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.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Species List for 01/06/2018

Heart and Dart scored the first tonof the season with 144! In total there were 314 moths of 42 species, three NFY, including an impressive Privet Hawk-moth.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 3
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 3
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 5
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1979 Mimas tiliae Lime Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 144   
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2098 Axylia putris Flame 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 25
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 16
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 13
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 22
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 13
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 15
2449 Abrostola triplasia Dark Spectacle 1 NFY
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2
2473 Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 1

 Privet Hawk-moth

 Brown Rustic

Dark Spectacle and Spectacle

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