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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Catch Report - 26/03/12 - Farmland/Back Garden - Hertfordshire

Warm sunny cloudless days, followed by cold and clear nights with ground frosts for the last 3 mornings, yesterday morning I was scraping ice from the car! this morning, slightly milder at around 4c.
Not much variety on the moth front, with only another Lead-coloured Drab to get excited about bringing my garden total to 10 this year.



Catch Report - 26/03/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland


Macro Moths

12x Twin-spotted Quaker
1x Lead-coloured Drab
75x Small Quaker
26x Common Quaker
46x Hebrew Character
45x Clouded Drab
1x March Moth
1x Oak Beauty
2x Satellite
3x Red Chestnut


Micro Moths

None recorded!


Left: Clouded Drab Right: Lead-coloured Drab










Red Chestnuts






3 comments:

  1. Ben, I still struggle with Clouded and Lead-coloured.
    Apart from the obvious male antennae, what are the best field marks ?
    Cheers

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  2. Ermm
    Rounded wing-tips
    3 or 4 Black dots on the wing (not always present)
    and a gingery colouration just above the kidney mark.
    I always thought they were smaller, but this pic proves that wrong!
    no probs.

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  3. Cheers Ben,
    Plenty of Cloudeds in the garden.
    I actually had a good look at one last night in Matts trap.
    None so far at The Dells

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