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.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Species List for 23/4/2011

Eight new for the year, although the Dagger remains a species pair at the moment. The Incurvaria masculella is the first record for the site (confirmed above). |Nice to see the Puss moth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
**130 Incurvaria mascullela
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
*1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 10
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
*1887 Lomaspilis marginata Clouded Border 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 2
*1995 Cerura vinula Puss Moth 1
*2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
*2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
*2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2179 Panolis flammea Pine Beauty 3
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 28
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 15
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 4
*2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Grey Dagger / Dark Dagger 1
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1

* new for year.
** new for site
85 Moths of 23 Species, (22 Macro and 1 Micro.)

Away from the Garden I say a Common Heath on the cliff-top at Langdon.

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