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.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Species List for 17/10/2018

The last nights mothing before a few days on St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, produced the first Gem of the year. A Golden Twin-spot was the fourth of the year, the only others I've had were three in 2014. In total there were 160 moths of 33 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 5
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1408 Palpita vitrealis 3
1465 Nephopterix angustella 1
1720 Orthonama obstipata Gem 1 NFY
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 4
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 80
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 11
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 2
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 3   
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 5
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 5
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2385 Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow 2
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
2428 Chrysodeixis chalcites Golden Twin-spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Scarce Bordered Straw

Large Wainscot

 Large Wainscot

 Gem, female

Golden Twin-spot, 

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