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.


Friday, 31 July 2009

Species list for 30/7/2009

A very poor return. Cold Clear night with lots of moon. One battered Garden Tiger that appears to be a new one.

Code species Individuals
464 Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 5
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 4
1302 Crambus perlella 4
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1376 Small Magpie 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1443 Pempelia genistella 1
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1651 Chinese Character 3
1653 Buff Arches 1
1699 Least Carpet 2
1708 Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave 3
1804 Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Lime-speck Pug 2
1921 Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Peppered Moth 1
1994 Buff-tip 1
2030 Yellow-tail 1
2044 Dingy Footman 3
2050 Common Footman 8
2057 Garden Tiger 1
2061 Buff Ermine 3
2089 Heart and Dart 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 10
2098 Flame 2
2102 Flame Shoulder 4
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2154 Cabbage Moth 1
2164 Broad-barred White 1
2173 Lychnis 1
2198 Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Dark / Grey Dagger 1
2299 Mouse Moth 1
2318 Dun-bar 1
2321 Dark Arches 3
2343 Common Rustic 14
2343a Lesser Common Rustic 1
2352 Dusky Sallow 2
2382 Rustic 2
2425 Nut-tree Tussock 1
2441 Silver Y 5



A battered Garden Tiger, comparing it to the pictures I've taken of the others I've caught this last few days it is a different beastie.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Species list for 29/7/2009

A very cold night with rain until around midnight. 12 deg only at 6am. Very few moths. Migrants, Dark Sword Grass and Small Mottled Willow.

Code Species Individuals
873 Blastobasis lignea 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1288 Twenty-plume Moth 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 8
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1398 Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1653 Buff Arches 2
1669 Common Emerald 1
1708 Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave 3
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1835 White-spotted Pug 2
1862 Double-striped Pug 1
1917 Early Thorn 1
1921 Scalloped Oak 3
1947 Engrailed 1
2029 Brown-tail 1
2050 Common Footman 3
2064 Ruby Tiger 3
2087 Turnip Moth 1
2089 Heart and Dart 1
2091 Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 14
2098 Flame 1
2102 Flame Shoulder 4
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Double Square-spot 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2284x Dark / Grey Dagger 2
2289 Knot Grass 3
2295 Marbled Green 1
2318 Dun-bar 3
2321 Dark Arches 7
2322 Light Arches 2
2343 Common Rustic 11
2352 Dusky Sallow 3
2381 Uncertain 1
2382 Rustic 1
2385 Small Mottled Willow 1
2441 Silver Y 6
2474 Straw Dot 1

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Species list for 28/7/2009

The first Shaded Broad-bar for the garden, previously an odd ommision and one of my favourite crambid, pinella. Another Garden Tiger, this a new one, making four so far.

Code Species Individuals
14 Ghost Moth 1
424 Bird-cherry Ermine 1
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
720 Ethmia bipunctella 1
873 Blastobasis lignea 4
937 Agapeta hamana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 1
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1313 Catoptria pinella 1
1376 Small Magpie 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1398 Rush Veneer 1
1405 Mother of Pearl 3
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1651 Chinese Character 3
1673 Small Emerald 1
1699 Least Carpet 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1708 Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave 18
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1732 Shaded Broad-bar 1
1804 Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Lime-speck Pug 2
1835 White-spotted Pug 3
1858 V-Pug 1
1884 Magpie Moth 2
1906 Brimstone Moth 3
1921 Scalloped Oak 1
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth 3
1931 Peppered Moth 2
1941 Mottled Beauty 1
1947 Engrailed 1
2007 Swallow Prominent 1
2029 Brown-tail 2
2030 Yellow-tail 2
2044 Dingy Footman 5
2047 Scarce Footman 1
2050 Common Footman 6
2057 Garden Tiger 1
2061 Buff Ermine 5
2064 Ruby Tiger 6
2087 Turnip Moth 1
2089 Heart and Dart 3
2091 Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 22
2102 Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 9
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2110a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 7
2112 Least Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Double Square-spot 4
2154 Cabbage Moth 3
2155 Dot Moth 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2193 Clay 1
2198 Smoky Wainscot 3
2278 Poplar Grey 2
2284x Dark / Grey Dagger 4
2289 Knot Grass 1
2295 Marbled Green 3
2299 Mouse Moth 3
2318 Dun-bar 3
2321 Dark Arches 22
2322 Light Arches 1
2343 Common Rustic 47
2352 Dusky Sallow 8
2381 Uncertain 16
2382 Rustic 6
2385 Small Mottled Willow 1
2425 Nut-tree Tussock 1
2441 Silver Y 35
2450 Spectacle 1


Garden Tigers. I've caught Garden Tigers, five times in the last four days. The second one on the 25th is the same moth as the second on the 27th. The others are different individuals. The spots are about as good as fingerprints for individual identification.

25/7/2009

25/7/2009

27/7/2009

27/7/2009

28/7/2009

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Species List for 27/7/2009

Another poor night. Two Garden Tigers were the best of the night. One was one of those I caught a couple of nights ago, but the other was a nice fresh new catch. Anther dog's took was also unexpected.

Code Vernacular Individuals
1376 Small Magpie 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1713 Riband Wave 5
1804 Barred Rivulet 3
1825 Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 V-Pug 1
1917 Early Thorn 1
1921 Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Willow Beauty 1
1994 Buff-tip 1
2030 Yellow-tail 1
2047 Scarce Footman 1
2050 Common Footman 4
2057 Garden Tiger 2
2061 Buff Ermine 2
2064 Ruby Tiger 2
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 9
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 6
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Double Square-spot 1
2134 Square-spot Rustic 1
2159 Dog's Tooth 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2166 Campion 1
2198 Smoky Wainscot 3
2284x Dark / Grey Dagger 1
2299 Mouse Moth 2
2318 Dun-bar 3
2321 Dark Arches 9
2343 Common Rustic 16
2343a Lesser Common Rustic 1
2352 Dusky Sallow 2
2381 Uncertain 5
2382 Rustic 2
2385 Small Mottled Willow 1
2441 Silver Y 7

Monday, 27 July 2009

Species List for 26/7/2009

The great thing about mothing is the unpredictability. A nice surprise today with a Scarce Chocolate-tip.

Scarce Chocolate-tip (Clostera anachoreta)

Code Species Individuals
464 Diamond-back Moth 4
720 Ethmia bipunctella 2
873 Blastobasis lignea 2
1063 Celypha striana 4
1288 Twenty-plume Moth 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 3
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1357 Evergestis extimalis 1
1376 Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1398 Rush Veneer 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1428 Bee Moth 2
1651 Chinese Character 4
1653 Buff Arches 2
1682 Blood-vein 1
1690 Small Blood-vein 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1708 Single-dotted Wave 4
1713 Riband Wave 11
1724 Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1804 Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Lime-speck Pug 1
1835 White-spotted Pug 7
1887 Clouded Border 1
1921 Scalloped Oak 1
1922 Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Peppered Moth 4
1937 Willow Beauty 3
1941 Mottled Beauty 1
1981 Poplar Hawk-moth 2
2007 Swallow Prominent 1
2018 Scarce Chocolate-tip 1
2029 Brown-tail 1
2030 Yellow-tail 2
2044 Dingy Footman 4
2047 Scarce Footman 2
2050 Common Footman 17
2061 Buff Ermine 3
2064 Ruby Tiger 3
2089 Heart and Dart 2
2091 Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 16
2098 Flame 1
2102 Flame Shoulder 8
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 26
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 27
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2110a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 13
2112 Least Yellow Underwing 5
2128 Double Square-spot 9
2134 Square-spot Rustic 2
2145 Nutmeg 1
2154 Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Dot Moth 3
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Clay 2
2198 Smoky Wainscot 2
2278 Poplar Grey 3
2279 Sycamore 1
2284x Dark / Grey Dagger 2
2289 Knot Grass 3
2295 Marbled Green 2
2299 Mouse Moth 2
2306 Angle Shades 1
2318 Dun-bar 4
2321 Dark Arches 25
2322 Light Arches 1
2343 Common Rustic 58
2343a Lesser Common Rustic 2
2352 Dusky Sallow 10
2358 Saltern Ear 1
2381 Uncertain 16
2382 Rustic 12
2441 Silver Y 52

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Species List for 25/7/2009

Another poor night for variety and numbers, but it did have its compensations with a first for the garden, a Dog's Tooth and two beautiful Garden Tigers.





Code Species Individuals
873 Blastobasis lignea 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1376 Small Magpie 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1651 Chinese Character 1
1713 Riband Wave 4
1728 Garden Carpet 1
1777 July Highflyer 1
1825 Lime-speck Pug 1
1921 Scalloped Oak 4
1937 Willow Beauty 1
1976 Privet Hawk-moth 1
2007 Swallow Prominent 1
2029 Brown-tail 1
2030 Yellow-tail 3
2049 Buff Footman 1
2050 Common Footman 2
2057 Garden Tiger 2
2061 Buff Ermine 4
2064 Ruby Tiger 2
2089 Heart and Dart 2
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 11
2098 Flame 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2110a Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Double Square-spot 1
2159 Dog's Tooth 1
2164 Broad-barred White 1
2198 Smoky Wainscot 1
2278 Poplar Grey 1
2284x Dark / Grey Dagger 1
2299 Mouse Moth 1
2318 Dun-bar 2
2321 Dark Arches 16
2343 Common Rustic 12
2352 Dusky Sallow 2
2381 Uncertain 15
2382 Rustic 4
2441 Silver Y 31

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