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.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Species List for 23/4/2019

A second White Spot was a surprise, now to find the nearest Nottingham Catchfly, the food plant. The Clay Triple-lines was only my second, and I managed to lose it before I photoed it. In total there were 43 moths of 16 species including three NFY.

998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 5
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 3
1681 Cyclophora linearia Clay Triple-lines 1 NFY
1852 Eupithecia abbreviata Brindled Pug 3
1858 Chloroclystis v-ata V-Pug 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 2
1906 Opisthograptis luteolata Brimstone Moth 1
1936 Menophra abruptaria Waved Umber 1 NFY
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 3
2092 Agrotis puta Shuttle-shaped Dart 4
2172 Hadena albimacula White Spot 1
2186 Orthosia gracilis Powdered Quaker 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 11
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2389 Paradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow 1
2450 Abrostola tripartita Spectacle 1 NFY

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