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.
Traps are now (2020 onwards) 2x 125W Robinsons, 2x 80W Skinner type and 1x 15W Actinic strip light on a Skinner type .

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.


Saturday, 28 May 2022

Species List for 27/05/2022

A few nice moths with a total of 99 moths  od 36 species and four NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

417

Argyresthia spinosella

1

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

16

1342

Eudonia angusteaA few nice mothswit 

1

1376

Eurrhypara hortulata

Small Magpie

1

NFY

1398

Nomophila noctuella

Rush Veneer

1

1738

Epirrhoe alternata

Common Carpet

1

1764

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

7

1776

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet

2

1784

Melanthia procellata

Pretty Chalk Carpet

1

NFY

1819

Eupithecia exiguata

Mottled Pug

2

1825

Eupithecia centaureata

Lime-speck Pug

2

1834

Eupithecia vulgata

Common Pug

1

1883

Acasis viretata

Yellow-barred Brindle

2

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

5

1936

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

1

1961

Campaea margaritata

Light Emerald

1

1991

Deilephila elpenor

Elephant Hawk-moth

1

2028

Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock

1

2043

Eilema sororcula

Orange Footman

1

2060

Spilosoma lubricipeda

White Ermine

2

 

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

5

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

6

2102

Ochropleura plecta

Flame Shoulder

1

2157

Lacanobia w-latinum

Light Brocade

1

2160

Lacanobia oleracea

Bright-line Brown-eye

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

5

2279

Acronicta aceris

Sycamore

1

NFY

2331

Apamea unanimis

Small Clouded Brindle

1

NFY

2334

Apamea sordens

Rustic Shoulder-knot

1

2337x

Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor agg.

3

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

5

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

8

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

5

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

2

2449

Abrostola triplasia

Dark Spectacle

2

2450

Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle

2

 

Friday, 27 May 2022

Species List for 26/05/2022

 Up to 120 moths of 41 species, with one NFY, Platyedra subcinerea, which was the first record for the site. In addition there was the 3rd Striped Hawk-moth of the year.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

1

808

Platyedra subcinerea

1

NFY

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

9

1083

Hedya nubiferana

Marbled Orchard Tortrix

1

1174

Epiblema cynosbatella

2

1356

Evergestis forficalis

Garden Pebble

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

1651

Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character

2

1764

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

2

1776

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet

4

1819

Eupithecia exiguata

Mottled Pug

2

1825

Eupithecia centaureata

Lime-speck Pug

1

1883

Acasis viretata

Yellow-barred Brindle

2

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

3

1931

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

2

1936

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

2

1990

Hyles livornica

Striped Hawk-moth

1

1994

Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip

1

2028

Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock

2

2043

Eilema sororcula

Orange Footman

1

 

2060

Spilosoma lubricipeda

White Ermine

4

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

6

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

8

2091

Agrotis ipsilon

Dark Sword-grass

1

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

3

2102

Ochropleura plecta

Flame Shoulder

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

1

2123

Diarsia rubi

Small Square-spot

4

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

12

2157

Lacanobia w-latinum

Light Brocade

3

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

14

2223

Calophasia lunula

Toadflax Brocade

2

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

3

2337x

Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor agg.

3

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

5

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

3

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

1

2434

Diachrysia chrysitis

Burnished Brass

1

2450

Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle

2

 

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