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 24/9/2014

199 moths, but of these 167 were just three species. In total there were 23 species with Sallow new for the year. The view of a large "Catocala" in one trap had me momentarily excited, there have been a few "Blue Underwings" around and I've new caught, or even seen one. This turned out to be a Red Underwing, beautiful in its own right, but still not a show topper.

 Red Underwing

 Sallow

 Burnished Brass

 Autumnal Rustic

Feathered Ranunculus (female)


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 28
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 100
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 39
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2452 Catocala nupta Red Underwing 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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