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, 25 September 2014

Species List for 23/9/2014

Not a great deal to get excited about but the Small Elephant Hawk-Moth was the latest I've caught but more than 8 weeks, and I suspect is a exceptional record. It was also quite a small specimen. Altogether there were 272 moths of 25 species.



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 43
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 18
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 107
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 8
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 4
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 57
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

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