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.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Species List for 7/3/2013

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

This was the nearly the last time I caught moths in March. Several more tries but a return of many sub-zero days along with repeated falls of snow and just one Common Quaker on the 22nd!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Species List for 6/3/2013

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla 0 1
1926 Phigalia pilosaria Pale Brindled Beauty 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Species List for 5/3/2013

After several abortive runs with no moths and the problem of finding the traps under the snow two moths!
Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1934 Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

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