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 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, 6 April 2010

The Garden Moth Trap - Monday night

A milder day looked set for a milder night, but this wasn't to be with temperatures falling rapidly from 9c to 5c in 2 hours.
Nevertheless a good number of Moths but a lot less species than I would have expected (by this time last year i'd already recorded Early Thorn, Double-striped Pug & Red Chestnut)
The top 3 tonight (no surprise) being Common Quaker, Clouded Drab & Small Quaker


Pictures


Small Quaker








Small Quaker's - Two different colour forms









Emmelina monodactyla










Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 05/04/10 - 160w MBT Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

15x Clouded Drab
13x Small Quaker
17x Common Quaker
7x Hebrew Character
1x Early Grey
2x Satellite
1x Twin-spotted Quaker
1x Chestnut


Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

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