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.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Species List for 08/04/2020

14 moths of nines species is not spectacular, but is the best of the year, so far. Two new for year, including my sixth Barred Tooth-striped. Oddly four of these have been caught in my Actinic trap in the front garden.

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 1
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 1
1880 Trichopteryx polycommata Barred Tooth-striped 1 NFY
1927 Lycia hirtaria Brindled Beauty 1 NFY
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 2
2189 Orthosia munda Twin-spotted Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 4
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 2
 Brindled Beauty

Bareed Tooth-striped

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