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.


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Species List for 10/6/2015

A somewhat better night with 57 moths of 23 species. Several migrants appeared, two diamond-backed moths, and single Rush Veneer, Bordered Straw and Silver Y. No Striped Hawk-moth, so I wasn't able, yet, to make up for not showing my earlier one to Andrew Lipczynski, chairman of the Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust, who really wants to see one. At the rate I catch them he may have to wait until June 2018.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 4
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 18
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

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