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.


Thursday, 30 June 2016

Species List for 29/6/2016

Probably as bad as you could imagine for 29th June. The wind is so strong and the forecast so bad I will give the last day of June a strategic miss.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 15
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 21
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Species List for 28/6/2016

After last night this was very disappointing, but it was extremely windy and this seems to be one of the critical factors in my garden.


17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 8
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 13
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Species List for 27/6/2016

Total of 364 moths of around 55 sp, including 96 micros of 19 species. Still a couple of "specks" to try and do and a couple of pugs that may be too worn to work out.

 Eyed Hawk-moth

Miller



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 9
143 Nematopogon metaxella 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 5
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 4
951 Aethes beatricella 1
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 30
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 24
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 7
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 6
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 4
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1  
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 8
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 5
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 21
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 32
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 12
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 89
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 19
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 7
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 5
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 11
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Monday, 27 June 2016

Species List for 26/6/2016

Still waiting for a mega migrant.Having to do with a few Silver Y's and a Rusty Dot Pearl at the moment.






Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 10
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1063 Celypha striana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 12
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 39
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 48  
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 11
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Species List for 25/6/2016


17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 6
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 10
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 4
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4  
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 12
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 24
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 16
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Species List for 24/6/2016

Still waiting for that surprise migrant that this weather should bring. Had to make do with a Rusty Dot Pearl.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 11
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 18
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 9
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 38
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 30
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 13  
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Friday, 24 June 2016

Species List for 23/6/2016

A few migrants today, Rush Veneer, Dark Sword-grass, Pearly Underwing and eight Silver Ys.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 7
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 8
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 25
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 4
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1  
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 62
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 7
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 26
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 19
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 8
2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Species List for 21/6/2016

Two new micros Exaeretia allisella and Eucosma hohenwartiana for the site. Bird's Wing was alos new for the site although I did catch three in 1999 when we lived in Crayford.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 7
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
687 Exaeretia allisella 1 NFS
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 31
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 3
1063 Celypha striana 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1200 Eucosma hohenwartiana 1 NFS
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 6
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 5  
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 5
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 46
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2301 Dypterygia scabriuscula Bird's Wing 1 NFS
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

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