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.


Thursday, 22 June 2017

Species List for 22/06/2017

A nice surprise in one of my moth traps this morning. Ten years ago I caught a Spurge Hawk-moth, a rare migrant on 21st June. It was notable enough the get a mention in the last edition od Bernard Skinner's fabulous book. Last night Summer Solstice day did again and there was my second Spurge-hawk Moth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 2
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 5
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 3
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 12
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 7
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 2
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 31
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 2
1313 Catoptria pinella 1
1325 Platytes alpinella 1   
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1438 Trachycera suavella Cherry Fruit Moth 2
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1454 Dioryctria abietella 2
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 1
1495 Marasmarcha lunaedactyla 1
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth 1
1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 8
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 10
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 3
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1986 Hyles euphorbiae Spurge Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 12
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 4
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 21
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 17
2098 Axylia putris Flame 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 22
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 3
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2314 Parastichtis ypsillon Dingy Shears 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 17
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 10
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 1
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Spurge Hawk-moth

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Species List for 20/06/2017

302 moths of about 77 species. It's that time of year again when Rustics join Uncertains in the confusion game.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 15
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
0870x Oegoconia sp. An Oegoconia species 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
937 Agapeta hamana 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1020 Cnephasia stephensiana Grey Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 7
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 16
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 1   
1365 Pyrausta despicata 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1454 Dioryctria abietella 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 4
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 7
1735 Catarhoe rubidata Ruddy Carpet 1
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 9
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 7
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 4
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 8
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 18
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 12
2098 Axylia putris Flame 27
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 27
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 5
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 14
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 6
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 4

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Species List for 19/06/2017

I don't often get a century of species so last nights 406 moths of 104 species was a good return.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 6
874 Blastobasis lacticolella Common Swift 3
937 Agapeta hamana 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 10
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 11
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 3
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 3
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 8
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1294 Crambus pascuella 3
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1333 Scoparia pyralella 3   
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 7
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1465 Nephopterix angustella 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 2
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 3
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1709 Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 26
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 2
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1808 Perizoma flavofasciata Sandy Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 4
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1910 Apeira syringaria Lilac Beauty 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 11
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 8
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 5
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 4
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 11
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 37
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 22
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 18
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 23
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 3
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 20
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 11
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 4
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2443 Autographa jota Plain Golden Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2473 Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 5
2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1

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