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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

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Catch Report - Monday 07 September 2009

Well I decided to switch to my 40w Actinic Trap last night in the Garden to see if any different species would turn up.
There is alot of discussion about when to use certain bulbs, and the Actinic after much research tends to sort the better Spring/Autumn species out, I will look into this further and try to find out why.
It didn't surprise me to find a typical end of Summer/beginning of Autumn species in the trap this morning, in the shape of a Lunar Underwing.



Ca
tch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 40w Actinic Trap


Lunar Underwing









Macro Moths


1x Lunar Underwing [NFY]
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
8x Lesser Yellow Underwing
9x Square-spot Rustic
15x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Small Square-spot
1x Turnip Moth
1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Brimstone Moth
4x Small Dusty Wave
2x Willow Beauty
1x Garden Carpet
1x Light Emerald
2x Flame Shoulder
2x Common Wainscot
2x Copper Underwing
1x Mouse Moth
1x Vine's Rustic


Acleris Variegana










Micro Moths


1x Acleris variegana
1x Emmelina monodactyla
3x Catoptria falsella

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