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.

Trap Update in 2017. A new 125W MV Robinson was added to a 125W MV Skinner, 15W Actinic Skinner, two 80W MV Morris modified Skinners and a 80W MVMorris Box trap.
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, 26 October 2012

Species List for 25/10/2012

Not a great night, colder and very windy. Usually as the number of moths falls the MV does far better than the Actinic trap. This has not be so for the last few days and last night there was only one moth in my MV trap (Epiphyas postvittana). Two migrants, another Scarce-bordered Straw and a Delicate, also the first Feathered Thorn of the year.

 Large Wainscot (Rhizedra lutosa)

 Scarce Bordered Straw (Helicoverpa armigera)

Feathered Thorn (Colotois pennaria)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1 NFY
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1

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