Saturday, 12 April 2014

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 11 April 2014

A very quiet night for the trap, despite an apparently favourable forecast. Largely cloudy skies were forecast, but I could see only one or two patches. The temperature dropped rapidly down to 7.3°C at 20h50 and was about the same at dawn (6.7°C by 05h35) when I turned off the trap. A waxing gibbous moon shone brightly in the evening and there was vety little movement of air.
Numbers were well down on previous nights and there were no new species.  

Macro-moths (15 moths of 6 spp.); no micros:-

Anticlea derivata Streamer 1
Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 9
Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

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