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, 13 October 2011

Catch Report - 11/10/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Cooling down now and a little breezy tonight with clearing skies, a heavy dew was present come early morning. Grey-pine Carpet was a nice treat, it's a Moth I rarely see which is odd considering it is listed as common, this being the first for my Garden after moving back last August.
Dusky-lemon Sallow is still around which is great news, and must be my 14th record this year of this scarce Moth.


Catch Report - 11/10/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden


Macro Moths

1x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
3x Beaded Chestnut

2x Lesser Yellow Underwing

2x Barred Sallow

7x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Green-brindled Crescent
1x Yellow-line Quaker
1x Black Rustic

1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Sallow

5x Brown-spot Pinion

1x Dusky-lemon Sallow
1x Red-line Quaker


Micro Moths

1x Acleris variegana
2x
Phyllonorycter messaniella

Grey-pine Carpet









Dusky-lemon Sallow





1 comment:

  1. Hi Ben, Our Grey Pine Carpets dont show as much white as that one, in fact if that was in my garden it would be a Spruce Carpet...

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