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.


Monday, 27 August 2012

Species list for 26/8/2012

After two days when the weather, or more presisely the weather forecast, prevented me from trapping, I did put three traps out. It was still windy and not surprisingly a little disappointing. Setaceous Hebrew Characters made up the majority of the macros caught. Altogether there were 218 moths of 34 species. Another Cydia amplana brings this years total to four, the only other I've caught was in August 2008.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 5
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1260 Cydia splendana 1
1262 Cydia amplana 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 3
1309 Agriphila geniculea 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1361 Pyrausta aurata 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 10
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 5
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1 NFY
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 10
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 106
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 11
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 11

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