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.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Species List for 9/11/2011

November Moth


An interesting night. Two of the November type moths were well enough marked for confidence in identifying then as November Moths. A tortrix appears to be either 1045 Acleris notana or 1044 Acleris ferrugana. With Birch in the garden I suspect the former but will try and get a gen. det. done. A late Gem and the only two Delicates so far this year we good late moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1045 Acleris notana
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 3
1720 Orthonama obstipata Gem 1
1795 Epirrita dilutata November Moth 2
1795x Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 6
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 5
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 2
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

28 Moths of 10 Species, (7 Macro species, 22 moths; 3 Micro species, 6 moths)

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