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, 8 June 2018

Species List for 07/06/2018

235 moths of 35 species, with two micros NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 11
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1 NFY
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 3
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 6
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 11
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2   
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 111
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 19
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 6
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 4
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 9
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

Pseudargyrotoza conwagana

 Knot Grass

Campion

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