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.


Monday, 21 July 2014

Species List for 20/7/2014

Wow, a good night with a first for the site, two seconds and a third. The first was the spectacular Dark Crimson Underwing, the seconds were the very beautiful Cynaeda dentalis and the unspectacular Dotted Footman. In total there were 532 moths of 98 species, of which 27 were micros. The Diamond-backed Moth invasion has ceased, just five today. It was still warn with a bit of drizzle in the early part of the night. I found two Landmaid's amongst the Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwings, but as they get more numerous so it gets more time consuming to check everyone. Some are obviously not Langmaid's, the larger brighter ones, but some of those that are small and duller turn out to be Lesser Broad-bordered, so it does take a little time to be certain.
Dark Crimson Underwing



 Dark Crimson Underwing just showing the beautiful underwing


 with the aid of a small paintbrush I teased the wing open to show the diagnostic "w" shape on the hindwing.

 Kent Black Arches




Cynaeda dentalis

Donacaula forficella



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
787 Bryotropha terrella
2
873 Blastobasis adustella
12
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1
937 Agapeta hamana
1
994 Clepsis consimilana
1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana
9
1234 Pammene regiana
1 NFY
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 5
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1304 Agriphila straminella
22
1329 Donacaula forficella
1 NFY
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
5
1344 Eudonia mercurella
3
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata Ringed China-mark 1 NFY
1359 Cynaeda dentalis
1 NFY
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
2
1424 Endotricha flammealis
5
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1483 Phycitodes binaevella
1
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 7
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 5
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 7
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 29
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 6
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 7
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2041 Pelosia muscerda Dotted Footman 1 NFY
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 3
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 26
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 6
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2076 Meganola albula Kent Black Arches 1 NFY
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 19
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 49
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 26
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 5
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1 NFY
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 10
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 7
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 5
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 6
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 5
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 36
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 42
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1 NFY
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 29
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 15
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 9
2455 Catocala sponsa Dark Crimson Underwing 1 NFS
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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