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.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Species List for 4/6/2011

Although the temperature only fell to 12 deg C the 25 mph NNE wind made it feel much colder and the moth numbers reflect his. One new macro for the year, a Privet Hawk-moth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
1033 Tortrix viridana Green Oak Tortrix 1
1083 Hedya nubiferana Marbled Orchard Tortrix 2
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 23
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

43 Moths of 14 Species, (11 Macro, 3 Micro)

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