Rusty Oak Button Acleris ferrugana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th February
Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th February
The following night brought March Moth, 2 Pale Brindled Beauties, Hebrew Character, 4 Chestnuts and a Minotaur Beetle.
Minotaur Beetle, North Elmham, 19th February
There were only 2 moths on 20th but these included my first Satellite of the year (along with a March Moth).
Satellite, North Elmham, 20th February
A tiny beetle in one of the egg-trays turned out to be Bembidion obtusum, a new one for me.
Bembidion obtusum, North Elmham, 20th February
There were no moths in the trap last night but a Dotted Border on one of the windows.
I've also been looking at some more beetles I retained over last summer but couldn't resolve at the time. This has produced a couple of new (for me) species taken at Warham Greens on 16th June: Amara apricaria and Curtonotus convexiusculus. The two were rather similar-looking medium-sized ground beetles but one (the Curtonatus) was distinctly larger than the other and there were several differences under the microscope. The Curtonatus is a coastal species.
Amara apricaria, Warham Greens, 16th June 2017
Curtonatus convexiusculus, Warham Greens, 16th June 2017