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, 11 November 2019

Species List for 7/11/2019

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 6/11/2019

After a Zero night the giddy heights of four moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1

Species List for 4/11/2019

10 Moths, wow!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 3/11/2019

I didn't trap on the 2nd, due to the gale force monsoon. Little to excite last night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 1/11/2019

Wet and blowy.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Friday, 1 November 2019

Species List for 31/10/2019

Another Delicate, and in total 18 moths of 11 species.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

Species List for 30/10/2019

Only four moths, but they included a late Scarce Bordered Straw.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Species List for 29/10/2019

Just eight moths of seven species, but one NFY, a Feathered Thorn.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1 NFY
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Species List for 28/10/2019

Still hoping.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2

Monday, 28 October 2019

Species List for 27/10/2019

Another cold night, the Chestnut was the first of the second part of the year.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1

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