Sunday, 6 December 2009

Flimwell 1st December 2009

December Moth - Poecilocampa populi

No light trap was run during the month of November. The exterior of the building is well lit with two ground level floodlights on the end wall and high level lights beneath the eaves. These bring a number of moths. Six species were recorded during November either on the building or at lit windows.

Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent
Epirrita dilutata November Moth
Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn
Operophtera brumata Winter Moth
Eupsilia transversa Satellite
Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber

On December 1st the first December moth was seen. The species reappeared on the end wall the next two nights. It was absent the following night but a single Grey Shoulder-knot was seen.

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