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.


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Species List for 25/6/2014

A slightly cooler night with the temperature dropping to 11 deg C.246 moths, half  Hearts and Darts, and Clubs, with Heart and Clubs being the most numerous for the first time this year. We are now entering the Rustic v Uncertain period, happy days. First Common Rustic of the year. 50 species, 12 of which were micros.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
937 Agapeta hamana 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 72
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 48
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 19
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1 NFY
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 10
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 8

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