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.


Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Species List for 04/06/2018

Cold, damp and windy, doesn't seem to affect Heart and Darts but a large reduction in everything else. 195 moths of only 25 species. A Satin Wave was new for the year.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
17 Hepialus lupulinus Common Swift 1
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 2
1063 Celypha striana 1
1356 Evergestis forficalis Garden Pebble 2
1709 Idaea subsericeata Satin Wave 1 NFY
1976 Sphinx ligustri Privet Hawk-moth 1
1981 Laothoe populi Poplar Hawk-moth 1
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2
2087 Agrotis segetum Turnip Moth 1
2089 Agrotis exclamationis Heart and Dart 124
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2098 Axylia putris Flame 1
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 17
2123 Diarsia rubi Small Square-spot 2
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 6
2194 Mythimna albipuncta White-point 1
2199 Mythimna pallens Common Wainscot 7
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1   
2334 Apamea sordens Rustic Shoulder-knot 1
2337x Oligia strigilis agg. Marbled Minor agg. 3
2380 Charanyca trigrammica Treble Lines 5
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 8
2441 Autographa gamma Silver Y 1

Satin Wave

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