Saturday, 9 July 2016

Norfolk moths: Rockland St. Peter garden, 8 July 2016

It has been a cool, wet summer, so 20°C made a respectably warm day, and with partly cloudy skies in the evening it looked to be a good night to get out the trap. The temperature held up, with 17.5°C when I turned on the MV light at 22h00 and 13°C when I turned it off at 04h00. A light E breeze. Waxing new moon.

New macro moths for the garden were Blue-bordered Carpet, July Highflyer, V-Pug, Small Yellow Wave, Short-cloaked Moth and Poplar Grey. Large Twin-spot Carpet, Sycamore and Beautiful Hook-tip are local species. All moths were rather flighty, and none posed for photographs.

Large Twin-spot Carpet Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata

Eudonia lacustrata

Macro-moths (102 moths of 43 spp.):-

Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Large Twin-spot Carpet 1
Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
Plemyria rubiginata Blue-bordered Carpet 1
Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 2
Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1
Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 5
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 1
Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 3
Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
Eilema lurideola Common Footman 5
Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 9
Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 1
Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
Axylia putris Flame 2
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 3
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 5
Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1

Micro-moths (9 moths identified, of 4 spp.):-

Dipleurina lacustrata (Eudonia lacustrata) 1
Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 6
Phlyctaenia coronata
Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1

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