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.
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, 13 October 2011

Species List for 12/10/2011

Red-line Quaker (Agrochola lota)

Brick (Agrochola circellaris)

The first Red-line Quaker of the year and another Clancy's Rustic were of note.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 4
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 11
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1 NFY
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 3
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 2
2275 Xanthia gilvago Dusky-lemon Sallow 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2387a Platyperigea kadenii Clancy's Rustic 1

35 Moths of 15 Species, (14 Macro species, 31 moths; 1 Micro species, 4 moths)

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