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.
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, 30 April 2016

Species List for 29/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla   1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Friday, 29 April 2016

Species List for 28/4/2016

Wow!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Species List for 27/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Species List for 26/4/2016

But no better!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Species List for 25/4/2016

It can get no worse! Still all five traps out.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Monday, 25 April 2016

Species List for 24/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Species List for 23/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Species List for 22/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Friday, 22 April 2016

Species List for 21/4/2016



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Species List for 20/4/2016



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Species List for 19/4/2016

This is getting very boring. Four traps and 12 moths, come on summer.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Species List for 18/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2

Monday, 18 April 2016

Species List for 17/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Species List for 16/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Species List for 15/4/2016

A very cold night with showers and drizzle, but unlike some areas, no snow.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3

Friday, 15 April 2016

Species List for 14/4/2016

The Rush Veneer was the first migrant of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Species List for 13/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Species List for 12/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla   1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Species List for 11/4/2016

Still not a lot of moths after the wet, windy night, but a surprise. A new moth for the garden, an Early Tooth-stripe. Nationally quite a common moth, but nevertheless a welcome addition to the garden.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1881 Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 1 NFS
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1


Early Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx carpinata)

Monday, 11 April 2016

Species List for 10/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 9/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Species List for 8/4/2016

One trap didn't run last night. I discovered a loose wire, but I can't work out who or what loosens the screws?


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3

Friday, 8 April 2016

Species List for 7/4/2016

Muslin and Small Quaker were new for the year.

 

1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7




Thursday, 7 April 2016

Species List for 6/4/2016

Cold and windy 4 deg C at 7am.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Species List for 5/4/2016

27 moths of seven species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4

 Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria)

Twin-spotted Quaker (Orthosia munda)

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Species List for 4/4/2016

23 Moths eight species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
695 Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2
2469 Scoliopteryx libatrix Herald 1
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Herald


Agonopterix alstromeriana

Monday, 4 April 2016

Species List for 3/4/2016

At last it looks like a list!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
695 Agonopterix alstromeriana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Species List for 2/4/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Species List for 1/4/2016

I guess I'm the April fool for mothing in this horrible weather.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Friday, 1 April 2016

Species List for 31/3/2016

Another windy wet night.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

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