Riband Waves, 2 Red Twin-spot Carpets, Large Twin-spot Carpet, Small Rivulet, Currant Pug, 2 Double-striped Pugs, Brimstone Moth, 4 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, Peppered Moth, 2 Yellow-tails, Black Arches, 2 Rosy Footmen, 12 Dingy Footmen, 5 Scarce Footmen, Buff Footman, 11 Common Footmen, Buff Ermine, 2 Ruby Tigers, Heart and Dart, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Flame Shoulders, 4 Large Yellow Underwings, 4 Double Square-spots, 4 Nutmegs, Smoky Wainscot, Grey Dagger, 2 Dun-bars, 4 Dark Arches, Cloaked Minor, 2 Common Rustics, 5 Dusky Sallows, 3 Uncertains, 3 Rustics, 4 Nut-tree Tussocks, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Snouts and 2 Fan-foots.

The micro caddisfly Ithytrichia lamellaris was a first for me.

Ithytrichia lamellaris (female), North Elmham, 18th July

A good selection of other caddisflies included Oxyethira falcata, Ecnomus tenellus, 2 Hydropsyche siltalai, 2 Hydropsyche pellucidula, 2 Limnephilus lunatus, Limnephilus sparsus and  Ceraclea dissimilis.

There were a few lacewings too: 2 Cunctochrysa albolineata, 9 Dichochrysa flavifrons, 2 Micromus variegatus.  Mayflies included 2 Pond Olives Cloeon dipterum and a Blue-winged Olive Serratella ignita.  The only beetle was an Orange Ladybird.

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