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.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Species List for 25/03/2017

Three new species for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2 NFY
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1 NFY
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1 NFY
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 9

Powdered and Common Quakers 

Shoulder Stripe

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Species List for 24/03/2017

Another Oak Beauty was the "highlight" of the catch.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Friday, 24 March 2017

Species List for 23/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1


I think this is probably Agonopterix heracliana, but I am told that  Agonopterix ciliella is another possiblity. Any opinions welcome. I no longer have the moth of Gen Det is not a possibility.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Species List for 22/03/2017

Another day when all the traps contained something, but in each case, very little. 

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Species List for 21/03/2017

Just eleven moths of three species, in four traps, and all had at least one moth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Species List for 20/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Monday, 20 March 2017

Species List for 19/03/2017

Another very windy night from the SW. Now with four traps, as the "Wooded corner" 80W MV dusted off and switched on, hoping that the sheltered area might be productive, but hope was not fulfilled.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 10

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Species List for 18/03/2017

Another windy night, but nine species is the most so far this year, just 17 individuals.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Species List for 17/03/2017

A wild and windy night, with gusts up to 40 mph. no moths in the Pond Garden Trap, just 2 in the main garden MV and four in the front garden Actinic.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Friday, 17 March 2017

Species List for 16/03/2017

A third trap added, an 80W MV in the "pond garden".

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 3
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4

Species List for 15/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 14/03/2017

Satellite


Mottled Gey

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 2
1775 Colostygia multistrigaria Mottled Grey 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 9
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1

Species List for 13/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1

The Dark Chestnut was a surprise.

Species List for 12/03/2017

A cold night, one moth in each trap.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 11/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March 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 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Species List for 10/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2


Species List for 09/03/2017

After five blank nights, which were very cold and windy, a few moths. An extra Trap as well, my 15W Actinic in the front garden.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 03/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Species List for 02/03/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

2017 Start: Species List for 01/03/2017

Although the weather is still very windy the first of March means it is MOTHING time. Just one trap, my 125w MV trap.

Code
Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1

Species List for 02/11/2016

After two, very wet,very windy, weeks another go yielded just one moth. The weather ade this the last mothing of the year.
Code
Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1

Species List for 03/11/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 02/11/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

Species List for 01/11/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1041 Acleris sparsana   1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 3
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 31/10/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla   1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Species List for 30/10/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1041 Acleris sparsana Orange Swift 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 6
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 7
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 3
2246a Dryobota labecula Oak Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 4
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4

Species List for 29/10/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 3
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 3
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 13
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 23
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 3
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 6
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Species List for 28/10/2016

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 14
1041 Acleris sparsana   1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 10
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 17
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 3
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 3
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Total Pageviews

StatCounter