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

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Full speed ahead!

An absolutely brilliant night here for Moth trapping, calm, cloudy and 15c to 18c most of the night, so unusually mild conditions brought the Moth species out in numbers! with no less than 33 species to play with I was nearly over-run!
Highlights were Garden firsts of White-spotted Pug, Tinea trinotella & Yponomeuta sedella and Epinotia nanana (which has just been id'd)
with another 12 new for the year! including the rare Buttoned Snout and the local Small Seraphim.


Pict
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White-spotted Pug








Buttoned Snout











Clouded Silver









Epiblema cynosbatella









Tinea trinotella









Mullein










Mottled Pug







White Ermine









Small Seraphim









Epinotia nanana









Catch Report - Hatfield Broad Oak - 19/05/10 - 125w MV Robinson Trap


Macro Moths

1x White-spotted Pug [NFG]
1x Red-green Carpet [NFY]
1x Buttoned Snout [NFY]
3x Mottled Pug [NFY]
1x Small Seraphim [NFY]
1x Mullein [NFY]
1x Clouded Silver [NFY]
3x Common Pug
1x Waved Umber
1x Least Black Arches
9x Brimstone Moth
4x Hebrew Character
7x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Heart & Dart
3x White Ermine
1x Nut-tree Tussock
2x Scorched Carpet
2x V-Pug
3x Brindled Pug
8x Oak-tree Pug
3x Common Quaker
1x Lesser Swallow Prominent
2x Chinese Character

Micro Moths

1x Yponomeuta sedella [NFG]
3x Tinea trinotella [NFG]
1x Epinotia nanana [NFG]
2x Agonopterix arenella [NFY]
1x Epiblema cynosbatella [NFY]
2x Bee Moth Aphomia sociella [NFY]
1x Monopis weaverella [NFY]
1x Mompha subbistrigella [NFY]
1x Emmelina monodactyla

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