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.


Thursday, 21 April 2011

Species List for 18/4/2011 Start of the Pug fest!

I haven't posted the list for the last three days until this evening as I've been waiting to sort out the Pugs that have appeared in increasing numbers. Nigel Jarman came round, and pleasingly confirmed that the majority were, as I thought, Brindled Pugs. They are a bit variable, especially as they seem to wear quite quickly. There were several new for the year, Red-green Carpet, Lime-speck, Brindled and V Pugs, Pale Mottled Willow and Seraphim, which was also new for the site. A second Blossom Underwing was a surprise, as were the eggs it laid in the tube.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 6
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 2
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 4
**1879 Lobophora halterata Seraphim 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2183 Orthosia miniosa Blossom Underwing 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 24
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

**New for the site
55 Moths of 16 Species (15 Macro, 1 Micro)

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