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, 8 August 2012

Species List for 7/8/2012

 Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria)

 Agriphila tristella

A slightly better night with 111 moths of 42 species. A. tristella and Jersey Tiger were new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
787 Bryotropha terrella   1
873 Blastobasis adustella   5
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana   1
1201 Eucosma cana   1
1260 Cydia splendana   1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 5
1302 Crambus perlella   2
1304 Agriphila straminella   1
1305 Agriphila tristella   3 NFY
1344 Eudonia mercurella   1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 6
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2067 Euplagia quadripunctaria Jersey Tiger 1 NFY
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 30
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 11

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