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, 12 September 2009

Update on Vapourer Moth Caterpillar

Today I noticed it had stop feeding on Apple in my container, I then checked back in a few hours and noticed it spinning a silk cocoon around itself.

I'm now waiting in anticipation to whether its a Male or a flightless Female??

Also whilst playing Table Tennis today I noticed another Caterpillar on our Raspberry plant, i'm not sure which species it belongs to though??


Vapourer Moth Caterpillar








Oak Eggar Caterpillar

4 comments:

  1. Ben, is your unknown one of the Lasiocampidae (Eggar).

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  2. Could well be Dean, maybe a small Oak Eggar?

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