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.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Species List for 17/5/2014

The affect of the warmer spell was apparent (min temp 9.3 deg C.) with 62 moths of 34 species, seven Micro and 27 Macro. Ten species were new for the year, four of them, Toadflax Pug, Mottled Beauty,  Flame and Mottled Rustic on the earliest dates I've recorded here.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1 NFY
714 Agonopterix yeatiana
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1    
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1 NFY
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1 NFY
1816 Eupithecia linariata Toadflax Pug 1 NFY
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1 NFY
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1 NFY
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1 NFY
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 9
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1 NFY

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