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.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Species List for 1/5/2014

A bit windier with a moderate to fresh breeze and a min temp of 9.8 deg C. Two new moths for the year but only 26 moths of 12 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1 NFY
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 4
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2221 Shargacucullia verbasci Mullein 1 NFY
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

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