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, 18 June 2018

Species List for 17/06/2018

The night started quite windy and finished foggy and drizzly, not a recipe for a good moth catch, and so it turned out. !79 moths of  29 species was a sizeable drop compared to the rest of the week.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 25
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 78
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 26
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1   
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 2

 Small Elephant Hawk-moth

 Elephant Hawk-moth

Shark

Burnished Brass

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