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, 12 August 2014

Species List for 11/8/2014

Windy and cool, min temp 14.1 deg C, and only 27 species of moths showed up, 197 individuals, with Setaceous Hebrew Character and Lesser Broad-bordered  Yellow Underwings making up half the number.

A rather smart Treble Bar 

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 5
873 Blastobasis adustella 4
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1260 Cydia splendana 4
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 1
1867 Aplocera plagiata Treble-bar 1 NFY
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 6
2011 Pterostoma palpina Pale Prominent 1
2044 Eilema griseola Dingy Footman 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 13
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 4
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 7
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 31
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 65
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 6
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 15
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 4
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 2

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