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.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Species list for 21/4/2014

A few moths. All four traps running. I've dispensed with the 160 un-choked MV and put the electrics together for a second 80w mv. Some surprise when it worked first time. The bits came from an old stip light the previous owner left in the garage. The chokes are heavy, but cost nothing. Six additions to the year list.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1 NFY
1997 Furcula furcula Sallow Kitten 1 NFY
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2 NFY
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3 NFY
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2 NFY
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1 NFY

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