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.
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.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Species List for 5/6/2016

It is now officially a very bad year so far!!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 205
966 Cochylis atricapitana 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 8
1063 Celypha striana 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1651 Cilix glaucata Chinese Character 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 1
1883 Acasis viretata Yellow-barred Brindle 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 7
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 2
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 6

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