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.


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Species List for 16/6/2014

Once again a northerly air flow and a min temp of 12.2 deg C. A rathe disappointing catch. I swapped my 125W Skinner trap with one of the 80w traps. This was because I've been getting a lot of wings in the 125W trap, and haven't been able to identify the predator. The 80w traps are a  hybrid design, a sort of Skinner with a solid top and a funnel under the lamp. I added perspex sheets and had intended to convert them to a more standard Skinner type, but I think that this hybrid arrangement actually retains more moths. Going back to the problem of eaten moths, there were none in either trap today, but there were far fewer moths anyway, 189 of 36 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 4
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 5
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 14
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 90
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 25
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 5
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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