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.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Species List for 4/8/2014

Not a great list for August! Minimum temperature was 14.2 deg C.with a 10-15 mph SW breeze. 228 moths of  45 species.

Just to complete the Langmaid's Yellow Underwing story, here's a comparison shot showing a Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing as well.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 3
425 Yponomeuta padella Orchard Ermine 1
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 14
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1260 Cydia splendana 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 10
1305 Agriphila tristella 3
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 13
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 7
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 45
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 20
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 32
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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