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

Two from last night

Two moths that had me scratching my head this morning. I think I've solved the first, a Clouded-bordered Brindle (confirmed), but the identification of the second still eludes me. It is the size of a Nutmeg (fw about 16mm). I think I've struggled with Large Nutmeg before, thanks Matt for putting me straight.

Clouded-bordered Brindle

Large Nutmeg


  1. Tony,

    I'd agree with CbB for no 1. My suggestion for No. 2 is possibly a Nutmeg.


    1. Fairly certain it's not a Nutmeg, it's missing the "W" on the outer cross line and the curve on the leading edge isn't something I've seen on a Nutmeg. I do like the Large Nutmeg suggestion though, several pictures on the WEB show this curve.

  2. Noctuid 2 looks like a Large Nutmeg to me Tony. I'm catching a few at the moment.

  3. That's what I meant to say, honest ;-)




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