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

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Home & Away

Last night I went to local Woodland and setup my trap and left it on from 8.30pm until 11.30pm, in 3 hours I expected a better return considering we are now entering the slightly more prolific time for new species.
Only Lunar Marbled Brown was new for the site.

Back at home my security light attracted a few Moths, of note was a new for year Streamer


Pictures

Lunar Marbled Brown












Streamer










Catch Report - Tuesday 20th April 2010 - Parndon Wood - 160w Robinson Trap + 40w Hanging Actinic w/White hanging sheet & ground sheets


Macro Moths

2x Lunar Marbled Brown [NFS]
14x Common Quaker
1x Satellite
1x Frosted Green
1x Clouded Drab
3x Small Quaker
5x Brindled Pug


Micro Moths

7x Eriocrania subpurpurella
1x Diurnea fagella


At home - 100w Security Bulb

1x Streamer [NFY]
1x Early Thorn

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