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, 6 June 2014

Species List for 5/6/2014

A poor night, especially as one trap failed to come on, and I couldn't find the reason. Checked out all the electrics this \fternoon and it worked straight away without me finding anything. Min Temp 10.3 deg C. The longhorn, Nematopogon swammerdamella was new for the site, probably overlooked before. It still remained the Heart and Dart show with 37 of the 84 moths. Just 23 species recorded, a below par night.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
140 Nematopogon swammerdamella 1 NFS
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 7
1063 Celypha striana    1
1334 Scoparia ambigualis   1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1
1931 Biston betularia Peppered Moth 1
1960 Theria primaria Early Moth 1
1961 Campaea margaritata Light Emerald 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 3
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 37
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2157 Lacanobia w-latinum Light Brocade 1
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 3
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 11
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1

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