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.
Traps are now (2020 onwards) 2x 125W Robinsons, 2x 80W Skinner type and 1x 15W Actinic strip light on a Skinner type .

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, 10 November 2009

Species list for 18/10/2009 to 3/11/2009

Since the last report I have run the traps a few times, with very little to report. We were away in Lancashire for the half-term week and the weather has been poor. The last two nights I've run two traps and caught absolutely nothing. I know that some good moths are being caught. but not here! The list of the small amount caught since Oct 16th is below:

Code Taxon Vernacular Quantity Date
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1 18-Oct-09
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 1 31-Oct-09
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 2 31-Oct-09
1795.1 Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 2 31-Oct-09
1923 Colotois pennaria Feathered Thorn 1 31-Oct-09
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 5 31-Oct-09
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1 31-Oct-09
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1 31-Oct-09
1760 Chloroclysta siterata Red-green Carpet 1 03-Nov-09
1795.1 Epirrita dilutata agg. November Moth agg. 1 03-Nov-09
2091 Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass 1 03-Nov-09

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