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.
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, 25 May 2012

Species List for 23/5/2012

53 Moths of 29 species, suddenly I have some hope for Sunday. On Sunday we have a wildlife event in the village hall, mainly for children and families. I'm supposed to be showing some moths and demonstrating "mothing". I was beginning to think I wouldn't have any moths, but now there's some hope.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
697 Agonopterix arenella
1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1
1342 Eudonia angustea
1
1458 Myelois circumvoluta Thistle Ermine 1
1648 Drepana falcataria Pebble Hook-tip 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 2
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
2000 Notodonta dromedarius Iron Prominent 1
2003 Notodonta ziczac Pebble Prominent 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 11
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

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