Mothing at The Hidden House, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Tony Morris


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
1704 Idaea dilutaria Silky 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.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Species List for 20/06/2018

A good night with 393 of  56 species. There were five NFY, four micros and one macro. In addition 20 Hawk-moths  including 15 Elephants and a third E. limbata for the year were ntatble.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
938 Agapeta zoegana 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 2
1032 Aleimma loeflingiana 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 36
1302 Crambus perlella 1 NFY
1356a Evergestis limbata 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1 NFY
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2 NFY
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2   
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 7
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 15
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 56
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 90
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 12
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 33
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 21
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 13
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 5
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Species List for 19/06/2018

A similar number to yesterday with 255 moths of 44 species.  There were three NFY, two micros and one macro.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1063 Celypha striana 3
1290 Chilo phragmitella 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth 1 NFY
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 10
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3   
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 33
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 82
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 32
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 17
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 10
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Species List for 18/06/2018

259 moths of 45 species, including two NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1063 Celypha striana 3
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 20
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1 NFY
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1   
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 38
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 51
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 11
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 30
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 17
2196 Mythimna pudorina Striped Wainscot 1 NFY
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 8
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2

Monday, 18 June 2018

Species List for 17/06/2018

The night started quite windy and finished foggy and drizzly, not a recipe for a good moth catch, and so it turned out. !79 moths of  29 species was a sizeable drop compared to the rest of the week.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 25
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 78
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 26
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1   
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2
*

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Species List for 16/06/2018

340 moths of 50 species, with four NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1294 Crambus pascuella 2
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1 NFY
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1 NFY
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1 NFY
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1   
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 8
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 30
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 155
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 19
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 21
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 7
2205 Mythimna comma Shoulder-striped Wainscot 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 14
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 3 NFY
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 7
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2
*

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