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, 22 May 2014

Species List for 21/5/2014

First, I've updated the 19/5/2014 report to include a couple of Tortrix species subsequently identified. Last night was very wet and I didn't turn my traps on until around midnight. I wasn't going to bother by the news form Folkestone encouraged me to give it a try. There were only 17 moths of ten species, and the Turnip Moths was new for the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
1011 Pseudargyrotoza conwagana 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1 NFY
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4    
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2    

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