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, 3 November 2011

Catch Report - 02/11/11 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Very pleased to find a single Scarce Bordered Straw sitting next to the trap this morning! my 3rd ever sighting and 1st record for Hertfordshire (previously I had 1 from Slovenia recently and 1 from Essex back in 2009) Nothing much else to repor apart from another female Feathered Thorn which was nice.


Catch Report - 02/11/11 - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden
Macro Moths


Macro Moths

1x Scarce Bordered Straw [NFY]
3x Sprawler

1x Mottled Umber
3x Satellite
1x Red-green Carpet
2x November Moth

5x Feathered Thorn (inc my 2nd ever female)

1x Brick

4x Yellow-line Quaker

3x Chestnut


Micro Moths

1x Light Brown Apple Moth E.postvittana


Scarce Bordered Straw



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