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.


Friday, 31 May 2013

Species list for 30/5/2013

One more day of May to go and it is difficult to believe that it has been quite so dreadful.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2

Species list for 29/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1

Species list for 28/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species list for 27/5/2013

Wow- don't get too excited!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2

Species list for 26/5/2013

Was it a false dawn?


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Species list for 25/5/2013

A positive avalanche of moths!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

Species list for 24/5/2013

And again, when will it improve?


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species list for 23/5/2013

A repeat of last night's disappointment 


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species list for 22/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species list for 21/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species list for 20/5/2013

It gets no better!
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

Monday, 20 May 2013

Species list for 19/5/2013

Three Species!!!!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5

Species list for18/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species list for 17/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2

Species list for 16/5/2013

No Moths!

Species list for 15/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

Species list for 14/5/2013

No moths caught

Species list for 13/5/2013



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2

Species list for 12/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2

Species list for 11/5/2013


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Species list for 10/5/2013

I haven't posted for a while because mothing has been so dire. I have run two traps on each night and on a couple have caught NO moths and the rest up to 19/5/13 just one or two. For completeness I am now adding these daily "lists"


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Species list for 9/5/2013

Another poor night, although given the cold, wet and windy conditions it could have been even worse.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species "list" for 8/5/2013

After a couple of promising catches and a warm day, an empty actinic trap and just four moths in the MV was a big disappointment.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Species List for 7/5/2013

Always a good day when a Swallow Prominent arrives!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 2
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 11
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Species List for 6/5/2013

The best so far this year.
 
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 10
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Species List for 5/5/2013

The first Silver Y of the year gives some hope of further migrants on the way.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Species List for 4/5/2013

Still running two traps, it doesn't see worth get the two blue light traps out yet.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 3
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5

Species List for 3/5/2013

It still seems to be way behind in terms of the number of species, but looking at last years early may results they were similar!


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8

Species List for 2/5/2013

Positively a flood of moths!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Species List for 1/5/2013

I suppose three species does just about qualify as a list

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Species List for 30/4/2013

Not really a list! The only moth I caught on my first day back to mothing of a birding trip to Colorado and California.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

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