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.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Species List for 30/8/2014

You would think that with 585 moths there must be something interesting, but apart from a Jersey Tiger, a species now quite commonplace and an Old Lady (I'm always pleased to catch an Old Lady) it was very mundane. A fresh Flame, the first of the late generation was.perhaps the highlight. Large Yellow Underwings and Setaceous Hebrew Characters are sill building in numbers.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 0 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 22
1305 Agriphila tristella 0 5
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 0 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 173
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 268
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 15
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 7
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 22
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 12
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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