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 April 2016

Species List for 11/4/2016

Still not a lot of moths after the wet, windy night, but a surprise. A new moth for the garden, an Early Tooth-stripe. Nationally quite a common moth, but nevertheless a welcome addition to the garden.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1881 Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 1 NFS
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1

Early Tooth-striped (Trichopteryx carpinata)

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