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.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Species List for 24/10/2018 - The Summer House, St Mary's Isles of Scilly

Despite being a quiet night, a three star moth in the form of a Radford's Flame Shoulder was a new moth for all of us. In total there were 122 moths of 21 species.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
0278a Opogona omoscopa 9
464 Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth 1
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1076 Celypha lacunana 1
1342 Eudonia angustea 1
1395 Udea ferrugalis Rusty-dot Pearl 23
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1
1764 Chloroclysta truncata Common Marbled Carpet 5
2102a Ochropleura leucogaster Radford's Flame Shoulder 1 ***
2107 Noctua pronuba Large Yellow Underwing 10
2126 Xestia c-nigrum Setaceous Hebrew Character 2
2134 Xestia xanthographa Square-spot Rustic 1
2203 Mythimna unipuncta White-speck 20
2232 Aporophyla nigra Black Rustic 12
2236 Lithophane hepatica Pale Pinion 1
2255 Polymixis lichenea scillonea Feathered Ranunculus 25
2270 Omphaloscelis lunosa Lunar Underwing 1
2306 Phlogophora meticulosa Angle Shades 1
2375 Rhizedra lutosa Large Wainscot 1   
2384 Hoplodrina ambigua Vine's Rustic 1
Radford's Flame Shoulder

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