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, 21 September 2012

Species List for 20/9/2012

A milder, calmer night, lots of the usual. 309 moths of 20 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
873 Blastobasis adustella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 10
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 66
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 10
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 184
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 3
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 2
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 7
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 4
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 6

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