Sunday, 30 March 2014

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 29 March 2014

After another relatively warm, sunny day, the night was mild, despite a cloudless sky: 7.0°C by 06h10 (BST) when I turned off the trap. There was no detectable wind and a waning crescent moon. No new species, but Chestnut is the first of the year

Macro-moths (116 moths of 13 spp.):-

Alsophila aescularia March Moth 8
Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 5
Biston strataria Oak Beauty 3
Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 1
Panolis flammea Pine Beauty 2
Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 25
Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 18
Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 29
Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 18
Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4
Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

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