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.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Species List for 22/4/2019

56 Moths of 18 species including six NFY. I believe that the White Spot was on the Earliest date recorded in Kent (on the Kent Database) and there were two others last night caught by Tony Rouse. The only other April record was on the 30/3/2009 at Dungeness.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 9
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 9
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 2
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 2 NFY
1853 Eupithecia dodoneata Oak-tree Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 9
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1 NFY
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 2
2102 Ochropleura plecta Flame Shoulder 1
2160 Lacanobia oleracea Bright-line Brown-eye 2 NFY
2172 Hadena albimacula White Spot 1 NFY
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 11
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 1
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
2291 Craniophora ligustri Coronet 1 NFY
2425 Colocasia coryli Nut-tree Tussock 1 NFY

 Bright-line Brown-eye

 White Spot

 Nut-tree Tussock

Muslin Moth

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