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, 22 August 2012

Species List for 21/8/12

A mixture of a cooler breezy night and me massively over-sleeping meant that there were far fewer moths this morning. The only new species was a Rosy Rustic and in total their were 119 moths of just 27 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
15 Hepialus sylvina Orange Swift 4
873 Blastobasis adustella   1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1305 Agriphila tristella   5
1344 Eudonia mercurella   1
1398 Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer 2
1439 Trachycera advenella   1
1727 Xanthorhoe montanata Silver-ground Carpet 1
1738 Epirrhoe alternata Common Carpet 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2030 Euproctis similis Yellow-tail 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 15
2111 Noctua janthe Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 14
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 35
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2154 Mamestra brassicae Cabbage Moth 3
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2299 Amphipyra tragopoginis Mouse Moth 2
2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 2
2343 Mesapamea secalis Common Rustic 1
2353 Luperina testacea Flounced Rustic 6
2361 Hydraecia micacea Rosy Rustic 1 NFY
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2439 Plusia festucae Gold Spot 1
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 7

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