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.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Species List for 7/7/2011

Last year catches in July averaged 315 moths/night, and on the 7th there were 269. So far this July has been extremely poor and the forecast tonight is terrible. so I won't be putting my black lights out to face the elements. \last night the one surprise was a White-line Dart.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
874 Blastobasis lacticolella
989 Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 1
1063 Celypha striana
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 7
1302 Crambus perlella
1376 Eurrhypara hortulata Small Magpie 1
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 4
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 3
1941 Alcis repandata Mottled Beauty 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 3
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 6
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2081 Euxoa tritici White-line Dart 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 16
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 5
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 5
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 2
2128 Xestia triangulum Double Square-spot 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2155 Melanchra persicariae Dot Moth 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2278 Acronicta megacephala Poplar Grey 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 12
2322 Apamea lithoxylaea Light Arches 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 13
2382 Hoplodrina blanda Rustic 2
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 2

112Moths of 34 Species, (27 Macro, 7 Micro).

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