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

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Walk along the River Stort

Dichrorampha sedatana








Glyphipterix simpliciella










Incurvaria masculella








Micropterix calthella









Another stroll along the riverbank heading south along the river towards Sawbridgeworth, lots of activity about and a real flourish of Field Buttercup bringing out the micro moths to feed upon.

Catch Report - Bishop's Stortford (Essex south of the river) - Daytime

1x Nettle-tap
1x Incurvaria masculella [NFS]
3x Grapholita jumgiella
35x Micropterix calthella [NFS]
1x Common Carpet
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Dichrorampha sedatana [NFS]
1x Epinotia immundana
1x Glyphipterix simpliciella [NFS]
1X Lobesia abscisana [NFS]

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