Sulphur Tubic Esperia sulphurella, North Elmham, 15th March
That night another new 'Tubic' for the year turned up, a March Tubic Diurnea fagella.
March Tubic Diurnea fagella, North Elmham, 15th March
There was also Common Flat-body Agonopterix heracliana, March Moth, 2 Clouded Drabs, 3 Hebrew Characters and Early Grey.
On Thursday night there were 3 Small Quakers, my first here this year. Also March Tubic Diurnea fagella, 2 March Moths, Clouded Drab and 4 Hebrew Characters.
Small Quaker, North Elmham, 16th March
Last night's moths were March Tubic Diurnea fagella, Dotted Border, Small Quaker, 2 Clouded Drabs and 4 Hebrew Characters. There was also the ichneumon Ophion obscuratus.
That flea beetle I mentioned I'd caught in the Brecks last Saturday but hadn't identified it when I posted about that trip... well eventually I did tentatively identify it. The result was quite interesting though, perhaps a bit too interesting for my first example of this group of beetles, so I got in touch with Martin Collier, county recorder for beetles, for confirmation. He had doubts about my ID and after getting a second opinion from Steve Lane who is an expert in the genus, confirmed that it was in fact a much more expected species, Longitarsus melanocephalus. Thanks to both Martin and Steve. A new one for me, even if not as unusual as what I first keyed it out as.
Longitarsus melanocephalus, Norfolk Brecks, 11th March