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, 25 September 2013

Species List for 24/9/2013

Still a lot of moths dominated by Setaceous Hebrew Characters and Large Yellow Underwings, with good numbers of E. postvittana (I probably missed quite a few) and Lunar Underwings. First Barred Sallow and Autumnal Rustic of the year. Totals of 44 micro moths of 594 macro moths of 39 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 34
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 5
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 8
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 166
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 22
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 237
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 8
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 67
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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