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.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Species List For 21/10/2013

A different species of micro moth makes a change! Eight micro moths of two species and 22 macro moths of ten species.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1041 Acleris sparsana
1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2117 Eugnorisma glareosa Autumnal Rustic 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1


Large Wainscot

The 148th  Dark Sword-grass of the year, and still more possible.


Acleris sparsana, I suspect I've missed a few of these as they tend to sit on the out side of the trap and on adjacent surfaces.

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