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.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Species List for 26/9/2013

When I went out to the moth traps this morning, the first thing I noticed was how dry it was. No condensation on the cars or windows ans no morning dew on the grass. I was a bit colder and there were no moths perched on the outside of the traps.We were into a different air mass and there were far fewer moths,  today as a consequence. There still were good numbers of the main contributors, but species numbers were well down Three species of micro moths, 21 individuals and 390 macro moths of 28 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 18
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 5
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 112
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 21
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 130
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2231 Aporophyla lutulenta Deep-brown Dart 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 74
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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