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.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Species List for 24/5/2011

Well it had to happen someday, but today was the second earliest date I've had here for Large Yellow Underwing, other new for the year species were Hedya nubifera (more bird dropping book use!) and Dusky Brocade.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 1
1361 Pyrausta aurata
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 20
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2330 Apamea remissa Dusky Brocade 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

39 Moths of 13 Species, (11 Macro, 2 Micro)

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