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.


Friday, 11 June 2021

Species List for 10/06/2021

 last night as I put my moth traps out the Sea Harr rolled in and the temperature dropped so quickly I popped inside and put a fleece on. So i wasn't suprised that there were fewer moths. In total 80 moths of 30 species, with three NFY wasn't too bad.

 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

17

Hepialus lupulinus

Common Swift

5

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

1

647

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Brown House Moth

1

648

Endrosis sarcitrella

White-shouldered House Moth

1

966

Cochylis atricapitana

1

1063

Celypha striana

1

NFY

1301

Crambus lathoniellus

1

NFY

1356

Evergestis forficalis

Garden Pebble

1

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

1

1920

Odontopera bidentata

Scalloped Hazel

1

1931

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

1

1976

Sphinx ligustri

Privet Hawk-moth

1

1992

Deilephila porcellus

Small Elephant Hawk-moth

1

2028

Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock

1

2060

Spilosoma lubricipeda

White Ermine

2

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

2

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

19

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

2

 

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

3

2157

Lacanobia w-latinum

Light Brocade

1

2173

Hadena bicruris

Lychnis

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

6

2337x

Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor agg.

1

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

10

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

7

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

4

2449

Abrostola triplasia

Dark Spectacle

1

NFY

2450

Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle

1

 

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Species List for 09/06/2021

 the best catch if the year so far with 135 moths of 47 species, seven NFY.

 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

17

Hepialus lupulinus

Common Swift

2

647

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Brown House Moth

1

648

Endrosis sarcitrella

White-shouldered House Moth

1

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

2

NFY

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

10

1011

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

1

1076

Celypha lacunana

2

NFY

1082

Hedya pruniana

Plum Tortrix

1

1334

Scoparia ambigualis

1

NFY

1342

Eudonia angustea

1

1356

Evergestis forficalis

Garden Pebble

2

1651

Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character

1

1707

Idaea seriata

Small Dusty Wave

1

NFY

1724

Xanthorhoe spadicearia

Red Twin-spot Carpet

1

1728

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Carpet

1

1776

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet

1

1816

Eupithecia linariata

Toadflax Pug

1

1819

Eupithecia exiguata

Mottled Pug

1

1825

Eupithecia centaureata

Lime-speck Pug

1

1834

Eupithecia vulgata

Common Pug

2

 

1883

Acasis viretata

Yellow-barred Brindle

1

1931

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

1

1979

Mimas tiliae

Lime Hawk-moth

1

NFY

1980

Smerinthus ocellata

Eyed Hawk-moth

1

1992

Deilephila porcellus

Small Elephant Hawk-moth

1

1994

Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip

3

2003

Notodonta ziczac

Pebble Prominent

1

2028

Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock

4

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

16

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

14

2102

Ochropleura plecta

Flame Shoulder

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

1

2147

Hada plebeja

Shears

3

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

12

2278

Acronicta megacephala

Poplar Grey

1

NFY

2289

Acronicta rumicis

Knot Grass

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2321

Apamea monoglypha

Dark Arches

2

NFY

2334

Apamea sordens

Rustic Shoulder-knot

1

2337x

Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor agg.

2

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

20

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

8

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

1

2450

Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle

1

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