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.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Species List for 11/5/2011

Poplar Hawk-moth (Laothoe populi)

Crambus lathoniellus

Epiblema cynosbatella - showing the yellow labial palps

Epiblema cynosbatella

The May lull has set in. Two new for the year, at the opposite end of the size spectrum, Crambus lathoniellus and a Poplar Hawk-moth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella
1301 Crambus lathoniellus
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 4
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3

28 Moths of 10 Species, (8 Macro and 2 Micro)

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