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.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Species List for 22/3/2012

46 Moths of 12 species was the best to date this year. Diurnea fagella, Mottled Grey and Angle Shades were new for the year and the Mottle Grey was only the second one I've caught here. Coincidentally Nigel caught one at Kingsdown (4.23 Km away) last night. His first for the site.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
663 Diurnea fagella
688 Agonopterix arenella
1524 Emmelina monodactyla
1775 Colostygia multistrigaria Mottled Grey 1
1934 Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 2
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 6
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 9
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 10
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

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