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.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Species List for 9/10/2013

The barometer dropped and so did the temperature but the wind increase. With temperatures dropping to 7 deg C and the wind at 20mph with gusts up to 35mph unsurprisingly the number of moths fell drastically. There were some goodies and all for some reason were in immaculate nick. Not one micro moth, and only 56 macro moths of 14 species. The next few days do not appear to be more encouraging.

 Always a smart moth, this Rosy Rustic is in very good condition.

 Another Delicate, I love the subtle pattern, barely visible but quite definitely there.

Yet another Scarce Bordered Straw, and this time one that hasn't got a "bald" head as had yesterday's visitor.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 13
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 25
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2195 Mythimna vitellina Delicate 1
2245 Allophyes oxyacanthae Green-brindled Crescent 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 3
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 3
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1

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