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, 30 June 2012

Species List for 29/6/2012

The first Lesser Yellow Underwing and Fan-foot of the year. 105 moths of 40 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 5
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1474 Ephestia parasitella 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 20
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 9
2098 Axylia putris Flame 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1 NFY

Friday, 29 June 2012

Species List for 28/6/2012

A quieter day then yesterday, but still 87 moths of 36 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 4
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 17
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 9
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 27/6/2012

Nearly 300 moths of 71 species was quite a haul! Many old friends foe the first time this year and one micro new for the site.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 4
414 Argyresthia curvella 1 NFS
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 8
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 5
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 3
1063 Celypha striana 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 18
1294 Crambus pascuella 1 NFY
1302 Crambus perlella 2 NFY
1333 Scoparia pyralella 3
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1334a Scoparia basistrigalis 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1 NFY
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1438 Trachycera suavella 1 NFY
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 2 NFY
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 1 NFY
1503 Platyptilia ochrodactyla 1 NFY
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 1 NFY
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 2
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 2
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 2 NFY
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1 NFY
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 4
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 8
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 6
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2039 Atolmis rubricollis Red-necked Footman 1 NFY
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 32
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 34
2098 Axylia putris Flame 19
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 21
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 21
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 10
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 6
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. possibly Rufous Minor? 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1 NFY
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Species List for 26/6/2012

I rarely catch Lime Hawk-moths here, just 13 in 12 years and none since 2008, so a pristine moth this morning was a nice surprise.


A total of 113 moths of 32 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
720 Ethmia bipunctella 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 4
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1334a Scoparia basistrigalis 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1 NFY
1979 Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 5
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 17
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 27
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 16
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Species List for 25/6/2012

135 Moths of 46 species, and a pug to sort out. The first time I've identified Scoparia bagistrigalis. amd 6 new macros for the year
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 4
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1063 Celypha striana 2
1201 Eucosma cana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1334a Scoparia basistrigalis 1 NFS
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 3 NFY
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1 NFY
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 4
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1 NFY
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 13
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 13
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 11
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1 NFY
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Pug

I still seem to have trouble with this group. I thought at first it would be a Mottled Pug, but it lacks the "arrow heads", so I wondered about a poorly marked Grey. WS c. 23mm


Monday, 25 June 2012

Species List for 24/6/2012

A reasonable catch with eight "NFY" and the Lackey which surprisingly was new for the site. It was quite common in my previous garden in Crayford and I was quite surprised to find it was the first I'd caught here. 78 Moths of 35 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 2
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1165 Zeiraphera isertana 2 NFY
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1634 Malacosoma neustria Lackey 1 NFS
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1 NFY
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1 NFY
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 12
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 14
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1 NFY
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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