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.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

A couple from Clitheroe

My son, Pete, sent these two pictures of moths found at the window in Clitheroe, Lancs.

I think that this is a Pale Brindled Beauty, confirmation please. Well, I got this wrong! It is another Mottled Umber.

I thought that this Mottled Umber was a stunning image.


  1. Hi Tony
    Amazingly they are both Mottled Umber, they do vary quite ait which is nice.

  2. Thanks, Ben, Pete wondered about that, but then I got it wrong, they look so different!

  3. Hello. In Russia there are butterflies. Family Geometridae. Geometridae
    Occurs Moth lunchataya in Europe and Asian regions with temperate climates, usually in a wooded area.

    Females lay eggs on various shrubs and trees, preferring blackthorn, hawthorn and alder, and raspberries. Caterpillars are on the plant, very similar to dry twigs. After the last molt, descend to the ground and pupate in a cocoon among the fallen leaves. Pupa hibernates. Last year, there are two generations. Moths of the second generation is much different from flying in April-May: they are much smaller and much more modestly painted. But anyway thank you for this information.

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