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.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Species List for 29/4/2010 to 3/5/2010

The 29th April promised some improvement, but then the bank holiday weather syndrome arrived. May 2nd was so cold and very wet that I didn't run the traps, even though I had dried them out from the previous night. I wasted my time by running them on the 3rd. The Scarce Tissue on the 29th was new for the garden (and me). A few Diamond backs were the first migrants.


03/05/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1




01/05/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1




30/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1




29/04/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 13
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1

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