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, 19 September 2009

St Margaret's Farm, Napchester, Whitfield 18/9/09

As a change, for NMN I ran one actinic trap at St Margaret's Farm, Napchester Lane. Not a fantastic catch, but a couple different from what I catch here. The trap was 5.3 km from the Hidden House. Many thanks to Colin and Janet Cross for letting me use their garden (and electricity). Incidentally, Janet's honey is great, worth and not too expensive.

Species List for a St Margaret's Farm] [18/9/09]




Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 3
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 3
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2274 Xanthia icteritia Sallow 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

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