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, 23 April 2011

Species List for 22/4/2011

Eight new species for the year. The Brindled Pug explosion continued and the earliest Bordered Sallow I've recorded by 5 weeks. Still a couple of micros to sort out.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
*1465 Nephopterix angustella
*1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 2
*1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 42
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
*1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 2
*1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
*1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 4
*1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 6
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 7
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 37
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 13
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 6
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
*2399 Pyrrhia umbra Bordered Sallow 1

* new for the year
141 Moths of 23 Species (21 Macro, 2 Micro)

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