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.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A week on Islay

JUst back from a weeks holiday on the beautiful island of Islay.As well as the birds we also did some mothing at Carnduncan, where we had a cottage over looking Loch Gorm. On the 12th and 18th we ran just a 125W MV Skinner type trap and on the other nights an additional Actinic Heath trap. The windy weather definitely was the limiting facto.

Species List for a  Carnduncan 12/4/2014 Windy, wet, min temp 7.8 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
688 Agonopterix heracliana
1








Species List for a Carnduncan 13/4/2014 Windy, dry, min temp 7.8 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2




Species List for a Carnduncan 14/4/2014  very light wind, dry, min temp 4.7 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
688 Agonopterix heracliana 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
2139 Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 4
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 45
2229 Dasypolia templi Brindled Ochre 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3




Species List for a Carnduncan 15/4/2014  windy, dry, min temp 8.0 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
672 Depressaria heraclei Parsnip Moth 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1




Species List for a Carnduncan 16/4/2014  very windy, dry, min temp 8.0 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1




Species List for a Carnduncan 17/4/2014  very light wind, dry, min temp 3.7 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
688 Agonopterix heracliana
1
2139 Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 4
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 5
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 61
2229 Dasypolia templi Brindled Ochre 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3








Species List for a Carnduncan 18/4/2014  light wind, small showers, min temp 6.1 deg C
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2139 Cerastis rubricosa Red Chestnut 8
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 67

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