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.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Species List of 5/5/2014

A warmer night, min temp 12.5 deg C. It was certainly Brimstone night out, with 19 out of the 57 moths, of 17 species (two micros). there were five new species of the year, one micro.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
672 Depressaria heraclei  Parsnip Moth 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 3
1832 Eupithecia assimilata Currant Pug 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1894 Chiasmia clathrata Latticed Heath 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 19
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1 NFY
1994 Phalera bucephala Buff-tip 1 NFY
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 9
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1

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