The Black-headed Cardinal Beetle Pyrochroa coccinea was a nice find. I am familiar wth the Red-headed congeners, but this was a new species for me.
One of our two large violet ground beetle species, this Carabus problematicus was a nice find. The shape of the pronotum and the combination of ridges and dimples on the elytra help to identify it.
Clouded Border is a moth that manages to completely avoid my trap, and as such I have only seen it a couple of times. It was therefore nice to find it in the daytime.
Birch Leaf-roller Weevils Deporaus betulae where plentiful. Sweep netting any birch came up with several indivudals, and we found evidence of where the females were dutting and rolling leaves. The swollen rear femur of the male is a distinctive character.
A new moth for me was Pleurota bicostella. WIth just the book I would have struggled to identify it, but having the county moth recorder present helped!
This Micropterix aureatella was an easier identification. We found several of these, and I like this picture of one resting on my hand lens.