Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 2 September 2013

A fine night, with a breeze that dropped from moderate to light around dawn. Almost cloudless and relatively warm (min. 14°C?).

Pebble Prominent, while not a rarity, was nice to see. The trap contained quite a few Square-spot Rustic lookalikes, ranging from grey, to brown and rufous with worn individuals mixed in.

Moth of the night was Oblique Striped, a species whose stronghold in the UK is the Brecks and designated Nationally Scarce B (species that are nationally scarce and have been recorded in 31 – 100 ten kilometre squares in Great Britain).

Oblique Striped Phibalapteryx virgata (Nationally Scarce B)

Macros (29 spp.):-

Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
Phibalapteryx virgata Oblique Striped 1
Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 11
Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 7
Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic 1
Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 6
Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 2
Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 3
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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