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.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Species list for 29/5/2012

63 Moths of 26 species.Large Nutmeg, was only my second, the first was on 28th May last year. Clouded-bordered Brindle was only the third here, the last was six years ago.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1 NFY
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 3
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 3
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1 NFY
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 2 NFY
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 8
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1 NFY
2164 Hecatera bicolorata Broad-barred White 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1 NFY
2333 Apamea anceps Large Nutmeg 1 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 15
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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