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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 here in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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 December 2009

A new Garden record!

A lovely perfect specimen of a Mottled Umber.
I have previously recorded this at 3 other locations throughout Essex but never in my Garden.
This one came to my 100w Security light at the front of my Cottage.


The rear security light which was also left on has yielded a very small Winter Moth so far, not at all bad for this time of year and considering that its raining again I don't expect anything else come the morning! (fingers crossed though)

Mottled Umber

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