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.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Species List for 16/10/2018

The drop in the number of moths was due to far fewer Large Yellow Underwings. Another good migrant night, and a good total of species. In total there were 248 moths of 41 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 5
1408 Palpita vitrealis 5
1409a Diaphania perspectalis Boxworm 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 4
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 4
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 116
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 2   
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 12
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 2
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 7
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 3
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 4
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 19
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 7
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 4

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