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, 29 June 2015

Species List for 28/6/2015

 Last weekend were the two days of our Village Safari. This year there were 27 gardens (a bit down) and as usual we had our garden open and I had a small display of mothing. Luckily I had quite a few moths to show, it's amazing how few people have ever seen a Privet Hawk-moth. However the result was we left a gate open, between two bits of the garden last night. My Actinic trap was turned over this morning and the tube smashed, to Pam's consternation, her little bed of carrots had been completely dug up. One of the badgers had paid a visit. I think the cable for my trap must Have been across its path and  it accidently tangled with it and pulled the trap over. The carrots were nno accident though!So I was a trap down, and caught 172 moths of 48 speices, with four new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 12
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
787 Bryotropha terrella 2
937 Agapeta hamana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1063 Celypha striana 4
1201 Eucosma cana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 12
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 2 NFY
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2   
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 12
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 32
2098 Axylia putris Flame 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 4
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 4
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1 NFY
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

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