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, 28 September 2011

Species List for 27/9/2011

Two new moths for the year, both were Sallows and both welcome back after long absences.

Orange Sallow (Xanthia citrago)
Only the second Orange Sallow I've caught, not in the freshest condition, but still distinct, exactly eight years to the day since the last one.

Dusky-lemon Sallow (Xanthia gilvago)
The Dusky-lemon Sallow since 2006. The average date for the six I've caught here is Sept 28th, so this one was almost on time.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 42
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 8
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 11
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 2
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 34
2271 Xanthia citrago Orange Sallow 1 NFY
2275 Xanthia gilvago Dusky-lemon Sallow 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 2

135 Moths of 24 Species, (22 Macro species,121 moths; 2 Micro species, 14 moths)

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