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 31/7/2014

A breezy night and the temperature down to just under 16 deg C meant fewer moths and fewer species. A new Tortrix, Cochylidia subroseana was pleasing. In addition the first Orange Swift of the year put in an appearance, a day early than in 2011, the previous earliest year. Migrants were represented by a Rush Veneer, a Dark Sword Grass and 14 Silver Ys. In total there were 319 moths of 66 species

 The first Orange Swift of the year and on a really early date.

 A Flounced Rustic. This seems to give problems to some people, but just open up the wings to see the bright white hind wing. This distinguishes it from any confusion species.

Euzophera pinguis, one of the larger, boldly marked pyralids.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals

15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
428 Yponomeuta rorrella Willow Ermine 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
787 Bryotropha terrella
2
873 Blastobasis adustella
26
937 Agapeta hamana
1
958 Cochylidia subroseana
1 NFS
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana
3
1260 Cydia splendana
5
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1304 Agriphila straminella
6
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
3
1344 Eudonia mercurella
4
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
3
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 5
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 23
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 6
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 21
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 36
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 45
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 14
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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