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, 28 July 2017

Species List for 27/07/2017

So bad as to be ridiculous. Just 143 moths of about 42 species. I am going to take a short break while this weather persists.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1 14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
2 873 Blastobasis adustella 9
3 998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
4 1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
5 1302 Crambus perlella 2
6 1304 Agriphila straminella 13
7 1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
8 1498 Amblyptilia punctidactyla 2
9 1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
10 1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
11 1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
12 1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
13 1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 7
14 1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
15 1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
16 1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
17 1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
18 2057 Arctia caja Garden Tiger 1
19 2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
20 2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 11   
21 2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
22 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
23 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
24 2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
25 2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 10
26 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
27 2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
28 2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 4
29 2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
30 2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
31 2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
32 2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
33 2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 23
34 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
35 2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 4
36 2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
37 2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
38 2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
39 2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
40 2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
41 2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Species List for 26/07/2017

A few migrants and an interesting micro, that I think is Chilo phragmitella, but I am aware of a couple of similar species, Schoenobius gigantella and Donacaula forficella. I would welcome help with this.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals

Yponomeuta sp. 1
787 Bryotropha terrella 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 20
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1290 Chilo phragmitella 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 9
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 22
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1   
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 2
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 3
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 3
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2037 Miltochrista miniata Rosy Footman 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 4
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 18
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 7
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 63
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 5
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 1

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Species List for 25/07/2017

A more productive night, with another three Scarce Bordered Straws and two Plumed Fan-foots
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
411 Argyresthia goedartella 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
658 Carcina quercana 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 24
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1233 Pammene aurita 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1302 Crambus perlella 5
1304 Agriphila straminella 22
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 2
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 2
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1439 Trachycera advenella 1   
1470 Euzophera pinguis 1
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 8
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 6
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 8
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 4
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 3
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 8
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 61
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 2
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 12
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 3
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 5
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 2

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Species List for 24/07/2017

Just 135 moths of 42 species. There were a few migrants, with a couple of very different Scarce Bordered Straws.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
455 Ypsolopha scabrella 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 15
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 2
1063 Celypha striana 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 4
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 6
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 2
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 6
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 14
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 10
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7



Two Scarce Bordered Straws

Monday, 24 July 2017

Species List for 23/07/2017

179 moyhs of about 49 species!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 14
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 20
1357 Evergestis extimalis 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 2
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 38
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic agg. 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2

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