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.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Mothing at St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, 28/10/2014

Another good night, with three Gems and a Scarce Bordered Straw adding to the migrant count. In total there were 287 moths, plus the ever present Opogona omoscopa, of 30 species.

 Rusty-dot Pearl


 Scarce Bordered Straw



 Opogona omoscopa

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0278a Opogona omoscopa present
648 Endrosis sarcitrella White-shouldered House Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 12
1157 Crocidosema plebejana 2
1342 Eudonia angustea 3
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 84
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 3
1408 Palpita vitrealis 1
1716 Rhodometra sacraria Vestal 7
1720 Orthonama obstipata Gem 3
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 2
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 10
1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 5
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 5
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 47
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2203 Mythimna unipuncta White-speck 4
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 24
2255 Polymixis lichenea scillonea Feathered Ranunculus 51
2262 Agrochola circellaris Brick 1
2263 Agrochola lota Red-line Quaker 3
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 3
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1

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