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, 8 June 2015

Species List for 7/6/2015

Although the days are quite warm, nights are cold and catches are still quite moderate. 42 moths of 25 species, including two more Bordered Straws and a Diamond-backed moths.I was pleased to see a Figure of Eighty, a moth that I only average three per year.

 Figure of Eighty

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 8
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1

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