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.


Thursday, 17 September 2009

Species list for 14/9/2009

A small number of moths for my first night after a weekend away. NMN is next weekend and I'm taking part in some marking, so that took a bit longer to do. I didn' tput the list up yesterday as it was so pathetic. I didn't trap last night, so it will be interesting to see if I get any re-traps tonight. I released the marked moths 180 metres away, by the village pond, so there's no way the light is visible from there.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1911 Ennomos autumnaria Large Thorn 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 5
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

No comments:

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews

StatCounter