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.


Friday, 30 July 2021

Species List for 29/07/2021

 After another blustery and cold day I was not hopeful of anything much in the traps over night, and i was a pretty average catch, In total there were 359 moyjs of 78 species, with three NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

424

Yponomeuta evonymella

Bird-cherry Ermine

3

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

1

873

Blastobasis adustella

4

874

Blastobasis lacticolella

1

966

Cochylis atricapitana

1

1063

Celypha striana

2

1201

Eucosma cana

2

1293

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Garden Grass-veneer

12

1302

Crambus perlella

6

1304

Agriphila straminella

2

1338

Dipleurina lacustrata

2

1375

Ostrinia nubilalis

European Corn Borer

11

1378

Phlyctaenia coronata

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

3

1405

Pleuroptya ruralis

Mother of Pearl

1

1409a

Diaphania perspectalis

Boxworm

1

1415

Orthopygia glaucinalis

1

1424

Endotricha flammealis

6

1435

Conobathra tumidana

1

1438

Trachycera suavella

1

 

1439

Trachycera advenella

1

1458

Myelois circumvoluta

Thistle Ermine

1

1470

Euzophera pinguis

1

1690

Scopula imitaria

Small Blood-vein

2

1699

Idaea rusticata

Least Carpet

10

1705

Idaea fuscovenosa

Dwarf Cream Wave

1

1713

Idaea aversata

Riband Wave

5

1725

Xanthorhoe ferrugata

Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet

1

NFY

1728

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Carpet

1

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

1

1921

Crocallis elinguaria

Scalloped Oak

3

1922

Ourapteryx sambucaria

Swallow-tailed Moth

1

1931

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

4

1937

Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Willow Beauty

3

1976

Sphinx ligustri

Privet Hawk-moth

1

1981

Laothoe populi

Poplar Hawk-moth

1

1991

Deilephila elpenor

Elephant Hawk-moth

1

1994

Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip

2

2029

Euproctis chrysorrhoea

Brown-tail

6

2047

Eilema complana

Scarce Footman

6

2049

Eilema depressa

Buff Footman

1

2050

Eilema lurideola

Common Footman

31

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

2

2088

Agrotis clavis

Heart and Club

1

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

8

2091

Agrotis ipsilon

Dark Sword-grass

2

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

4

2098

Axylia putris

Flame

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

6

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

10

2110a

Noctua janthina

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing

4

2111

Noctua janthe

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

7

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

1

2134

Xestia xanthographa

Square-spot Rustic

1

NFY

2145

Discestra trifolii

Nutmeg

1

2155

Melanchra persicariae

Dot Moth

2

2160

Lacanobia oleracea

Bright-line Brown-eye

5

2164

Hecatera bicolorata

Broad-barred White

1

2193

Mythimna ferrago

Clay

2

2195

Mythimna vitellina

Delicate

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

1

2278

Acronicta megacephala

Poplar Grey

1

2279

Acronicta aceris

Sycamore

2

2284x

Acronicta tridens/psi

Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger

2

2291

Craniophora ligustri

Coronet

1

2295

Cryphia muralis

Marbled Green

1

2321

Apamea monoglypha

Dark Arches

21

2322

Apamea lithoxylaea

Light Arches

1

2342

Mesoligia literosa

Rosy Minor

1

2343x

Mesapamea secalis agg.

Common Rustic agg.

72

2353

Luperina testacea

Flounced Rustic

1

NFY

2381

Hoplodrina alsines

Uncertain

14

2382

Hoplodrina blanda

Rustic

11

2387

Caradrina morpheus

Mottled Rustic

4

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

18

2450

Abrostola tripartita

Spectacle

1

2488a

Pechipogo plumigeralis

Plumed Fan-foot

1

 

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