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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Species list for 27/5/2012

Lunar Thorn  (Selenia lunularia)

Lunar Thorn  (Selenia lunularia)

A reasonable night with 64 moths of 32 species. The Lunar Thorn was only the third from the site and the first first generation.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1063 Celypha striana 0 1 NFY
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 0 1 NFY
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1 NFY
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1918 Selenia lunularia Lunar Thorn 1 NFY
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1 NFY
2006 Pheosia gnoma Lesser Swallow Prominent 1 NFY
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 14
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1 NFY
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 45
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1 NFY
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1 NFY
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1 NFY
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 1 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

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