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.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Species List for 21/6/2011

I had high hopes when I set the traps up, as the evening had that humid feeling that meant moths, I was wrong. The wind got up, but the moths didn't, well not many. Coronata, Wood Carpet, Common Footman and Eyed Hawk-moth were new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 4
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 24
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 14
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

95 Moths of 28 Species, (20 Macro,8 Micro)

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