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.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Species List for 14/10/2011

Yellow-lined Quaker brings the total number of Macro species for the year to 278, equal to 2009 and 2006. So although the total number of moths trapped will be lower than those two years the number of species as as good.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 2
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 2 NFY
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1

19 Moths of 11 Species, (10 Macro species, 18 moths; 1 Micro species, 1 moth)

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