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.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Species List for 14/7/2012

The forecast was uncertain so only two traps were run A catch of  96 moths of 40 species was an improvement and there were four new species for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
937 Agapeta hamana 1 NFY
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1260 Cydia splendana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 14
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1
1334a Scoparia basistrigalis 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 3
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1 NFY
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1979 Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1 NFY
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 5
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 5
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3

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