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.


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Species List for 23/7/2013

56 Micros of 15 species and 168 Macros of  50 species was a reasonable night. It might have been better had I checked my Black No1 trap when the timer switched on, I'd removed the lead during the previous nights thunderstorm and not plugged in properly last might, hence one empty trap. Festoons seem to be like buses, wait for ages to get one and then three come along! Six Privet Hawk-moths in one night was the most I've caught. They ranged from very fresh to completely worn out.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
173 Apoda limacodes Festoon 2
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 6
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 4
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 7
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 22
1302 Crambus perlella 5
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1356a Evergestis limbata 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata 1
1392 Udea olivalis 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 6
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 5
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 6
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 5
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 6
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 8
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 21
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 7
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 6
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 1
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 1
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 10
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 8
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6

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