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.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Species List for 9/5/2011

Grass Rivulet

Brown Silver-line


As with last night I took in my black light traps at 12.30a.m. because of rain (black bulbs being very sensitive to getting wet). Nevertheless it was an extremely worth well night with a new moth for the site, and a good moth at that, a Flame Wainscot,. As far as I can see there hasn't been one in Kent for about four years. Other moths new for the year were Eudonia angustea, Grass Rivulet, Brown Silver-line and Shears.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
697 Agonopterix arenella
1063 Celypha striana
1342 Eudonia angustea
1807 Perizoma albulata Grass Rivulet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1
1902 Petrophora chlorosata Brown Silver-line 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 5
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 9
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2209 Mythimna flammea Flame Wainscot 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 8
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

48 Moths of 24 Species, (21 Macro and 3 Micro)

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