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.


Sunday, 25 September 2011

Species List for 24/9/2011 - Convolvulus Hawk-moth

An odd record of a Scarce footman, the latest I've had by 18 days, and only the second September record I've recorded.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 11
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea
1
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 58
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 3
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 7
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 36
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

158 Moths of 26 Species, (22 Macro species,144 moths; 4 Micro species, 14 moths)

This Convolvulus Hawk-moth was found in a garden in St Margaret's Bay on the 23th. Fortunately, knowing I was interested in moths the finder brought it to me for identification.

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