Thursday, 12 September 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 11 September 2013

Last night, 11 September, was forecast to be the only fine night for the next few days, so I decided to give the trap an airing. Between my setting it up at dusk (19h45) and my check on activity at 21h00, a light drizzle had wet the white groundsheet and peppered the perspex. But that was probably the only rain of a night which was cool (though a degree or two warmer than preceeding nights), darkly overcast and dead calm. The temperature on checking the trap at 05h15 was 12.5°C.

The catch was up on the previous one. I finally caught my first Nutmeg, and the other new one for the trap was the common Antler Moth.

The first Nutmeg Discestra trifolii.

Canary-shouldered Thorns always brighten up a dull morning - and they're good with people too...

The full macro list (21 spp.):-

Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 3
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 11
Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
Cerapteryx graminis Antler Moth 1
Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 3
Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
Gortyna flavago Frosted Orange 1
Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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