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.


Sunday, 7 December 2014

Species List for 6/12/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species "list" for 5/12/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1

Species List for 4/12/2014

After two blank nights, two moths.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species "list" for 1/12/2014



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998Epiphyas postvittanaLight Brown Apple Moth1

Species "list" for 30/11/2014

A single moth for the last day of November.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1

Species List for 29/11/14

A Turnip Moth was a surprise. Six moths of six species.


1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1

Species List for 28/11/2014

26 moths with four migrant species is exceptional for me. A change in wind diredtion and a cooler forecast may change all this.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 6
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 2
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 27/11/2014

Another good moth night, and another six Rusty-dot Pearls. More surprisingly a Dark Arches.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 7
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 26/11/2014

Another food night for November with 16 moths of eight species, three of them migrants. Seven Rusty-dot Pearls was surprising.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 7
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 25/11/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1

Species List for 24/11/2014

Still running two traps. I wonder how long this will go on for?


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 23/11/2014

An indistinct Ear Moth. Since I don't do dissections it went on its way unidentified.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2360x Amphipoea oculea agg. Ear Moth agg. 1

Species List for 22/11/2014

Wow! 38 moths including one new for the site.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 4
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1157 Crocidosema plebejana 1 NFS
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 14
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 3
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Species List for 21/11/2014

Another four RDP's


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 4

Species List for 20/11/2014

A late DarkSword-grass and a cracking green-brindled Crescent.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1

Species List for 19/11/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
714 Agonopterix yeatiana   1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 18/11/2014

A milder night andeight moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
1935 Erannis defoliaria Mottled Umber 1

Species List for 17/11/2014

Another six of the best but only one migrant.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 16/11/2014

Six moths of five species, with three migrants, riches galore!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 12/11/2014


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 1

Species "list" for 9/11/2014

Another one!
 
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1

Species "list" for 7/11/2014

Just one moth. The Rusty-dot Pearl invasion continues.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1

Species List for 3/11/2014

I thought it was about time I caught up with the mothing I've done here since The Scillies. I've run traps most dry nights, but there have been few moths on some.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1408 Palpita vitrealis 1

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