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, 15 June 2009

Down to the bottom of the Garden....

Cydia pomonella Codling Moth









Cnephasia sp










Marbled White-spo
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Nemophora degeerella









Trapping out of the question as its too wet and unpredictably stormy, so a little jaunt down to the bottom of the Garden where I have left it to grow 'wild' lots of poppies this year and of course Stingers! with some pretty but spiky thistles just coming into bloom.

On the Moth front we had a few hours of brilliant sunshine so had a little look amongst the weeds... quite a few Nettle-taps seem to have established which is nice (didn't see one in the Garden last year)
other notes were a new for year Marbled White-spot a local species here in Essex, very lively so a half decent pic!
Also 1 female Nemophora degeerella along with singles of Cnephasia sp & another new for year Cydia pomonella Codling Moth



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