Welcome

My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world.
The reason I do it....you never know what you might find when you open up that trap!
I hope to show what different species inhabit our Country by getting people aware of what is out there.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Essex

Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.

Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!

KEY

NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Monday, 11 May 2009

Catch Report - Sunday 10th May 2009

White Ermine








Eyed Hawkmoth








Rustic Shoulder-knot








Well as the weather seemed settled when I returned from work I decided to hook up the trap and give it a go.

Not much about when I went to bed.

In the morning though....a different story with 3 new Moths and 1 a new Garden record being a slightly damaged Eyed Hawkmoth.... i'm over the moon!

Catch Report
- Hatfield Broad Oak - 160w MBT Robinson Trap

1x Eyed Hawkmoth [NFG]
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot [NFY]
1x White Ermine [NFY]
1x Small Waved Umber
1x Chocolate-tip
1x Waved Umber
1x Early Grey
1x Swallow Prominent
1x Brimstone Moth

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