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, 14 October 2010

Species Lists for 13/10/2010

Another poor night in numbers and variety, but three Clancy's Rustics were a bonus.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 11/10/2010

A few moths, in FOUR traps. Satellite was first of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 8
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Species list for 10/10/2010

A 25mph NNE wind through the garden didn't seem to improve my catch. I did have two more Delicates and a stunning, fresh, Red Underwing that I contrived to loose before I photographed it.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 13
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 10
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2452 Catocala nupta Red Underwing 1

Species list for 9/10/2010

Only 93 moths of 18 species, but some interest amongst them. My first ever Pale-lemon Sallow and new for the year were Barred Sallow and Yellow-line Quaker.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 22
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 28
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 8
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 6
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 3
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 2
2276 Xanthia ocellaris Pale-lemon Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Species List for 8/10/2010

The first Large Wainscot and Brindled Green's of the year and the latest White-potted Pug I've caught. A second Clancy's Rustic and two more Delicates brightened up a gloomy day.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 25
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 60
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 20
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 6
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 5
2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 3
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 4
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 2
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5

Species List for 7/10/2010

My first Palpita vitrealis for four years and the first Delicate of the year, after a blank year last year. 106 Macros of 19 species, so a bit better than yesterday

1408 Palpita vitrealis Palpita vitrealis 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Emmelina monodactyla 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 24
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 33
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 17
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Species List for 6/10/2010

After a few days when I didn't moth, partly the bad weather and partly because it's been cr*p lately the fine weather tempted me back, and I ran all four traps. Only 55 moths of 15 species, but it did include five migrants.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 10
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 22
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 3
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Species List for 30/9/2010

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 17
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 5
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

Friday, 1 October 2010

Species List for 28/9/2010

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 41
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 75
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 22
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 5
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 10
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 21
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 13
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Species List for 27/9/2010

Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 1
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 13
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 60
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 15
Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 2
Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 18
Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
Mormo maura Old Lady 1
Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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