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.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Species List for 19/6/2014

A cooler night, with a minimum temperature of 10.9 deg C. I'd got a few bits and pieces lying around so I made a simple little trap for the "Greenhouse Garden". I didn't have anything spectacular in it this morning, but there were 21 moths, including the only coronet. In total there were 258 moths of 41 species, 11 micro and 30 macro.
Materials. Old plastic box (junk removed), plywood bottom of an old draw (was going to tip), an old pastic funnel, the lead off a dead hedge trimmer, an old jubilee clip and four pegs. The electrics (choke and capacitor) were from  a old strip light and the 80W lamp and lamp holder were my spares (cost  £8 ) I'm sure expensive traps have a much better retention percentage, but it is possible to get quite good results with out spending a fortune.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 6
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 3
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 7
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 6
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 49
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 96
2098 Axylia putris Flame 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 17
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 7
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

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