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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.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

albitarsella but the tarsi weren't very albi

White-legged Case-bearer Coleophora albitarsella is supposed to be one of the few Coleophora that can be identified without recourse to dissection.  Well I didn't notice the white legs on this one on 21st July so dissected it.  There was some white on the legs but it wasn't very obvious - it certainly didn't have white tarsi on every leg as it's supposed to.  But a new moth for me, so I'm not complaining.

White-legged Case-bearer Coleophora albitarsella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 21st July


Earlier in the day I'd had another Small Tortoiseshell come in the house but you don't expect butterflies in the moth trap, with them being diurnal.  Occasionally it happens though, and it was a Green-veined White this time.

Two nights earlier I reported a ring of Water Veneers round the trap in the evening.  Hardly any the next night but the same thing happened this night, only even more: 200 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella in a squirming heaving circle in the grass round the trap.  Once again most of them had disappeared before dawn.

Long-winged Pearl Anania lancealis was new for the garden and Scarce Obscure Oegoconia deauratella, Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis, Least Carpet, Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing and Ear Moth were new for the year.

Ear Moth (male, gen det), North Elmham, 21st July



Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing, North Elmham, 21st July


Ash-bark Knot-horn Euzophera pinguis, North Elmham, 21st July


Scarce Obscure Oegoconia deauratella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 21st July


A total of 564 moths but less variety with the species count only just breaking triple figures (101).  Other macros were 4 Chinese Characters, Buff Arches, Large Emerald, Small Blood-vein, Lesser Cream Wave, 10 Small Fan-footed Waves, Single-dotted Wave, 20 Riband Waves, Red Twin-spot Carpet, 3 Shaded Broad-bars, Common Carpet, Small Rivulet, Green Pug, Small Yellow Wave, 2 Clouded Borders, 2 Early Thorns, 2 Scalloped Oaks, 2 Swallow-tailed Moths, Peppered Moth, Willow Beauty, Mottled Beauty, Engrailed, Common White Wave, Clouded Silver, Poplar Hawkmoth, 2 Buff-tips, 3 Yellow-tails, 3 Round-winged Muslins, 25 Rosy Footmen, 31 Dingy Footmen, 2 Scarce Footmen, 63 Common Footmen, 6 Buff Ermines, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Large Yellow Underwing, Double Square-spot, 5 Clays, 4 Smoky Wainscots, Dun-bar, 3 Dark Arches, Clouded Brindle, 2 Double Lobeds, 4 Common Rustics, 4 Lesser Common Rustics, Ear Moth, 30 Uncertains, 4 Rustics, Mottled Rustic, Burnished Brass, 2 Spectacles, Beautiful Hook-tip, 3 Straw Dots and 3 Fan-foots.

Other micros were Ribwort Slender Aspilapteryx tringipennella, Hawthorn Slender Parornix anglicella, 6 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, Hawthorn Ermel Paraswammerdamia nebulella, 7 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, 2 Golden-brown Tubics Crassa unitella, 2 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, Cinereous Groundling Bryotropha terrella, 4 Gorse Crests Brachmia blandella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, 2 Large Fruit-tree Tortrixes Archips podana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, 4 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana, 2 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 4 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Plum Tortrix Hedya pruniana, 2 Marbled Orchard Tortrixes Hedya nubiferana, 2 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana, Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana, 2 Hoary Bells Eucosma cana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, 6 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 4 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 5 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, Little Grey Eudonia lacustrata, Chequered Straw Evergestis pallidata, 7 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Rosy Tabbies Endotricha flammealis, Bee Moth Aphomia sociella, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, Dotted Oak Knot-horn Phycita roborella, Brown Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia inscriptella and Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla.

Brown Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia inscriptella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 21st July


Not much non-avian interest - the Orthotrichia costalis I mentioned in the previous days' post and the only other caddis recorded was Mystacides longicornis.  It's so busy on the moth front now I'm having to be a bit selective with the caddisflies, not recording all of them.  Wasps are starting to appear in bigger numbers, this one being a German Wasp.

German Wasp, North Elmham, 21st July


Next day a lunchtime stroll at Houghton produced a surprise Clouded Magpie.  Also Common Marble Celypha lacunana and the Brown Lacewing Hemerobius humulinus.

The moth trap that night delivered only 85 species (309 moths).  New for the house was Brown-barred Tortrix Epagoge grotiana but rarer (and new for the year here) was Dotted Ermel Ethmia dodecea.

Brown-barred Tortrix Epagoge grotiana, North Elmham, 22nd July


Dotted Ermel Ethmia dodecea, North Elmham, 22nd July


A Pine Hawkmoth was also new for the year.

Pine Hawkmoth, North Elmham, 22nd July


Other macros were 2 Chinese Characters, 6 Small Fan-footed Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 24 Riband Waves, Red Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpets, Shaded Broad-bar, Common Carpet, Phoenix, July Highflyer, 4 Clouded Borders, 3 Early Thorns, 4 Scalloped Oaks, Willow Beauty, 2 Engraileds, Common White Wave, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Coxcomb Prominent, 3 Yellow-tails, Round-winged Muslin, 11 Rosy Footmen, 25 Dingy Footmen, Buff Footman, 61 Common Footmen, 11 Buff Ermines, 2 Ruby Tigers, Large Yellow Underwing, 7 Double Square-spots, Dot Moth, 4 Clays, Smoky Wainscot, Dark Arches, Slender Brindle, 3 Common Rustics, 21 Uncertains, 3 Rustics, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 Snouts and Fan-foot.

Slender Brindle, North Elmham, 22nd July


Best of the other micros was another Plum Fruit Moth Grapholita funebrana.

Plum Fruit Moth Grapholita funebrana, North Elmham, 22nd July


The other micros were 2 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, 2 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Grey Rush Case-bearer Coleophora glaucicolella, Little Dwarf Elachista canapennella, Golden-brown Tubic Crassa unitella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis heparana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, Privet Tortrix Clepsis consimilana, 2 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, 2 Dover Shades Cnephasia genitalana, Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana, 3 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, Triangle-marked Roller Ancylis achatana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 2 Bramble Shoot Moths Notocelia uddmanniana, Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana, 2 Hoary Bells Eucosma cana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, Bud Moth Spilonota ocellana, 2 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella, 4 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, Pearl Grass-veneer Catoptria pinella, 4 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, 20 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, 3 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata, Elder Pearl Anania coronata, 2 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella and White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla.

Other insects included a new leafhopper for me: Edwardsiana geometrica.

 Edwardsiana geometrica, North Elmham, 22nd July

Monday, 22 August 2016

Bordered Pug and another Scarce Silver-lines

A drop in moth numbers on 20th July but still good - 428 moths of 114 species.  Bordered Pug and Double Lobed were new for the house and Cork Moth Nemapogon cloacella, Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana and Brown Plume Stenoptilia pterodactyla new for the year here.

Bordered Pug, North Elmham, 20th July


Double Lobed, North Elmham, 20th July


Summer Rose Bell Notocelia roborana, North Elmham, 20th July


Other macros were 6 Chinese Characters, Large Emerald, 2 Common Emeralds, Small Blood-vein, Lesser Cream Wave, 11 Small Fan-footed Waves, 3 Dwarf Cream Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 2 Small Scallops, 15 Riband Waves, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Large Twin-spot Carpets, Garden Carpet, 3 Barred Straws, Small Rivulet, Clouded Border, Brimstone Moth, 5 Early Thorns, 3 Scalloped Oaks, Swallow-tailed Moth, 2 Peppered Moths, Willow Beauty, 4 Engraileds, Clouded Silver, 2 Poplar Hawkmoths, Elephant Hawkmoth, 2 Buff-tips, 5 Yellow-tails, 2 Round-winged Muslins, 25 Rosy Footmen, 22 Dingy Footmen, Scarce Footman, 43 Common Footmen, 3 Buff Ermines, 2 Ruby Tigers, Flame, 2 Double Square-spots, 2 Bright-line Brown-eyes, Antler Moth, Brown-line Bright-eye, 5 Clays, 8 Smoky Wainscots, 3 Dun-bars, 3 Dark Arches, Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic (and an unidentified Common Rustic agg.), 35 Uncertains, Rustic, Mottled Rustic, Scarce Silver-lines, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 Spectacles, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Straw Dots, 2 Snouts and 22 Fan-foots.

Scarce Silver-lines, North Elmham, 20th July


The remaining micros were 2 Bird’s-nest Moths Tinea trinotella, Beech Midget Phyllonorycter maestingella, 4 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, 2 Hawthorn Ermels Paraswammerdamia nebulella, 10 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Common Oak Case-bearer Coleophora lutipennella, 4 Woundwort Case-bearers Coleophora lineolea, 2 Speckled Case-bearers Coleophora sternipennella, Small Dingy Tubic Borkhausenia fuscescens, 3 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, 2 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, 3 Gorse Crests Brachmia blandella, 2 Orange Crests Helcystogramma rufescens, 2 Bulrush Cosmets Limnaecia phragmitella, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis cerasana, 2 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis heparana, 4 Large Fruit-tree Tortrixes Archips podana, 3 Privet Tortrixes Clepsis consimilana, Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, 7 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana, Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana, 2 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 4 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Marbled Orchard Tortrix Hedya nubiferana, 3 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Grey Poplar Bell Epinotia nisella, 3 Holly Tortrixes Rhopobota naevana, Bramble Shoot Moth Notocelia uddmanniana, Hoary Bell Eucosma cana, 9 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, 3 Grass-veneers Crambus pascuella, 2 Yellow Satin Veneers Crambus perlella, 2 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 4 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, 6 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, Marsh Grey Eudonia pallida, 4 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 2 Beautiful China-marks Nymphula nitidulata, Garden Pebble Evergestis forficalis, 2 Chequered Straws Evergestis pallidata, 2 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, 6 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, 13 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, False Cacao Moth Ephestia unicolorella, 2 White Plumes Pterophorus pentadactyla and Common Plume Emmelina monodactyla.

Hawthorn Ermel Paraswammerdamia nebulella, North Elmham, 20th July


Mayflies included Green Drake Ephemera danica and Blue-winged Olive Serratella ignita.

Blue-winged Olive Serratella ignita, North Elmham, 20th July


A good crop of caddisflies included no less than 3 species that I'd not identified before: Orthotrichia costalis, Oxyethira flavicornis and Oecetis ochracea.  Well, the costalis got away before I could confirm it, but I had one the next day that I nailed.

Oecetis ochracea, North Elmham, 20th July


Oxyethira flavicornis, North Elmham, 20th July


Other caddisflies included Ecnomus tenellus, 7 Hydropsyche siltalai, Goera pilosa, 7 Athripsodes aterrimus, Leptocerus tineiformis and 4 Mystacides longicornis.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

A 124 species night

19th July was another good night - the best of the year so far with 432 moths of 124 species.  Probably the best one was one of 5 species of Coleophora: Southern Case-bearer Coleophora badiipennella.  They're tricky to identify even when looking at the genitalia, especially males.  Pretty sure this was one anyway - had a female last year which was marginally easier, so I know they're in the area.  Only 10 records in Norfolk, though I suspect that has more to do with the diffiiculty in confirming ID than their actual rarity.  I include a pic of the genitalia in case anyone wants to comment on the ID (the inset is the cornutus that came out of the aedeagus)...


Southern Case-bearer Coleophora badipennella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 19th July


New for the garden and only the second time I've seen one anywhere was this Gold Pine Ermel Cedestis gysseleniella.

Gold Pine Ermel Cedestis gysseleniella, North Elmham, 19th July


Others new for the year were Golden Lance-wing Epermenia chaerophyllella, Hedge Case-bearer Coleophora striatipennella, Buff Cosmet Mompha ochraceella, Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, Round-winged Drill Dichrorampha simpliciana, 2 Small Yellow Waves, 2 Ruby Tigers and one of the best macros of the night, Lunar-spotted Pinion.

Small Yellow Wave, North Elmham, 19th July


Maple Button Acleris forsskaleana, North Elmham, 19th July


Golden Lance-wing Epermenia chaerophyllella, North Elmham, 19th July


Round-winged Drill Dichrorampha simpliciella, North Elmham, 19th July


Hedge Case-bearer Coleophora striatipennella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 19th July


Great to see another Scarce Silver-lines and a slightly fresher Blue-bordered Carpet than yesterday's.

Scarce Silver-lines, North Elmham, 19th July


 Blue-bordered Carpet, North Elmham, 19th July


I dissected a Wormwood Pug to check it wasn't Currant as it seemed a bit small.  Currant Pug has very different genitalia and was easily ruled out on dissection, but the genitalia were an exact match for the diagram of Bleached Pug in Riley's Pugs book.  Bleached Pug hasn't occurred in Norfolk but sadly I don't think this was one - it was pretty worn but there were enough scales left to see it was a dark reddish-brown moth, quite unlike Bleached Pug.  Just goes to show that examining the genitalia doesn't always give you the right answers!

 Wormwood Pug (male), North Elmham, 19th July

Riley's Pug book shows Wormwood Pug as having hardly any indent in the top of the abdominal plate, but the majority of examples online show an indent, if not always as deep as on this individual:

 Wormwood Pug (abdominal plate), North Elmham, 19th July

The real difference between Wormwood and Bleached genitalia is supposed to be the form of this cornutus from the aedeagus.  On Wormwood there are supposed to be fewer projections round the outside and front face and long projection on the right hand side.  Bleached, on the other hand, is supposed to show projections round the edge and front just like this.  There may be a small projection on the right hand side - this was hard to see as it's a bit hidden below the folds of the vesica.  But they are evidently a bit variable and given the appearance of the forewings it must be a Wormwood Pug, unfortunately.

Wormwood Pug (cornutus in aedeagus), North Elmham, 19th July


Other macros were Ghost Moth, 2 Chinese Characters, Large Emerald, 2 Common Emeralds, Small Emerald, Small Blood-vein, 3 Lesser Cream Waves, 13 Small Fan-footed Waves, 8 Single-dotted Waves, 12 Riband Waves, Large Twin-spot Carpet, Yellow Shell, Phoenix, July Highflyer, 2 Green Pugs, Clouded Border, 2 Brimstone Moths, 3 Early Thorns, 4 Scalloped Oaks, 4 Swallow-tailed Moths, 2 Willow Beauties, Elephant Hawkmoth, 3 Yellow-tails, 4 Round-winged Muslins, 24 Rosy Footmen, 15 Dingy Footmen, Scarce Footman, Buff Footman, 28 Common Footmen, 3 Buff Ermines, 2 Large Yellow Underwings, 3 Double Square-spots, Bright-line Brown-eye, 2 Brown-line Bright-eyes, 2 Clays, 13 Smoky Wainscots, Marbled Beauty, Dun-bar, 3 Dark Arches, Common Rustic, Lesser Common Rustic (plus 2 Common Rustic aggs.), 21 Uncertains, Rustic, 2 Nut-tree Tussocks, Burnished Brass, 2 Spectacles, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Straw Dots, 6 Snouts, 2 Fan-foots and Small Fan-foot.

Other highlights among the micros included Hazel Slender Parornix devoniella, Dull Red Groundling Bryotropha senectella and Lesser Pearl Sitochroa verticalis.

Hazel Slender Parornix devoniella (female, gen det), North Elmham, 19th July


Dull Red Groundling Bryotropha senectella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 19th July


Lesser Pearl Sitochroa verticalis, North Elmham, 19th July


The Robinson's moth trap is round so casts a circular shadow round it, with a ring of light on the ground beyond the shadow.  In a circle round the trap along the inner edge of the light were Water Veneers.  Saw lots there in the evening but most had disappeared by the morning - perhaps burrowed into the grass out of sight rather than gone?  I counted 54 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella but suspect there were far more in reality.

More than half the moth species were micros, the ones not yet mentioned being 4 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, 12 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, 2 Woundwort Case-bearers Coleophora lineolea, White Sallow Case-bearer Coleophora albidella, 4 Grey Rush Case-bearers Coleophora glaucicolella, 2 Little Dwarfs Elachista canapennella, 2 Golden-brown Tubics Crassa unitella, 2 Long-horned Flat-bodies Carcina quercana, Common Groundling Teleiodes vulgella, Dark Groundling Bryotropha affinis, 3 Cinereous Groundlings Bryotropha terrella, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, 2 Bulrush Cosmets Limnaecia phragmitella, Hawthorn Cosmet Blastodacna hellerella, 2 Hook-marked Straw Moths Agapeta hamana, Burdock Conch Aethes rubigana, 3 Dark Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis heparana, 4 Large Fruit-tree Tortrixes Archips podana, 5 Privet Tortrixes Clepsis consimilana, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, 2 Yellow-spot Tortrixes Pseudargyrotoza conwagana, 5 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, 2 Flax Tortrixes Cnephasia asseclana, Light Grey Tortrix Cnephasia incertana, Yellow Oak Button Aleimma loeflingiana, Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana, 3 Barred Marbles Celypha striana, 8 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, Pine Marble Piniphila bifasciana, 4 Marbled Orchard Tortrixes Hedya nubiferana, 2 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, Wainscot Veneer Chilo phragmitella, 6 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Grass-veneer Crambus pascuella, 2 Pearl Veneers Agriphila straminella, 2 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, 3 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 6 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, 3 Small Greys Eudonia mercurella, Brown China-mark Elophila nymphaeata, Beautiful China-mark Nymphula nitidulata, 3 Chequered Straws Evergestis pallidata, Small Magpie Anania hortulata, 5 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, Fenland Pearl Anania perlucidalis, 2 Dusky Pearls Udea prunalis, 10 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, Ermine Knot-horn Phycitodes binaevella and 3 White Plumes Pterophorus pentadactyla.

 Common Cloaked Shoot Gypsonoma dealbana, North Elmham, 19th July


Wainscot Veneer Chilo phragmitella, North Elmham, 19th July


Pale Water-veneer Donacaula forficella, North Elmham, 19th July


White Sallow Case-bearer Coleophora albidella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 19th July


Other insects included the Brown Lacewing Hemerobius humulinus.

Hemerobius humulinus, North Elmham, 19th July


Caddisflies included 6 Athripsodes aterrimus, Leptocerus tineiformis and 2 Mystacides longicornis.

The only other insect of note that day was a Small Tortroiseshell that flew in through my study window earlier in the day.

Eulamprotes atrella

A lunchtime wander round Syderstone Common on 18th July produced plenty of Ringlets and Meadow Browns, the odd Gatekeeper and Small Heath but few moths.  Just 1 Common Grass-veneer Agriphila tristella and 30 Cinnabar caterpillars.

A good selection of moths that night with 276 individuals of 100 species.  Only Two-spotted Neb Eulamprotes atrella was new for the garden.

Two-spotted Neb Eulamprotes atrella, North Elmham, 18th July


Several new for the garden year list though: Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana, Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana, Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, Brown Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia inscriptella, 2 Chinese Characters, Shaded Broad-bar, Blue-bordered Carpet, 3 Round-winged Muslins and Dusky Sallow.

Dusky Sallow, North Elmham, 18th July


Shaded Broad-bar, North Elmham, 18th July


Blue-bordered Carpet, North Elmham, 18th July


Brown Powdered Knot-horn Delplanqueia inscriptella (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July


Grey Knot-horn Acrobasis advenella, North Elmham, 18th July


Cereal Tortrix Cnephasia pumicana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July


Dover Shade Cnephasia genitalana (male, gen det), North Elmham, 18th July


Other macros were Drinker, 2 Buff Arches, Large Emerald, 3 Common Emeralds, Small Emerald, Small Blood-vein, 7 Small Fan-footed Waves, 5 Single-dotted Waves, 8 Riband Waves, Phoenix, 2 Barred Straws, 2 Green Pugs, 4 Clouded Borders, 3 Brimstone Moths, Lilac Beauty, 4 Early Thorns, Scalloped Oak, 2 Swallow-tailed Moths, Engrailed, Common White Wave, Poplar Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, 3 Brown-tails, 4 Yellow-tails, 13 Rosy Footmen, 11 Dingy Footmen, 4 Scarce Footmen, 31 Common Footmen, 13 Buff Ermines, Flame Shoulder, Large Yellow Underwing, Double Square-spot, Dot Moth, Clay, 5 Smoky Wainscots, Poplar Grey, Lesser Common Rustic, 14 Uncertains, Rustic, Mottled Rustic, Green Silver-lines, Nut-tree Tussock, Burnished Brass, Spectacle, Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Snouts and Fan-foot.

Large Emerald, North Elmham, 18th July


Green Silver-lines, North Elmham, 18th July


Lilac Beauty, North Elmham, 18th July


Small Blood-vein, North Elmham, 18th July


Other micros were 5 Bird-cherry Ermines Yponomeuta evonymella, Little Ermel Swammerdamia pyrella, 8 Diamond-back Moths Plutella xylostella, Speckled Case-bearer Coleophora sternipennella, Golden-brown Tubic Crassa unitella, Brown House Moth Hofmannophila pseudospretella, Long-horned Flat-body Carcina quercana, Gorse Crest Brachmia blandella, Orange Crest Helcystogramma rufescens, Burdock Conch Aethes rubigana, 2 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrixes Pandemis cerasana, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis heparana, Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana, 2 Privet Tortrixes Clepsis consimilana, Red-barred Tortrix Ditula angustiorana, 2 Grey Tortrixes Cnephasia stephensiana, Flax Tortrix Cnephasia asseclana, Barred Marble Celypha striana, 3 Common Marbles Celypha lacunana, 2 Marbled Orchard Tortrixes Hedya nubiferana, 3 Triangle-marked Rollers Ancylis achatana, Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana, 2 Common Cloaked Shoots Gypsonoma dealbana, 2 White-foot Bells Epiblema foenella, 3 Hoary Bells Eucosma cana, Two-coloured Bell Eucosma obumbratana, Red Piercer Lathronympha strigana, Marbled Piercer Cydia splendana, 3 Garden Grass-veneers Chrysoteuchia culmella, Pearl Veneer Agriphila straminella, 2 Chequered Grass-veneers Catoptria falsella, 13 Water Veneers Acentria ephemerella, 2 Common Greys Scoparia ambigualis, 4 Little Greys Eudonia lacustrata, Small Grey Eudonia mercurella, Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata, Chequered Straw Evergestis pallidata, 3 Small Magpies Anania hortulata, 3 Elder Pearls Anania coronata, 6 Mother of Pearls Pleuroptya ruralis, 2 Bee Moths Aphomia sociella, Beautiful Knot-horn Rhodophaea formosa and White Plume Pterophorus pentadactyla.

White-foot Bell Epiblema foenella, North Elmham, 18th July


Beautiful Knot-horn Rhodophaea formosa, North Elmham, 18th July


Other life forms included no less than 4 Green Drakes Ephemera danica (Mayflies) and a variety of caddisflies: Hydropsyche siltalai, Phryganea grandis, Goera pilosa, 2 Athripsodes aterrimus and Mystacides longicornis.

Goera pilosa, North Elmham, 18th July


Athripsodes aterrimus, North Elmham, 18th July