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, 31 May 2021

Species List for 30/05/2021

Nine moths, eight species, one NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1994

Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip

1

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

1

NFY

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

1

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

1

2145

Discestra trifolii

Nutmeg

1

2173

Hadena bicruris

Lychnis

1

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

2


 Buff Ermine


Sunday, 30 May 2021

Species List for 29/05/2021

 Just eight moths of five species, nothing new.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1834

Eupithecia vulgata

Common Pug

1

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

1

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

2

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

3

2425

Colocasia coryli

Nut-tree Tussock

1


Saturday, 29 May 2021

Species List for 28/05/2021

 22 moths of 12 species, five NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

451

Ypsolopha mucronella

 

1

NFY

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

1

1395

Udea ferrugalis

Rusty-dot Pearl

1

NFY

1862

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Double-striped Pug

1

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

1

1936

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

1

2063

Diaphora mendica

Muslin Moth

3

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

1

NFY

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

6

2235

Lithophane semibrunnea

Tawny Pinion

1

NFY

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

4

2399

Pyrrhia umbra

Bordered Sallow

1

NFY


Bordered Sallow

Rusty-dot Pearl

Tawny Pinion

Tawny Pinion

Heart and Dart

Ypsolopha mucronella


Friday, 28 May 2021

Species List for 27/05/2021

Ten moths of seven species, two NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1883

Acasis viretata

Yellow-barred Brindle

1

NFY

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

1

1936

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

1

1994

Phalera bucephala

Buff-tip

1

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

4

2147

Hada plebeja

Shears

1

NFY

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

1



Yellow-barred Brindle

Shears


Thursday, 27 May 2021

Species List for 26/05/2021

A better night in the current circumstances with 15 moths of ten species, four NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

1776

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet

1

NFY

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

3

1936

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

2

1981

Laothoe populi

Poplar Hawk-moth

1

NFY

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

1

NFY

2173

Hadena bicruris

Lychnis

1

NFY

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

2

2425

Colocasia coryli

Nut-tree Tussock

1

 

Poplar Hawk-moth,

Green Carpet,

Lychnis,

Setaceous Hebrew Character,

Nut-tree Tussock,

Waved Umber,

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