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.


Saturday, 1 September 2012

Species count for 30/8/2012

The temperature fell below 9 deg C and with a wind of 20 mph plus it felt like the middle of winter. The moth count reflects this record breaking August day! 43 moths of 5 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 28
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 9

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