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, 29 August 2012

Species list for 28/8/2012

Last night was notable for the first Pearly Underwing of the year. I was interested in my records of this species. Five in 2004, four in 2005 and then 58 in 2006, which was a mega year for migrants. In 2007 there were 14, all but one in April, May and June, probably meaning that they were from the previous years invasion. I recorded no more until three last year, one each in June, October and November. In all last night there were 311 moths of 37 species, including 51 micros, of 12 species
Cydia amplana
Pearly Underwing - note punk hairstyle.
 Pyrausta despicata

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 3
870 Oegoconia quadripuncta   11
873 Blastobasis adustella   2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 18
1262 Cydia amplana   1
1304 Agriphila straminella   1
1305 Agriphila tristella   6
1309 Agriphila geniculea   4
1316 Catoptria falsella   1
1342 Eudonia angustea   2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata   1 NFY
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 3
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 22
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 152
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 6
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 15
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 7
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 12
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

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