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.


Monday, 2 September 2013

Species List for 31/8/2013

A cooler night and slightly fewer moths. One new micro for the site, Agonopterix assimilella was one of 37 micro moths of 11 species. A Palpita vitrealis was an attractive migrant. There were 312 macro moths of 45 species, with Setaceous Hebrew Character the most numerous. In August I ran four traps on 27 nights (missing the Birdfair Thursday to Sunday) and caught 9619 moths (1839 micros and 7780 macros) an average of  356 per night! The five most common were;  Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing (1076), Common Rustic (735), Flounced Rustic (730), Silver Y (609) and Agriphila tristella (382).


Palpita vitrealis
 

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 3
702 Agonopterix assimilella 1 NFS
873 Blastobasis adustella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1305 Agriphila tristella 4
1309 Agriphila geniculea 15
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1408 Palpita vitrealis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 3
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 16
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 6
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 14
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 8
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 19
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 28
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 84
2133 Xestia sexstrigata Six-striped Rustic 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 14
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 5
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 46
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2 312

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