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, 4 July 2015

Species List for 3/7/2015

Despite the thunderstorm at 11.30 pm,that had me running round getting my "pudding basin" rain guards over my lamps, and getting me soaked through, it was another good night. I had two new moths for the site. A Beautiful Brocade and a less impressive to look at, but impressively named, Melissoblaptes zelleri. The Hummingbird Hawk-moth was nectaring on Red Valarian in the afternoon. In total the day yielded 340 moths of 84 species.

 Beautiful Brocade

 Reddish Light Arches

 Reddish Light Arches and Beautiful Brocade

Melissoblaptes zelleri

 Four-spotted Footman, male

 Four-spotted Footman, male

 Small Angle Shades

  Mottled Beauty


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
469 Eidophasia messingiella 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 27
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 5
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 2
1201 Eucosma cana 2
1235 Pammene trauniana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 25
1302 Crambus perlella 6
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 5
1429 Melissoblaptes zelleri 1 NFS
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2   
1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 8
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 6
1910 Apeira syringaria Lilac Beauty 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 6
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 6
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1984 Macroglossum stellatarum Humming-bird Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 11
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 4
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 5
2039 Atolmis rubricollis Red-necked Footman 1
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1 NFY
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2069 Tyria jacobaeae Cinnabar 1 NFY
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 25
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 47
2098 Axylia putris Flame 13
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 18
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2156 Lacanobia contigua Beautiful Brocade 1 NFS
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2196 Mythimna pudorina Striped Wainscot 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
2305 Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2323 Apamea sublustris Reddish Light Arches 1 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2389 Spodoptera exiguia Small Mottled Willow 1
2410 Protodeltote pygarga Marbled White Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

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