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, 28 July 2019

Species List for 26/7/2019

843 moths of 108 species. My first Scarce Bordered Straw of the year was an extremely pale individual, and the 287th onw I've caught here.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 7
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 22
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 6
1201 Eucosma cana 2
1260 Cydia splendana 5
1262 Cydia amplana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 74
1302 Crambus perlella 5
1304 Agriphila straminella 10
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 10
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1357 Evergestis extimalis 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 6
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 4
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 4
1424 Endotricha flammealis 27
1435 Conobathra tumidana 2
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1452 Phycita roborella 1
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 2
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 39
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 8
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 24
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1731 Scotopteryx bipunctaria Chalk Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 4
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 2
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 9
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 5
2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 6
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 24
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 5
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 3
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 43
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 24
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 82
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 14
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 29
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 6
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 8
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 3
2298 Amphipyra berbera Svensson's Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 39
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 3
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 53
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 6
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 27
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 54
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1
.
Scarce Bordered Straw

Species List for 25/7/2019

686 moths of 118 species. Having photo'd the Dark Crimson Underwing with closed wings, I thought it was settled and calm enough to show the hind wind to the camera, but I was wrong.

464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 7
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 4
658 Carcina quercana 4
809 Pexicopia malvella Hollyhock Seed Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 30
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 4
937 Agapeta hamana 1
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 5
1063 Celypha striana 1
1233 Pammene aurita 1
1260 Cydia splendana 4
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 26
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 15
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 7
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1354 Cataclysta lemnata Small China-mark 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1   
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 5
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1399 Dolicharthria punctalis 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 27
1435 Conobathra tumidana 2
1438 Trachycera suavella 2
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1441 Oncocera semirubella 3
1454 Dioryctria abietella 2
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 3
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 4
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 2
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
1680 Cyclophora punctaria Maiden's Blush 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 41
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 4
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 27
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 3
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1812 Eupithecia inturbata Maple Pug 1
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 3
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1912 Ennomos quercinaria August Thorn 2
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 5
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 3
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 3
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 3
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 3
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 31
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 4
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 31
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 21
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 7
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 9
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 6
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2192 Mythimna conigera Brown-line Bright Eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 7
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 4
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 4
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 5
2292 Cryphia algae Tree-lichen Beauty 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 40
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 2
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 35
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 6
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2377 Arenostola phragmitidis Fen Wainscot 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 50
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 34
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2455 Catocala sponsa Dark Crimson Underwing 1
2470 Phytometra viridaria Small Purple-barred 1
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 3
.
Dark Crimson Underwing

Species List for 24/7/2019

830 moths of 127 species. The Ancylolomia tentaculella was about the 7th record for the UK. Four have been in VC15.

464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 10
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 7
658 Carcina quercana 3
720 Ethmia bipunctella 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 16
937 Agapeta hamana 5
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 3
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1201 Eucosma cana 2
1260 Cydia splendana 9
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 152
1302 Crambus perlella 7
1304 Agriphila straminella 18
1313 Catoptria pinella 1
1327 Ancylolomia tentaculella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 8   
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 3
1344 Eudonia mercurella 4
1356a Evergestis limbata 1
1357 Evergestis extimalis 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 3
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 14
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 8
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 26
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 4
1435 Conobathra tumidana 2
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1441 Oncocera semirubella 2
1444 Pempelia obductella 1
1452 Phycita roborella 1
1454 Dioryctria abietella 3
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 4
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 3
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 3
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 2
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 53
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 4
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 4
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 20
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 2
1777 Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 2
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 4
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 5
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 2
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 2
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 5
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 3
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 3
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 7
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 2
2049 Eilema depressa Buff Footman 3
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 56
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 4
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 22
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 6
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 5
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 5
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 5
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 5
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 5
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 3
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 33
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 2
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 32
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 10
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2377 Arenostola phragmitidis Fen Wainscot 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 32
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 12
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 4
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1
.
Ancylolomia tentaculella

Total Pageviews

StatCounter