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, 17 July 2011

Species List for 16/7/2011

With only 28 Macro Moths in four traps it is the worst catch for this date I've had. In 2010 it was 299 Macros, in 2009, 377 Macros, 2008, 201 Macros, and on a wet night in 2007 with only two traps 87 Macros. The previous two years, also with two traps were 199 and 213 Macros. respectively and in 2004 with just one trap 118. This averages out to 213 moth/night, so what has happened in 2011 to be SO BAD.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1063 Celypha striana
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
2031 Leucoma salicis White Satin 1
2047 Eilema complana Scarce Footman 3
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 4
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 5
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 3

37 Moths of 17 Species, (14 Macro, 3 Micro).

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