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.


Thursday, 30 June 2011

Species List for 29/6/2011

Three new moths for the year, Small Blood-vein, Single-dotted Wave and Ruby Tiger.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1063 Celypha striana
2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer present
1302 Crambus perlella
present
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 4
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 11
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 3
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 5
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 3
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 7
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 27
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 18
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 14
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 22
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

189 Moths of 48 Species, (43 Macro, 5 Micro). Not all micros counted

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Species List for 28/6/2011

A nice collection, with just my second ever Clouded Magpie and Barred Red, and third Lobster Moth. A few still to sort out hopefully, but nothing like the goodies occurring at Dungeness awaits discovery! Five micros and eight macros were New For the Year (NFY

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
427 Yponomeuta cagnagella Spindle Ermine 1
1063 Celypha striana
2
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 30
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1 NFY
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2 NFY
1436 Conobathra repandana
1 NFY
1438 Trachycera suavella
1 NFY
1454 Dioryctria abietella
1 NFY
1465 Nephopterix angustella
1
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 5
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 4
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1885 Abraxas sylvata Clouded Magpie 1 NFY
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 6
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 5
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1 NFY
1962 Hylaea fasciaria Barred Red 1 NFY
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 5
1999 Stauropus fagi Lobster Moth 1 NFY
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 4
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 33
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 13
2098 Axylia putris Flame 15
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1 NFY
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2 NFY
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 19
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 16
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 9
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1 NFY
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

255 Moths of 66 Species, (53 Macro, 13 Micro)

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Species List for 27/6/2011

As with yesterday, time limitation means that there are micros to do, and some probably missed. The Least Carpet was my first June record of this species. New species added, thanks to Nigel Jarman going through the pots in my fridge!! (modified 4/7/2011). Timothy Tortrix (Aphelia paleana) was a site first.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 2
427 Yponomeuta cagnagella Spindle Ermine 1
449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 2
455 Ypsolopha scabrella
1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
2
937 Agapeta hamana
1
950 Aethes francillana
1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
989 Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana
4
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana
1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana
1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1076 Celypha lacunana
2
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 2
1201 Eucosma cana
1
1234 Pammene regiana
1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 30
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1333 Scoparia pyralella
1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata
1
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1344 Eudonia mercurella
2
1365 Pyrausta despicata
1
1414 Synaphe punctalis
1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 4
1452 Phycita roborella
1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella
1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 6
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 2
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 2
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 4
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 6
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 14
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 6
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 12
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 5
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 9
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2076 Meganola albula Kent Black Arches 1
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 32
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 20
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 5
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2377 Arenostola phragmitidis Fen Wainscot 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 12
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 8
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1


299 Moths of 81 Species, (52 Macro, 29 Micro)

Species List for 26/6/2011

This is a preliminary list with lots of micros not yet? done. With the village garden safari this week end and Pam and I trying to get the garden ready, I haven't much time at the moment. Seven Macros and one Micro, new for year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1063 Celypha striana
1
1064 Celypha rosaceana
1 NFY
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 2
1201 Eucosma cana
2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 53
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 5
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 7
1441 Oncocera semirubella
1 NFY
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1 NFY
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3 NFY
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 7
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 5
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 4 NFY
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 5 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1 NFY
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 18
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 12
2098 Axylia putris Flame 12
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 19
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 11
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 8
2410 Protodeltote pygarga Marbled White Spot 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

236 Moths of 49 Species, (38 Macro, 11 Micro)

Additional record.
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 1 NFY

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Species List for 25/6/2011

The attractive plume moth Amblyptilia acanthadactyla was new for the year. New macros were Ruddy Carpet, only the fifth I've caught here, and Marbled White Spot, annual since 2004, but never more than four in a year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana
1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
2
1063 Celypha striana
1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 14
1302 Crambus perlella
3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1
1709 Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1735 Catarhoe rubidata Ruddy Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 12
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 8
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2410 Protodeltote pygarga Marbled White Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

92 Moths of 33 Species, (25 Macro, 8 Micro)

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