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.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Species List for 26/5/2014

A wet day, followed by a damp night and soggy egg boxes. A min temp of 12.7 deg C and a moderate to fresh breeze gusting up to a strong breeze meant that the catch was a very moderate 66 moths of 18 species. The main interest for my two apprentice mothers, Jack and Josh, was the black Peppered Moth that compared nicely with the more normal ones also caught.


17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 7
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 3
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 4
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 13
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 7
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 4
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 14
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

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