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.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Species List for 6/8/2010

I suspect the Chalk Carpet was a re-trap from last Wednesday. It wasn't marked and no blemishes to go by, but a bit of a coincidence otherwise. Gold Spots may not be rare but they are still stunning.

Taxon Vernacular Individuals
Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
Pleuroptya ruralis Mother of Pearl 1
Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
Scotopteryx bipunctaria Chalk Carpet 1
Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 2
Ptilodon cucullina Maple Prominent 1
Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
Eilema depressa Buff Footman 1
Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
Phragmatobia fuliginosa Ruby Tiger 1
Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 4
Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 24
Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 27
Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 13
Noctua interjecta Least Yellow Underwing 1
Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 2
Cryphia domestica Marbled Beauty 1
Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 3
Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 6
Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 4
Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 17
Eremobia ochroleuca Dusky Sallow 2
Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 6
Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 4
Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
Autographa gamma Silver Y 15

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