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, 17 May 2012

Catch Report - 16/05/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

A full 8 days later and the trap was out. This time last year it was warm and mild and the trap was out most nights.
A great selection of moths last night with a few still to confirm id's (those pesky micros)
But lots of New for year's including Poplar Hawk-moth, Rustic Shoulder-knot, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Pale Tussock, Scalloped Hazel.
And an amazing 19 specimens of Green Carpet!


Catch Report - 16/05/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland


Macro Moths


1x Pale Tussock [NFY]
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart [NFY]
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot [NFY]
1x Scalloped Hazel [NFY]
1x Poplar Hawk-moth [NFY]
1x Double-striped Pug [NFY]
19x Green Carpet
1x Common Swift 
2x Spectacle
1x Latticed Heath
2x Oak-tree Pug
1x Clouded Drab
2x Muslin Moth
2x Brindled Pug 
1x Iron Prominent
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
4x Flame Shoulder
5x Hebrew Character

Micro Moths

1x Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana [NFY]

1x Agonopterix arenella [NFY]
1x Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella [NFY]
1x Cochylis atricapitana [NFY]
1x Elachista canapennella [NFY]
2x Bryotropha terrella [NFY]

1x White Shouldered House Moth Endrosis sarcitrella
1 for id pending......



Cochylis atricapitana










Green Carpet










Iron Prominent










Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana











Poplar Hawk-moth










Rush Veneer Nomophila noctuella











Rustic Shoulder-knot












Scalloped Hazel











Bryotropha terrella












Unknown micro pos Elachistidae sp.











Elachista canapennella










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