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.


Thursday, 19 May 2022

Species List for 18/05/2022

 A good night, especially considering when I heard the weather forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms I decided not to put the traps out. I had a change of heart and was rewarded with a good catch for a May day. 211 moths of 68 species  The Striped Hawk-moth  was the 5th I've caught here, but there were two New for Site, Dingy Shell, (there were two) doesn't look to be very widespread in E. Kent as an Alder feeder, mainly in damp habitats it is a surprising find. Syndemis musculana is also a first record, but may be due to an oversight.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

125

Emmetia marginea

 

1

NFY

464

Plutella xylostella

Diamond-back Moth

2

647

Hofmannophila pseudospretella

Brown House Moth

3

648

Endrosis sarcitrella

White-shouldered House Moth

2

697

Agonopterix arenella

 

1

964

Cochylis dubitana

 

1

NFY

986

Syndemis musculana

 

1

NFY

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

30

1063

Celypha striana

 

1

NFY

1174

Epiblema cynosbatella

 

3

NFY

1342

Eudonia angustea

 

5

1356

Evergestis forficalis

Garden Pebble

1

1398

Nomophila noctuella

Rush Veneer

1

NFY

1651

Cilix glaucata

Chinese Character

1

1724

Xanthorhoe spadicearia

Red Twin-spot Carpet

4

1728

Xanthorhoe fluctuata

Garden Carpet

1

1738

Epirrhoe alternata

Common Carpet

1

1760

Chloroclysta siterata

Red-green Carpet

2

NFY

1764

Chloroclysta truncata

Common Marbled Carpet

11

1776

Colostygia pectinataria

Green Carpet

1

1808

Perizoma flavofasciata

Sandy Carpet

1

1825

Eupithecia centaureata

Lime-speck Pug

1

1834

Eupithecia vulgata

Common Pug

4

1835

Eupithecia tripunctaria

White-spotted Pug

1

1853

Eupithecia dodoneata

Oak-tree Pug

2

1862

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Double-striped Pug

1

1874

Euchoeca nebulata

Dingy Shell

2

NFY

1883

Acasis viretata

Yellow-barred Brindle

2

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

10

1918

Selenia lunularia

Lunar Thorn

1

NFY

1920

Odontopera bidentata

Scalloped Hazel

3

1931

Biston betularia

Peppered Moth

2

1937

Peribatodes rhomboidaria

Willow Beauty

3

1958

Lomographa temerata

Clouded Silver

4

1976

Sphinx ligustri

Privet Hawk-moth

1

NFY

1981

Laothoe populi

Poplar Hawk-moth

1

1990

Hyles livornica

Striped Hawk-moth

1

NFY

1991

Deilephila elpenor

Elephant Hawk-moth

11

NFY

2003

Notodonta ziczac

Pebble Prominent

1

2028

Calliteara pudibunda

Pale Tussock

1

2043

Eilema sororcula

Orange Footman

9

2060

Spilosoma lubricipeda

White Ermine

4

2061

Spilosoma luteum

Buff Ermine

1

2063

Diaphora mendica

Muslin Moth

5

2078

Nola confusalis

Least Black Arches

1

2087

Agrotis segetum

Turnip Moth

2

2089

Agrotis exclamationis

Heart and Dart

2

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

9

2102

Ochropleura plecta

Flame Shoulder

4

2123

Diarsia rubi

Small Square-spot

1

2126

Xestia c-nigrum

Setaceous Hebrew Character

5

NFY

2157

Lacanobia w-latinum

Light Brocade

1

2160

Lacanobia oleracea

Bright-line Brown-eye

1

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

4

2194

Mythimna albipuncta

White-point

2

NFY

2199

Mythimna pallens

Common Wainscot

12

2223

Calophasia lunula

Toadflax Brocade

1

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

2289

Acronicta rumicis

Knot Grass

1

2291

Craniophora ligustri

Coronet

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

2334

Apamea sordens

Rustic Shoulder-knot

1

2337x

Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor agg.

1

2380

Charanyca trigrammica

Treble Lines

7

2384

Hoplodrina ambigua

Vine's Rustic

3

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

2

2434

Diachrysia chrysitis

Burnished Brass

1

NFY

2449

Abrostola triplasia

Dark Spectacle

2

 

Rush Veneer


Lunar Thorn



Setaceous Hebrew Character



Coronet


White-point

Sandy Carpet

Dingy Shell

Privet Hawk-moth

Elephant Hawk-moth

Striped Hawk-moth


Red-green Carpet

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