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.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Species List for 1/4/2014

A clear night early, clouding later with a gentle NE to E  breeze.Temperature around 10 deg C. 139 moths of just 11 species. All four traps up and running but my actinic tube died sometime in the night. It must have been late because there were 33 moths in the trap.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1 NFY
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1 NFY
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 35
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 46
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 21
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 26
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 5

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