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.
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, 30 June 2017

Species List for 29/06/2017

The first Delicate of the year was a welcome migrant. In total 316 moths of about 71 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
718 Ethmia dodecea 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 7
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 17
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 43
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1302 Crambus perlella 5
1304 Agriphila straminella 4
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1   
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 4
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 7
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 6
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 21
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 5
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1876 Hydrelia flammeolaria Small Yellow Wave 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1955 Cabera pusaria Common White Wave 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2026 Orgyia antiqua Vapourer 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 13
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 10
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 9
2098 Axylia putris Flame 17
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 24
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 15
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 6
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Delicate

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Species List for 28/06/2017

A mediocre night with 270 moths of about 73 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 5
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1063 Celypha striana 8
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 24
1294 Crambus pascuella 2
1302 Crambus perlella 4
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1344 Eudonia mercurella 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1   
1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 9
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 4
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1910 Apeira syringaria Lilac Beauty 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 8
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 12
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 16
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 9
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 14
2098 Axylia putris Flame 8
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 15
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 17
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 10
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 14
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 4
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 2

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Species List for 27/06/2017

A few more moths, although it was still quite cool and very damp.304 moths of about 74 species. A Water Ermine was an unexpected addition to the site list.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 2
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
972 Pandemis heparana Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 6
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1202 Eucosma obumbratana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 20
1302 Crambus perlella 4
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 1
1325 Platytes alpinella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 4
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1   
1454a Dioryctria schuetzeella 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 5
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1813 Eupithecia haworthiata Haworth's Pug 1
1816 Eupithecia linariata Toadflax Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 8
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 13
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 9
2062 Spilosoma urticae Water Ermine 1
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 12
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 29
2098 Axylia putris Flame 26
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 30
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 3
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 5
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 6
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 1
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 6
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 3
2423 Nycteola revayana Oak Nycteoline 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2466 Lygephila pastinum Blackneck 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 2

 Water Ermine

 Water Ermine

Water Ermine

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Species List for 26/06/2017

A very poor night with just 101 moths of about 41 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Cnephasia sp. Cnephasia species 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 21
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1   
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 5
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 2

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