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.


Friday, 6 September 2013

Species List for 5/9/2013

For the last few days I've been running four traps. My usual 125W MV trap and 15W Actinic tube trap, while the other two have been converted to a 160W Blended (MTB) lanp and a 80W MV lamp. I found an old strip light with a 75W ballast in it and this seems to be working the 80W MV lamp successfully. The two new lamps do get a lot more moths than the two 25W "Black" bulbs I was running. Consequently the record number of both Setaceous Hebrew Characters and total moths was beaten last night. The number of species remains a bit disappointing though. In total there were 40 micro moths of 11 species and 1045 macro moths of 44 species. The drop in temperature over the coming week-end may put an end to the massive number of common moths around. A  Vestal was another new moth for the site.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 5
1309 Agriphila geniculea 15
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 1 NFS
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 3
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 10
1913 Ennomos alniaria Canary-shouldered Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 4
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 15
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 30
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 8
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 108
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 20
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 20
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 526
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 60
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 7
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 3
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 21
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
2271 Xanthia citrago Orange Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 14
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 9
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 57
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 48
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 29
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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