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, 25 February 2012

Species "List" for 24/2/2012

After several blank tries I finally started my 2012 list. Despite the fact that I do quite well during the summer this garden is never very productive at the beginning and end of the seasons.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1926 Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 2

Pale Brindled Beauty

Pale Brindled Beauty
I won't be putting up pictures of every moth, but I thought the first two of the year were worth a show. It's a pity they are not a more photogenic species.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tony
    Well done on the Bribdled White-spot tick :) a moth I don't see unless i travel to acres and acres of mature woodland. My secret you ask, hmmm well I think it's because I am very lucky with my surrounding habitat, 10 acres of set-aside farmland,two nearby lakes and a moat and an adjacent medium-storey woodland that is 40 acres. You will pick up soon buddy, keep me posted.


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