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, 30 August 2013

Species list for 29/8/2013 - Portland Moth

At last something to get excited about! Not much doubt about the moth of the night. My first Portland Moth was a pleasant surprise, and instantly recognisable. In total there were 45 micro moths of 15 species and 362 macro moths of 41 species.

 Portland Moth (Actebia praecox)

 Portland Moth (Actebia praecox)


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 4
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 6
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1305 Agriphila tristella 3
1309 Agriphila geniculea 8
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 7
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 6
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 7
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 33
2099 Actebia praecox Portland Moth 1 NFS
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 9
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 80
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 65
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 19
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 5
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 14
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 38
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 10
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 12
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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