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 September 2017

Species List for 11/09/2017

After a blank night with no mothing I tried again, despite a cold and very blowy night. There were just 153 moths of 20 species, but his included two Lunar Underwings and a Feathered Gothic confirmingthe shift to autumnal moths. There was also the 42nd Scarce Bordered Straw of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1306 Agriphila inquinatella 1
1309 Agriphila geniculea 2
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1
1690 Scopula imitaria Small Blood-vein 1
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 42
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 7
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 68
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 7
2178 Tholera decimalis Feathered Gothic 1
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 2
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 2
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2400 Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 3   

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