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.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Species list for 28/5/2012

Another mild night produced a reasonable catch with 77 moths of 35 species. Nothing wildly exciting but two nice fresh Small Elephant Hawk-Moths were good to see. Seven new moths for the year (NFY).

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 2
1333 Scoparia pyralella
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1362 Pyrausta purpuralis 1 NFY
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1 NFY
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 4
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 4
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 3
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 6
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2 NFY
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 16
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2167 Hadena perplexa Tawny Shears 1 NFY
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1 NFY
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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