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, 4 September 2011

Species List for 3/9/2011

Only two traps, in their "defensive" positions, due to the very heavy rain. This morning there was a very fat, very contented looking frog on the grass next to my MV trap. There were still a lot of large Yellow Underwings in the grass, but I suspect a lot more in the frog! The first Centre-barred Sallow of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1302 Crambus perlella
1304 Agriphila straminella
1305 Agriphila tristella
1309 Agriphila geniculea
1342 Eudonia angustea
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata
1365 Pyrausta despicata
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1 NFY
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 78
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 5
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 25
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1 NFY
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 6
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 29
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 14
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

228 Moths of 40 Species, (27 Macro species, 190 moths; 13 Micro species, 38 moths)

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