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, 24 April 2017

Species List for 23/04/2017

Although there are still very few moths venturing out in the cold air stream there was another species on the earliest date caught here, this time the very common Heart and Dart. The previous earliest date was 26th April 2011, although in total there are very few April records, and then only irregularly until June.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Species List for 22/04/2017

14 moths of eight species.

Code
Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Species List for 21/04/2017

Another early Least Dark Arches, a pristine Powdered Quaker and an odd Twin-spotted Quaker were the highlights of this 34 moth extravaganza..

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 13
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

  Twin-spotted Quaker

 Powdered Quaker


 Least Black Arches

Species List for 20/04/2017

At least each trap had at least one moth in it!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 7
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Species List for 19/04/2017

Two empty traps, can it get worse?

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4

Species List for 18/04/2017

Getting to the point where cold equals no moths. One empty trap.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Species List for 17/04/2017

!6 Moths, of eight species, four traps, but my 80W MV no2 drew a blank.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Monday, 17 April 2017

Species List for 16/04/2017

Four traps, fourteen moths of seven species. Why do we bother?

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Species List for 15/04/2017

Just 18 moths of eight species,with Pale Tussock being the first of the year, and the only April record I have for this species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1 NFY
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

 Large Tussock




Saturday, 15 April 2017

Species List for 14/04/2017

A disappointing 17 moths of just five species from the four traps.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 9
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

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