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.
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.


Thursday, 31 March 2016

Species List for 30/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla   1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Species List for 29/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Species List for 28/3/2016

Storm Katie arrives


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Monday, 28 March 2016

Species List for 27/3/2016

Weather still raging.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Species List for 26/3/2016

I was surprised the traps made it through the night.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Species List for 25/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Friday, 25 March 2016

Species List for 24/3/2016

Very cold and windy night


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Species List for 23/3/2016



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Species List for 22/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Species List for 21/3/2016

The first Oak Beauty of the year.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Monday, 21 March 2016

Species List for 20/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Species List for 19/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Species List for 18/3/2016

Two moths, two species, yippee


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Friday, 18 March 2016

Species List for 17/3/2016

Hurry up summer.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Species List for 16/3/2016

Don't you just love March Mothing?


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Species List for 15/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Species List for 14/3/2016



Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Monday, 14 March 2016

Species List for 13/3/2016

Dull isn't it?


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Species List for 11/3/2016


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Friday, 11 March 2016

Species List for 10/3/2016

Another day, another species


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Species List for 9/3/2016

Another long gap while the effects of El Nino blew through. and another moth.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

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