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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

Monday, 20 September 2010

Field Trip - Parndon Wood - Saturday night

Managed to get out to Parndon wood to hopefully pick up some early autumn flyers, what I did end up with was more of the late knackered summer varieties!
Best moths included first of the year for Deep-brown Dart and Brindled Green, which is always a stunning looking green moth with flecks of brown.

Most abundant, not surprising for this time of year was Lunar Underwing with 16 examples recorded to light.

Catch Report - Parndon Wood - 18/09/10 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Traps - 1x 160w Homemade MBT


Macro Moths



Brindled Green












Deep-brown Dart










Black Rustic











Lunar Underwing










2x Brindled Green [NFY]
1x Deep-brown Dart [NFY]
7x Large Yellow Underwing
5x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Black Rustic
6x Square-spot Rustic
16x Lunar Underwing
1x Light Emerald
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Common Wainscot
1x Willow Beauty
1x Copper Underwing
1x Vine's Rustic

Micro Moths

1x Garden Rose Tortrix Acleris variegana
2x Ypsolopha parenthesella
2x Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Archips podana
2x Blastobasis adustella

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