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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Species List for 21/9/2013

Not that we have passed the Autumnal Equinox,officially at 5.04 yesterday morning the days are shorter than the nights, and the moth traps will be on for longer! However it won't be long until the supply of Large Yellow Underwings and Setaceous Hebrew Characters declines and we will be left with just a few moths that insist on being out and about in totally unsuitable weather. last nights return was 35 micro moths from seven species and 270 macro moths from24 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 25
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1309 Agriphila geniculea 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1465 Nephopterix angustella 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 95
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 72
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 9
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 34
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 4
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 6
2364 Gortyna flavago Frosted Orange 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 7
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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