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.
Traps are now (2020 onwards) 2x 125W Robinsons, 2x 80W Skinner type and 1x 15W Actinic strip light on a Skinner type .

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, 16 October 2018

Species List for 15/10/2018

The predictions that the weather would bring some migrants was, for once, fulfilled. In addition Large Yellow Underwings increased dramatically. There were 329 moths (204 Large Yellow Underwings) including a Hymenia recurvalis that was new for the site and the first Vestal of the year. Nine Palpita vitrealis, eight Delicates, eight Small Mottled Willows, three Scarce Bordered Straws, two Four-spotted Footmen, two Silver Y's and a Rush Veneer were other migrants. There were also a good collection of resident autumnal moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
994  consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1404 Hymenia recurvalis 1 NFS
1408 Palpita vitrealis 9
1409a Diaphania perspectalis Boxworm 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 1 NFY
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 6
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 204
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 9   
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 8
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 5
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 5
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 13
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 4
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 3
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 4
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 8
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 2
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

 Hymenia recurvalis


 Red-line Quaker

 Merveille du Jour

 Four-spotted Footman, male

 Yellow-line Quaker

 Small Mottled Willow, 

 Scarce Bordered Straw 

 Amblyptilia acanthadactylada

 Red-green Carpet, 

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