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, 9 August 2011

Species List for 7/8/2011

A large thunderstorm at about 12.30 am threatened to turn a promising night into a disaster for my traps. Some nifty work quickly saved my bulbs and got the traps in their defensive formation. Dusky Thorn new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
873 Blastobasis adustella
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 2
1304 Agriphila straminella
1305 Agriphila tristella
1344 Eudonia mercurella
1415 Orthopygia glaucinalis
1428 Aphomia sociella Bee Moth 1
1470 Euzophera pinguis
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 4
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1914 Ennomos fuscantaria Dusky Thorn 1 NFY
1921 Crocallis elinguaria Scalloped Oak 2
2029 Euproctis chrysorrhoea Brown-tail 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 12
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 1
2110a Noctua janthina Langmaid's Yellow Underwing 3
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 10
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 1
2289 Acronicta rumicis Knot Grass 1
2295 Cryphia muralis Marbled Green 1
2297 Amphipyra pyramidea Copper Underwing 1
2318 Cosmia trapezina Dun-bar 1
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 6
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 6
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 1
2381 Hoplodrina alsines Uncertain 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

83 Moths of 32 Species, (23 Macro species, 63 moths; 9 Micro species, 20 moths)

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