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, 1 October 2016

Species List for 30/9/2016

My first Boxworm, and a "brown" type. I would think that it might be a migrant here. A second Clancy's Rustic for the year, but little else of note.

 Boxworm (Diaphania perspectalis)

 Boxworm (Diaphania perspectalis)

Clancy's Rustic, a very tatty individual.

There were two Copper Underwings, one was too beaten up tp get to species, this one was a normal Copper Underwing.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 7
1409a Diaphania perspectalis Boxworm 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 95
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 29
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 8
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 7
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 48
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2297x Amphipyra pyramidea agg. Copper Underwing agg. 1  
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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