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

Sunday, 13 March 2011

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

Had a productive night at Harlow Museum last night with the expected species turning up between two traps.
Warm and mild with 10c lots of cloud cover and the rain holding off!


Oak Beauty









Hebrew Character (Aberration)













Saturday - 12/03/11 Marks Hall Gardens - Harlow Museum (total of 66 moths of 8 species) Robinson 125w MV Trap ( 39 moths of 7 species)


Macro Moths

6x Small Quaker
20x Common Quaker
7x Hebrew Character (NFY)
3x Oak Beauty
1x Clouded Drab (NFY)
1x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Tortricodes alternella


Robinson 160w MBT Trap (27 moths of 6 species) Macro Moths

6x Small Quaker
11x Common Quaker [NFY]
5x Hebrew Character [NFY]
3x Clouded Drab [NFY]
1x Chestnut
Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla [NFY]

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