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, 3 July 2012

Species List for 2/7/2012

The first Sharp-angled Peacock of the year. Sometimes difficult to tell from Peacock, this is a well marked moth, and with the help of Conifer Moths of the British Isles by J. Clifton & J. Wheeler this pair should hold fewer problems in the future.

Sharp-angled Peacock

Sharp-angled Peacock, viewed from underneath, shows the prominence of the sub-terminal band from below.

 In all 64 moths of 21 species plus an, as yet, unidentified Cnephasia species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 3
1293 Chrysoteuchia culmella Garden Grass-veneer 4
1302 Crambus perlella 1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1
1338 Dipleurina lacustrata 1 NFY
1713 Idaea aversata Riband Wave 1
1890 Macaria alternata Sharp-angled Peacock 1 NFY
1937 Peribatodes rhomboidaria Willow Beauty 1
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 2
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2050 Eilema lurideola Common Footman 2
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 1
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 10
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 7
2098 Axylia putris Flame 6
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 12
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 3
2477 Hypena proboscidalis Snout 1

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