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, 6 June 2010

Species List for 3/6/2010


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 6
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1830 Eupithecia absinthiata Wormwood Pug 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 20
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2339 Oligia latruncula Tawny Marbled Minor 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4

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