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.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Species List for 5/4/2014

Although the temperature only dropped to 11.7 deg C, the moderate breeze from SW to SSW and light drizzle seemed to deter my garden moths from flying. Just 25 moths of nine species was scant reward for running four traps. The Mottled Grey was new for the year and only my third record.

697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1775 Colostygia multistrigaria Mottled Grey 1 NFY
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 5
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

 Mottled  Grey  (Colostygia multistrigaria)

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