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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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, 8 May 2011

Species List for 7/5/2011


Poplar Grey

Maiden's Blush

Another interesting catch. A couple now confirmation (see above). Prays fraxinella, Epiblema cyanosbatella, Ephesttia parasitella, Meal Moth, Maiden's Blush, Common Carpet, Common Marbled Carpet, Setaceous Hebrew Carpet, Cabbage, White Point, Poplar Grey and Coronet all made there first appearances of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 1
697 Agonopterix arenella 2
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1474 Ephestia parasitella 3
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1680 Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 3
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 4
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 2
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 3
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 23
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2179 Panolis flammea Pine Beauty 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 9
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4

87 Moths of 34 Species, (29 Macro and 5 Micro.)

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