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.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Species List for 05/04/2017

Three new species for the year. Although Eudonia angustea can be a year round species this is the earliest I've seen one here. The Least Black Arches is also the earliest I've caught one, this time by 11 days. The Streamer is the forth earliest I've caught, just three days later than the earliest date.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1342 Eudonia angustea 2 NFY
1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 1 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 4
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1 NFY
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 20
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 11
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1


 Eudonia angustea

Least Black Arches

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