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

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Clearwing success from a good friend!

I hope Graham does not mind, but as the mothing slows down, I was looking around my folders and files and came across a set of images sent to me by Graham.
I think these deserve to be shown on this blog, as they are hopefully a shape of things to come in the next year for me.....having never seen a Clearwing (apart from the Hornet Moth)

As soon as the lures become available from ALS I will be ordering them!

These images are courtesy of Graham Bailey and all were lured to pheremone traps in Essex.

SIX-BELTED CLEARWING - LANGDON HILLS - 03/07/10









RED-BELTED CLEARWING - RAYLEIGH - 27/06/10









RED-TIPPED CLEARWING - THORNDON COUNTRY PARK - 17/06/10









YELLOW-LEGGED CLEARWING - HADLEIGH GREAT WOOD - 03/07/10

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