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, 22 June 2018

Species List for 21/06/2018

After the night before the change in wind direction and drop in temperature brought a disappointing catch, with only one micro and one Macro NFY .
n Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana  2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1 NFY
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1707 Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1 NFY
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 5
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 48
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 37
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7   
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
* Still one pug and a noctuid to ID.

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