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.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Species List for 8/10/12- Dewick's Plusia

  Dewick's Plusia (Macdunnoughia confusa)

  Dewick's Plusia (Macdunnoughia confusa)

 Dewick's Plusia (Macdunnoughia confusa)

Overcast and a bit damp meant quite good conditions. 114 moths of 26 species. The star moth was a Dewick's Plusia, new for the site. Delicate, Dark Sword Grass and Rush Veneer made up the other migrants (or are the Turnips visitors?).  Mallow and Black Rustic were new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1048 Acleris variegana Garden Rose Tortrix 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 1 NFY
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 3
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 24
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 25
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 4
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1 NFY
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 4
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 11
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 12
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 2
2436 Macdunnoughia confusa Dewick's Plusia 1 NFS
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1


  1. Very nice indeed Tony!- Only to be dreamt about in Bedfordshire! M

  2. Yea, but I don't get Brown-spot Pinion's here!


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