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.


Thursday, 29 April 2010

Pyrausta pupuralis?

Photographed at Bonsai Bank, Denge Wood, near Canterbury. I think it is Pyrausta pupuralis.

Scarce Tissue?


I caught this last night (28/4/2010). If I've got the ID correct it is a new species for the garden.

Species List for 26/4/2010 to 28/4/2010

Things are bucking up with a few new species for the year. I think that the ID of Scarce Tissue is correct, I've posted a picture for confirmation.

28/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1788 Rheumaptera cervinalis Scarce Tissue 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 29
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 9
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3




27/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 10
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 9
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4




26/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4

Monday, 26 April 2010

Species Lists for 25/4/2010

I was disappointed this morning, after such a beautiful day yesterday I had hoped for a more interesting catch this morning. The temperature dropped to about 7 deg last night and the skies remained clear, resulting in another low number of both species and total number.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Species Lists for 19/4/2010 to 24/4/2010

It really hasn't got much better. On the 22nd just ONE moth, on a very cold and clear night. Shuttle-shaped Dart and Cabbage Moth have appeared.

24/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 14
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 7
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 5




23/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 5




22/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1




21/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2




20/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5




19/4/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 11
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Species List for 15/4/2010 to 18/4/2010

A Shoulder Stripe put in an appearnce on the 17th and there was a second one on the 18th. Other than that it was a few of the same small number of moths currently out here.

18/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular
Individuals
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 13
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 12
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 6




17/4/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
















16/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1




15/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Species Lists for 14/4/2010

It doesn't get any better, even though I've now got my actinic trap working as well. Last night the temperature went down to about 5 deg C and the wind remained at about 20mph from the north, conditions not conducive to catching moths in my garden.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 10
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3

Species Lists for 9/4/2010 to 13/4/2010

I've been lazy, putting up daily lists in batches, The problem is that mothing has been awful, with clear nights and cold northerly winds. There were a couple of new moths for the year on Friday 9th, a micro, Diurnea fagella and a Powdered Quaker.

13/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2




12/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6




11/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1




10/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2




09/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
663 Diurnea fagella
1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 13
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 18
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 7
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 16
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Species Lists for 5/4/2010 to 8/4/2010

Nothing particularly surprising over the last few days, but as the weather improves the variety of species should increase.

08/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 17
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2




07/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10




06/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 8
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 26
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 27
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2




05/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Monday, 5 April 2010

Species Lists for 30/3/2010 to 4/4/2010

Catching up on the last rather poor days. Basically cold and windy, so bad that I didn't run a trap on a couple of nights.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals




04/04/2010


1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 3
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8




03/04/2010


1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 22
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2




1/4/2010


2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1




30/3/2010


2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

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