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.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Species List for 14/9/2011

A Black Rustic, my earliest ever by two days, and a Feathered Ranunculus were new for the year, and signalled we are well into Autumnal mothing.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 37
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1 NFY
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1 NFY
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 6
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 3
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 11
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

77 Moths of 14 Species, (12 Macro species,73 moths; 2 Micro species, 4 moths)

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