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.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Species List for 22/9/2013

Another night with lots of moths. Best of the night was a pristine Vestal. There were 89 Epiphyas postvittana in a total of 121 Micro moths that also included 21 Rush Veneers. Other migrants were four Silver Ys and a Dark Sword-grass in a total of 540 macro moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 89
1020 Cnephasia stephensiana Grey Tortrix 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 5
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 21
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 6
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 5
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 10
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1816 Eupithecia linariata Toadflax Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 11
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 7
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 7
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 109
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 34
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 189
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 30
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 5
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 52
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 8
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 6
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 13
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 4
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

1 comment:

  1. Nice one Tony, that is a huge amount of moths for this time of year. I joined you last night with a Vestal as well, dead chuffed!


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