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.


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Species List for 31/8/2012

A somewhat warmer night (12 deg C) with virtually no wind. 232 Moths, but only 27 species. This was the 26th session in August, a month that yielded 5012 moths of 200 species (70 of which were micros).

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 4
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 14
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1305 Agriphila tristella
4
1309 Agriphila geniculea
5
1342 Eudonia angustea
3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 22
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 107
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 20
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 7
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 17

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