Saturday, 28 September 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 27 September 2013

The night of 27 September began almost cloudless and cool with no moon. By the pre-dawn, skies were completely clear and a quarter-moon (with Jupiter alongside) illuminated the trap. Pre-dawn temperatures were 6.7°C at 06h00 and 6.5°C at 06h15. Golden Plover flocks were once again heard moving overhead in the pre-dawn.

New species were Blair's Shoulder-knot, Orange Sallow and Large Wainscot - all of them perched on surfaces outside the trap itself.

Black Rustics continue to make up a quarter of the catch.

Blair's Shoulder-knot Lithophane leautieri
Orange Sallow Xanthia citrago
Large Wainscot Rhizedra lutosa


Macro-moths (79 moths of 16 spp.); no micros:-

Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 18
Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 2
Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 8
Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 21
Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 7
Xanthia citrago Orange Sallow 1
Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 1
Xanthia icteritia Sallow 3
Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

No comments:

Post a comment