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.


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Species List for 19/6/2012

A few more moths appeared fro th first time this year. It is a pity that all uncertains are like the fresh example today.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1063 Celypha striana 2
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1
1333 Scoparia pyralella 3
1709 Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave 1 NFY
1739 Epirrhoe rivata Wood Carpet 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 2
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 19
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 7
2145 Discestra trifolii Nutmeg 1 NFY
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 3
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2 NFY
2337 Oligia strigilis Marbled Minor 3
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 1 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 3
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3

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