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, 3 April 2014

A few moths from last night (2/4/2014)

 Barred Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx polycommata)
 The Barred Tooth-striped moth is a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP), and the Species Action Plan produced aims to maintain all known populations, with enhancement of these populations by the year 2010 ( Abit out of date now).

 Scalloped Hazel (Odontopera bidentata )

 Shoulder Stripe (Anticlea badiata )

Red Twin-spot Carpet (Xanthorhoe spadicearia)

 Blossom Underwing  (Orthosia miniosa)

 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis)

Streamer (Anticlea derivata)

Red-green Carpet (Chloroclysta siterata )


  1. I keep looking out for Blossom Underwing- no luck yet as its very rare in Beds. As for Barred Tooth-striped...............


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