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.


Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Species list for 30/7/2013

53 micros of 11 species including the first Gymnancyla canella for the site. This beach loving species seems to have wandered a few hundred metres inland. 145 macros of around 40 species, with a sixth record of Pine Hawk-moth for the site.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2382 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 3
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1063 Celypha striana 6
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 17
1302 Crambus perlella 8
1304 Agriphila straminella 10
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1464 Gymnancyla canella 1 NFS
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1978 Hyloicus pinastri Pine Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 51
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 12
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 9
2381x Hoplodrina sp. Hoplodrina species 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 7
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Species List for 29/7/2013

Another very windy night, but much cooler. Just 13 micros, of 8 species, and 97 macros of 32 species. Three Dark Swordgrass were notable.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
449 Prays fraxinella Ash Bud Moth 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 7
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 18
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 7
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 5
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7

Monday, 29 July 2013

Species List for 28/7/2013

A very windy night, with a reasonably result. 57 micros, of 19 species, including a striking Rhyacionia pinicolana, the first for the garden and an equally stunning Oncocera semirubella. 193 macros of 44 species, including the first two L-album Wainscots of the year.
 , always good to see.

424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 4
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 5
1211 Rhyacionia pinicolana 1 NFS
1260 Cydia splendana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 26  
1302 Crambus perlella 4
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1441 Oncocera semirubella 1
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 6
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 8
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 5
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 7
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 10
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 9
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 4
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 22
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 11
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 12
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 10
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 14
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Species List for 27/7/2013

A cool night brought the numbers down and a modest total of 28 micros of 10 species and 104 macros of  38 species was a marked decline on previous nights.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana
2
1076 Celypha lacunana
1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 12
1304 Agriphila straminella
6
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 11
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2098 Axylia putris Flame 8
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 6
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 7
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Species List for 26/7/2013

A busy morning sorting the traps out after a disturbed night when a storm woke me at 2 a.m. 31 species of micro identified, 122 moths and about 57 species of macro, with a few still to do, 288 moths. The best moth was the Corn Borer. I think all the others I've caught have been females, this was a male and quite different and striking.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 9
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 13
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 6
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
870 Oegoconia quadripuncta 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
937 Agapeta hamana 4
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 3
1063 Celypha striana 13
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1260 Cydia splendana 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 27
1302 Crambus perlella 4
1304 Agriphila straminella 10
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1356a Evergestis limbata 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 3
1483 Phycitodes binaevella 1
1504 Platyptilia pallidactyla 3
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth 1
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 5
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 20
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1757 Eulithis mellinata Spinach 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 2
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 3
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 5
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 11
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 15
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 44
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 9
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 6
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 13
2098 Axylia putris Flame 19
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 6
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 12
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 5
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 7
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 7
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 13
2323 Apamea sublustris Reddish Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 11
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 7
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 2

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