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.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Species List for 10/6/2016 - National Moth Night (night two).

It is National Moth Day(s) and the focus is on Hawk-moths, and I didn't want to be left out, so I caught my first for the year, a beautiful Small Elephant Hawk-moth. Overall a bit of an improvement with more than 100 moths of 37 species. To be honest when I checked previous years I was surprised how few Elephant Hawk-moths I've caught on or before 10th June. Tomorrow might be the day, a Silver-striped would be my choice but anything would do.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 12
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
697 Agonopterix arenella   1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 14
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1084 Hedya ochroleucana   1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella   5
1342 Eudonia angustea   2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata   1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 6
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1  
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 27
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

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