Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 21 October 2013

Despite the clear skies, a strong southerly breeze kept the temperature just above 13°C  on the night of 21 October: it was 13.3°C at 22h00 and 13.1°C at 05h30. A waning gibbous moon made for a light night. By 05h00, the trap and surrounding area were damp, and a very light drizzle was falling - but not enough settle on the rainguard above the hot bulb.

No new species for the third consecutive trap night. Is it time to call it a year?

Macro-moths (17 moths of 7 spp.); no micros:-

Epirrita sp. November Moth agg. 7
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1


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  2. How about a book review for: Mammals of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East by Aulagnier et al. 2008?

  3. Have you put out your small mammal trap yet? It's peak season with loads of juvenile Apodemus and Bank Voles given the heavy beech mast and acorn crop this year. Maybe even Yellow-necked mouse down in East Anglia - the "great white shark" of small rodent trapping in the UK.