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.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Species List for 09/06/2018

Unfortunately a bad electrical connection meant that my Actinic trap didn't run in the front garden. I swopped the 125 Skinner and my Robinson over as the results in the pod garden have been far better than in the main garden and I wanted to see if the traps made a lot of difference. It wasn't conclusive, but the Robinson did much better in the pond garden. In total there were 248 moths of 45 species, including six NFY.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
424 Yponomeuta evonymella Bird-cherry Ermine 1 NFY
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 11
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
697 Agonopterix arenella 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1 NFY
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1823 Eupithecia venosata Netted Pug 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1 NFY
1904 Plagodis dolabraria Scorched Wing 1 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1   
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 5
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 11
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 2 NFY
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 102
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 13
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 9
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 12
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 7
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 10
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2

 Small Magpie

 Scorched Wing

 Heart and Club

 Light Emerald

 Agonopterix arenella

Bird Cherry Ermine

 Brimstone Moth

 Dusky Brocade


 Netted Pug

 Freyer's Pug

Common Marbled Carpet

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