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.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Species List for 28/11/2011

One a day keeps the moth trap going.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2227 Asteroscopus sphinx Sprawler 1

Monday, 28 November 2011

Species List for 27/11/2011

After another blank day I had decided to make last night the last if there was a third zero, but a single December Moth may extend the season if the weather holds.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1

Saturday, 26 November 2011

No Species List for 25/11/2011

A nil all draw in my two traps last night!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Species List for 24/11/2011

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2227 Asteroscopus sphinx Sprawler 1

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Species List for 23/11/2011

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2227 Asteroscopus sphinx Sprawler 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Species List for 22/11/2011

It is getting a little boring, could do with another surprise!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Species List for 21/11/2011

Two Macros, two micros, three migrants one resident.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Monday, 21 November 2011

Species List for 20/11/2011

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Species List for 19/11/2011




The Sprawler


A nice surprise this morning was a Sprawler sitting outside my MV trap. Although not an uncommon moth and one being reported in larger than usual numbers this year it is a first for the garden and a first for me. A nice late year present.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 2
2227 Asteroscopus sphinx Sprawler 1 NFSite
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 18/11/2011

Three's better than none!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Friday, 18 November 2011

Species List for 17/11/2011

Back into double figures. Migrants were Silver Y and Dark Sword-grass.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 3
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 4
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Species List for 16/11/2011

Four moths of four species, Dark Sword-grass the one migrant.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Species List for 15/11/2011

I wonder, how many entries make a list? Just two moths last night. The big question is, will my total moths caught in 2011 get to 17,700. If bookies are interested I could arrange a couple of no-balls.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 14/11/2011

A fresh looking Pearly Underwing and a Silver Y kept the migrants coming.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 2
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Monday, 14 November 2011

Species List for 13/11/2011

The list shortens!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 6

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Species List for 12/11/2011

Another good night for November, I've now caught more Feathered Thorns this year than in the ten previous years in total. I don't recall many Novembers when it was worth put the traps out past week one. I've added some picures from the 10th below.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 3
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 7
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

22 Moths of 10 Species, (8 Macro species, 16 moths; 2 Micro species, 6 moths)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Species List for 11/11/2011

A bit cold and windy overnight so an unsurprising drop in the catch.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

Friday, 11 November 2011

Species List for 10/11/2011

Eupsilia transversa

Grey Shoulder-knot

Mottled Umber (Erannis defoliaria)

I'm beginning to enjoy this November mothing, with another nice little selection.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2237 Lithophane ornitopus Grey Shoulder-knot 1
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Species List for 9/11/2011

November Moth

Gem

An interesting night. Two of the November type moths were well enough marked for confidence in identifying then as November Moths. A tortrix appears to be either 1045 Acleris notana or 1044 Acleris ferrugana. With Birch in the garden I suspect the former but will try and get a gen. det. done. A late Gem and the only two Delicates so far this year we good late moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1045 Acleris notana
1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 3
1720 Orthonama obstipata Gem 1
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 6
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 5
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

28 Moths of 10 Species, (7 Macro species, 22 moths; 3 Micro species, 6 moths)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Species List for 8/11/2011

Dark Chestnut

Mottled Umber

Two new species for the year and at least three migrants, with the possibility that the Turnips were also tourists. I don't, know why, bu the photo of the Dark Chestnut is much brighter than it was in the flesh.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1 NFY
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1 NFY
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Species List for 7/11/2011


The first December moth of the year. A lovely furry thing!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1 NFY
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 3
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 3
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Monday, 7 November 2011

Species List for 6/11/2011


A first Satellite for the Autumn, total in double figures, good for November!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 7
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Species List for 5/11/2011


A very wet night and a very late Large Yellow Underwing.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Species List for 4/11/2011


Not a bad list for November, including a Scarce Bordered Straw, a month during which I normally abstain from mothing. All Epirrita moths were very poorly marked. I suspect that they are November moths, but none have been Gen det.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 11
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 3
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 4
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

25 Moths of 9 Species, (7 Macro species, 10 moths; 1 Micro species, 2 moths)

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Species List for 2/11/2011

Back from Clitheroe, with some hope as I see there have been a few migrants caught in Kent in the last week, so a slightly disappointing result.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

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