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.


Saturday, 24 July 2021

Species List for 23/07/2021

Our mini heat wave is receding and as I collected my moth traps in a thunder storm wandered round the Channel and sporadic patches of rain kept me cool. The change in  weather  saw a reduction in the number of moths and the number of species. There were 239 moths of 58 species (plus a coupe of pugs and minors to id), with just one NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

424

Yponomeuta evonymella

Bird-cherry Ermine

11

647

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Brown House Moth

1

658

Carcina quercana

 

1

977

Archips podana

Large Fruit-tree Tortrix

1

1048

Acleris variegana

Garden Rose Tortrix

2

1063

Celypha striana

 

2

1260

Cydia splendana

 

1

1293

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Garden Grass-veneer

9

1302

Crambus perlella

 

1

1304

Agriphila straminella

 

2

1375

Ostrinia nubilalis

European Corn Borer

2

1378

Phlyctaenia coronata

 

1

1424

Endotricha flammealis

 

1

1428

Aphomia sociella

Bee Moth

1

1438

Trachycera suavella

 

1

1441

Oncocera semirubella

 

1

1458

Myelois circumvoluta

Thistle Ermine

2

1653

Habrosyne pyritoides

Buff Arches

1

1669

Hemithea aestivaria

Common Emerald

2

1690

Scopula imitaria

Small Blood-vein

2

1699

Idaea rusticata

Least Carpet

10

1705

Idaea fuscovenosa

Dwarf Cream Wave

1

1708

Idaea dimidiata

Single-dotted Wave

6

1713

Idaea aversata

Riband Wave

8

1759

Ecliptopera silaceata

Small Phoenix

1

NFY

1835

Eupithecia tripunctaria

White-spotted Pug

1

1921

Crocallis elinguaria

Scalloped Oak

2

1922

Ourapteryx sambucaria

Swallow-tailed Moth

4

1931

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

3

1991

Deilephila elpenor

Elephant Hawk-moth

5

2029

Euproctis chrysorrhoea

Brown-tail

4

2037

Miltochrista miniata

Rosy Footman

1

2047

Eilema complana

Scarce Footman

5

2050

Eilema lurideola

Common Footman

34

2057

Arctia caja

Garden Tiger

1

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

1

2088

Agrotis clavis

Heart and Club

2

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

6

2098

Axylia putris

Flame

4

2107

Noctua pronuba

Large Yellow Underwing

2

2109

Noctua comes

Lesser Yellow Underwing

5

2110a

Noctua janthina

Langmaid's Yellow Underwing

3

2111

Noctua janthe

Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing

2

2145

Discestra trifolii

Nutmeg

1

2155

Melanchra persicariae

Dot Moth

1

2160

Lacanobia oleracea

Bright-line Brown-eye

2

2164

Hecatera bicolorata

Broad-barred White

1

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

1

2279

Acronicta aceris

Sycamore

4

2284x

Acronicta tridens/psi

Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger

5

2289

Acronicta rumicis

Knot Grass

1

2321

Apamea monoglypha

Dark Arches

13

2343x

Mesapamea secalis agg.

Common Rustic agg.

20

2381

Hoplodrina alsines

Uncertain

22

2387

Caradrina morpheus

Mottled Rustic

7

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

1

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

2

2477

Hypena proboscidalis

Snout

2

 

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