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, 7 October 2013

Species List For 5/10/2013

No Network access for me from mid-day yesterday, but working OK now. Another Delicate and Four-spotted Footman were the highlights. A very fresh Flounced Rustic was a surprise, but he continued number of postvittana has an air of foreboding for my apple crop. 

 Another male Four-spotted Footman. Either the females tend not to come to light or all these males must be feeling very lonely!
A very good year for this species with 109 recorded so far this yer. Previous best 73 in 2009 and 60 in 2006.


Another Delicate, an appropriate name for this refined relative of the Clay.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 59
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 6
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 48
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 9
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 95
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 5
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 6
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 11
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 23
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 5
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

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