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.


Friday, 14 October 2011

Species List for 13/10/2011

The first Chestnut for the year and after three atypical records in the spring, the first autumn Red-green Carpet.


Chestnut (Conistra vaccinii)


Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata)


Pink-barred Sallow (Xanthia togata)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 3
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1 NFY
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 2
2273 Xanthia togata Pink-barred Sallow 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

23 Moths of 14 Species, (13 Macro species, 21 moths; 1 Micro species, 2 moths)

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