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.


Monday, 30 May 2016

Species List for 29/5/2016

It doesn't improve and the forecast tonight, and the very windy conditions mean that tonight I am not bothering to put the traps out.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Species List for 28/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 4
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 6
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Species List for 27/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 7

Friday, 27 May 2016

Species List for 26/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana   1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella   1
1342 Eudonia angustea   2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 2
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Species List for 25/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 8

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Species List for 24/5/2016



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
779 Bryotropha affinis 1 NFS
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

 Bryotropha affinis

Bryotropha affinis

One of the baby cubs in the garden, decides the cable to my MV80 No2 moth trap looks good to play tug-a-war with.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Species List for 23/5/2016

A bit of a pick up, but still nothing to get too excited yet.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Species List for 22/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Friday, 20 May 2016

Species List for 19/5/2016

And worse!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Species List for 18/5/2016

Just when you think it's getting better, it doesn't
 

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1342 Eudonia angustea 2
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Species List for 17/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Species List for 16/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella   1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Monday, 16 May 2016

Species List for 15/5/2016

A slight improvement, not many moths but 10 species, including both Ermines.
 
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Species List for 14/5/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Species List for 13/5/2016

Even colder, five traps, five moths!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

Friday, 13 May 2016

Species List for 12/5/2016

Cold weather reduced the catch.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Species List for 11/5/2016

A nice furry Pale Tussock and the first Pearly Underwing of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
649 Esperia sulphurella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 4
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 4
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 6
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1  

  Pale Tussock

 Pale Tussock

 Pearly Underwing - complete with Mohican hair-cut.

 Pearly Underwing

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Species List for 10/5/2016

A couple of Pugs remain un-identified (updated to include Ochreous Pug). Cydia strobilella was new to the site, but wasn't unexpected with quite a few turning up in the south. Another Barred Toothed Stripe was a good extra.
  
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1254 Cydia strobilella Spruce Seed Moth 1 NFS
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1844 Eupithecia indigata Ochreous Pug 1
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 1
1880 Trichopteryx polycommata Barred Tooth-striped 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
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 Cydia strobilella

Barred Tooth-striped

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