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.


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Species List for 18/10/2013

0nly three micro moths and 44 macro moths of 15 species. One very worn L-album Wainscot and one very fresh, small Willow Beauty, at least that's the only species I can match it too.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 6
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 8
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 13
2202 Mythimna l-album L-album Wainscot 1
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 4
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1

Three from yesterday, and todays rather small dark Willow Beauty.

 Feathered Thorn

 Merveille du Jour

 Dark Chestnut


Willow Beauty

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