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.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Species List for 24/5/2010 and 26/5/2010

Both evenings were quite cold. I think that the Chanomile Shark is right, it seems to have the black viens through the margin and the timing is right. Similarly I think the Mullein is right and not one of its look-a-likes. Pictures to follow.


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 1
1825 Eupithecia centaureata Lime-speck Pug 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 1
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 6
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 11
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2221 Shargacucullia verbasci Mullein 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 2
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1


Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2214 Cucullia chamomillae Chamomile Shark 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

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