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, 21 May 2011

Species List for 19/5/2011

Tawny Shears and Common Wainscot new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 4
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 23
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 3
2167 Hadena perplexa Tawny Shears 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2337 Oligia strigilis
Marbled Minor
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 24
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

75 Moths of 17 Species, (17 Macro)

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