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, 31 July 2010

Species List for 30/7/2010

Heavy rain woke me at 4 a.m. One of my Black-lights wasn't working, despite being covered, and I feared the worse, but it is working OK tonight. Nevertheless the catch last night was poor, but with three new seasonal (autumn) moths, Copper Underwing, Rosy Rustic and Straw Underwing.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 5
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 16
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2098 Axylia putris Flame 7
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 11
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 7
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 3
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 4
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 14
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2342 Mesoligia literosa Rosy Minor 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 9
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 14
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 6
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 34

Friday, 30 July 2010

Species List for 29/7/2010

Autumn is here with the first Flounced Rustic.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
4
1424 Endotricha flammealis
7
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 7
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 14
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 3
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 6
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 6
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 3
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 5
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 39
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 6
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 7
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 13
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 14
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 15
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 17
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Species List for 28/7/2010

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1399 Dolicharthria punctalis 1
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 4
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 5
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 32
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 15
2098 Axylia putris Flame 7
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 9
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 5
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 4
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 5
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 18
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 25
2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 10
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 34

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Species List for 27/7/2010

A quiet night, with nothing too exciting. I did notice a few tristella in he traps and the first Least Yellow Underwing for the year.

Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 3
Ethmia bipunctella 1
Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3
Agriphila tristella 5
Pyrausta aurata 1
Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 4
Phlyctaenia coronata 4
Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
Dolicharthria punctalis 1
Orthopygia glaucinalis 2
Endotricha flammealis 2
Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 3
Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 3
Idaea aversata Riband Wave 23
Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 2
Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 2
Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 5
Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 4
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 8
Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 11
Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 6
Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 5
Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
Eilema complana Scarce Footman 5
Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
Eilema lurideola Common Footman 54
Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
Meganola albula Kent Black Arches 1
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 6
Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 7
Axylia putris Flame 11
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 239
Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 20
Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 5
Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 5
Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 18
Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 19
Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 18
Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 11
Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
Autographa gamma Silver Y 12
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Species List for26/7/2010 - inc Splendid Brocade

Splendid Brocade (Lacanobia splendens)

A warm and cloudy night, but it didn't bring huge numbers, however a second Splendid Brocade was a surprise. Also the 6th Langmaid's Yellow Underwing of the year, amongst eight Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
3
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1436 Conobathra repandana
2
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 4
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 11
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 5
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 6
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1912 Ennomos quercinaria August Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 6
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 7
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 3
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 6
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 44
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2081 Euxoa tritici White-line Dart 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 10
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
2098 Axylia putris Flame 16
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 8
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 17
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2159a Lacanobia splendens Splendid Brocade 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 3
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 5
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 18
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 30
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 18
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 12
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 26
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 3

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