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, 16 September 2014

Species List for 15/9/2014

A warmer night, and more promising conditions did bring a few more moths. There were 274 individuals of 40 species. At this time of year as well as hoping for migrants it's fun to watch the selection of autumn specials grow. So far of the sallows I've only had Centre-barred Sallow so I'm hoping the others will arrive soon. Lunar Underwings are leading the way and were the 3rd most common moth last night, but a long way behind the leading two.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 3
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1063 Celypha striana 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 3
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 6
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 57
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 11
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 112
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 13
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 3
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2300 Mormo maura Old Lady 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 5
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

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