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, 20 August 2012

Species List for 19/8/12

Back from the Birdfair at Rutland, where we ran Jack's small Heath trap. Quite a few moths but nothing special, the only moth that I'm not catching yet was a Rosy Rustic, it should be out here soon. Last night had a good number of moths with Setaceous Hebrew Character, unusually, the most numerous. Lots of Silver Ys and Rush Veneers in keeping with the country wide influx of migrants, but sadly no biggy amongst them. One beautiful, fresh, E extimalis departed as I tried to photograph it! 290 moths of 51 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
658 Carcina quercana 2
873 Blastobasis adustella 14
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 20
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1305 Agriphila tristella 11
1309 Agriphila geniculea 1 NFY
1316 Catoptria falsella 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 4
1357 Evergestis extimalis 1 NFY
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 11
1425 Galleria mellonella Wax Moth 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1855 Eupithecia phoeniceata Cypress Pug 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 9
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 30
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 27
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 45
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 8
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 6
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 7
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 43

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