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.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Species List for 23/04/2017

Although there are still very few moths venturing out in the cold air stream there was another species on the earliest date caught here, this time the very common Heart and Dart. The previous earliest date was 26th April 2011, although in total there are very few April records, and then only irregularly until June.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 8

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