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.


Sunday, 27 May 2012

Species list for 26/5/2012

Well not a fantastic number of moths but one which makes it worth while. A Lunar Double-stripe was a pleasant surprise in my actinic trap. A new species for me and quite an uncommon moth. (picture to follow).


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
672 Depressaria heraclei Parsnip Moth 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 2
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2173 Hadena bicruris Lychnis 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2456 Minucia lunaris Lunar Double-stripe 1 NFS

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