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.


Saturday, 30 August 2008

Species List for 29/8/2008

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 6
1305 Agriphila tristella
5
1309 Agriphila geniculea
5
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 4
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 3
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 15
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 7
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 39
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 390
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 18
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 104
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 60
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 5
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 11
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 4
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 4
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 8
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 23
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 8
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 6
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 18
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 52
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2

Monday, 11 August 2008

Species List for 10/8/2008


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 5
453 Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 0 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1740 Epirrhoe galiata Galium Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 8
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 16
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 38
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 104
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 11
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 8
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 43
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Species List for 9/8/2008


Species List for a on +/- days [The Hidden House St Margaret's] [9/8/2008] [0]
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 0 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 0 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2057 Arctia caja Garden Tiger 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 10
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 7
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 46
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 4
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 9
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Species List for 8/8/2008


Species List for a on +/- days [The Hidden House St Margaret's] [8/8/2008] [0]
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
658 Carcina quercana 0 1
1262 Cydia amplana 0 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 0 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 6
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2006 Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 3
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2034 Lymantria dispar Gypsy Moth 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 4
2057 Arctia caja Garden Tiger 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 37
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 29
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 23
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 69
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 11
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 10
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 3
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 3
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 13
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 31
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 4

Friday, 8 August 2008

Species List for 7/8/2008


Code Taxon Vernacular
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie
1441 Oncocera semirubella 0
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth
2223 Calophasia lunula Toadflax Brocade
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches
2340 Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg.
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Species List for 6/8/2008


Species List for a on +/- days [The Hidden House St Margaret's] [6/8/2008] [0]
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
720 Ethmia bipunctella 0 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 20
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 0 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 0 1
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 6
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 7
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 24
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 38
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 55
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 17
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 53
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 5
2159 Lacanobia suasa Dog's Tooth 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 7
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 3
2292 Cryphia algae Tree-lichen Beauty 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 8
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 12
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 24
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2

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