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.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Species List for 11/5/2016

A nice furry Pale Tussock and the first Pearly Underwing of the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
649 Esperia sulphurella 2
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 1
1776 Colostygia pectinataria Green Carpet 2
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1888 Ligdia adustata Scorched Carpet 1
1920 Odontopera bidentata Scalloped Hazel 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 4
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 4
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 1
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 5
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2119 Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 6
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 1
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1  

  Pale Tussock

 Pale Tussock

 Pearly Underwing - complete with Mohican hair-cut.

 Pearly Underwing

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