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, 30 June 2014

Species List for 29/6/2014

It was raining hard when the time come to put the traps out, so I decided to wait. I watched the start of the Greece-Costa Rica match and when I woke up it was all over, including the penalties and it had stopped raining. As a token gusture I put out my 125w Skinner at about 12.30 am and hoped that anything decent would drop into this single trap. The results weren't good with just 57 moths of 19 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1063 Celypha striana 5
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 4
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 21
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

Species List for 28/6/2014

401 moths of 75 species , 23 of which were micros. seven new species for the year. The temperature dropped to 13.2 deg C and the second part of the night was wet, leaving me with lots of drying out to do,


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
246 Tinea semifulvella
1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 2 NFY
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1
937 Agapeta hamana
1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana
1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
2
1063 Celypha striana
8
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1201 Eucosma cana
1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 30
1302 Crambus perlella
4
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
2
1356a Evergestis limbata
1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1392 Udea olivalis
1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 5
1483 Phycitodes binaevella
1 NFY
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth 1 NFY
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 6
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1 NFY
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 10
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 7
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1955 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1 NFY
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 5
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 40
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 73
2098 Axylia putris Flame 27
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 18
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 7
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 7
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 17
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2323 Apamea sublustris Reddish Light Arches 1 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 7
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 29
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 5

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Species List for 27/6/2014

A disappointing return on quite a mild night, min temp 13.5 Deg C. 190 moths of 39 Species, 12 of them micros.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana
2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana
1
1063 Celypha striana
4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1294 Crambus pascuella
1
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 7
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 28
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 44
2098 Axylia putris Flame 9
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 13
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

Friday, 27 June 2014

Species List for 26/6/2014

slightly warmer, but wetter with a min temp of 12.6 deg C and the rain guards on from around 11 pm. 449 moths of 75 species, 25 of which were micros. Three new species for the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 8
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
3
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana
2
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
5
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1 NFY
1063 Celypha striana
7
1201 Eucosma cana
1 NFY
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 21
1294 Crambus pascuella
1
1302 Crambus perlella
1
1333 Scoparia pyralella
1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
4
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
1
1392 Udea olivalis
2
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 4
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 7
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 78
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 90
2098 Axylia putris Flame 36
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 18
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 5
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 2
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 13
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 12
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 17
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 11
2418 Earias clorana Cream-bordered Green Pea 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 4

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Species List for 25/6/2014

A slightly cooler night with the temperature dropping to 11 deg C.246 moths, half  Hearts and Darts, and Clubs, with Heart and Clubs being the most numerous for the first time this year. We are now entering the Rustic v Uncertain period, happy days. First Common Rustic of the year. 50 species, 12 of which were micros.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
937 Agapeta hamana 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 72
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 48
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 19
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1 NFY
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 10
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 8

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