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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 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

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Field Trip - Braughing - Saturday night

Decided that because this warm weather is not likely to last that i'd run 3 traps at my parents house in Braughing, just over the border and into Hertfordshire.
Again a clear sky was forecast and it was abit chilly, but with temperatures reaching 28c daytime, it took quite a while after sunset to cool down.
I trapped from 9.45pm until 12.30pm and the catch included 3 first's for me, the best a single Sandy Carpet, backed up by the Micro's Cochylis atricapitana & Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta.

Pictures


Sandy Carpet








Cochylis atricapitana











Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta









Common Wave








Green Carpet









Latticed Heath










Pseudargyrotoza conwagana









Silver-ground Carpet











Catch Report - Braughing - 21/05/10 - 2x 125w MV Robinson Trap
- 1x 160w MBT DIY Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

1x Sandy Carpet [NEW]
1x Purple Bar [NFY]
2x Silver-ground Carpet [NFY]
1x Marbled Minor sp. [NFY]
1x Common Wave [NFY]
21x Green Carpet
5x Brimstone Moth
2x Common Swift
4x Flame Shoulder
5x Waved Umber
13x Latticed Heath
9x Red Twin-spot Carpet
2x Pale Tussock
3x Hebrew Character
7x Rustic Shoulder-knot
3x Common Pug
4x Mottled Pug
2x Brindled Pug
1x V-Pug
1x Spectacle
2x Scorched Carpet
1x Common Carpet
2x Orange Footman
2x Clouded Silver
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Nut-tree Tussock
2x White Ermine


Micro Moths

1x Cochylis atricapitana [NEW]
1x Thistle Ermine Myelois circumvoluta [NEW]
1x Celypha lacunana [NFY]
2x Agapeta hamana [NFY]
1x White-shouldered House-moth Endrosis sarcitrella [NFY]
1x Pseudargyrotoza conwagana [NFY]
1x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella
1x Agonopterix heracliana

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