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.


Monday, 18 June 2012

Species List for 15/6/2012

The weather aided and abetted by the forecast are making life difficult! I didn't run traps yesterday (14th) as the forecast was for torrential rain from mid evening onwards. Only light rain appeared and it could have been a reasonable night. The night of the 15th was very blustery and only a few moths appeared. However, a Privet Hawk-moth was new for the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
1782 Horisme tersata Fern 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 12
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

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