Mothing at The Hidden House, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Tony Morris


Passenger, caught 23/9/2006 (National moth night).

Mothing at St Margaret's

Most of the Moth lists and Photographs are from my garden (TR359450) in the village of St Margaret's at Cliffe in Kent. It is situated about 1Km from the sea and has farmland with in 100 metres. The garden is well shrubbed and about 1600 sq metres. I normally run a 125 MV lamp and a 15W actinic light over-night and once the season gets going a couple of other traps. At the moment both are 25W black Lamps. previously I used a 160W blended lamp in one of them. All traps are home made. Trapping dates refer to the date the trap was put out.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
I try and identify all the Macro Moths, with the micros I am not at all systematic, I do more than I used to with the help of the new book, but there are some that do get through.


Monday, 24 June 2019

Species List for 23/6/2019

A big night with 650 moths of 81 species (still some micros to ID). Ten species NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 4
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 9
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 6
937 Agapeta hamana 2 NFY
989 Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 4 NFY
994 Clepsis consimilana 6 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 15
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 8
1063 Celypha striana 4
1201 Eucosma cana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 42
1294 Crambus pascuella 7
1305 Agriphila tristella 1 NFY
1333 Scoparia pyralella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 7
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 7   
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 4
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1454 Dioryctria abietella 2
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 3
1465 Nephopterix angustella 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 4
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1 NFY
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 1 NFY
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1 NFY
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 3
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 6
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1 NFY
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 4
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 13
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 8
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 12
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1956 Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 10
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 7
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 61
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 146
2098 Axylia putris Flame 7
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 66
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 11
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 16
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 24
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 16
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Species List for 22/6/2019

Same again really. 302 motha of 50 species, two NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 2
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 2
1063 Celypha striana 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1454 Dioryctria abietella 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2   
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1 NFY
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 5
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 9
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 29
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 104
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 32
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 12
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Species List for 21/6/2019

My 125 MV had a lamp failure during the night, consequently it was almost empty. Again not an exciting collection of  247 moths of 49 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudodurspretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 3
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1   
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 5
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 23
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 82
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 30
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 9
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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Friday, 21 June 2019

Species List for 20/6/2019

Disappointing after the previous night.359 moths of 38 species, two NFY.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 2
1063 Celypha striana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1302 Crambus perlella 1 NFY
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1 NFY
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 2
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2   
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 36
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 172
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 47
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 7
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 9
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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Species List for 19/6/2019

Of the 610 moths 274 were Heart and Darts, the most I can remember in a might. There were about 66 species, but disappointingly a solitary Silver Y was the only migrant.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 15
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 11
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 1 NFY
1063 Celypha striana 2
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1294 Crambus pascuella 1 NFY
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1454 Dioryctria abietella 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1 NFY
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1   
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1889 Macaria notata Peacock Moth 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 4
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 35
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 274
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 104
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3 NFY
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 5
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 14
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1 NFY
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 13
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 8
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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