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.

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Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!


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Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Sunday, 28 February 2010

2 Micros from the Garden last night....

Last night after finishing work and returning home at 10pm I was delighted to find 2 Micro Moths sitting on the sheet near the suspended Actinic bulb.

These were none other than Agonopterix heracliana a Moth which seems to be very consistant in pattern and markings & Acleris Notana/ferrugana which is highly variable as when compared to one I took from Parndon Wood last September, it looks totally different.

It was not easy getting decent pictures of these small skittish Moths but I did my best after letting them settle down in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Agonopterix heracliana

Acleris schalleriana (mis Id'd as Notana/ferrugana)

Acleris Notana/ferrugana (for comparison)

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