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.


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Species List for 12/06/2018

Four new species for the year, two micros and two macros. In total there were 183 moths of 39 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1002 Lozotaenia forsterana 1 NFY
1063 Celypha striana 3
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1177 Epiblema rosaecolana 1 NFY
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1294 Crambus pascuella 1
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1 NFY
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 3
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1   
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1 NFY
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 8
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 14
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 79
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 5
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 9
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2


Lozotaenia forsterana,


Epiblema rosaecolana

Small Dusty Wave

 Iron Prominent

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