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, 4 November 2014

Mothing at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, 26/10/2014

124 moths was a large increase on the previous night.

 White-speck (Mythimna unipuncta)

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0278a Opogona omoscopa present,
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis 22
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 6
1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1771a Thera cupressata Cypress Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 23
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2203 Mythimna unipuncta White-speck 2
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 17
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 2
2255 Polymixis lichenea scillonea Feathered Ranunculus 33
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 4
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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