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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Species List for 8/9/12

The Setaceous Hebrew Character count goes on. A total of 493 moths of 36 species. The first Acleris rhombana I've identified.and another micro that looks like a Caloptilia species or Aspilapteryx tringipennella. Any ideas welcome.Thanks to Stewart for identifying it as Caloptilia rufipennella. I recorded this in 2009, so not a new one f0or the site. The micro list reached 200 with the Rhomboid Tortrix.

 Terrible pictures of this micro, it was uncooprative and I only managed to get it still in a tube.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1042 Acleris rhombana Rhomboid Tortrix 1 NFS
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 4
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 6
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 9
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 4
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 7
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 8
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 62
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 12
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 266
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 10
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 6
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 22
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 24
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3


  1. Looks like Caloptilia rufipenella to me?

  2. Thanks Stewart, I didn't realise they could have the black dots,


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