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.


Friday, 30 March 2018

Species List for 29/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 5

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Species List for 28/03/2018

A colder damp night, and few moths.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Species List for 27/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3


Species List for 26/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume 2
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 8
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 1


Species List for 25/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume 1
1746 Anticlea badiata Shoulder Stripe 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 9
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 7


Species List for 24/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1930 Biston strataria Oak Beauty 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 6
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 6
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 1


Species List for 23/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2

Species List for 22/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1

Species List for 21/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3

Species List for 20/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 16/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1


Species List for 15/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1052 Acleris umbrana 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1


Species List for 14/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 3
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2


Species List for 13/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 5
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 2
2256 Eupsilia transversa Satellite 1



Species List for 12/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1934 Agriopis marginaria Dotted Border 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1


Species List for 11/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 1




Species List for 10/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 3
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1




Species List for 09/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 05/03/2018

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2258 Conistra vaccinii Chestnut 1


Species List for 19/02/2018

Another go before winter returned.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2259 Conistra ligula Dark Chestnut 1

Species List for 18/02/2018 - The first Moth of 2018!!

A mild spell encouraged a first try, just one moth.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1


Species List for 04/12/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 2

Species List for 03/12/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1631 Poecilocampa populi December Moth 1

Species List for 21/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 1

Species List for 2011/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1

Species List for 19/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1 2321 Apamea monoglypha Dark Arches 1

Species List for 17/11/2017

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
874 Blastobasis lacticolella Light Brown Apple Moth 2
2109 Noctua comes Lesser Yellow Underwing 1

It is catch up time

As it is near the end of March it is about time I caught up with the dregs of 2017 and the rather slow start of 2018. The daily lists, sometimes very short, for the days when the trap(s)will follow.

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