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.


Friday, 30 September 2011

Species List for 29/9/2011 - Flounced Chestnut New for site.

Not quite so many moths, but another new species for the site, a really fresh Flounced Chestnut.

Flounced Chestnut (Agrochola helvola)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
658 Carcina quercana
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 7
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 21
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 14
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 7
2265 Agrochola helvola Flounced Chestnut 1 NFS
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 7
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 22
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

124 Moths of 25 Species, (22 Macro species,108 moths; 3 Micro species, 16 moths)

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Species List for 28/9/2011

Barred Sallow was the next of this autumnal group to be new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 35
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 9
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 7
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 30
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1 NFY
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

142 Moths of 29 Species, (27 Macro species,131 moths; 2 Micro species, 11 moths)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Species List for 27/9/2011

Two new moths for the year, both were Sallows and both welcome back after long absences.

Orange Sallow (Xanthia citrago)
Only the second Orange Sallow I've caught, not in the freshest condition, but still distinct, exactly eight years to the day since the last one.

Dusky-lemon Sallow (Xanthia gilvago)
The Dusky-lemon Sallow since 2006. The average date for the six I've caught here is Sept 28th, so this one was almost on time.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 42
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 11
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 34
2271 Xanthia citrago Orange Sallow 1 NFY
2275 Xanthia gilvago Dusky-lemon Sallow 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

135 Moths of 24 Species, (22 Macro species,121 moths; 2 Micro species, 14 moths)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Species List for 26/9/2011 - Feathered Brindle new for site.

Feathered Brindle (Aporophyla australis)


Clancy's Rustic (Platyperigea kadenii)

A new moth for the site in the form of a Feathered Brindle and the first Clancy's Rustic and Autumnal Rustic of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
873 Blastobasis adustella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 44
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2230 Aporophyla australis Feathered Brindle 1 NFSite
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 10
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 33
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1 NFY
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

130 Moths of 26 Species, (23 Macro species,122 moths; 3 Micro species, 8 moths)

Monday, 26 September 2011

Species List for 25/9/2011

The first Large Wainscot of the year, but few moths despite the warm night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 32
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 33
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

101 Moths of 20 Species, (18 Macro species,95 moths; 2 Micro species, 6 moths)

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.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Species List for 23/9/2011

The first Brindled Green of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 41
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 1 NFY
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 25
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 13
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

127 Moths of 26 Species, (24 Macro species,119 moths; 2 Micro species, 8 moths)

Friday, 23 September 2011

Species List for 22/9/2011

The first Blair's Shoulder-knot of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 44
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 11
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1 NFY
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 22
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

117 Moths of 24 Species, (22 Macro species,114 moths; 2 Micro species, 3 moths)

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Species List for 21/9/2011

A Dark Sword-grass was the lone immigrant, no Oleander Hawk-moth, unfortunately.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 20
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 10
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2

55 Moths of 13 Species, (12 Macro species,50 moths; 1 Micro species, 5 moths)

Species List for 20/9/2011

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 31
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 7
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 2 NFY
65 Moths of 16 Species, (15 Macro species,64 moths; 1 Micro species, 1 moth)

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Species List for 19/9/2011

A Beaded Chestnut was new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1 NFY
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

77 Moths of 22 Species, (20 Macro species,73 moths; 2 Micro species, 4 moths)

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