Thursday, 28 November 2013

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

A few minutes after sunset, at 16h04, Rocklands Mere track.
After an impressive sunset, with a highly conspicuous Venus, it was a relatively warm, humid night: 6.0°C at 17h30, 4.7°C at 21h00, falling to 3.8°C at 07h00. There was no breeze, a partially cloudy sky and a little mist by early morning. The thin, last-quarter moon was clearly visible before dawn in the southeastern sky.

December Moths were in evidence from early evening, with half the individuals on the walls and ground outside the trap. Morning revealed a single each of Chestnut and Dark Chestnut, the former new for the trap.

Chestnut Conistra vaccinii & Dark Chestnut C. ligula - note the difference in wing tip shape.

Macro-moths (13 moths of 3 spp.); no micros:-

Poecilocampa populi December Moth 11
Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1

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