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, 9 August 2016

Species List for 8/8/2016

A night off the previous night, as I was up to London in the morning for a photo-shoot at St Thomas's Hospital. The NHS is brilliant, and I have nothing but admiration of them and their dedication. I just wish the government could see it in the same way. Hopefully all is good, I await the final results.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
426 Yponomeuta malinellus Apple Ermine 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 6
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 5
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 9
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1  
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 21
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 31
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

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