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.


Sunday, 31 December 2006

Moths Caught in 2006

1447b Sciota rhenella

Caught on 8th July 2006. Specimen confirmed as rhenella by David Agassiz. This is the second record of this species in the UK. It doesn't look much, but it is the rarest moth I've caught in the garden.

1447b Sciota rhenella

The Passenger (Dysgonia algira)

The Passenger caught on National Moth Night, 23rd September 2006. THere had been 11 records in the UK before 2006, but there were 12 in that year.

Mothing took place on 195 dates, on Feb 6th, and then from Mar 23rd to Nov 17th. A 125w MV, a 15W Actinic trap used trap used all year and from August I also used a 25W Black bulb and a 160W MVB. All traps home made, loosely based on the Skinner design.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 5
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 29
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 59
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 3
449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 1
462 Ypsolopha sequella
1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 77
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
658 Carcina quercana
4
663 Diurnea fagella
2
670 Depressaria daucella
1
720 Ethmia bipunctella
12
937 Agapeta hamana
8
950 Aethes francillana
1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 8
980 Archips xylosteana Variegated Golden Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 70
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 20
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana
20
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 11
1036 Acleris forsskaleana
1
1041 Acleris sparsana
2
1054 Acleris cristana
1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1084 Hedya ochroleucana
1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1183 Epiblema foenella
2
1218 Selania leplastriana
1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 6
1292 Calamotropha paludella
2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 25
1294 Crambus pascuella
4
1301 Crambus lathoniellus
1
1302 Crambus perlella
5
1305 Agriphila tristella
1
1309 Agriphila geniculea
5
1313 Catoptria pinella
1
1316 Catoptria falsella
1
1329 Donacaula forficella
2
1333 Scoparia pyralella
6
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
4
1336 Eudonia pallida
2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata
1
1342 Eudonia angustea
16
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata Ringed China-mark 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 18
1356a Evergestis limbata
3
1357 Evergestis extimalis
3
1361 Pyrausta aurata
7
1362 Pyrausta purpuralis
1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 5
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 130
1377 Perinephela lancealis
1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
26
1390 Udea prunalis
1
1392 Udea olivalis
7
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 118
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 506
1400 Antigastra catalaunalis
1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 53
1408 Palpita vitrealis
12
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 20
1414 Synaphe punctalis
1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
21
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 4
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis
27
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1436 Conobathra repandana
4
1439 Trachycera advenella
17
1441 Oncocera semirubella
1
1443 Pempelia genistella
13
1447b Sciota rhenella
1
1452 Phycita roborella
1
1454 Dioryctria abietella
1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 21
1465 Nephopterix angustella
7
1470 Euzophera pinguis
19
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella
1
1483 Phycitodes binaevella
2
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla
3
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
20
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 6
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 5
1646 Watsonalla binaria Oak Hook-tip 2
1647 Watsonalla cultraria Barred Hook-tip 2
1648 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 22
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 19
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 6
1659 Achlya flavicornis Yellow Horned 2
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 21
1672 Thalera fimbrialis Sussex Emerald 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 11
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 9
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 17
1693 Scopula floslactata Cream Wave 3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 8
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 35
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 4
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 32
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 7
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 24
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 217
1720 Orthonama obstipata Gem 2
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 31
1726 Xanthorhoe quadrifasiata Large Twin-spot Carpet 1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 6
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 41
1731 Scotopteryx bipunctaria Chalk Carpet 1
1735 Catarhoe rubidata Ruddy Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 66
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 7
1740 Epirrhoe galiata Galium Carpet 2
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 4
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 8
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 4
1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 4
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 4
1754 Eulithis prunata Phoenix 3
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 22
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 11
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 240
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 3
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 7
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 8
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 5
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 11
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 22
1784 Melanthia procellata Pretty Chalk Carpet 8
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 36
1803 Perizoma alchemillata Small Rivulet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
1807 Perizoma albulata Grass Rivulet 1
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 2
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 38
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 52
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 2
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 21
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 9
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 3
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 6
1839 Eupithecia succenturiata Bordered Pug 3
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 3
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 16
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 47
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 37
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 9
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 30
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 7
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 10
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 12
1893 Macaria liturata Tawny-barred Angle 3
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 2
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 288
1910 Apeira syringaria Lilac Beauty 1
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 3
1913 Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 11
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 2
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 14
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 62
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 4
1927 Lycia hirtaria Brindled Beauty 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 80
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 67
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 61
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 10
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 14
1950 Parectropis similaria Brindled White-spot 1
1957 Lomographa bimaculata White-pinion Spotted 9
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 300
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 76
1972 Agrius convolvuli Convolvulus Hawk-moth 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 42
1978 Hyloicus pinastri Pine Hawk-moth 1
1979 Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 8
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 23
1984 Macroglossum stellatarum Humming-bird Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 104
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 7
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 42
1995 Cerura vinula Puss Moth 2
1997 Furcula furcula Sallow Kitten 3
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 12
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 13
2008 Ptilodon capucina Coxcomb Prominent 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 25
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 2
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 4
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 21
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 12
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 34
2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 1
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 3
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 99
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 48
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 3
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 422
2057 Arctia caja Garden Tiger 3
2059 Diacrisia sannio Clouded Buff 2
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 82
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 227
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 7
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 13
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2076 Meganola albula Kent Black Arches 3
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 11
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 8
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 175
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 288
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1615
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 60
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 195
2098 Axylia putris Flame 351
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 515
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2666
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 470
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 55
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 14
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1018
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 6
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 7
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 57
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 936
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 85
2133 Xestia sexstrigata Six-striped Rustic 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 209
2137 Eurois occulta Great Brocade 3
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 24
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 35
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 125
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 260
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 5
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 172
2163 Melanchra pisi Broom Moth 1
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 6
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 5
2167 Hadena perplexa Tawny Shears 4
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 6
2172 Hadena albimacula White Spot 1
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 9
2177 Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic 1
2179 Panolis flammea Pine Beauty 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 39
2183 Orthosia miniosa Blossom Underwing 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 4
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 204
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 89
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 159
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 48
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 146
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 72
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 39
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 72
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 44
2208 Mythimna loreyi Cosmopolitan 1
2231 Aporophyla lutulenta Deep-brown Dart 3
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 50
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 4
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 54
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 56
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 4
2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 114
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 45
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 114
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 257
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 8
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2275 Xanthia gilvago Dusky-lemon Sallow 4
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 26
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 35
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 92
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 33
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2292 Cryphia algae Tree-lichen Beauty 4
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 79
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 78
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 110
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 3
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 5
2305 Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 109
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 86
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 14
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 463
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 23
2323 Apamea sublustris Reddish Light Arches 2
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2329 Apamea furva Confused 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 4
2331 Apamea unanimis Small Clouded Brindle 2
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 4
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 383
2340 Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 18
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 11
2342 Mesoligia literosa Rosy Minor 5
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 362
2343a Mesapamea didyma Lesser Common Rustic 7
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 21
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 255
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 11
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 31
2377 Arenostola phragmitidis Fen Wainscot 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 127
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 603
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 145
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 844
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 22
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 155
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 19
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 155
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 2
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 163
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 22
2410 Protodeltote pygarga Marbled White Spot 3
2413 Deltote bankiana Silver Barred 2
2418 Earias clorana Cream-bordered Green Pea 1
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 8
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1
2432 Trichoplusia ni Ni Moth 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 18
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2143
2443 Autographa jota Plain Golden Y 8
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 19
2452 Catocala nupta Red Underwing 1
2460 Dysgonia algira Passenger 1
2466 Lygephila pastinum Blackneck 1
2470 Phytometra viridaria Small Purple-barred 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 81
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 61
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 14
2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 9
Total
Moths
Caught
23124

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