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.


Monday, 31 March 2014

Species List for 30/3/2014

Another warm(ish) night at around 12-13 deg C untill dawn when it fell to about 9 deg C. Mainly cloudy with a gently SW breeze. (details from Langdon Bay Weather station which is about a mile away). A red letter catch with  a new species for the site and for me. Also the most moths and species I've caught on a March night.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 2
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 3
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 12
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 33
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 19
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2260 Conistra rubiginea Dotted Chestnut 1 NFS
 
 Dotted Chestnut (Conistra rubiginea)

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Species list for 29/3/2014

A warmer night, with temperatures only dropping to 12 deg C. A light Easterly breeze, veering to South overnight. Part could cover.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 2
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 6
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 16
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 7
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
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 Oak Beauty (Biston strataria)

 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)

 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)

Teased open to show the top side of the wings, a view seldom seen in this "butterfly-like" moth.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Species List for 28/3/2014

A clear night. Temp down to 8 deg C. Wind 10 mph E.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 3
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 10
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

I don't remember seeing a Twin-spotted Quaker with such prominent cross lines before.

Species List for 27/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 26/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 25/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Species List for 24/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 14
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 6

Species List for 23/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5

Species List for 22/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 21/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 20/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 19/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 18/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 17/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Species List for 16/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 22
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 15/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Species List for 14/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 13/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 12/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 11/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 10/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2

Friday, 28 March 2014

Species List for 9/3/2014



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 10
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6

Species List for 8/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 7/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 6/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 5/3/2014



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 4/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1927 Lycia hirtaria Brindled Beauty 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Species List for 3/3/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

2014 - Trapping on Three dates at the end of February

 When the rain finally stopped at the end of February I ran an MV Skinner type trap on three dates. Very little success.

Species List for 28/2/2014
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 26/2/2014
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

Species List for 25/2/2014
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Catch up time for the end of 2013

 This completes the 2013 mothing, rather belatedly. There are a few more micros identified from photos that need to be added to the year list. This year so far to follow.

Species List for 7/12/2013
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1

Species List for 2/12/2013
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1

Species List for 1/12/2013
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1

Species List for 29/11/2013 
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1


Species List for 28/11/2013 
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata  Common Marbled Carpet 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3


Species List for 27/11/2013  

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1


 
Species List for 18/11/2013  
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1


Species List for 17/11/2013
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1


Species List for 16/11/2013
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1


Species List for 13/11/2013
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1

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