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, 27 April 2015

Species List for 26/4/2015

Down to 3.9 deg C but at least each trap had at least one moth!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8

Species List for 25/4/2015

Back to 5 deg C min. Only 80 no 2 and Actinic 15 W had any moths!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Species List for 24/4/2015

A better variety with a slightly warmer night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Friday, 24 April 2015

Species List for 23/4/2015

Good to see a Satellite, one of  my favourite  names for a  moth. Such imagination is not shown by the names of some new additions.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 7
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 22/4/2015

A parsnip Moth was the only addition to this years tiny list.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
672 Depressaria heraclei Parsnip Moth 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Species List for 21/4/2015

A dark morph Shuttle-shaped Dart put in an appearance, and on the same date as last years d├ębutante.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Species List for 20/4/2015

The first Pale Pinion of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 1

Species List for 19/4/2015

Down to about 4 deg C and very few moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7

Species List for 18/4/2015

Cooler, but the first pug of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 17/4/2015

A warmer night brought a few more moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Species List for 16/4/2015

Good to see a migrant Dark Sword-grass, but still little else.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Species List for 15/4/2015

A bit more ambition today, I put out three traps, (would have been four but one failed to work. How do wires come loose in the winter when they're not used?).  So today is the result of one 125W MV (back right), one 80 W MV (back left) and an Actinic, in the front garden.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 2

Sp3cies List for 14/4/2015

Little signs of spring arriving, at last|!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 7
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Species List for 13/4/2015

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla   1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Monday, 13 April 2015

Species List for 12/4/2015

Still pretty poor but a Tawny Pinion was new for the year and only the third I've had here.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2235 Lithophane semibrunnea Tawny Pinion 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Tawny Pinion, a good surprise for the day.

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Species List for 11/4/2015

Not a lot, but the first Powered Quaker of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species list for 10/4/2015

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia SP  Drab sp 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

 I get lots of Clouded Drabs, and this one looks rather smaller than usual and the wings more rounded. I have wondered about Lead Drab, any opinions?


This next photo is rather over-exposed, but the antennae are visible.


Friday, 10 April 2015

Species List for a 9/4/2015

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 12
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Species List for a 8/4/2015

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Species List for a 7/4/2015

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Species list for 6/4/2015

More of the same, or rather, less of the same!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Monday, 6 April 2015

Species list for 5/4/2015

It is difficult to find much to get excited about on the mothing front, but at least the total number of moths got to double figures last night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Species Lissts for 1/4/2015 to 4/4/2015

Mothing here remains resolutely dismal.

 
Species List for  4/4/2015
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
Species List 3/4/2015
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
Species List for  2/4/2015
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey2
Species List for 1/4/2015
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Species Lists for 29/3/2015 to 31/3/2015

Last year on 30/3/2014 I caught 80 moths, of 13 species, including my first Dotted Chestnut. This year the same date was cold and very windy and I caught a big fat zero. Such are the vagaries of this frustrating hobby.

Both the other days were also quite cold and windy, with only three moths between them.

Species List for 31st March 2015
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 29th March 2015
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
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