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.


Monday, 11 June 2018

Species List for 10/06/2018

We are still waiting for a change in the wind direction, hopefully tonight. Just 154 moths of 33 species, three new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus  humuli Ghost Moth  1 NFY
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
966 Cochylis atricapitana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 2
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1165 Zeiraphera isertana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 7
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 77   
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2280 Acronicta leporina Miller 1 NFY
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 6
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4


female Ghost Moth

 Miller

 Treble Brown Spot

 Zeiraphera isertana

Cochylis atricapitana

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