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.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Species List for 19/6/2015

A good day, with an extra trap. I remade asmall trap for Pam's vegetable garden, by the green house. A Heath Robinson affair but it had a few moths including my first Pine Hawk-moth of the year. In total there were 190 moths of 63 Species. Migrants were single Diamond-back Moth, Rush Veneer, Small Mottled Willow and Bordered Straw and two Silver Y's.

The electrics, in an old sandwich box, were found in an old striplight, left in my garage, its a 75W choke, and runs 80W MV lamps fine. All else was found lying around in the garage. Total cost £3 for the lamp.
 Pine Hawk-moth

 Marbled Coronet

Lime Hawk-moth

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 9
419 Argyresthia semifusca 1 NFS
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
1063 Celypha striana 4
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 4
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 4
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 5
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1 NFY
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1752 Cosmorhoe ocellata Purple Bar 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 5
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 3 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1978 Hyloicus pinastri Pine Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1979 Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 14
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 4
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 52
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 2 NFY
2171 Hadena confusa Marbled Coronet 1 NFY
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 6
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1 NFY
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1 NFY
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

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