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, 5 July 2013

Species List for 4/7/2013

Another reasonable night with 105 moths, 10 micros of four species and 101 macros of around 29 species. Two Privet and Two Elephant Hawk-moths were spectacular but my favourite was a Pale Oak Beauty, which had unfortunately lost one wing tip.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1333 Scoparia pyralella 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 9
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 32
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 5
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

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