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.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Species List for 29/5/2011

The Longhorn, Nematopogon schwarziellus, was new for the garden, (or the first time I've identified it), and the Silver-ground Carpet was new for the year. One of the Minors was Marbled Minor (gen det).

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
141 Nematopogon schwarziellus
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1082 Hedya pruniana Plum Tortrix 1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 24
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 4
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4

51 Moths of 15 Species, (11 Macro, 4 Micro)

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