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.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Catch up for November 2012

A catch up post for the end of 2012. There will be more adjustments to come as I've found a few new micro species among my photos, checked over the winter.
"Species List" for 17/11/2012

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2264 Agrochola macilenta Yellow-line Quaker 1

"Species List" for 18/11/2012

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2267 Agrochola lychnidis Beaded Chestnut 1

"Species List" for 19/11/2012

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1

"Species List" for 20/11/2012

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2240 Lithophane leautieri Blair's Shoulder-knot 1

"Species List" for 22/11/2012
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1

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