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.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Species List for 25/4/2014

Only nine moths of  seven species was a poor return from four traps! Even so three were new for the year. Minimum temp was 11.1deg C and there was a fresh southerly breeze.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1 NFY
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 1 NFY
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1 NFY

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