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.


Monday, 30 August 2010

Species List for 29/8/2010

Each day I think, it must get better, and it doesn't. This time it really can't get any worse!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 4
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2087 Agrotis segetum
Turnip Moth
5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Species List for 28/8/2010

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 8
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata
2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 12
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 17
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 7
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 19
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 4
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 18
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 36
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

Species List for 27/8/2010

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 10
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 17
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 14
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2159 Lacanobia suasa Dog's Tooth 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 18
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 7

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Species List for 24/8/2010

Another dreadful night with the temperature falling to 9 deg C.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 11
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2006 Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 14
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 17
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 12
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Species List for 23/8/2010

We stayed an extra night up at Rutland so I've had a five day gap here, but it is still very poor. My 10 year old grandson ran a small actinic at the camp site they were staying at in Belton in Rutland, and on Saturday night we caught 90 Large Yellow Underwings, so they are around in some places.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 19
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 0 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 8
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 17
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 10
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Species List for 18/8/2010

Off to the Birdfair at Rutland for three days, so back Sunday night. Hopefully someone will be running a moth trap or so there and the weather stays good.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 11
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 10
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 39
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 14
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 5
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 10
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Species List for 17/8/2010

The second August record of Evergestis limbata (first was 23/8/2009). Presumably a second generation of a local population.

Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 6
Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
Agapeta hamana
1
Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
Evergestis limbata
1
Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 5
Phycitodes binaevella
1
Emmelina monodactyla
1
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 32
Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 19
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 26
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 33
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 16
Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 2
Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 9
Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
Hadena rivularis Campion 3
Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 2
Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 10
Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 4
Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 18
Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 9
Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 11
Autographa gamma Silver Y 5

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Species List for 16/8/2010

It's getting towards Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing overload time. A late Poplar Hawkmoth. We seem to get a second generation here, with Mid to late August records in four years.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 4
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 21
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 24
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 58
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 10
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 22
2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 1
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

Monday, 16 August 2010

Species List for 15/8/2010

The first Orange Swift of the Autumn.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift
1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 7
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 15
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 34
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Species List for 13/8/2010

Another poor night. I decided to miss Saturday night as the forecast was still cold at night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 16
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 16
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 7
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 8
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

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