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, 30 August 2009

Species List for 29/8/2009

The almost complete lack of interesting moths continues here, although Peter Wells, in the village found a Convolvulus Hawk-moth on his garden fence this morning.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea
1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 43
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 111
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 13
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 18
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Species List for 28/8/2009

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth present
1305 Agriphila tristella
present
1307 Agriphila latistria
1
1309 Agriphila geniculea
2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 23
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 97
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 27
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 15
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

Friday, 28 August 2009

Species List for 27/8/2009

The paucity of today's catch was forgotten when I found an Archer's Dart, the last moth in my MV trap, a first for the Garden and for me. Other than that it was worse than yesterday!

Archer's Dart (Agrotis vestigialis)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth present
1305 Agriphila tristella
present
1307 Agriphila latistria
1
1309 Agriphila geniculea
1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2085 Agrotis vestigialis Archer's Dart 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 23
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 113
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 7
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 24
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 24
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2




Thursday, 27 August 2009

Species List for 26/8/2009

It is hard to believe that there could be a worse night for variety in August than this!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 0
1305 Agriphila tristella
0
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 68
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 10
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 138
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 7
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 7
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 20
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 27
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Species List for 25/8/2009

A windy. clear and not very warm night produced a very poor catch. The only new moths for the year were a Mullein Wave and an Ingrailed Clay.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
1302 Crambus perlella
present
1305 Agriphila tristella
present
1309 Agriphila geniculea
present
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 60
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 5
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 15
2120 Diarsia mendica Ingrailed Clay 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 190
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 11
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 24
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 26
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Species List for 24/8/2009

Red Underwing (Catocala nupta)

The Red Underwingwas a treat, but I managed to let it go before I got a picture of its eponymous feature.

15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth present
1302 Crambus perlella
present
1305 Agriphila tristella
present
1309 Agriphila geniculea
present
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 4
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 84
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 21
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 287
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 13
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 7
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark / Grey Dagger 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 11
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 27
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 23
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2452 Catocala nupta Red Underwing 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

Monday, 24 August 2009

Species List for 23/8/2009

Another Evergestis Limbata was a nice surprise and the good run of Dark Sword Grass records continued. A fresh Poplar Hawk was good to see. 562 Macros is a good count but 47% were Setaceous Hebrew Characters, and there were only 38 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 7
455 Ypsolopha scabrella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 0
1305 Agriphila tristella
0
1309 Agriphila geniculea
0
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1356a Evergestis limbata
1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 8
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1680 Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 6
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 3
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 6
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 12
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 9
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 47
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 46
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 262
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 14
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 8
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 18
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 34
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 36

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Species List for 22/8/2009

The first Bordered Sallow of the year, but little of note.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1305 Agriphila tristella
10
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1652 Thyatira batis Peach Blossom 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 4
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 22
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 26
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 207
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 14
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 4
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 25
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 27
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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