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.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Species List for 23/5/2014

One to remember! A wet day followed by a mild (min temp 12.3 deg C) but dampish night. A surprise in the form of a new micro, Tinea semifulvella, was overshadowed by a new macro, a Golden Twin-spot. According to the literature this moth doesn't arrive until later, but with such a strange year almost anything is possible.In total there were 116 moths of 44 species, two new for the site and seven more new for the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
246 Tinea semifulvella 1 NFS
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1    
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1 NFY
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1 NFY
1722 Xanthorhoe designata Flame Carpet 1 NFY
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1    
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1 NFY
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 5
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1957 Lomographa bimaculata White-pinion Spotted 2 NFY
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1 NFY
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 16
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 10
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 13
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
2428 Chrysodeixis chalcites Golden Twin-spot 1 NFS
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Additional record (Thanks Ben) brings the total to 117 moths of 45 species.

2331 Apamea unanimis Small Clouded Brindle 1 NFY


 Golden Twin-spot

 Tinea semifulvella

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