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, 17 August 2011

Species List for 16/8/2011

A poor night, and the last I'll be reporting for a few days. A long weekend at Rutland and the Birdfair beckons. My son Pete will be there with Nina and two of my Grandsons, Jack and Josh, so we should have a good time, with a bit of Dragonfly watching and birding round Rutland Water. I'm not taking a moth trap, as we are B&B'ing this year, not camping. I hope some one will be running traps and exhibiting the catches, there's normally some moths to see. Back Sunday evening, when I hope to put the traps on weather permitting.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
1304 Agriphila straminella
1305 Agriphila tristella
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1439 Trachycera advenella
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 17
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 5
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 8
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

98 Moths of 35 Species, (26 Macro species, 71 moths; 9 Micro species, 27 moths)

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