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.


Friday, 1 June 2018

Species List for 31/05/2018

Another misty but foggy night produced 272 moths of 46 species, including five NFY, and Small China-mark was new for the site

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 5
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 9
1063 Celypha striana 1
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 5
1354 Cataclysta lemnata Small China-mark 1 NFS
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1638 Macrothylacia rubi Fox Moth 1 retrap
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1817 Eupithecia pulchellata Foxglove Pug 1 NFY
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1   
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 2
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 7
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 13
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1 NFY
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 11
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 92
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 6
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 15
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1 NFY
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 5
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 23
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 5
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1 NFY

 Snout

 Ruby Tiger

 Dusky Brocade

 Small China-mark

Foxglove Pug



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