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.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Species List for 14/5/2014

A clear night aand a full moon with a min temp of 7.8 deg C.  Although there was little wind and the day had been fine it was a disappointing catch, 17 moths of eight species, with one new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6

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