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.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Two "New " ticks for the garden.

I've discovered that I've missed recording a couple of good moths on my data base. Both were photographed and appeared on my St Margaret's Photo Blog. The first was a beautiful Royal Mantle. I caught this on July 11th 2009, the middle night of the Village Garden Safari. I put it in the fridge to confirm the ID later and photographed it on the Monday, but forgot to add it to my note book. The other was a Wormwood, on July 31st 2008. again it went into the fridge to confirm the ID later and photograph, but the details failed to make my note book. This is a habit I must get out of, I need to check that there aren't too many garden ticks missing from my database! I think that this brings the total Macro species recorded in the garden to 398 (Including Grey/Dark Dagger that I have never separated).

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