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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.
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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Field Trip - Sawbridgeworth Marsh - Tuesday evening

Managed to get out for an hour yesterday after dusk, I was completely trap-less but this didn't dampen my spirits.....i'd had experience of using torches and nets to catch moths before, most of the time being relatively unsuccesful to say the least!
Yesterday started of very slow as the light dropped, moths were seen flying from right to left across the marsh, I quickly netted a few that I could reach, Square-spot Rustic, Snout, Herald (Getting better!), Pinion-streaked Snout (Nice!) then I saw a very light moth dance about in front of me, I quickly swept the net across and up trapping the unsuspecting moth.
It was quickly apparent what I had caught, a Webb's Wainscot!!! yee-hah over the moon (literally as it was shining bright tonight) this has been recorded here before but it was a first for me and a Nationally Scarce B species to boot!
After today's warm temperatures I may be tempted to venture out again for an hour....Twin-spotted Wainscot would be nice but maybe i'm pushing it a bit!


Webb's Wainscot (Another tick!)









The Herald (A nice surprise to net this)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben, I wonder if you can help me. I have tried to get on to Back Garden Moth forum, but I cant get the permissions to add a post? I have asked the admin for help and recieved no response either. Any ideas? Please email me on stewchat(at)btinternet.com

    Thanks, Stewart.

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