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, 21 August 2011

Catch Report - 20/08/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Not a riveting night by any means but a few moths about which wasn't too bad mostly made up by 42x Setaceous Hebrew Character, 22x Flame Shoulder and 14x Latticed Heath. New species for the year included Square-spot Rustic, Agriphila geniculea & Eudonia angustea


Catch Report - 20/08/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Farmland/back garden


Macro Moths


7x Brimstone Moth
1x Burnished Brass

4x Common Rustic
5x Common Wainscot
1x Common Wave
1x Copper Underwing
1x Dark Arches
1x Dusky Thorn
1x Early Thorn

22x Flame Shoulder

3x Flounced Rustic
1x Green Carpet
8x Large Yellow Underwing
14x Latticed Heath
1x Least Carpet
5x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Yellow Underwing

5x Light Emerald
2x Orange Swift
2x Riband Wave
1x Rosy Rustic
2x Rustic
42x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

1x Small Waved Umber
2x Square-spot Rustic [NFY]
2x Square-spotted Clay
1x Straw Dot
2x Straw Underwing
1x Turnip Moth
10x Uncertain
3x Vine's Rustic
1x Willow Beauty

Square-spot Rustic











Setaceous Hebrew Character












Common Rustic














Micro Moths


1x Agriphila geniculea [NFY]
1x Eudonia angustea [NFY]
13x Agriphila tristella

2x Agriphila straminella

1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Brown House-moth
Hofmannophila pseudospretella
2x Mother of Pearl Pleuroptya ruralis
1x Agapeta hamana
1x Helcystogramma rufescens
1x Cyclamen Tortrix Clepsis spectrana
1x
Chequered Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pandemis corylana
1x
Eudonia pallida
1x
Eucosma ombumbratana
2x
Chrysoteuchia culmella
3x
Catoptria falsella
2x
Acrobasis consociella
4x Celypha lacunana
4x
Blastobasis adustella
2x
Crambus perlella

Eudonia angustea












Agriphila geniculea

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