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.


Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Species List for 30/8/2011

There were moths, and plenty of them, but sadly nothing spectacular. The first Nettle Tap (Anthophila fabriciana) of the year. One slightly odd and oversized Flounced Rustic, picture below, did have me checking photos. It has white underwings, and was just within the top range quoted for Flounced Rustic, Let me know if I got it wrong!



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 6
385 Anthophila fabriciana Nettle Tap
1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
658 Carcina quercana
1
873 Blastobasis adustella
2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1305 Agriphila tristella
17
1309 Agriphila geniculea
7
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1
1439 Trachycera advenella
8
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 4
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 5
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 5
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 8
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 7
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 79
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 35
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 8
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 11
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 40
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 22
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

328 Moths of 49 Species, (39 Macro species, 276 moths; 10 Micro species, 52 moths)

Species List for 29/8/2011

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1304 Agriphila straminella
1
1305 Agriphila tristella
12
1309 Agriphila geniculea
2
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 7
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 59
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 26
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 7
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 29
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 21
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

218 Moths of 34 Species, (28 Macro species, 197 moths; 6 Micro species, 21 moths)

Species List for 28/8/2011

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1305 Agriphila tristella
7
1309 Agriphila geniculea
4
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 7
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 28
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 23
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 13
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 9
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2

126 Moths of 26 Species, (21 Macro species, 112 moths; 5 Micro species, 14 moths)

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Species List for 26/8/2011

Galium Carpet and Feathered Gothic were new for the year. No mothing on the 27th (rain stopped play).

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
873 Blastobasis adustella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1304 Agriphila straminella
1
1305 Agriphila tristella
21
1309 Agriphila geniculea
1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1740 Epirrhoe galiata Galium Carpet 1 NFY
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 4
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 26
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 23
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1 NFY
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 22
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 14
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

158 Moths of 32 Species, (25 Macro species, 130 moths; 7 Micro species, 28 moths)

Friday, 26 August 2011

Species List for 25/8/2011

Because of the weather forecast I only ran my Actinic trap, and also collected moths from the greenhouse, where I run a black light, next to my backlight Trap No 2. Rush Veneer and Large Thorn were new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1305 Agriphila tristella
17
1309 Agriphila geniculea
3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1439 Trachycera advenella
3
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 22
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 8
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 18
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

149 Moths of 33 Species, (28 Macro species, 119 moths; 5 Micro species, 30 moths)

Species List for 24/8/2011

Two new macros for the year, the obscure Svensson's Copper Underwing and the more obvious Cypress Pug.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
969 Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1304 Agriphila straminella
3
1305 Agriphila tristella
42
1309 Agriphila geniculea
2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1439 Trachycera advenella
4
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 4
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 2 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 9
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 5
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 48
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 16
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 50
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2 NFY
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 11
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 6
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 25
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 65
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

348 Moths of 44 Species, (31 Macro species, 285 moths; 13 Micro species, 63 moths)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Species List for 23/8/2011

The most moths for a night in 2011. Pandemis corylana was new for the year, and the first time I've actually recorded it for the site (although I'm sure I've seen it before. Small Square-spot was new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
462 Ypsolopha sequella
1
873 Blastobasis adustella
3
969 Pandemis corylana Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix 2 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1305 Agriphila tristella
37
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1439 Trachycera advenella
6
1441 Oncocera semirubella
1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 7
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 4
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 5
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 8
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 52
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 76
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 11
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 9
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 11
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 11
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 17
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 36
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2

391 Moths of 60 Species, (47 Macro species, 323 moths; 13 Micro species, 68 moths)

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