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.


Friday, 12 June 2015

Species List for 11/6/2015

A warm and humid night brought a few more moths. In total there were122 moths of 39 species, several making their first appearances of the year.

 Udea olivalis

 Silver-ground Carpet

  Elephant Hawk-moth


Scorched Carpet


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2 NFY
143 Nematopogon metaxella 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
658 Carcina quercana 1 NFY
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 14
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1 NFY
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1392 Udea olivalis 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1 NFY
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1 NFY
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 6
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1 NFY
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 28
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3 NFY
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1 NFY
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1 NFY
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

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