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.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Species List for 9/10/2012

 Green-brindled Crescent (Allophyes oxyacanthae)

 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa)

Chestnut type species

 Another reasonable catch with two new species for the year, a Large Wainscot and two Green-birndled Crescents. In total 103 moths of 23 species, plus one as yet unidentified. The "Chestnut type" above has a similar hindwing to Beaded Chestnut and was the same size, but lacked any significant markings. Any suggestions?

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 23
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 19
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 6
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 5
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2 NFY
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 6
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 11
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1 NFY
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

1 comment:

  1. The 'chestnut' is a similar colour to Southern Chestnut.......... ?



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