Sunday, 7 June 2015

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 6 June 2015

After a relatively warm (18°C) and intermittently sunny day, completely clear skies all night, with temperatures of 13.0°C when I turned on the MV light at 21h45 and 9.7°C when I turned it off at 04h00. A light ESE air. Waning gibbous moon.

It took me half an hour to record the catch. A May Highflyer had settled just below the light, while a Privet Hawk-moth was resting on cut branches alongside the trap.

Macro-moths (23 moths of 12 spp.):-

Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
Hydriomena impluviata May Highflyer 1
Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 5
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1

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