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.
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.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Species List for 8.4.2014

A quiet night with a gentle breeze and a mainly  clear sky with the temperature dropping to 5.6 deg C. A minor set back was the loss of my 160W trap due to a blown lamp, and I think an electrical fault.I'm taking a trip up to Islay with Pete so there will be a break at the Hidden House. It will be interesting to see if we catch any moths there.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

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