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

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Catch Report - Tuesday 5th May 2009

Scalloped Hazel








Pale Tussock








Common Pug








Another gusty night with numbers slightly down, alot of species still on the wing albeit slightly battered! Moth of the night has got to be the Scalloped Hazel a very ragged looking Moth that looks very similiar to the Feathered Thorn's that I was trapping in Sptember of last year.


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

2x Waved Umber
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
6x Brimstone Moth
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
4x Hebrew Character
1x Least Black Arches
1x Poplar Hawkmoth [NFY]
1x Pale Tussock
1x Brindled Pug
1x Chocolate-tip
1x Clouded Drab
1x Common Pug [NFY]

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