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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

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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.

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Field Trip - Marks Hall Gardens (Harlow Museum) - Monday night

A cracking catch here the other night, I set up two traps (one in each walled garden) and left them from 7pm until nearly 7am the following morning.
On arrival, spotting the Large Ranunculus was a welcome surprise, a species that use to be quite scarce but dare say is doing very well recently, with lots of reports of captures.

A very smart Orange Sallow was the next best moth, amongst a generous 25 species.

I also recorded a slightly odd Vine's
Rustic, with an extra kidney mark!




Catch Report - Marks Hall Gardens (Harlow Museum) - 27/09/10 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Traps - 1x 160w Homemade MBT



Large Ranunculus












Orange Sallow











Mallow










Barred Sallow












Vine's Rustic (odd or what!)













Macro Moths

1x Large Ranunculus [NEW]
1x Mallow [NFY]
1x Orange Sallow [NFY]
1x Barred Sallow [NFY]
2x Blair's Shoulder-knot [NFY]
2x Turnip Moth
1x Brindled Green
11x Large Yellow Underwing
14x Lesser Yellow Underwing
8x Vine's Rustic
8x Willow Beauty
1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Black Rustic
2x Lunar Underwing
2x Burnished Brass


Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana










Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana












Agonopterix nervosa













Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix nervosa [NFY]
1x Carnation Tortrix Cacoecimorpha pronubana [NFY]
2x Eudonia angustea
2x Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
1x Agriphila tristella
1x Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix Pandemis corylana
3x Light Brown Apple Moth Epiphyas postvittana
2x Celypha lacunana

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