Adonis Ladybird, North Elmham Cathedral Meadows, 6th August
Athalia liberta, North Elmham Cathedral Meadows, 6th August
The following moths were seen: 2 Common Nettle-taps Anthophila fabriciana, 20 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella and Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis. Other insects included Southern Hawker, Field Grasshopper and Early and Buff-tailed Bumblebees.
Southern Hawker, North Elmham Cathedral Meadows, 6th August
That night the garden moth trap produced the goods once again, but it wasn't moths taking the limelight. There were a few interesting moths though including two new for the year: New Oak Slender Caloptilia robustella and Dark Spectacle.
New Oak Slender Caloptilia robustella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 6th August
Dark Spectacle, North Elmham, 6th August
The other moths were 2 Carrion Moths Monopis weaverella, Garden Midget Phyllonorycter messaniella, 3 Golden Argents Argyresthia goedartella, Ermine sp. Yponomeuta padella/malinellus/cagnagella, Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella, 3 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, 3 Brindled Flat-bodies Agonopterix arenella, 2 Dark Nebs Bryotropha affinis, Cinerous Neb Bryotropha terrella, 4 Dingy Dowds Blastobasis adustella, Straw Conch Cochylimorpha straminea, Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, 2 Garden Rose Tortrixes Acleris variegana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, Common Marble Celypha lacunana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 2 Marbled Piercers Cydia splendana, 28 Straw Grass-veneers Agriphila straminella, 45 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, Chequered Grass-veneer Catoptria falsella, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata, 2 Garden Pebbles Evergestis forficalis, Chequered Pearl Evergestis pallidata, 2 Pale Straw Pearls Udea lutealis, 7 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Grey Knot-horns Acrobasis advenella, Beautiful Plume Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, 2 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla, 2 Maiden's Blushes, 4 Single-dotted Waves, Riband Wave, 3 Flame Carpets, 4 Red Twin-spot Carpets, 3 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpets, 2 Common Carpets, 2 Maple Pugs, Wormwood Pug, 5 Currant Pugs, 3 Tawny Speckled Pugs, Double-striped Pug, Scorched Carpet, Brimstone Moth, Dusky Thorn, Willow Beauty, Poplar Hawk-moth, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Swallow Prominent, 2 Dingy Footmen, 5 Turnip Moths, 3 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 4 Flame Shoulders, 11 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, 5 Six-striped Rustics, Common Wainscot, Marbled Beauty, Copper Underwing, Straw Underwing, 3 Flounced Rustics, Rosy Rustic, 2 Vine's Rustics, Silver Y, Spectacle and 7 Straw Dots.
Tawny Speckled Pug, North Elmham, 6th August
The mayflies, lacewings and caddisflies didn't cause too much excitement: Pale Evening Dun Procloeon bifidum, 2 Blue-winged Olives Serratella ignita, Dichochrysa flavifrons, Conwentzia psociformis, Micromus variegatus, 2 Hydropsyche pellucidula, 8 Hydropsyche siltalai and Limnephilus auricula.
Conwentzia psociformis (male, gen det), North Elmham, 6th August
The bugs were more interesting with 3 lifers. Apart from 3 Birch Shieldbugs and 2 Forest Bugs there was only one heteropteran bug, but that was exquisite, easily identified and new for me: Malacocoris chlorizans.
Malacocoris chlorizans, North Elmham, 6th August
Out of 3 leafhoppers, one was the very common Empoasca vitis but the other two were both species I had not recorded before. One was Grypotes puncticollis, a relatively nondescript species that I struggled at first to identify.
Grypotes puncticollis, North Elmham, 6th August
The other was either Kybos butleri or Kybos rufescens. The thick dark line down the dorsum makes these two Kybos species very striking compared to the other Kybos species that I see more frequently, but you need a look at a male's genitalia to separate the two and this one was a female. Neither species' foodplants (different species of willow) grow sufficiently close to the garden for this to be a significant clue. I don't think proper competetive pan-listers would count it without a full species-level ID but a new species-pair is good enough for me until such time as I get a male of one or other species.
Kybos butleri or Kybos rufescens (female), North Elmham, 6th August
The water beetle Colymbetes fuscus is apparently very common but was a new species for me. Other beetles included Amara apricaria, Bradycellus verbasci, Aphodius rufipes and two small black rove beetles which I was unable to identify. There were also 2 Hornets.
Colymbetes fuscus, North Elmham, 6th August