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.


Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Micro sp.

I've caught a couple of these and I'm not sure as to the identity. I'm sure I really should know what they are.  Any ideas? 

wing length c.10mm
Micro sp?

Minor

I know I should be able to identify this Minor, but I'm really unsure as to its species.Forewing c. 11 mm.

Minor sp

General agreement that this is a Cloaked Minor.

Species list for 30/7/2012

102 moths of 35 species. An Old Lady was a sure sign that Autumn is on the way! There was also a strange Silver Y, with a normal right side and an almost melanistic left side. Migrants today included 11 SIlver Y's and my first Dark Sword-grass of the year.



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 1
453 Ypsolopha dentella Honeysuckle Moth 1 NFY
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 5
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 11
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 21
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1 NFY
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1 NFY
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 11

Monday, 30 July 2012

Species List for 29/7/2012

A clear but cool night, with a sharp breeze brought about the second consecutive poor night. Only 61 moths of 29 species


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 5
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Species List for 28/7/2012

A fine, but cooler night, with low humidity (no dew this morning). Therefore far fewer moths. C fasella was the only yearly d├ębutante. 109 moths of 48 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 11
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 1
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
870 Oegoconia quadripuncta 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1063 Celypha striana 4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 5
1316 Catoptria falsella 1 NFY
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 0
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 3
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 5
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 8
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Species List for 27/7/12

278 moths of 80 species. The forecast was for a dry night, so I was surpised to be woken up by the sound of torrential rain at 1.30 a.m. Despite getting soaked I turned of the, thankfully, still working black lights and portected the MV and Actinic. No damage dome, just a bit of drying out and a very late night/early morning snifter to warm up my wet and cold cockles.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0 Cnephasia sp. Cnephasia species 2
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 5
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 9
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
787 Bryotropha terrella 2
873 Blastobasis adustella 5
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 2
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 3
1063 Celypha striana 6
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 14
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 2
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1356a Evergestis limbata 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 4
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 10
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 5
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 32
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 6
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2081 Euxoa tritici White-line Dart 1 NFY
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 9
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 5
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 2
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 5
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 19
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 13
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1 NFY
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

Friday, 27 July 2012

Species List for 26/7/12

Another good crop.albeit a little down on the previous couple of nights. 228 moths of 74 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 1 NFY
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 2 NFY
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 4
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 9
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1 NFY
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
787 Bryotropha terrella 1
870 Oegoconia quadripuncta 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 3
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 3
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 11
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 5
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 8
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1 NFY
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 5
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1 NFY
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1 NFY
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 4
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 31
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2 NFY
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 4
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 17
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 10
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 3
2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1

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