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, 11 March 2015

A Slow Start

Believe it or not I've been putting a trap out for about three weeks, but I've only caught three moths.
A Pale Bridled Beauty on 20/2/2015, a Common Quaker on 7/3/2015 and a Hebrew Character on 10/3/2015. Not a great start so far. My PC,with all my Map Mate records is being repaired, and so far I haven't managed to get Mapmate to work on my Laptop. Fortunately despite an original terminal prognosis it now seems that the PC is repairable. It may be old but at least it seems to work OK on all my databases.

1 comment:

  1. We're all getting old Tony, but we still work ok with the occasional repair ! Nice to see you back on the blog.


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