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.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Species List for 10/8/2014

The very windy weather after the wet and stormy entrance and departure of Bertha should have been enough to tell me not to bother. There were few moths but a Red Underwing brightened the morning and was a first for the year.
 Below, in macro terms, one o the largest and one of the smallest:

  Red Underwing

 Red Underwing

Barred Rivulet

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 4
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
873 Blastobasis adustella
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1304 Agriphila straminella
1305 Agriphila tristella
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1702 Idaea biselata Small Fan-footed Wave 1
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 5
1781 Horisme vitalbata Small Waved Umber 1
1804 Perizoma bifaciata Barred Rivulet 1
1917 Selenia dentaria Early Thorn 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 4
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 25
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 37
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 2
2303 Thalpophila matura Straw Underwing 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 7
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 10
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2452 Catocala nupta Red Underwing 1 NFY

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