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.


Saturday, 6 June 2015

Species List for 5/6/2015

Fewer moths than yesterday, 45 of 26 species, but some real quality. A striped haw moth was only the second I've caught, the last was on 30/6/2012. Four Bordered Straws in one night is exceptional, making this the third best year have had for this species, after just one catch!

 Striped Hawk-moth

 Bordered Straw

 Iron Prominent

Small Elephant Hawk-moth

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1990 Hyles livornica Striped Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

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