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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Species List for 27/7/2015

After a second night in three days of no mothing due to bad weather, a quite dreadful, windy, cool night with a result to match. 90 moths of just 32 species. One odd Dark Arches raised my hopes of something out of the ordinary, but they were dashed. It was a large Dark Arches and slightly odd in colour and pattern. It is the beast on the left.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0870x Oegoconia sp. An Oegoconia species 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 6
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 3   
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 12
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 21
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

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