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.


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Species List for 30/03/2021

 A great improvement with 28 moths of 10 species including four NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

648

Endrosis sarcitrella

White-shouldered House Moth

1

NFY

663

Diurnea fagella

1

NFY

998

Epiphyas postvittana

Light Brown Apple Moth

2

NFY

1524

Emmelina monodactyla

2

2182

Orthosia cruda

Small Quaker

5

NFY

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

7

2188

Orthosia incerta

Clouded Drab

1

2189

Orthosia munda

Twin-spotted Quaker

2

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

6

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

.
Diurnea fagella

White-shouldered House Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth

Small Quaker

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Species List for 29/03/2021

 A better night with 13 moths of six species. best of all a NFS, albeit a common moth and two more NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1061

Acleris literana

1

NFS

1524

Emmelina monodactyla

2

NFY

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2189

Orthosia munda

Twin-spotted Quaker

1

NFY

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

5

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

3

.
Acleris literana

Emmelina monodactyla

Twin-spotted Quaker

Monday, 29 March 2021

Species List for 28/03/2021

 A repeat of yesterday, but a different individual.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

Sunday, 28 March 2021

Species List for 27/03/2021

 following another blank night there was just a single Hebrew Character

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1


Friday, 26 March 2021

Species List for 25/03/2021

 Three moths, three species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2188

Orthosia incerta

Clouded Drab

1

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1


Clouded Drab 

Thursday, 25 March 2021

Species List for 24/03/2021

Four moths, two species, one NFY.

 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

695

Agonopterix alstromeriana

1

NFY

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

3


Agonopterix alstromeriana

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Species List for 23/03/2021

 Seven moths, two species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

2

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

5

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Species List for 22/03/2021

 Nothing much.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2188

Orthosia incerta

Clouded Drab

1

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

4

Monday, 22 March 2021

Species List for 21/03/2021

 A better night with nine moths of four species, two NFY

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1663

Alsophila aescularia

March Moth

2

2188

Orthosia incerta

Clouded Drab

1

NFY

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

5

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

NFY


Early Grey


Clouded Drab

Sunday, 21 March 2021

Species List for 20/03/2021

 After a blank night just three moths.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

3

Friday, 19 March 2021

Species List for 18/03/2021

 Just one moth .

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Species List for 16/03/2021

 Another cold, wet and windy night.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

 

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