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.
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.


Sunday, 23 July 2017

Species List for 22/07/2017

I haven't checked,but I can't  remember a worse mothing night in last July. I doubt if it will be much better tonight as it is cold enough for the centralheating to come on.Last night there were 137 moths of about 47 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 11
937 Agapeta hamana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1063 Celypha striana 3
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 9
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 6
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1443 Pempelia genistella 1
1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Brimstone Moth 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2   
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 17
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 4
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5
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Saturday, 22 July 2017

Species List for 21/07/2017

Nothing much except for another Four-spotted Footman. In total 288 moths of about  70 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Cnephasia sp. Cnephasia species 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 19
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 5
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 21
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2   
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 7
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 6
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 14
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 3
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1759 Ecliptopera silaceata Small Phoenix 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 5
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 13
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 15
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 8
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 38
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 9
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 9
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

Friday, 21 July 2017

Species List for 20/07/2017

Who stole all the moths? Just 152 moths of  43 species or so.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
658 Carcina quercana 2
873 Blastobasis adustella 12
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 16
1414 Synaphe punctalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1   
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 9
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 32
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 3
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Species List for 19/07/2017

A male Four-spotted Footman and a Tree-lichen Beauty were the top moths of the night. 19 Silver Y's was an encouraging increase. In total there were 353 moths of about 77 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 16
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana  2
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1304 Agriphila straminella  26
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 5
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1439 Trachycera advenella  2
1454 Dioryctria abietella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 1
1680 Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 10
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 9
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 6
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
1803 Perizoma alchemillata Small Rivulet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 2
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 7
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 6
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 18
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 32
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 9
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2159 Lacanobia suasa Dog's Tooth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 3
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 3
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2292 Cryphia algae Tree-lichen Beauty 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 17
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 29
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 17
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 19
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1



Tree-lichen Beauty

Male Four-spotted Footman

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Species List for 18/07/2017

Four Dark Sword-grass and ten Silver Y's might be the vanguard of an invasion. In total 414 moths of about 85 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Yponomeuta sp. Cnephasia species 4
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 38
937 Agapeta hamana 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 11
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1233 Pammene aurita 1
1260 Cydia splendana 2
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 17
1313 Catoptria pinella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 3
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata Ringed China-mark 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 2   
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 4
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis 4
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 19
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 7
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
1816 Eupithecia linariata Toadflax Pug 1
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 4
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 12
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 30
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 11
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 13
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 6
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 4
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 3
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 15
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 35
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 13
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 6
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 10
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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