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, 18 May 2014

Species List for 16/5/2014

A clear night, min temp 9.3 deg C. 36 moths, 20 species, three micro and 17 macro, three new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1    
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 5
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 2 NFY
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1    
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1 NFY
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 6
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2422 Pseudoips prasinana Green Silver-lines 1

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