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.


Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Species List for 24/10/2021

 After going missing while we had interested family staying, a Merveille du Jour re-appeared. In total there were 18 moths of ten species with one NFY,

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1760

Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet

1

1795x

Epirrita dilutata agg.

November Moth agg.

1           NFY

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

4

2245

Allophyes oxyacanthae

Green-brindled Crescent

2

2247

Dichonia aprilina

Merveille du Jour

1

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

5

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

1

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

Monday, 25 October 2021

Species List for 24/10/2021

 The weather has turned milder, and there were more species, ten, but still just 14 moths.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

3

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

2

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

1

2245

Allophyes oxyacanthae

Green-brindled Crescent

1

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

2

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

1

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2387a

Platyperigea kadenii

Clancy's Rustic

1

 

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Species List for 23/10/2021

Still missing a few Autumn moths. Just 13 moths fo five species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

3

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

2

2245

Allophyes oxyacanthae

Green-brindled Crescent

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

2

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

4

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Species List for 22/10/2021

 After a no trap day, 20th,  (weather) follow by a zero moth day, 21 st, there were seven moths of five species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

1760

Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

2

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

1


Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Species List for 19/10/2021

The two Robinsons produced 18 moths of 10 species. 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

4

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

1

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

2

2195

Mythimna vitellina

Delicate

2

2232

Aporophyla nigra

Black Rustic

2

2255

Polymixis lichenea

Feathered Ranunculus

1

2267

Agrochola lychnidis

Beaded Chestnut

2

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

 

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Species List for 18/10/2021

 Just 17 moths of six species. Still waiting for a few Autumn moths to appear.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2091

Agrotis ipsilon

Dark Sword-grass

1

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

9

2195

Mythimna vitellina

Delicate

3

2270

Omphaloscelis lunosa

Lunar Underwing

2

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