Some nice moths in my Hunstanton trap and in the NOA traps this morning, whilst late morning to mid afternoon on Redwell and Holme Marshes produced at least seven species of Soldierfly, a stunning Deerfly and a myriad beetles and bugs - mostly thanks to Steve Lane's finding and ID skills. The only new plant in flower was Narrow-leaved Water-plantain, but the first Gatekeeper (just one seen) and Common Darters were out and about (3 seen). The non-soldierfly highlight was undoubtedly Rhinocyllus conicus, a weevil swept from Spear Thistle on the edge of Redwell Marsh - only the third Norfolk record.
Miller, Hunstanton, 30th June 2014
Grey/Dark Dagger, 30th June 2014
Gatekeeper, Redwell Marsh, 30th June 2014
Rhynocillus conicus, Redwell Marsh, 30th June 2014: the 3rd Norfolk record !
Scallop Shell, Holme NOA, 30th June 2014
Three-lined Soldier, Oxycera trilineata, Redwell Marsh, 30th June 2014
Twin-lobed Deerfly, Chrysops relictus Baker's Carr, 30th June 2014
Cheilosia illustrata, Baker's Carr, 30th June 2014
Alder Spittlebug, Aphrophora alni, Redwell Marsh, 30th June 2014
Drak-winged Black Pachygaster atra, Redwell Marsh, 30th June 2014