By morning, new for the trap were Early Thorn, Red Chestnut and Powdered Quaker. Pale Pinion was new for the year, although not for the trap (the first was caught last October). This species is spreading in East Anglia. A hundred years ago, South (1908) notes that "it seems to be absent from the eastern counties, except Cambridge – where, however, it is scarce". Several decades later, both Skinner (1984) and Waring, Townsend & Lewington (2003) state that it is occasionally recorded from East Anglia; Norfolk recotrds date from 2002.
|♂ Early Thorn Selenia dentaria, resting like a butterfly|
|Red Chestnut Cerastis rubricosa|
|Powdered Quaker Orthosia gracilis|
|Pine Beauty Panolis flammea|
|Pale Pinion Lithophane hepatica|
Macro-moths (63 moths of 13 spp.); no micros:-
Skinner, B. (1984) Colour identification guide to moths of the British Isles. Viking: Middlesex. x + 267 pp.
South, R. (1908) The moths of the British Isles, second series. Frederick Warne & Co.: London. 388 pp.
Waring, P., Townsend, M. & Lewington, R. (2003) Field guide to the moths of Great Britain and Ireland. British Wildlife Publishing: Hook, Hampshire. 432 pp.