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.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Species List for 30/3/2014

Another warm(ish) night at around 12-13 deg C untill dawn when it fell to about 9 deg C. Mainly cloudy with a gently SW breeze. (details from Langdon Bay Weather station which is about a mile away). A red letter catch with  a new species for the site and for me. Also the most moths and species I've caught on a March night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 2
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 3
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 12
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 33
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 19
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2260 Conistra rubiginea Dotted Chestnut 1 NFS
 Dotted Chestnut (Conistra rubiginea)

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