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.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Species List for 8/10/2013

Witht he forecast for the rest of the week it seems that the autumn revival may be going to stall for a few days. Another Palpita vitrealis (3rd for the year), a Vestal (4th for the year) and a Scarce Bordered Straw (7th for the year) were the highlights. The record year for Dark Sword-grass continues, perhaps they are breeding this year, something that has been suspected in good years, but as far as I know not proved. 26 micro moths, four species and 221 macro moths of 22 species

The Vestal

Scarce Bordered Straw

The Turnip is quite similar to the Pearly Underwing from the 3/10/2013 but it lacks the punk hairstyle!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 23
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1408 Palpita vitrealis 1
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 1
1745 Larentia clavaria Mallow 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 3
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 58
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 9
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 89
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 4
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 8
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 2
2266 Agrochola litura Brown-spot Pinion 1
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 6
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 16
2272 Xanthia aurago Barred Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1

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