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, 2 May 2011

Species List for1/5/2011

Small Waved Umber (Horisme vitalbata)

White Ermine (Spilosoma lubricipeda)

Twelve moths in four traps is a little disappointing! My Black No1 had a zero return. Despite that there was a new species for the year, Small Waved Umber.

1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

12 Moths of 7 Species, (7 Macro)

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