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, 31 July 2014

Species List for 30/7/2014

After the Diamond-back surplus, it's the turn of Blastobasis adustella to appear in increasing numbers. The star of the show today was my first Dusky Hook-tip, an uncommon immigrant. There was a total of 350 moths of 70 species, including 106 micros of 21 species.

 Dusky Hook-tip

Pebble Prominent

Early Thorn

Swallow Prominent


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
787 Bryotropha terrella 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 58
937 Agapeta hamana 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 1
1063 Celypha striana 4
1260 Cydia splendana 5
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 9
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1438 Trachycera suavella 1 NFY
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1649 Drepana curvatula Dusky Hook-tip 1 NFS
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 18
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 5
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 18
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 5
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 37
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 47
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 8
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 12
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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