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.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Species List for 19/11/2011

The Sprawler

A nice surprise this morning was a Sprawler sitting outside my MV trap. Although not an uncommon moth and one being reported in larger than usual numbers this year it is a first for the garden and a first for me. A nice late year present.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 2
2227 Asteroscopus sphinx Sprawler 1 NFSite
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

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