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.


Sunday, 30 June 2019

Species List for 29/6/2019

A much better night with  a new moth for the site and five more NFY. In total there were 534 moths of 79 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 16
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
937 Agapeta hamana 4
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 13
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 20
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 2
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 4
1063 Celypha striana 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 38
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 4
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1436 Conobathra repandana 1
1452 Phycita roborella 1 NFY
1454 Dioryctria abietella 7   
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1465 Nephopterix angustella 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1672 Thalera fimbrialis Sussex Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 2
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 6
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 5
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 4
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 13
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 67
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 112
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 31
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1 NFY
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2 NFY
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 26
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 12
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 16
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2391 Chilodes maritimus Silky Wainscot 1 NFS
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1 NFY
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1
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 Silky Wainscot


Green Silver-Lines

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Species List for 28/6/2019

A much warmer day and mild night brought a better night with 409 moths of about 76 species. I'm having the usual struggle with Uncertain and Rustic. The first Common Footman and Fanfoot were NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 26
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 2
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 10
1063 Celypha striana 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 21
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 5
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1454 Dioryctria abietella 2   
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1465 Nephopterix angustella 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 2
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 2
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1889 Macaria notata Peacock Moth 1
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 3
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 47
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 80
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 40
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 29
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 17
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 10
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1 NFY
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Friday, 28 June 2019

Species List for 27/6/2019

The poor weather continued. while most of the country recorded their highest temperature of the year, the St Margaret's micro climate had us in warm clothing. Another poor showing with only 170 moths if 36 species. Varied Coronet was NFY

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 14
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 26   
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 49
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 14
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 21
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1 NFY
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
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Varied Coronet

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Species List for 26/6/2019

A windy and exceptionally cold night for late June. Far few moths, 203 of 36 species, The only NFY was a Shoulder-striped Wainscot, my 5th. Coincidentally Nigel Jarman caught one at Kingsdown, his first of this species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 35
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1063 Celypha striana 7
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 9
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 33
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 44   
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2205 Mythimna comma Shoulder-striped Wainscot 1 NFY
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
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Shoulder-striped Wainscot.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Species List for 25/6/2019

A busy morning wading through mainly common moths, with 10 NFY, including an Evergestis Limbata, one of my favourites and a second Catoptria verellus, which  may be a migrant, rather than from a local new population. In total there were 536 moths of 87 sperices, with some micros still to ID.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 4
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
937 Agapeta hamana 1
950 Aethes francillana 1 NFY
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 3
994 Clepsis consimilana 7
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 17
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 2
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 4
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1235 Pammene trauniana 3 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 30
1294 Crambus pascuella 4   
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1317 Catoptria verellus 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1356a Evergestis limbata 1 NFY
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 6
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1436 Conobathra repandana 1 NFY
1454 Dioryctria abietella 3
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 3
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 1 NFY
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1709 Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 3
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 8
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 5
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 6
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 7
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 4
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 7
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1 NFY
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 71
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 116
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 17
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 33
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 8
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 15
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2323 Apamea sublustris Reddish Light Arches 1 NFY
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 18
2340 Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 1 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 13
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 10
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
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