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, 28 August 2012

Species list for 27/8/2012

Only one trap due to the adverse weather, but still 281 moths of 41 species. Once again Setaceous Hebrew Characters dominated. A new micro for the garden was identified, the unspectacular Scrobipalpa costella.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
819 Scrobipalpa costella 1 NFS
873 Blastobasis adustella 4
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 17
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1260 Cydia splendana 2
1262 Cydia amplana 2
1305 Agriphila tristella 5
1309 Agriphila geniculea 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 3
1361 Pyrausta aurata 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 5
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 130
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 14
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 18

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