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, 18 June 2015

Species List for 17/6/2015

Numbers wise this was the best night of the year with 172 moths of 41 species. The third Striped Hawk-moth of the year was the high light, although there were another 11 new moths for the year.

Three different Burnished Brass, but the camera never does justice to this "metallic" moth.

Thew first Clouded Border of the year.

Two more Bordered Straws brought the total to 16 this year. 22 in 2006 is the most for a year so this could be a new recordina couple of weeks.

 Orange Footman

Common Footman
The first two footman of the year, but I expect many more will follow.

The star of the show, a third Striped Hawk-moth for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2 NFY
937 Agapeta hamana 1 NFY
994 Clepsis consimilana 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 14
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1294 Crambus pascuella 1 NFY
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1 NFY
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1 NFY
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1 NFY
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1 NFY
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1990 Hyles livornica Striped Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1 NFY
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 60
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 23
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 3
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

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