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.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Species List for 12/5/2014

Another windy night, though calmer than the last few days. Min temp 8.7 deg C. The Large yellow Underwing was the earliest I've caught by a few days. In most years they appear around June 5th.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
697 Agonopterix arenella 1
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2

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