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.


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Species List for 22/14/2014

A slightly quieter night,with 406 moths of 76 species of which there were 21 species of micros, 75 moths.Just one new moth for the year, but it was also a new species for the site. It was also very unimpressive, a Pigmy Footman, an extremely plain moth, a bit like a dull miniature Scarce Footman. It is however a scarce moth mainly occurring in coastal localities from Norfolk to Kent.

Pigmy Footman (Eilema pygmaeola)

Below are two much commoner, but more striking moths.

 Magpie Moth

Blood Vein




Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 3
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
787 Bryotropha terrella
1
873 Blastobasis adustella
18
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
2
994 Clepsis consimilana
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana
1
1041 Acleris sparsana
1
1063 Celypha striana
4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1302 Crambus perlella
4
1304 Agriphila straminella
13
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
3
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2
1441 Oncocera semirubella
1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 4
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 9
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 17
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 5
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 3
2046 Eilema pygmaeola Pigmy Footman 1 NFS
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 30
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 8
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 18
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 23
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 6
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 44
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 42
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 12
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 2

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