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, 10 July 2020

Species List for 09/07/2020

A reasonable night with 342 moths of 61 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1 NFY
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
937 Agapeta hamana 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 68
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 3 NFY
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 7
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 1 NFY
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 2   
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 9
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 11
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1 NFY
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 5
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 15
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 38
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 5
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 16
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 32
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 15
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 24
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Species List for 08/07/2020

The forecast was bad, but at 9 p.m. the rain had abated and a damp overcast night looked OK and I put the trapsout. There were 248 moths of 56 species and 2 NFY.  Four species of Hawk-moth including two Pines was good.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1260 Cydia splendana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 56
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 3
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata 1
1373 Paratalanta pandalis 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2   
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1978 Hyloicus pinastri Pine Hawk-moth 2
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 8
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 5
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 6
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 27
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 16
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 19
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1 NFY
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 19
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 4
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2473 Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 1
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Species List for 07/07/2020

A wet night, but less windy and a bit warmer. 377 moths of 57 species with one NFY

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
938 Agapeta zoegana 1 NFY
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
1020 Cnephasia stephensiana Grey Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 7
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 86
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3   
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 12
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 8
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 9
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 19
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 68
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 6
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 25
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 19
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 6
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 8
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 14
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Species List for 06/07/2020

194 moths of 53 species, but just one NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 23
1294 Crambus pascuella 2
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 5
1356a Evergestis limbata 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1735 Catarhoe rubidata Ruddy Carpet 1 NFY
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1754 Eulithis prunata Phoenix 1
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 8
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 16
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 14
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 5
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 3
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 25
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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Monday, 6 July 2020

Species List for 05/07/2020

After another night off, the weather was awful, I did put the traps out, but still a very disappointing catch. 102 moths of 29 species.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 9
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 8
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 24
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7   
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 11
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
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