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, 24 October 2012

Species list for 23/10/2012

Another quite mild night, and although misty nowhere near as bad as the last couple of nights.Three Dark Swordgrass  and single Gem (male), Silver Y, Rush Veneer, Diamond-backed moth  and Rush Veneer gave a good representation of migrants. Brick and Yellow-line Quaker were new for the Year. Total of 76 moths of 21 species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1720 Orthonama obstipata Gem 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 26
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 11
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 5
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1 NFY
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1 NFY
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 6
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 6
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

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