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.
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, 20 June 2009

Species List for 19/6/2009

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 6
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1261 Cydia pomonella Codling Moth 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 2
1707 Idaea seriata Small Dusty Wave 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 29
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2216 Cucullia umbratica Shark 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 7
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

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