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, 31 July 2020

Species List for 30/07/2020

A busy night, with a much warmer air mass. 481 moths of about 99 species

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 4
658 Carcina quercana 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 27
994 Clepsis consimilana 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 11
1001 Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
1036 Acleris forsskaleana 2
1038 Acleris laterana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1233 Pammene aurita 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 10
1302 Crambus perlella 8
1304 Agriphila straminella 9
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 2
1344 Eudonia mercurella 9
1361 Pyrausta aurata 1
1375 Ostrinia nubilalis European Corn Borer 1
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1   
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 3
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 5
1413 Hypsopygia costalis Gold Triangle 1
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis 1
1421 Aglossa pinguinalis Large Tabby 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 15
1438 Trachycera suavella 1
1439 Trachycera advenella 1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1470 Euzophera pinguis 2
1481 Homoeosoma sinuella 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 47
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 2
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 18
1754 Eulithis prunata Phoenix 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 12
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 4
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 8
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 26
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 9
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 11
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 5
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 22
2112 Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2196 Mythimna pudorina Striped Wainscot 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 4
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 3
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 3
2292 Cryphia algae Tree-lichen Beauty 3
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 11
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 71
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic 25
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 5
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 1
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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Species List for 29/07/2020

341 moths of 79 species with two NFY, including a stunning male Foue-spotted Footman.
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 3
658 Carcina quercana 1
873 Blastobasis adustella 10
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1063 Celypha striana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1302 Crambus perlella 4
1304 Agriphila straminella 7
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1
1344 Eudonia mercurella 5
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 2
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 3
1405 Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
1417 Pyralis farinalis Meal Moth 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 8
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1438 Trachycera suavella 2
1439 Trachycera advenella 2
1440 Trachycera marmorea 1   
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 3
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1669 Hemithea aestivaria Common Emerald 1
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 2
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 25
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 4
1708 Idaea dimidiata Single-dotted Wave 2
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 14
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 3
1884 Abraxas grossulariata Magpie Moth 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1922 Ourapteryx sambucaria Swallow-tailed Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 5
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 19
2051 Lithosia quadra Four-spotted Footman 1 NFY
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 6
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 2
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 10
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1 NFY
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2196 Mythimna pudorina Striped Wainscot 1
2198 Mythimna impura Smoky Wainscot 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2341 Mesoligia furuncula Cloaked Minor 1
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 71
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 3
2381x Hoplodrina alsines/blanda Uncertain/Rustic 29
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1
2488a Pechipogo plumigeralis Plumed Fan-foot 3
2489 Zanclognatha tarsipennalis Fan-foot 1

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Species List for 28/07/2020

292 moths of about 74 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 2
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 2
873 Blastobasis adustella 10
874 Blastobasis lacticolella 2
938 Agapeta zoegana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 20
1063 Celypha striana 1
1201 Eucosma cana 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 3
1302 Crambus perlella 2
1304 Agriphila straminella 3
1325 Platytes alpinella 1
1332 Scoparia subfusca 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 2
1344 Eudonia mercurella 3
1378 Phlyctaenia coronata 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 3
1438 Trachycera suavella 2
1440 Trachycera marmorea 1   
1470 Euzophera pinguis 4
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume 2
1637 Lasiocampa quercus Oak Eggar 1
1673 Hemistola chrysoprasaria Small Emerald 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1699 Idaea rusticata Least Carpet 14
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 3
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2009 Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2033 Lymantria monacha Black Arches 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 1
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 13
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2064 Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 16
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 3
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2193 Mythimna ferrago Clay 2
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 3
2319 Cosmia pyralina Lunar-spotted Pinion 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 9
2343x Mesapamea secalis agg. Common Rustic agg. 49
2352 Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 4
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 30
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 10
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
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