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.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Species List for 7/5/2016

At last it feels like proper mothing, 68 moths of 18 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
647 Hofmannophila pseudospretella Brown House Moth 1
649 Esperia sulphurella   1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 13
1288 Alucita hexadecimal Twenty-plume Moth 8
1342 Eudonia angustea   1
1524 Emmelina monodactyla   1
1768 Thera obeliscata Grey Pine Carpet 1
1769 Thera britannica Spruce Carpet 1
1819 Eupithecia exiguata Mottled Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 17
1881 Trichopteryx carpinata Early Tooth-striped 1
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 2
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 3
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 11
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2284x Acronicta tridens/psi Dark Dagger / Grey Dagger 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 2

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