Thursday, 5 September 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 4 September 2013

The night of 4 September was fine and cloudless, yet warm (a min. of perhaps 16°C?), with a very light breeze that had dropped off by the pre-dawn.

Of the four nights I have run the new trap so far, this was the most diverse, with some 35 species of macro moth. A nice big Bulrush Wainscot was the first out, but this was the night of the carpets, with six species, including a lovely fresh Green Carpet, two ginger-coloured Common Marbled Carpets and a neat Purple Bar.

Bulrush Wainscot Nonagria typhae, one of the largest wainscots.

One of six carpet species, Purple Bar Cosmorhoe ocellata.

Macros (35 spp.):-

Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 13
Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 3
Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 7
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 4
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 5
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 4
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 16
Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 4
Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 8
Gortyna flavago Frosted Orange 2
Nonagria typhae Bulrush Wainscot 1
Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 3
Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 7

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