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.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Species List for 11/04/2020

A totalof 41 moths of 13 species is more encouraging. Four NFY, The Barred Hook-tip is the earliest I've caught by 15 days and the Garden Carpet, the earliest by 18 days,

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 3
1288 Alucita hexadactyla Twenty-plume Moth 1 NFY
1647 Watsonalla cultraria Barred Hook-tip 1 NFY
1663 Alsophila aescularia March Moth 1
1728 Xanthorhoe fluctuata Garden Carpet 1 NFY
1747 Anticlea derivata Streamer 3 NFY
1862 Gymnoscelis rufifasciata Double-striped Pug 8
1927 Lycia hirtaria Brindled Beauty 2
2078 Nola confusalis Least Black Arches 1
2182 Orthosia cruda Small Quaker 2
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 15
2188 Orthosia incerta Clouded Drab 2
2243 Xylocampa areola Early Grey 1
Barred Hook-tip

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