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.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Species List for 19/5/2014

Updated with two more from thr fridge!. A warm night, min temp 13.9 deg C. following a sunny day brought out a good few moths, many making debut appearances for the year. A total of 164 moths (so far), of 45 species, 12 micros and 33 macros with 13 new for the year. I still have a few micros in the fridge that I didn't have time to photograph and identify. I still haven't got an ID for yesterday's Tortix, so ideas welcome.I completely changed my two 80W traps  today. I had fitted the ballasts, retrieved from old strip lights, into the traps, but these are very heavy and made carrying the traps awkward. As they are an odd shape, very long they didn't fit into most waterproof boxes I could find, but I located some on the web, a bit big  but OK and now I have separated the control gear from the traps.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1 NFY
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
672 Depressaria heraclei Parsnip Moth 1    
697 Agonopterix arenella   7
994 Clepsis consimilana   1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 11
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana   10
1063 Celypha striana   1 NFY
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella   2    
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1 NFY
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 2
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1680 Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1 NFY
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1 NFY
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 6
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 2 NFY
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 7
1775 Colostygia multistrigaria Mottled Grey 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 4
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 14
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1 NFY
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 3 NFY
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 21
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1 NFY
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1 NFY
2179 Panolis flammea Pine Beauty 1 NFY
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 4
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 14
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 12
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 2

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