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.


Monday, 26 October 2020

Species List for 25/10/2020

 The weather was pretty poor and although I did run five traps the result was much as expected, very poor, 330 moths of just nine species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

2

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

18

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

1

2195

Mythimna vitellina

Delicate

1

2240

Lithophane leautieri

Blair's Shoulder-knot

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

4

2387a

Platyperigea kadenii

Clancy's Rustic

1

Saturday, 24 October 2020

Species List for 23/10/2020

 Not a great number of moths with 84 of just 13 species, but there was a NFS with a  Radford's Flame Shoulder, a Gem, sadly rather tatty, and an Oak Rustic, both NFY, a Scarce Bordered Straw was only the third this year.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

2

1720

Orthonama obstipata

Gem

1

NFY

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

4

2102a

Ochropleura leucogaster

Radford's Flame Shoulder

1

NFS

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

54

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

2

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

2

2246a

Dryobota labecula

Oak Rustic

1

NFY

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

5

2259

Conistra ligula

Dark Chestnut

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

9

2375

Rhizedra lutosa

Large Wainscot

1

2400

Helicoverpa armigera

Scarce Bordered Straw

1

 .

Rusty Dot Pearl

 

,Dark Chestnut.

 

,Oak Rustic

 

Scarce Bordered Straw

 

Radford's Flame Shoulder,

 

Gem

Friday, 23 October 2020

Species List for 22/10/2020

 After the poor showing yesterday I debated whether to put all five traps out,but decided to give it another try and I was pleased with the result. !00 moths of 19 species, including one NFY

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

5

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

1408

Palpita vitrealis

1

1524

Emmelina monodactyla

1

1769

Thera britannica

Spruce Carpet

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

48

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

1

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

2

2202

Mythimna l-album

L-album Wainscot

1

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

11

2263

Agrochola lota

Red-line Quaker

1

NFY

2264

Agrochola macilenta

Yellow-line Quaker

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

18

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

2

2375

Rhizedra lutosa

Large Wainscot

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

1

.
Red-line Quaker

Yellow-line Quaker,

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Species List for 21/10/2020

 After the previous night, and with a better forecast I put all five traps out, but caught fewer moths than the previous night, just 34 moths of 10 species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

16

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

1

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

4

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

5

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

2

2387a

Platyperigea kadenii

Clancy's Rustic

1

 

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