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.


Wednesday, 20 July 2005

Species List for 19/7/2005

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1302 Crambus perlella
3
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 5
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 7
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 7
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 12
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 12
2323 Apamea sublustris Reddish Light Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Monday, 4 July 2005

Species List for 3/7/2005


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana   1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 10
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata   1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis   1
1454 Dioryctria abietella   1
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 11
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 8
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 6
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 19
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 7
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 6
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 3
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 8
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 16
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 8
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 7

Sunday, 3 July 2005

Species List for 2/7/2005


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana   1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1302 Crambus perlella   1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 3
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 14
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 6
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix Herald 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Saturday, 2 July 2005

Species list for 1/7/2005

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana   1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1302 Crambus perlella   1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis   1
1454 Dioryctria abietella   1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 35
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 17
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 5
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2340 Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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