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

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Catch Report - 29/06/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Still sorting out pieces of paper that are everywhere, with the last 2 days catch written on them.

Not as many numbers tonight, probably due to again, clearing skies and 9c.


Catch Report - 29/06/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden

Macro Moths

3x Beautiful Hook-tip
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
7x Brown Rustic
2x Buff Arches
3x Burnished Brass
1x Cinnabar
2x Clay
1x Clouded Border
15x Common Footman
6x Dark Arches
1x Dark Umber [NFY]
2x Double Square-spot
2x Dun-bar
1x Dusky Brocade
2x Dwarf Cream Wave
2x Elephant Hawk-moth
2x Engrailed
5x Flame
9x Heart & Club
12x Heart & Dart
1x Large Twin-spot Carpet
2x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Latticed Heath
3x Light Arches
1x Lime Hawk-moth
2x Mottled Beauty
3x Mottled Rustic
2x Nutmeg
3x Peppered Moth
1x Privet Hawk-moth
4x Riband Wave
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Shoulder-striped Wainscot
1x Single-dotted Wave
1x Small Fan-foot
2x Small Fan-footed Wave
1x Small Rufous
2x Small Yellow Wave
2x Smoky Wainscot
1x Southern Wainscot [NFY]
2x Turnip Moth
8x Uncertain
1x Vine's Rustic
1x Willow Beauty

Left: Shoulder-striped Wainscot Centre: Southern Wainscot Right: Smoky Wainscot










Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing












Dark Umber








Lime Hawk-moth








Southern Wainscot










Shoulder-striped Wainscot











Micro Moths


1x Ringed China-mark Parapoynx stratiotata
7x Chrysoteuchia culmella
3x Crambus perlella
2x Small Magpie Eurrhypara hortulata
2x Celypha lacunana
2x Scoparia ambigualis
1x Udea olivalis
1x Crambus pascuella
2x Bramble Shoot Moth Epiblema uddmanniana
1x Blastobasis lacticolella
1x Phycita roborella
1x Pseudargyrotoza conwagana
1x Timothy Tortrix Aphelia paleana

Ringed China-mark

2 comments:

  1. It's not much easier when the lists are on a digital dictaphone either Ben - easier to actually record but harder work to get it all transcribed!

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  2. phew your telling me! i've got into a habit of printing out the county list and then highlighting the species and putting a | next to each one for every one, not easy at 4.30am!

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