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, 31 August 2011

Species List for 30/8/2011

There were moths, and plenty of them, but sadly nothing spectacular. The first Nettle Tap (Anthophila fabriciana) of the year. One slightly odd and oversized Flounced Rustic, picture below, did have me checking photos. It has white underwings, and was just within the top range quoted for Flounced Rustic, Let me know if I got it wrong!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 6
385 Anthophila fabriciana Nettle Tap
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
658 Carcina quercana
873 Blastobasis adustella
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1305 Agriphila tristella
1309 Agriphila geniculea
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1439 Trachycera advenella
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 4
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 5
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 5
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 8
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 7
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 79
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 35
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 8
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2293 Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 2
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 11
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 40
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 22
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

328 Moths of 49 Species, (39 Macro species, 276 moths; 10 Micro species, 52 moths)

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