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.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Species List for 20/5/2014

Another interesting night, with 78 moths of 32 species, four new for the year, including one, long expected, new for the site. Some early light rain and a min temp of 12.9 deg C.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 4
714 Agonopterix yeatiana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 3    
1682 Timandra comae Blood-vein 1
1724 Xanthorhoe spadicearia Red Twin-spot Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 2
1807 Perizoma albulata Grass Rivulet 1 NFY
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 2    
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1
2043 Eilema sororcula Orange Footman 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 14
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2172 Hadena albimacula White Spot 1 NFY
2279 Acronicta aceris Sycamore 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 10
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2484 Schrankia costaestrigalis Pinion-streaked Snout 1 NFS

 Pinion-streaked Snout, the first I've caught here, gives the first impression of being an odd pyralid, this is one of the smallest "macros" to be found.

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