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.


Friday, 17 November 2017

Species List for 16/11/2017

Another Oak Rustic,the seventh for the year, have the colonised locally?

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 2

Species List for 15/11/2017

The milder spell brought 21 moths, not bad for mid November.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 2
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1

Species List for 14/11/2017

A warmer stream of air brought a few moths!
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Species List for 13/11/2017

Three empty traps, very cold night.

Species List for 12/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1

Species List for 11/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Species List for 10/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Acleris sp. Acleris species 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Species List for 09/11/2017

Still running three traps. The first December Moth of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Acleris sp. Acleris species 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1 NFY
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 3
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 2
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Species List for 08/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 07/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Species List for 06/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1

Species List for 05/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1

Species List for 04/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1 1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2 2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
3 2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Species List for 03/11/2017

19 moths of 11 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 3
1408 Palpita vitrealis 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2

Friday, 3 November 2017

Species List for 02/11/2017

The first Satellite of the Autumn and a good number of November Moth aggs.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 10
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 2
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2

Satellite

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Species List for 01/11/2017

A late male Four-spotted Footman was a surprise. There was also the 5th Oak Rustic of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1764 Choroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 2
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1



Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Species List for 31/10/2017

A bit of an increase with 15 moths of 12 Species,  including my 4th Oak Rustic of the year (only two before this year).

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 3

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Species List for 30/10/2017

Three traps and just a single Chestnut in my old 125w Skinner.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Monday, 30 October 2017

Species List for 29/10/2017

I suppose three species qualifies as a list.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Species List for 28/10/2017

It seems to be winding down,but there are still a few I hope will arrive.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Species List for 27/10/2017

A clear night, with a drop in temperature brought a quieter night. I had, hopefully added my from garden 15W actinic to the mix, but it yielded just one Light Brown Apple Moth, the only one of the night. The highlight was a stunning Merveille du Jour and the first Green-brindled Crescent of the Autumn.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1 NFY
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1

 Green-brindled Crescent

 Merveille du Jour

Feathered Ranunculus

Friday, 27 October 2017

Species List for 26/10/2017

Two stunningly perfect Palpita vitrealis and another Oak Rustic, were the highlights of a reasonably night. Two traps, the 125w Skinner and 125W Robinson yielded 51 moths of 21 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 5
1408 Palpita vitrealis 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 2
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea 1
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 2
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 3
2441 Rivula sericealis Silver Y 1
2474 Autographa gamma Straw Dot 1


Thursday, 26 October 2017

Species List for 25/10/2017

A better night with 29 moths of 19 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 2
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1 NFY
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Species List for 24/10/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 3

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Species List for 23/10/2017

Just the Robinson, but it produced a few moths including the first Oak Rustic of the year, and only the third I've caught. Altogether 17 moths of 9 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

Oak Rustic


Monday, 23 October 2017

Species List for 22/10/2017

I've been hoping for a Merveille du Jour for a couple of weeks. When one arrives it is a real tatty thing!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1

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