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, 30 April 2021

Species List for 29/04/2021

 Nothing to get excited about.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1


.

Shuttle-shaped Dart, one of the darker females

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Species List for 28/04/2021

 The coldest April since 1922 contiues to disappoint.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1


Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Species List for 27/04/2021

 After an unprecedented four blank days in the 3rd week of April one moth appeared a NFY Shuttle-shaped Dart.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2092

Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart

1

NFY


Shuttle-shaped Dart, male.


Friday, 23 April 2021

Species List for 22/04/2021

 Just two moths but one NFY. The high pressure still stills there bringing a daily mixture of sunshine and N or NE winds, making bright, cold and almost mothless.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

 

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

2289

Acronicta rumicis

Knot Grass

1

NFY

.
Knot Grass

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Species List for 21/04/2021

One Early Grey braved the cold weather.

 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

 

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

 

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Species List for 20/04/2021

Only one moth, but NFY

 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

 

2063

Diaphora mendica

Muslin Moth

1

NFY

.


Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Species List for 19/04/2021

 Five moths, four species. Cold and foggy.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1663

Alsophila aescularia

March Moth

1

2186

Orthosia gracilis

Powdered Quaker

1

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

2

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

Monday, 19 April 2021

Species List for 18/04/2021

 It gets boring.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

3


Sunday, 18 April 2021

Species List for 17/04/2021

 Sixmoths of four species, at least it makes a list'


Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1663

Alsophila aescularia

March Moth

1

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2188

Orthosia incerta

Clouded Drab

1

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

3

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Species List for 16/04/2021

Just four moths of two species, but one NFY. 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

1930

Biston strataria

Oak Beauty

1

NFY

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

3

.
Oak Beauty

Friday, 16 April 2021

Species List for 15/04/2021

 Six moths, two species, one NFY.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2186

Orthosia gracilis

Powdered Quaker

1

NFY

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

5

.
Powdered Quaker

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Species List for 14/04/2021

 Just four moths, 2 species.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

3

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Species List for 13/04/2021

 A small, but hopefully significant increase in numbers.

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2182

Orthosia cruda

Small Quaker

1

2187

Orthosia cerasi

Common Quaker

1

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

7

2243

Xylocampa areola

Early Grey

1

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Species List for 12/04/2021

 Another cold and frosty mornng.


Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

4

 


Monday, 12 April 2021

Species List for 11/04/2021

A very cld night and frost in the morning.

 

Code

Taxon

Vernacular

Individuals

2190

Orthosia gothica

Hebrew Character

1

 

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