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.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Species List for 5/5/2011

Pale Tussock


Treble Lines

Bright-line Brown-eye

A few more moths and four new species for the year, Pale Tussock, Turnip, Bright-line Brown-eye and Treble Lines.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
697 Agonopterix arenella
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

24 Moths of 14 Species, (11 Macro and 3 Micro.)

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