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, 4 July 2012

Species List for 3/7/2012

A good night with 132 moths of 51 species that included a new Macro, Dingy Shears.and two new micros for the site. The Sussex Emerald was so worn that it was almost un-recognisable, but Nigel came to check the large and as yet Un-identified Dart and agreed.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
965 Cochylis hybridella 1 NFS
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 NFY
994 Clepsis consimilana 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1063 Celypha striana 1
1065 Celypha rufana 1 NFS
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 17
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1334a Scoparia basistrigalis 1
1356a Evergestis limbata 1 NFY
1392 Udea olivalis 2 NFY
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1  NFY
1672 Thalera fimbrialis Sussex Emerald 1 NFY
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 11
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 8
2098 Axylia putris Flame 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2314 Parastichtis ypsillon Dingy Shears 1 NFS
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 3
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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