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.


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Species List for 17/10/2014

Only 34 moths of 18 species, but a nice selection of migrants, including my first Scarce Bordered Straw of the year. 

 Scarce Bordered Straw

Delicate

 Rusty-dot Pearl

Palpita vitrealis



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 4
1408 Palpita vitrealis 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1 NFY
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

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