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, 1 June 2011

Species List for 31/5/2011

The third White Spot that I've caught, the others were on 23/6/06 and 8/5/07.

White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

This is a red data species with a stronghold on the chalk cliffs of the south coast. The larval food plant is Nottingham Catchfly (Silene nutans), caterpillars feed on the seeds at night.

White Spot (Hadena albimacula)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana
1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 28
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2172 Hadena albimacula White Spot 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

58 Moths of 20 Species, (18 Macro, 2 Micro)

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