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.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


In amongst the Heart and Darts and Heart and clubs was this larger, stouter Dart.  It isn't quite right for a Turnip and doesn't have the distinctive markings of a Great Dart (shame).



  1. Either a Heart and Club or a Turnip Moth, difficult to tell from this photo Tony.

    1. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Turnip (sorry about the photo) I initially thought it was a H&C but it was so much bigger than any of the 2596 I've caught that I took a second look. I guess that is what it was (over sized for some reason) although neither Nigel Jarman or me thought that it looked right.


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