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.
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, 13 May 2021

Species List for 12/05/2021

 A much better night with 22 moths of 16 species including eight NFY.


Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

672

Depressaria heraclei

Parsnip Moth

1

NFY

966

Cochylis atricapitana

1

NFY

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

1524

Emmelina monodactyla

1

1862

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Double-striped Pug

3

1906

Opisthograptis luteolata

Brimstone Moth

1

NFY

1947

Ectropis bistortata

Engrailed

1

NFY

2003

Notodonta ziczac

Pebble Prominent

1

NFY

2164

Hecatera bicolorata

Broad-barred White

1

NFY

2179

Panolis flammea

Pine Beauty

1

NFY

2182

Orthosia cruda

Small Quaker

1

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

3

2188

Orthosia incerta

Clouded Drab

1

2221

Shargacucullia verbasci

Mullein

1

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

2

2389

Paradrina clavipalpis

Pale Mottled Willow

1

NFY

 

,Broad-barred White,


Parsnip Moth,


Pebble Prominent


Pine Beauty


Brimstone Moth,


Cochylis atricapitana

Engrailed


Pale Mottled Willow,


Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Species List for 11/05/2021

Just one moth in three traps.

Species List for a <site> on <date> +/-<n> days [The Hidden House St Margaret's] [11/5/2021] [0]

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Species List for 10/05/2021

I took the optimistic view and ran three traps, the 2nd 125 W Robinson, in the Pond Garden, and the 15W Actinic in the Front Garden. \the reward was just 10 moths of eight species, with one NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

1524

Emmelina monodactyla

1

2007

Pheosia tremula

Swallow Prominent

1

2063

Diaphora mendica

Muslin Moth

1

2102

Ochropleura plecta

Flame Shoulder

1

NFY

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2425

Colocasia coryli 

Nut-tree Tussock

2

2441

Autographa gamma

Silver Y

1


Flame Shoulder


Monday, 10 May 2021

Species List for 09/05/2021

 A much better day, with 19 moths of 14 species, eight NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

1834

Eupithecia vulgata

Common Pug

1

NFY

1853

Eupithecia dodoneata

Oak-tree Pug

2

NFY

1862

Gymnoscelis rufifasciata

Double-striped Pug

2

1936

Menophra abruptaria

Waved Umber

1

NFY

2007

Pheosia tremula

Swallow Prominent

2

NFY

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

2145

Discestra trifolii

Nutmeg

1

NFY

2157

Lacanobia w-latinum

Light Brocade

1

NFY

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

2

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

2306

Phlogophora meticulosa

Angle Shades

1

NFY

2425

Colocasia coryli

Nut-tree Tussock

1

NFY

.
Swallow Prominent

Common Pug

Oak-tree Pug


Light Brocade,

Angle Shades

Nut-tree Tussock


Nutmeg

Waved Umber

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