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

Species List for 2/4/2014

The most productive night of the year with another new species for the site, a Barred Tooth-striped. A gentle to moderate breeze (force 3-4) move from SE to E overnight with the temperature remaining just above 10 deg C. 169 moths of 25 (six micro and 19 macro)species was a surprise with several species quite early. Hopefully some photos to follow, when the light improves.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals

647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3

1524 Emmelina monodactyla 4

1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1

1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1

1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 1
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1

1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1

1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2

1880 Trichopteryx polycommata Barred Tooth-striped 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1

1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1

1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1

2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 26

2183 Orthosia miniosa Blossom Underwing 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 2

2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 88

2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 11

2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1

2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 13

2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 3

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