Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 15 October 2013

The night of 15 October was clear and cloudless with a bright waxing gibbous moon and a light northerly air. The temperature at 19h00 was 9.2°C, dropping to 4.6°C by 06h00. By the time I turned off the trap at 06h45 the air was warming and a light mist had just begun to obscur the dawn.

No new species today and much fewer moths than yesterday. 

Macro-moths (24 moths of 8 spp.); no micros:- 

Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
Epirrita sp. November Moth agg. 10
Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2
Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 4

1 comment:

  1. Numbers are starting to fall as autumn kicks in...better try another type of trap...I've got lots of ideas!