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.


Thursday, 31 May 2012

Species list for 30/5/2012

Although the temperature only dropped to about 12 deg C there was a disappointing collection of 32 moths of 15 species, this morning. The postman improved the day by delivering the New Micro Moths Field Guide and Conifer Moths of the British Isles. My excuses for not identifying micros are diminishing! I've also up-loaded a couple more pictures of the Lunar Double-stripe below.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1 NFY
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 2
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 11



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