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, 5 April 2014

Species List for 4/4/2014

I attached a new Max/Min thermometer to my 125W MV trap and got the result of min 6.3 deg C. This compares to 6.7 deg C on the Langdon Bay Met Office site. A quiet night, but another Barred Tooth-striped record. I need to examine it closely to see if there is any possibility that it is  the moth from 2/4/14 returned for a second visit.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 1
1880 Trichopteryx polycommata Barred Tooth-striped 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 7
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 26
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 14
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 6

This is the Barred Tooth-stripe from today. I can't see anything that would be contrary to it being the same moth as two days ago, but with two days wear.

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