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.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Pugs form the last three days

Pug One
This one looks a bit worn. The grid is 2mm squares so the wingspan is about 19mm. (Ochreous Pug [Ben]).

Pug Two

This looks most like a Mottled Pug to me. (Double-striped Pug [Ben])

Pug Three - V Pug

No problem with this one.

Pug four

Very worn, wing span 19-20mm.( Double-striped Pug [Ben])

Pug five

Another worn Pug that refused to lie flat, wing span about 19mm. ( Double-striped Pug [Ben])

Pug Six - Common Pug

This look OK for Common Pug to me. OK

Pug Seven

Not sure but this looks most like an Oak-tree Pug to me, but with no certainty!


  1. Hi Tony

    Saw your post on UK MOTHS FORUM

    Here's what I think.

    1. Ochreous Pug
    2. Double-striped Pug
    3. Agreed :)
    4. Worn Double-striped Pug (the angular wing shape is diagnostic)
    5. Another DSP
    6. Yes Common Pug
    7, Yes Oak-tree Pug, small discal spot.

    Hope that helps matey.



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