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.


Friday, 15 July 2011

Species List for 13/7/2011

An incredibly poor night for mid-July. Are the moths missing because of the current weather, the very cold winter or the drought in spring?

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1063 Celypha striana
2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1414 Synaphe punctalis
1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 5
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1 NFY
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 18
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 10
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 14
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

87 Moths of 29 Species, (24 Macro, 5 Micro).

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