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, 31 July 2011

Species List for 30/7/2011

Roll on August!! Half a mile away Peter Wells had a bit more luck with a Striped Hawk-moth, a species I've not recorded. I hope he released it pointing south-east!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 12
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 21
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 8
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5

101 Moths of 28 Species, (25 Macro species, 93 moths; 3 Micro species, 8 moths).

Species List for 29/7/2011

Much has been said, both on here and 0ther places about the very poor results this July. It doesn't get better!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 5
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 3
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 13
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 19
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 6
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 11
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 6
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 9
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1

131 Moths of 36 Species, (31 Macro species, 121 moths; 5 Micro species, 10 moths).

Friday, 29 July 2011

Species List for 28/7/2011

Euzophera pinguis and Marbled Beauty were new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
427 Yponomeuta cagnagella Spindle Ermine 1
453 Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 1
455 Ypsolopha scabrella
1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
3
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus
1
1063 Celypha striana
2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 11
1302 Crambus perlella
3
1344 Eudonia mercurella
2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 3
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
3
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1 NFY
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 3
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 4
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 3
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 3
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 4
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 30
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 39
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 10
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 3
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 1 NFY
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 14
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 16
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 7
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

227 Moths of 57 Species, (40 Macro species, 190 moths;17 Micro species, 37 moths).

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Species List for 27/7/2011

After yesterdays exitement, a quiet morning with just three new moths for the year, Pandemis heparana, Agriphila tristella and Dog's Tooth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
455 Ypsolopha scabrella
5
873 Blastobasis adustella
5
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 NFY
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus
2
1036 Acleris forsskaleana
2
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 14
1305 Agriphila tristella
1 NFY
1344 Eudonia mercurella
2
1361 Pyrausta aurata
1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1439 Trachycera advenella
1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 18
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 3
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 22
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 32
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 8
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2159 Lacanobia suasa Dog's Tooth 1 NFY
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2316 Cosmia affinis Lesser-spotted Pinion 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 4
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 10
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 8
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 9
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

205 Moths of 56 Species, (41 Macro species, 163 moths;15 Micro species, 42 moths).

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Species List for 26/7/2011

Bedstraw Hawk-moth (Hyles gallii)



After a fairly mundane collection in my MV trap I was excited to find a Bedstraw Hawk-moth in my Actinic trap. It is new for the site and the first I have seen. Pempelia obductella was also new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
427 Yponomeuta cagnagella Spindle Ermine 1
455 Ypsolopha scabrella
2
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
2
937 Agapeta hamana
1
1063 Celypha striana
1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 10
1302 Crambus perlella
2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1438 Trachycera suavella
2
1439 Trachycera advenella
3
1444 Pempelia obductella
1 NFY
1452 Phycita roborella
1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 3
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 10
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1987 Hyles gallii Bedstraw Hawk-moth 1 NFS
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 3
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 3
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 28
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 28
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 9
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 3
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 15
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 8
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 19
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 11
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

217 Moths of 57 Species, (39 Macro species, 179 moths;18 Micro species, 38 moths).

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Species List for 25/7/2011

Spruce Carpet, Copper Underwing and Marbled Green new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
873 Blastobasis adustella
3
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana
1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana
3
1063 Celypha striana
2
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 19
1302 Crambus perlella
4
1365 Pyrausta despicata
1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
2
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1 NFY
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 5
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 25
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 27
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 10
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2 NFY
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1 NFY
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 7
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 15
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 12
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 8
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 17
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 17
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

229 Moths of 48 Species, (37 Macro species, 189 moths;11 Micro species, 40 moths).

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