Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 7 October 2013

The night of 7 October began with light cloud and ended overcast. There was a light breeze and no moon. After a day-time high of close to 20°C, the temperature had dropped to 11.8°C by 21h00 and was only slightly cooler at 9.2°C when I turned off the trap at 06h45.

There were three new species: an Epirrita which I did not identify, a striking Pale Pinion and a single shiny little Dark Chestnut.

November / Pale November Moth Epirrita sp.
Two views of Pale Pinion Lithophane hepatica
Dark Chestnut Conistra ligula

Macro-moths (75 moths of 18 spp.); no micros:-

Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 6
Epirrita sp. November Moth agg. 1
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
Lithophane hepaticaPale Pinion1
Lithophane ornitopusGrey Shoulder-knot1
Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 4
Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 6
Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 33
Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 2
Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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