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, 29 September 2020

Species List for 28/09/2020

 A much warmer day, with some drizzle but very little wind. In total 178 moths of 27 species and one NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

1

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

1010

Ditula angustiorana

Red-barred Tortrix

1

1048

Acleris variegana

Garden Rose Tortrix

1

1497

Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

1

1707

Idaea seriata

Small Dusty Wave

1

1728

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Carpet

1

1760

Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet

2

NFY

1764

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

4

1937

Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Willow Beauty

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

2

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

7

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

58

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

2

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

19

2134

Xestia xanthographa

Square-spot Rustic

8

2195

Mythimna vitellina

Delicate

1

2202

Mythimna l-album

L-album Wainscot

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

4

2266

Agrochola litura

Brown-spot Pinion

1

 

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

8

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

45

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2375

Rhizedra lutosa

Large Wainscot

1

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

1

2387a

Platyperigea kadenii

Clancy's Rustic

2

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

1

 

Species List for 27/09/2020

 Still very windy after after another night off for a very wet and windy night. This time just a Robinson in a sheltered spot in the Pond Garden. Ten moths of three species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

2

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

2

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

6

Species List for 25/09/2020

 After a night off because of the storm force winds I tried again. Five traps, three with one moth, two with none and one blown over.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

3

Friday, 25 September 2020

Species List for 23/09/2020

 Just the two Robinson traps in cold, wet and very windy weather 54 moths of 15 species

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

1

1398

Nomophila noctuella

Rush Veneer

1

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

10

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

5

2110

Noctua fimbriata

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

1

2111

Noctua janthe

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

1

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

2

2134

Xestia xanthographa

Square-spot Rustic

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

3

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

23

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

1

 

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Species List for 22/09/2020

 A disappointing collection, knowing that there are lots of other migrants around. In total 154 moths of 28 species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

1

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

1361

Pyrausta aurata

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

1398

Nomophila noctuella

Rush Veneer

1

1409a

Diaphania perspectalis

Boxworm

1

1764

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

1

1917

Selenia dentaria

Early Thorn

1

1961

Campaea margaritata

Light Emerald

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

7

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

46

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

10

2110

Noctua fimbriata

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

1

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

12

2134

Xestia xanthographa

Square-spot Rustic

15

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

1

2195

Mythimna vitellina

Delicate

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

2

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

2

 

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

4

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

4

2269

Atethmia centrago

Centre-barred Sallow

3

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

27

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

2

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

3

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

2

 

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