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, 15 April 2010

Species Lists for 9/4/2010 to 13/4/2010

I've been lazy, putting up daily lists in batches, The problem is that mothing has been awful, with clear nights and cold northerly winds. There were a couple of new moths for the year on Friday 9th, a micro, Diurnea fagella and a Powdered Quaker.

13/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2




12/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6




11/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1




10/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2




09/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
663 Diurnea fagella
1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 13
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 18
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 7
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 16
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

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