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, 30 September 2013

Species List For 29/9/2013

A surprisingly warm and calm night. Lots of the expected moths and the first stunning Herald of the year. 20 micro moths of five species and 424 macro moths of 25 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
462 Ypsolopha sequella
1
697 Agonopterix arenella
1
702 Agonopterix assimilella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 16
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 97
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 26
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 197
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 5
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 3
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 7
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 8
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 45
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix Herald 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Species List for 28/9/2013

The first L-album Wainscot of the second brood on a rather late date. The party may be over looking at the forecast for the week.Only two species of micro moth, still mainly Light Brown Apple Moths and 333 macro moths of 29 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 69
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 12
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 159
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 6
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 46
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Species List for 27/9/2013

Just five mocro moths of three species and 418 macro moths of 30 species. Still awaiting an autumn mega!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
714 Agonopterix yeatiana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 89
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 22
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 187
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 6
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 4
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 64
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

Friday, 27 September 2013

Species List for 26/9/2013

When I went out to the moth traps this morning, the first thing I noticed was how dry it was. No condensation on the cars or windows ans no morning dew on the grass. I was a bit colder and there were no moths perched on the outside of the traps.We were into a different air mass and there were far fewer moths,  today as a consequence. There still were good numbers of the main contributors, but species numbers were well down Three species of micro moths, 21 individuals and 390 macro moths of 28 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 18
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 5
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 112
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 21
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 130
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2231 Aporophyla lutulenta Deep-brown Dart 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 74
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Species List for 25/9/2013

I don't what our apples will be like this year, there are lots of them, but even more postvitta! Other that that there were just 13 micro moths of five species. The 601 macro moths of 46 species were mostly Large Yellow Underwings, Setaceous Hebrew Characters and Lunar Underwings. There were several moths new for the year, Mallow, Dark Brown Dark, Black Rustic, Orange Sallow and Large and Small Wainscots all appeared for the first time this year.



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 93
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 4
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 7
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 5
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 11
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 155
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 13
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 229
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 13
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 5
2231 Aporophyla lutulenta Deep-brown Dart 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 2
2248 Dryobotodes eremita Brindled Green 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 2
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 84
2271 Xanthia citrago Orange Sallow 1
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 2
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 8
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2350 Chortodes pygmina Small Wainscot 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 9
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 6

Plus a Common Carpet I forgat to add.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Species List for 24/9/2013

Still a lot of moths dominated by Setaceous Hebrew Characters and Large Yellow Underwings, with good numbers of E. postvittana (I probably missed quite a few) and Lunar Underwings. First Barred Sallow and Autumnal Rustic of the year. Totals of 44 micro moths of 594 macro moths of 39 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 34
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 5
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 8
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 166
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 22
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 237
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 8
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 67
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 2
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 5
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Species List For 23/9/2013

A few new moths for the year, with Beaded Chestnut, Flounced Chestnut and Sallow putting in appearances. 40 micro moths (31 Epiphyas postvittana) of seven species and 439 macro moths of 39 species. There was a surprise return of Dingy footman, and a carpet as yet identified Plus a Brindled Green, as a red-green colour-blind mother I had to wait for help on this one from Pam! The Carpet was a different looking Common Marbled Carpet.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
714 Agonopterix yeatiana 1
870 Oegoconia quadripuncta 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 31
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 3
1309 Agriphila geniculea 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 9
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 137
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 17
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 143
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2265 Agrochola helvola Flounced Chestnut 1
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 3
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 66
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 6
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 3
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2364 Gortyna flavago Frosted Orange 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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