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.
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.


Monday, 30 May 2011

Species List for 28/5/2011

Two Large Nutmegs, helpfully identified via the UKmoths group were the first records for the site. In addition there was the first Heart and Club of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1837 Eupithecia subfuscata Grey Pug 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 31
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2302 Rusina ferruginea Brown Rustic 1
2333 Apamea anceps Large Nutmeg 2
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2339 Oligia latruncula
Tawny Marbled Minor
1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 5
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2


61 Moths of 19 Species, (17 Macro, 2 Micro)

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