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.

Monday, 7 October 2013

SPecies List for 6/10/2013

Another three Scarce-bordered Straws and I think all different from those of a couple of days ago. Not only do they have pretty individual patterns, but I'm releasing the scarcer moths that I photograph a few hundred yards away. I know from previous experiences with Garden Tigers that some moths will return from considerable distances but I think that this is unusual. In all there were 18 micro moths of five species and 230 macro moths of 24 species. 

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 14
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 67
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 70
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 18
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 21
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 4
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

 One of two fairly standard Scarce Bordered Straws, but both were lively and showed the hind-wing well.

This one was rather grubbier looking. In the previous influx in 2006 some I caught were really my darker than most illustrations.

A more intensely marked individual that the one I showed on my St Margaret's  Photo Diary a few days ago. In nice condition showing the slightly hooked wing tips.

It's always good to catch an L-album Wainscot, it means I get the chance to appreciate the wonderful names given to so many of our moths all over again!.

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