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, 5 July 2016

Species List for 04/7/2016

 After 16 years here I don't get many new species of moths for the Garden. A Dotted Rustic was new for me and appears to be reasonably uncommon for the county. Damn thing wouldn't stop vibrating, then when I'd settled it down it quite suddenly flew off straight out of the door! So I am not over impressed with my pictures, On the third picture you can just see the grey hind wing.

 Dotted Rustic (Rhyacia simulans)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 3
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 9
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 21
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 21
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 14  
2105 Rhyacia simulans Dotted Rustic 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 90
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
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 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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