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, 5 November 2011

Species List for 4/11/2011

Not a bad list for November, including a Scarce Bordered Straw, a month during which I normally abstain from mothing. All Epirrita moths were very poorly marked. I suspect that they are November moths, but none have been Gen det.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 11
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 3
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2247 Dichonia aprilina Merveille du Jour 1
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 4
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

25 Moths of 9 Species, (7 Macro species, 10 moths; 1 Micro species, 2 moths)

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