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.


Monday, 23 December 2002

Moths Caught in 2002

Mothing took place on 17 dates between March 28th and Aug 22nd. One 125w MV trap used.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 2
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 12
1356 Evergestis forficalis
1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata
4
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
3
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia
3
1693 Scopula floslactata Cream Wave 3
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 14
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1889 Macaria notata Peacock Moth 1
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 27
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1919 Selenia tetralunaria Purple Thorn 2
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 10
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 13
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 2
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 12
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1995 Cerura vinula Puss Moth 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 10
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 30
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 5
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 6
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 40
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 233
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 10
2098 Axylia putris Flame 10
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 13
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 56
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 12
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 38
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 11
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 6
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 20
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 19
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 3
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 5
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 15
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 27
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 44
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 3
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 6
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 7
2316 Cosmia affinis Lesser-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 22
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 23
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 9
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 29
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 6
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 11
2442 Autographa pulchrina Beautiful Golden Y 2
2443 Autographa jota Plain Golden Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1
Total
Moths Caught
942

Friday, 23 August 2002

Species List for 22/8/2002


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 0 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1838 Eupithecia icterata Tawny Speckled Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 14
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 7
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 20
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
2316 Cosmia affinis Lesser-spotted Pinion 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 18
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

Saturday, 3 August 2002

Species List for 2/8/2002


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata
2
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1693 Scopula floslactata Cream Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1889 Macaria notata Peacock Moth 1
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 10
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 18
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2492 Herminia grisealis Small Fan-foot 1

Thursday, 25 July 2002

Species List for 24/7/2002


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1693 Scopula floslactata Cream Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1919 Selenia tetralunaria Purple Thorn 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 24
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 11
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 19
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Sunday, 30 June 2002

Species list for 30/6/2002


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 6
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 30
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 4
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2443 Autographa jota Plain Golden Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

Sunday, 23 June 2002

Species List for 22/6/2002


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 1
1693 Scopula floslactata Cream Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 6
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 10
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 16
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 47
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 16
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 6
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 8
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

Wednesday, 19 June 2002

Species List for 18/5/2002


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 7
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 6
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 17
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 104
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 14
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 5
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 6
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 8
2442 Autographa pulchrina Beautiful Golden Y 2

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