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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Species List for 2/9/2014

Another night dominated by two species. A Large Thorn was the first of the year. I did have a slight problem as two of my traps, Actinic in the front garden and 89W MV by the greenhouse only ran to around 2 a.m. due to an electrical fault, caused by a water pump in a "pebble" feature in the garden. Unfortunately the tow traps are on the same circuit.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 4
1309 Agriphila geniculea 9
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 3
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 13
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1 NFY
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 7
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 171
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 287
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 21
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 6
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 20
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 15
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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