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.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Species List for 31/7/2011

The first Least Yellow Underwing of the year, and the last day of a disappointing month (with one exception). This July I mothed on 31 nights and recorded a total of 3374 Macro moths (ave 109 per night), last year on two fewer nights I recorded 8781 Macro Moths (average 303 per night).

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
455 Ypsolopha scabrella
873 Blastobasis adustella
1036 Acleris forsskaleana
1063 Celypha striana
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1302 Crambus perlella
1304 Agriphila straminella
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 8
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 20
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 11
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 63
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 11
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 4
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 11
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

198 Moths of 44 Species, (35 Macro species,180 moths; 9 Micro species, 18 moths).

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