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.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Species List for 12/6/2015

A real surprise this morning,a second Striped Hawk-moth for the year was waiting in my Actinic trap in the front garden. I took this little beauty to SBBO and Andrew Lipczynski got his wish,without waiting until 2018! In total there were 103 moths of 29 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 7
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 16
1174 Epiblema cynosbatella 2
1334 Scoparia ambigualis 1 NFY
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 4
1808 Perizoma flavofasciata Sandy Carpet 1 NFY
1835 Eupithecia tripunctaria White-spotted Pug 1 NFY
1957 Lomographa bimaculata White-pinion Spotted 1 NFY
1958 Lomographa temerata Clouded Silver 1
1990 Hyles livornica Striped Hawk-moth 1
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
1992 Deilephila porcellus Small Elephant Hawk-moth 2
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 35
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2098 Axylia putris Flame 2 NFY
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 6
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2340 Oligia fasciuncula Middle-barred Minor 1 NFY
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
2387 Caradrina morpheus Mottled Rustic 1
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 1
2474 Rivula sericealis Straw Dot 1

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