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.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Species List for 15/6/2015

A slightly disappointingnight with 77 moths of 27species. Never-the-lessthere were seven new species for the year and an interesting waved umber ab. fuscus.

 Eyed Hawk-moth

 Eyed Hawk-moths

 Ghost Moth

 Clouded-bordered Brindle

 Waved Umber ab. fuscus

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
14 Hepialus humuli Ghost Moth 1 NFY
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 6
1333 Scoparia pyralella 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1827 Eupithecia intricata Freyer's Pug 1 NFY
1834 Eupithecia vulgata Common Pug 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1
1980 Smerinthus ocellata Eyed Hawk-moth 2 NFY
1991 Deilephila elpenor Elephant Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 3
2061 Spilosoma luteum Buff Ermine 6
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 2 NFY
2088 Agrotis clavis Heart and Club 1 NFY
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 22
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 4
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 5
2147 Hada plebeja Shears 2
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 1
2326 Apamea crenata Clouded-bordered Brindle 1 NFY
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 1
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 3
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 3
2403 Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw 2
2434 Diachrysia chrysitis Burnished Brass 1 NFY

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