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.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Species List for 11/07/2017

A very wet night and I thought about not mothing. The thought that a mega might appear jn one of my traps changed my mind. In retrospect a miss might have been a good idea and the lie in could have been useful. Altogether there were 118 moths of 43 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Cnephasia sp. Cnephasia species 1
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
967 Cochylis pallidana 1
1063 Celypha striana 5
1260 Cydia splendana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 12
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 2
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1   
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 10
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 7
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2098 Axylia putris Flame 9
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 3
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 6
2410 Protodeltote pygarga Marbled White Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5

No comments:

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews