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.


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Species List for 17/9/2014

A slightly more productive night with a male Four-spotted Footman and two new species for the year, a Feathered Ranunculus and a Large Wainscot. In total there were 335 moths of 49 species. The short-cloaked Moth was the latest I've had by more than five weeks. This would indicate either a second generation or an arrival from elsewhere.



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1309 Agriphila geniculea 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 4
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1454 Dioryctria abietella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 8
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 35
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 11
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 162
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 6
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1 NFY
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 23
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 8
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 7

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