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.


Saturday, 2 August 2014

Species List for 1//8/2014 (updated)

The temperature dropped to 15.2 deg C but there were a good number of moths. After some puzzling I think I had three new micros for the garden. All together there were 537 moths, 143 micros, 32 species, and 394 macros, 52 species. Please have a look at two of the micros below, and let me know if you think I'm right.

 My tentative ID of this is Cochylidia subroseana. It seems to fit better than other similar species.

This looks like Caloptilia hauderi, but that's another very local species. Again thoughts very welcome. Update: From Trent Duval and Martin Honey :C. hauderi is no longer regarded as a British species. The specimens that were called this in Britain are now treated as the first brood of the double-brooded populations of C. semifascia (i.e. a summer form).


This is the fifth Black Arches for the site and the first since 5th August 2009.

The eighth Maiden's Blush I've caught here and they are evenly split between first and second generations. I think that this is the blotchiest one I've caught.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
228 Monopis weaverella 1 NFS
290 Caloptilia semifascia  1 NFS
462 Ypsolopha sequella 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
472 Digitivalva pulicariae 1 NFS
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 45
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
937 Agapeta hamana 2
958 Cochylidia subroseana 1
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
989 Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 16
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 3
1260 Cydia splendana 10
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1303 Agriphila selasella 2 NFY
1304 Agriphila straminella 30
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1348 Parapoynx stratiotata Ringed China-mark 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1380 Phlyctaenia perlucidalis 1 NFS
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 4
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1470 Euzophera pinguis 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1680 Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 6
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 23
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 4
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 1 NFY
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 12
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 35
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 12
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 32
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 7
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 75
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 21
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 4
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 77
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1 NFY
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 16

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tony, your caloptilia could be semifascia. Quote from Field guide to the micro moths of Great Britain and Ireland, ... "the taxon formerly known as Calybites hauderi (Rebel) is now treated as the summer generation of Caloptilia semifascia".
    Hope that helps in some way, the Cochy looks good although there are a couple more that go close but my expertise is unreliable on a good day. . .

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