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, 1 October 2014

Species List for 30/9/2014

The last list for September. Fewer moths but still some surprises.There were 153 moths of only 23 species, but this included three migrants, a Dark Sword-grass, another Pearly Underwing, a very dark one sthis time, and a third Golden Twin-spot for the year, this one with its twin spots merged into one. There's also a picture of a micro I'm not sure about, any ideas gratefully received. Numbers modified when my micro was identified with the help of Peter Maton and Phil Milton.

Dusky-lemon Sallow

Golden Twin-spot

Pearly Underwing

Pearly Underwing

Dark Sword-grass

micro?  - Thanks to Peter Maton and Phil Milton this is: Aspilapteryx tringipennella

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
294 Aspilapteryx tringipennella 4 NFS
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1041 Acleris sparsana 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 36
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 3
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 8
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 53
2275 Xanthia gilvago Dusky-lemon Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2428 Chrysodeixis chalcites Golden Twin-spot 1

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tony

    Try Aspilapteryx tringipennella? I can't make out any white lower mid colouration, otherwise it looks like this one?



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