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.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Species List for 27/7/2010

A quiet night, with nothing too exciting. I did notice a few tristella in he traps and the first Least Yellow Underwing for the year.

Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 3
Ethmia bipunctella 1
Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3
Agriphila tristella 5
Pyrausta aurata 1
Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 4
Phlyctaenia coronata 4
Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
Dolicharthria punctalis 1
Orthopygia glaucinalis 2
Endotricha flammealis 2
Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 3
Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 3
Idaea aversata Riband Wave 23
Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
Hydriomena furcata July Highflyer 2
Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 2
Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 5
Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 4
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 8
Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 11
Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 6
Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 6
Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 5
Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
Eilema complana Scarce Footman 5
Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
Eilema lurideola Common Footman 54
Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
Meganola albula Kent Black Arches 1
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 6
Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 7
Axylia putris Flame 11
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 239
Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 20
Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 5
Craniophora ligustri Coronet 2
Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 5
Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 18
Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 19
Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 18
Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 11
Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
Autographa gamma Silver Y 12
Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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