Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn), Flitcham
Loads of rare things flying about this week. A huge thank you to Penny, whose text "MEGA!! Great Knot at Breydon Water", got me from King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth in record time. A bit of a trek in my work clothes (a suit) but a nice first.
D.J. and I did a moth trap on private land at Flitcham on Saturday. So many great Moths and a few good birds to boot. While we were setting the traps up we could hear the sound of half a dozen Quail calling from the nearby fields. We were extremely fortunate to see two of them run across the track in front of us. We also nailed four Owl species that night. Little Owl and Barn Owl on the way to the site and Tawny Owl plus a Long-eared Owl seen by the light of the MV traps.
As for the moths, well it was nothing short of awesome. Take a look below.
Oncocera semirubella (Rosy-striped Knot-horn), Flitcham. Only the 4th record in Norfolk since 1995. A first for West Norfolk (VC28)
Agonopterix kaekeritziana (Straw Flat-body) Flitcham. The 5th Norfolk record since 2002.
Marbled Clover, Flitcham (Red Data Book)
Royal Mantle, Flitcham. Probably as far North as this moth comes.
Ethmia dodecea (Dotted Ermel), Flitcham
Phtheochroa rugosana (Rough-winged Conch), Flitcham
Hypsopygia glaucinalis (Double-striped Tabby), Flitcham
Ypsolopha parenthesella (White-shouldered Smudge), Flitcham
Hornet Moths, Shipdham (taken with phone)