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, 29 April 2011

Species List for 28/4/2011

Only three moths of two species! Shuttle-shaped Dart is the 10th most common moth I've caught in the garden and Heart and Dart the 3rd.

Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta)

Heart and Dart (Agrotis exclamationis)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2

3 Moths of 2 Species, (2 Macro)

The top twenty most caught moths in the Hidden House Garden (2001-2011).

Rank Code Taxon Vernacular
1 2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing
2 2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character
3 2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart
4 2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
5 2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches
6 2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y
7 2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic
8 2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain
9 2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic
10 2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart
11 2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing
12 2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman
13 1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave
14 2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker
15 2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder
16 2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club
17 2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic
18 2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character
19 2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic
20 2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth

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