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.


Friday, 31 July 2015

Species List for 30/7/2015

The start of the month saw the warmest July day on record, last night must have been one of the coldest. Just 141 moths of about 50 species.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 1
0870x Oegoconia sp. An Oegoconia species 1
873 Blastobasis adustella   3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana   1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1302 Crambus perlella   2
1304 Agriphila straminella   3
1344 Eudonia mercurella   3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata   1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis   1
1470 Euzophera pinguis   1 NFY
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1   
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 10
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 48
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Species List for 29/7/2015

Anothercold night. 202 moths of just 41 species.


464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana
1
1202 Eucosma obumbratana
1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1302 Crambus perlella
5
1304 Agriphila straminella
4
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 7
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1   
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 6
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 3
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 10
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 87
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 8

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Species List for 28/7/2015

A cold night, with a min temp 8.6 deg C. Only 109 moths of about 30 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
1
946 Aethes rubigana
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana
1
1304 Agriphila straminella
1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata
2
1424 Endotricha flammealis
2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 2   
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 12
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 36
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7

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

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Species List for 25/7/2015

After a night off, due to the inclement weather, this was a disappointing night. Just 195 motns of around 60 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0 Cnephasia sp. Cnephasia species 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
0870x Oegoconia sp. An Oegoconia species 2
873 Blastobasis adustella
4
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1063 Celypha striana
7
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1294 Crambus pascuella
1
1302 Crambus perlella
5
1304 Agriphila straminella
4
1332 Scoparia subfusca
1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis
2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata
2
1361 Pyrausta aurata
1
1365 Pyrausta despicata
1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2   
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 11
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 6
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 16
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 35
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 9
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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