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.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Species List for 12/7/2011

I don't know about anyone else, but I rely on the weather forecast. When the Dover area forecast, from the Met Office showed heavy rain, in two of the three hour periods overnight, I took defensive action. I didn't run my black lights and the other two were put in their sheltered on therefore less productive positions. I was a bit surprised to find that it hadn't rained at all overnight. I must admit that it is unusual for the forecast to be so wrong, but it certainly was way out last night. I hope they're not wrong tonight as all the traps are out.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1063 Celypha striana
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 13
1424 Endotricha flammealis
1653 Habrosyne pyritoides Buff Arches 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 3
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 8
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 8
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 8
2081 Euxoa tritici White-line Dart 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 8
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 7
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 5
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

88 Moths of 23 Species, (20 Macro, 3 Micro)

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