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.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Species List for 10/10/2011

On the radio programme, Saving Species they had a piece about the exceptional number of migrant moths in the country, particularly the Flame Brocade. Looking at the meagre content of my four traps I wondered what I was doing wrong! I did catch a Flame brocade on 12/10/2001. Unfortunately it was pre-digital for me and the slides look a bit harsh when scanned in.
Although it is a common moth the Brick was only the sixth I've caught here. The Straw Dot was the latest by 28 days.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1 NFY
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

9 Moths of 7 Species, (6 Macro species, 8 moths; 1 Micro species, 1 moth)

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