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, 6 June 2011

Species List for 5/6/2011

The weather was bad enough for me to at first abandon mothing last night. However I then hit on the idea of running my MV trap at one open window of my "mothing" conservatory, and my Actinic at another. The first moth that arrived was another Rannoch Looper (the first four were still in the fridge). Not a vintage catch but a Diamond-back Moth was another migrant and the first Celypha lacunana and Green Pugs of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
1063 Celypha striana
1076 Celypha lacunana
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1860 Pasiphila rectangulata Green Pug 1
1896 Itame brunneata Rannoch Looper 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 10
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

31 Moths of 17 Species, (14 Macro, 3 Micro)

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