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.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Species List 24/7/2009

Yesterday we had over 22mm rain, not a lot if you live in the tropics but unusual here. As it got dark the clouds cleared and we had a clear, and for the time of year, a cold night. I thought that it wouldn't be a good mothing night, but I was surprised at just how bad it was. Does heavy rain have a major effect on moths? Small Mottled Willow was the best of the night.

Code Species Individuals
424 Bird-cherry Ermine 1
658 Carcina quercana 1
873 Blastobasis lignea 1
1063 Celypha striana 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella 2
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1305 Agriphila tristella 1
1424 Endotricha flammealis 1
1428 Bee Moth 1
1702 Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Riband Wave 2
1825 Lime-speck Pug 1
1917 Early Thorn 2
1921 Scalloped Oak 1
2029 Brown-tail 2
2044 Dingy Footman 1
2050 Common Footman 7
2061 Buff Ermine 5
2064 Ruby Tiger 2
2089 Heart and Dart 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Large Yellow Underwing 1
2110 Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2111 Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2155 Dot Moth 1
2160 Bright-line Brown-eye 2
2198 Smoky Wainscot 1
2321 Dark Arches 3
2343 Common Rustic 5
2352 Dusky Sallow 1
2382 Rustic 2
2385 Small Mottled Willow 1
2441 Silver Y 3

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