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.


Friday, 25 May 2018

Species List for 24/05/2018

The most species for a night this year. 62 moths of 27 species, four new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1 NFY
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 2
672 Depressaria heraclei Parsnip Moth 1 NFY
989 Aphelia paleana Timothy Tortrix 1 NFY
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 3
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
2028 Calliteara pudibunda Pale Tussock 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 4
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 4
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 9
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2   
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1
2166 Hadena rivularis Campion 2
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1 NFY
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 10
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1

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