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.


Monday, 29 August 2016

A few micros for Identification help.

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Species List for 28/8/2016

A cooler night and fewer species. Still over 500  moths but with 52% Setaceous Hebrew Characters. The first Cream-bordered Green Pea of the year, a moth where the classification as a macro is deceptive.
Cream-bordered Green Pea

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 3
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
658 Carcina quercana 2
873 Blastobasis adustella 6
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 32
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1307 Agriphila latistria 3
1309 Agriphila geniculea 4
1342 Eudonia angustea 6
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 8
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1692 Scopula immutata Lesser Cream Wave 1  
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 9
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 37
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 16
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 260
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 19
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 7
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 24
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2418 Earias clorana Cream-bordered Green Pea 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 8

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Species List for 27/8/2016

It's Autumn, it's yellow!

Yellow Shell

Brimstone Moth

Brimstone Moth

Dusky Thorn


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 10
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
658 Carcina quercana 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 5
936 Cochylimorpha straminea 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 81
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 4
1262 Cydia amplana 1
1303 Agriphila selasella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1305 Agriphila tristella 4
1309 Agriphila geniculea 9
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 18
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 15  
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Beautiful Plume 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 4
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 2
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 31
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 7
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 3
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 11
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 13
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 159
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 12
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 5
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 12
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 22
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 44
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Species List for 26/8/2016

 Jersey Tiger


 Poplar Grey


 Nutmeg


 The smallest Silver Y I have ever caught!


 Light Emerald


 Small Mottled Willow


Snout


 Pretty Chalk Carpet


 Epinotia nisella


 Nephopterix angustella


Garden Pebble

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 45
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1138 Epinotia nisella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1305 Agriphila tristella 6
1309 Agriphila geniculea 6
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 9
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 6
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1465 Nephopterix angustella 3
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2  
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1784 Melanthia procellata Pretty Chalk Carpet 1
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1893 Macaria liturata Tawny-barred Angle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 12
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 28
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 68
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 17
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 6
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 7
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 21
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 9
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Friday, 26 August 2016

Species List for 25/8/2016

My second Bulrush Wainscot and sixth Northern Rustic.

 Magpie Moth

Wax Moth 

 |Swallow Prominent

 Maple Prominent

 Bulrush Wainscot

Knot Grass 
This slightly odd specimen had me confused at first, but it seems to be an odd form of  Knot Grass

Coronet 
I don't know why, but the digital camera seems to find much more in the pattern of the Coronet than my eyes do!

 Burnished Brass

 Northern Rustic
A slightly odd name for the lover of coastal sites, from the North, West and a few South and Eastern sites.

Scorched Carpet

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0 Cnephasia sp. Cnephasia species 1
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 9
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
873 Blastobasis adustella 7
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 120
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 1
1262 Cydia amplana 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1305 Agriphila tristella 12
1309 Agriphila geniculea 4
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 18
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 10
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1  
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 5
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 34
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 4
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 11
2104 Standfussiana lucernea Northern Rustic 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 29
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 10
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 13
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 143
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 13
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2286 Acronicta menyanthidis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 8
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 20
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2369 Nonagria typhae Bulrush Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 18
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Species List for 24/8/2016

A Plumed Fanfoot was new for the site.

 Garden Tiger

 Garden Tiger

 Plumed Fanfoot

 Plumed Fanfoot

 Latticed Heath

 Scarce Bordered Straw

 Common Wave

 Mullein Wave
Rusty Dot Pearl


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 3
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 7
658 Carcina quercana 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 16
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 161
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 2
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 3
1305 Agriphila tristella 4
1309 Agriphila geniculea 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 17
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 9  
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1441 Oncocera semirubella 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 2
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 5
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 28
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 7
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1956 Cabera exanthemata Common Wave 1
2057 Arctia caja Garden Tiger 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 14
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 13
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 18
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 51
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 18
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 8
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 15
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 11
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 1 NFS

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