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.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Species List for 22/04/2020

Only 12 moths of nine species, but including four NFY. Both the Mullein and the Swallow Prominent refused to sit normally for their photos!

Code Taxon Vernacular Individuals
998 Epiphyas postvittana Light Brown Apple Moth 1
1497 Amblyptilia acanthadactyla Beautiful Plume 1 NFY
1524 Emmelina monodactyla Common Plume 1
2007 Pheosia tremula Swallow Prominent 1 NFY
2060 Spilosoma lubricipeda White Ermine 2 NFY
2063 Diaphora mendica Muslin Moth 1
2187 Orthosia cerasi Common Quaker 1
2190 Orthosia gothica Hebrew Character 3
2221 Shargacucullia verbasci Mullein 1 NFY

 Swallow Prominent

 White Ermine

 White Ermine


Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

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