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, 23 July 2012

Species List for 22/7/2012 (Updated 25/7/12)

(List updated 25/7/12 when I added a few from the fridge). A bit like yesterday, in that it didn't quite live up to the promise, with 147 moths of 55 species. I suppose the weather of a few weeks ago is now affecting the population of the moths that are flying now. Scarce Footman was new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
787 Bryotropha terrella   4
873 Blastobasis adustella   1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella   2
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 2
1037 Acleris holmiana   1 NFY
1063 Celypha striana   3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1304 Agriphila straminella   2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata   2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis   1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 5
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 13
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 3
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1 NFY
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 9
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 6
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

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