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.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Small Noctuid - probable Mere Wainsot

I caught this small Noctuid on the 2nd. It is on a 2mm grid so the wing length is about 12mm. I'm really not sure what it is. It's not right for a Small Wainscot and too early. I haven't got it now (I should have kept it!) but it had a short stout body. I did think about one of the odd variations of Cloaked Minor, but that seems a bit too imaginative! I doesn't look right for Concolorous or Small Rufous (should have slim body and well out of range). Any ideas?
From comments I've received and checking photos available, I think that this is a Mere Wainscot.

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