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.


Monday, 18 April 2011

Species List for 17/4/2011

Looking though past years the catches I'm getting at the moment are typical for the date, and every year I feel some what disappointed hoping for more! In 2007 I did catch several Pearly Underwings in the first half of April, this was after the big influx in the second half of 2006. Apart from that the lists are pretty standard. Yesterday saw three new for the year, Nut-tree Tussock (second earliest I've had here), Shuttle-shaped Dark, the earliest since 2007, but only by a day or so and Muslin Moth, again 2007 was the earliest I've had but this year is about average.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 7
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1


23 Moths of 10 Species (10 Macro)

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