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.


Friday, 26 February 2021

Species List for 25/02/2021

 While loads of others are getting traps full of moths I'm getting a single moth after two blank nights.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1926

Phigalia pilosaria

Pale Brindled Beauty

1



Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Species List for 22/02/2021

Despite the much warmer weather only one moth appeared.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals


2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

NFY

 


Monday, 22 February 2021

Species List for 21/02/2021

After a week of running a trap and having no moths, finally I caught just two. 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1926

Phigalia pilosaria

Pale Brindled Beauty

1

NFY

2258

Conistra vaccinii

Chestnut

1

NFY

 

Chestnut


Pale Brindled Beauty

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