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, 31 May 2014

Species List for 30/5/2014

A cooler night with the min temp of 9.3 deg C. Four new species for the year, two micros and two macros, in  total of 111 moths.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1 NFY
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1 NFY
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 40
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2331 Apamea unanimis Small Clouded Brindle 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1 NFY

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