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, 29 June 2018

Species List for 28/06/2018

Messing about with the format so that I can see all the columns on my tablet. 289 moths of 57 species, with two NFY.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 20
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
937 Agapeta hamana 2
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1 NFY
1063 Celypha striana 3
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 14
1294 Crambus pascuella 2
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1   
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 7
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 3
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 17
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 1 NFY
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 50
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 35
2098 Axylia putris Flame 13
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 17
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 10
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 20
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 5
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Species List for 27/06/2018

204 Moths of 52 species with thre NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
970 Pandemis cerasana Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 5
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 14
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1640 Euthrix potatoria Drinker 1 NFY
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1   
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
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 9
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1 NFY
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 7
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 39
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 27
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 13
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 11
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Species List for 26/06/2018

58 Species, but only 202 moths. The large reduction in numbers is largely due to much smaller numbers of the common species.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
937 Agapeta hamana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 5
1076 Celypha lacunana 2
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 6
1294 Crambus pascuella 3
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 4 NFY
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 4
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1380 Phlyctaenia perlucidalis 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1   
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3 NFY
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 8
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small 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 50
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 33
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1 NFY
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 7
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 4
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1
209
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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Species List for 25/06/2018

A very warm day, followed by a cool,clear night produced 267 moths of 67 species,with six NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 2 NFY
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 4
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 3
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 9
1294 Crambus pascuella 2
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 2
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3   
1439 Trachycera advenella
1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1699 Idaea rusticata atrosignaria Least Carpet 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 16
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1767 Thera firmata Pine Carpet 1 NFY
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1947 Ectropis bistortata Engrailed 1 NFY
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 14
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 4
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 23
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 42
2098 Axylia putris Flame 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 13
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2 NFY
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 20
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 5
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1 NFY
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Monday, 25 June 2018

Species List for 24/06/2018

217 moths of 50 species, including two macros NFY.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 5
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 8
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 3
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 2 NFY
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1765 Cidaria fulvata Barred Yellow 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2   
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 45
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 47
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 16
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 5
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3
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