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, 15 September 2015

Species List for 13/9/2015

The weather forecast was pretty bad, so just two traps out, each tucked away out of the rain. There were still quite a few moths, and one big surprise. Six days ago I caught a Hedge Rustic, and it was quite distinct because it had a crumpled bottom to the left wing. Today I caught a Hedge Rustic, again with a similarly damaged left wing. It would seem impossible that a second moth was similarly damaged and I have to  conclude that it is the same moth, which I think is remarkable. Overall there were 184 moths of 18 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1309 Agriphila geniculea 2
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 3
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 69
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 14
2110 Noctua fimbriata Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 64
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 6
2177 Tholera cespitis Hedge Rustic 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea Feathered Ranunculus 1
2269 Atethmia centrago Centre-barred Sallow 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 7
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 2

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