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.


Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Species List for 29/06/2020

Another cold (for the time of year) windy night. 166 moths of 41 species.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 4
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 13
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 3
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 33
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 29
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 10
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 12
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
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Monday, 29 June 2020

Species List for 28/06/2020

After a night off, first because the very windy and colder weather wasn't promising, and second because my back had spasmed so painfully I decided to give a rest, I did put the traps out, but the weather was still poor. Nevertheless there were 145 moths of 38 species including three NFY.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 16
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1365 Pyrausta despicata 1 NFY
1452 Phycita roborella 1 NFY
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 1
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 1
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1754 Eulithis prunata Phoenix 1 NFY
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2   
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 17
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 35
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 5
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
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Additional species for 13/6/2020

Going through the photos from 13/6/2020 I identified a new species for the site.

CodeTaxonVernacularIndividuals
886Mompha ochraceella1             NFS
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Mompha ochraceella

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Species List for 26/06/2020

449 moths of 76 species, two NFY.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 7
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana 2
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 22
1302 Crambus perlella 3
1304 Agriphila straminella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1336 Eudonia pallida 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 3   
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 2
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 3
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1436 Conobathra repandana 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 3
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 10
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 4
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 12
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 4
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 3
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 6
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 2
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 8
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 4
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 20
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 6
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 49
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 72
2098 Axylia putris Flame 13
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 29
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2 NFY
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 1 NFY
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 4
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 3
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 14
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 32
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 20
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 9
2473 Laspeyria flexula Beautiful Hook-tip 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1
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Friday, 26 June 2020

Species List for 25/06/2020

A very warm and humid night that ended with a Thunderstotm. A lot of moths, 490 of 98 species of a few micros to try to ID and nine NFY,
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
161 Zeuzera pyrina Leopard Moth 2
173 Apoda limacodes Festoon 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 10
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 1
977 Archips podana Large Fruit-tree Tortrix 1
994 Clepsis consimilana 3
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 3
1010 Ditula angustiorana Red-barred Tortrix 5
1063 Celypha striana 3
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1175 Epiblema uddmanniana Bramble Shoot Moth 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 32
1294 Crambus pascuella 3
1301 Crambus lathoniellus 1
1304 Agriphila straminella 4 NFY
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1   
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 5
1356a Evergestis limbata 2
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 7
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1377 Perinephela lancealis 1 NFY
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1 NFY
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1436 Conobathra repandana 47
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 2
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 5
1495 Marasmarcha lunaedactyla 2 NFY
1513 Pterophorus pentadactyla White Plume Moth 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1654 Tethea ocularis Figure of Eighty 2
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1 NFY
1689 Scopula marginepunctata Mullein Wave 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 3
1705 Idaea fuscovenosa Dwarf Cream Wave 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 3
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 1
1711 Idaea trigeminata Treble Brown Spot 5
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 19
1740 Epirrhoe galiata Galium Carpet 1 NFY
1742 Camptogramma bilineata Yellow Shell 1
1758 Eulithis pyraliata Barred Straw 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1792 Philereme transversata Dark Umber 1 NFY
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 2
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 3
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 4
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1910 Apeira syringaria Lilac Beauty 1 NFY
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 5
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 3
1944 Hypomecis punctinalis Pale Oak Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 7
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 7
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 6
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 4
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 24
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2077 Nola cucullatella Short-cloaked Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 38
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 27
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 11
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 10
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2170 Hadena compta Varied Coronet 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 6
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 25
2327 Apamea epomidion Clouded Brindle 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 12
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 2 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 16
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 7
2418 Earias clorana Cream-bordered Green Pea 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
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