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.


Friday, 14 September 2012

Species List for 13/9/2012

A blustery night produced just 82 moths of 12 species, using all four traps.A small autumnal collection with the Centre-barred Sallow. Feathered Ranunculus and Gothic. 


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 17
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 3
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 46
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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