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.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Species List for 17/7/2012

Not a vintage July night, with nearly 50% of the 123 moths just two species. In total 35 species were recorded. Swallow-tailed moth was new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 29
1302 Crambus perlella 5
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 3
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 3 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 5
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 25
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 5
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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