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.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Species List for 21/4/2011

Apart from the micro in the post above (now added) this was the list for last night. Like buses, new moths for the garden appear in groups, and last night a Grey shoulder-knot was my first record. Also new for the year were Endrosis sarcitrella, Agonopterix arenella, Scorched Carpet, Lunar Marbled Brown and Knot Grass.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 2
697 Agonopterix arenella
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 1
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 46
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
2015 Drymonia ruficornis Lunar Marbled Brown 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 6
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 35
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
**2237 Lithophane ornitopus Grey Shoulder-knot 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1

** new for the site
112 Moths of 17 Species (14 Macro, 3 Micro)

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