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.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Species List for 7/9/2014

A cooler night (min 14.2 deg C) brought fewer moths, (you can have too many Setaceous Hebrew Characters), just 292 moths of 41 species. A Brown-spot Pinion was new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 6
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 4
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 3
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 10
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 70
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 11
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 91
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 10
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 3
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1 NFY
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 18
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 8

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