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, 16 November 2012

Species List for 15/11/2012

The First Red-line Quaker of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1 NFY
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Species List for 14/11/2012

A few more for the November collection.
 
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1342 Eudonia angustea   1
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Species List for 13/11/12

A mild night, with just a few moths but including four migrants.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 3
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Oak Rustic

Oak Rustic (Dryobota labecula)

This Oak Rustic was a great surprise this morning and certainly vindicated my decision to moth despite the weather forecast..

Species Lists for 12/11/2012; 11/11/12 and 10/11/12

A real surprise this morning with Kent's second (as far as I know) Oak Rustic in my MV trap.

12/11/2012
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1 NFS
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

11//11/2012
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1 NFY

10/11/2012 
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1

Friday, 9 November 2012

Species List for 8/11/2012, plus some catching up.

Since the last report I have run one or more traps on several occasions. A couple of nights were blank and onthers only yieled 1 or 2 moths of one species only. From the 29th October to 6th November the weather was just too atrocious for me to bother! Last night was better and there were 12 moths of 9 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 2
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2

Catching Up 7/11/12
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1

Catching Up 29/10/12
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1 NFY

Catching Up 28/10/12
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2

Catching Up 26/10/12
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

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