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 16/6/2012

Very few moths fly in gale force winds but these seven braved the conditions and included my first Ghost Moth of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1 NFY
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1

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