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.


Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Species List for 09/11/2020

All five traps but a disappointing catch. 32 moths of 14 species would normally be good for November, but after yesterday a bit of a come down.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

1

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

9

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

7

1408

Palpita vitrealis

1

1631

Poecilocampa populi

December Moth

1

1923

Colotois pennaria

Feathered Thorn

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2091

Agrotis ipsilon

Dark Sword-grass

1

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

1

2259

Conistra ligula

Dark Chestnut

3

2262

Agrochola circellaris

Brick

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

3

 

Monday, 9 November 2020

Species List for 08/11/2020

 Three traps and a much bigger night with 85 moths of 221 species and one NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

230

Monopis crocicapitella

1

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

3

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

9

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

11

1408

Palpita vitrealis

3

1631

Poecilocampa populi

December Moth

1

1795

Epirrita dilutata

November Moth

1

1923

Colotois pennaria

Feathered Thorn

2

NFY

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

6

2091

Agrotis ipsilon

Dark Sword-grass

3

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

16

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

1

2240

Lithophane leautieri

Blair's Shoulder-knot

1

2246a

Dryobota labecula

Oak Rustic

1

2258

Conistra vaccinii

Chestnut

1

2259

Conistra ligula

Dark Chestnut

2

2262

Agrochola circellaris

Brick

1

2264

Agrochola macilenta

Yellow-line Quaker

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

6

 

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

14

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Species List for 07/11/2020

Three traps again, 16 moths of  11 species. 

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

2

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

2

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

2

1760

Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet

2

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

2

2240

Lithophane leautieri

Blair's Shoulder-knot

1

2246a

Dryobota labecula

Oak Rustic

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

1

Saturday, 7 November 2020

Species List for 06/11/2020

 Three traps, 15 moths of 10 species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

2

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1760

Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet

1

1795

Epirrita dilutata

November Moth

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

2

2245

Allophyes oxyacanthae

Green-brindled Crescent

1

2264

Agrochola macilenta

Yellow-line Quaker

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

4

 


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