Bradycellus verbasci, North Elmham, 22nd August
Among the moths an impressive 9 species were new for the year here. Two of them were new for the garden, namely Poplar Bent-wing Phyllocnistis unipunctella and Brown Pine Knot-horn Dioryctria simplicella. The former had so few scales left on it I had to chop it to work out what genus it was even. These brought my garden moth list to over 700 - not bad considering I only moved here in August 2014!
Brown Pine Knot-horn Dioryctria simplicella, North Elmham, 22nd August
The others new for the year were 5 Oak Bent-wings Bucculatrix ulmella, Yellow-triangle Slender Caloptilia alchimiella, Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella, Dark Ash Bud Moth Prays ruficeps, Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella, White-shouldered Smudge Ypsolopha parenthesella and Small Purple and Gold (Mint Moth) Pyrausta aurata.
Oak Bent-wing Bucculatrix ulmella, North Elmham, 22nd August
Yellow-triangle Slender Caloptilia alchimiella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 22nd August
Cherry Fruit Moth Argyresthia pruniella, North Elmham, 22nd August
Dark Ash Bud Moth Prays ruficeps, North Elmham, 22nd August
Honeysuckle Moth Ypsolopha dentella, North Elmham, 22nd August
White-shouldered Smudge Ypsolopha parenthesella, North Elmham, 22nd August
Small Purple and Gold Pyrausta aurata, North Elmham, 22nd August
An excellent selection of other micros: Apple Leaf Miner Lyonetia clerkella, 2 New Oak Slenders Caloptilia robustella, Brown Birch Slender Parornix betulae, Blackthorn Slender Parornix torquillella, 3 Garden Midgets Phyllonorycter messaniella, Long-streak Midget Phyllonorycter salicicolella, Beech Midget Phyllonorycter maestingella, 4 Horse Chestnut Leaf-miners Cameraria ohridella, 5 Golden Argents Argyresthia goedartella, 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Orchard/Apple/Spindle Ermine agg. Yponomeuta padella/malinellus/cagnagella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, Diamond-back Moth Plutella xylostella, Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella, Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, House Groundling Bryotropha domestica, Vetch Sober Aproaerema anthyllidella, 4 Dingy Dowds Blastobasis adustella, Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana, 5 Light Brown Apple Moths Epiphyas postvittana, White-triangle Button Acleris holmiana, 5 Dark-triangle Buttons Acleris laterana, 4 Garden Rose Tortrixes Acleris variegana, 2 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 2 Rush Marbles Bactra lancealana, 2 Common Birch Bells Epinotia immundana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, 2 Round-winged Drills Dichrorampha simpliciana, 6 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 9 Common Grass-veneers Agriphila tristella, 9 Elbow-stripe Grass-veneers Agriphila geniculea, 3 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata, 6 Ringed China-marks Parapoynx stratiotata, Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis, Pale Straw Pearl Udea lutealis, 3 Rusty-dot Pearls Udea ferrugalis, Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella, 8 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 3 Grey Knot-horns Acrobasis advenella, Ermine Knot-horn Phycitodes binaevella and 2 Common Plumes Emmelina monodactyla.
New Oak Slender Caloptilia robustella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 22nd August
Horse Chestnut Leaf-miner Cameraria ohridella, North Elmham, 22nd August
In comparison the macros were relatively mundane, although a count of 63 Straw Dots was notable. The other macros were 5 Orange Swifts, Pebble Hook-tip, Maiden's Blush, Blood-vein, Single-dotted Wave, 3 Riband Waves, 13 Common Carpets, Purple Bar, 4 Green Carpets, Slender Pug, 2 Currant Pugs, 2 Tawny Speckled Pugs, Yellow-barred Brindle, Magpie Moth, 14 Brimstone Moths, Canary-shouldered Thorn, 3 Dusky Thorns, 2 Willow Beauties, Common Wave, Iron Prominent, Lesser Swallow Prominent, Swallow Prominent, Pale Prominent, Dingy Footman, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 9 Flame Shoulders, 14 Large Yellow Underwings, Lesser Yellow Underwing, 7 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, Small Square-spot, 3 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Six-striped Rustic, 3 Square-spot Rustics, 2 Common Wainscots, Copper Underwing, Mouse Moth, 2 Common Rustics, 8 Flounced Rustics and Burnished Brass.
Maiden's Blush, North Elmham, 22nd August
Slender Pug (female, gen det), North Elmham, 22nd August
Mouse Moth, North Elmham, 22nd August
Among the other insects was the barkfly Ectopsocus briggsi, a new one for me.
Ectopsocus briggsi (male), North Elmham, 22nd August
Caddisflies included the microcaddis Hydroptila sparsa, a new species for the garden.
Hydroptila sparsa (female, gen det), North Elmham, 22nd August
Bugs included my first Common Green Caspid Lygocoris pabulinus of the year and 3 of the impressive Eared Leafhopper Ledra aurita. Also Birch Shieldbug and no less than 9 Forest Bugs (Red-legged Shieldbugs).
Common Green Caspid Lygocoris pabulinus, North Elmham, 22nd August
Birch Shieldbug, North Elmham, 22nd August
Also 3 Hemerobius lutescens (a Brown Lacewing), an Oak Bush-cricket (inside the house) and 2 Common Wasps.
Oak Bush-cricket, North Elmham, 22nd August