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.


Friday, 7 September 2012

Species List for 6/9/2012

 Hedge Rustic

Rosy Rustic

 Feathered Ranunculs

According to the Langdon Bay Weather station, just down the road, the temperature fell to 12deg C. It felt much colder in my garden! Only 30 species, but 286 moths, 57% of which were Setaceous Hebrew Characters, I wonder when they will diminish? The first Feathered Ranunculus and Hedge Rustic (only my 3rd ever) of the year.  


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1309 Agriphila geniculea 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 3
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 50
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 163
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 7
2177 Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic 1 NFY
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1 NFY
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 12
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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