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.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Species List for 05/06/2017

A dreadful night, with a lot of rain, high winds and low temperatures. Two traps run, my 15W Actinic Tube and 125W MV in its "defensive" position, under a garden table.A stunning Puss Moth was the reward.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 11
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1995 Cerura vinula Puss Moth 1
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 2
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 15
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
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