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, 19 June 2015

SPecies List for 18/6/2015

A bit down on yesterdays totals with 105 moths of 38 species. Three new for the year including only my sixth Small Angle Shades. A Bordered Straw was a migrant and a White-point was a possibly.




 Riband Wave

  Small Angle Shades

  Small Angle Shades
 Bee Moth

 Pale Tussock


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
937 Agapeta hamana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1076 Celypha lacunana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1 NFY
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 8
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 21
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 5
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2305 Euplexia lucipara Small Angle Shades 1 NFY
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1


  1. Hi Tony ... Your Tortrix is Hedya pruniana, Plum Tortrix

  2. Thanks Trent. It must be fresher than I'm used to!


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