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.


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Species List for 11/06/2018

The cold June continues. 146 moths of 35 species, with two NFY. The Heart and Dart numbers are dropping, the rush of Setaceous Hebrew Characters and Large Yellow Underwings hasn't yet started.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1279 Dichrorampha acuminatana    1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1 NFY
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 3
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1   
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 7
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 67
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 3
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

 
Dichrorampha acuminatana

Riband Wave

Willow Beauty - top-side

Willow Beauty - under-side

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