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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Species List for 27/9/2016

The first three species are all similar and can be confusing. Beaded Chestnut and Lunar Underwing are both variable and any that do confuse can be separated by a quick check of the hind wing.

Beaded Chestnut

Lunar Underwing

Brown-spot Pinion

I thought that this Feathered Ranunculus was particularly stunning.

Gold Spot, as always stunning.

Just a Common Marbled Carpet, but a stunning example.

Delicate is one of my favourite migrants.

998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 7
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 78
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 8
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 35
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1  
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 3
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 5
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 4
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 34
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 3
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1

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