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

Friday, 18 May 2012

Catch Report - 17/05/12 - Back Garden/Farmland

Another good night following on from last night with a few more new ones including Brimstone Moth, Silver-Y, Common Pug and Lunar Marbled Brown.
Strangely there were no Micro moths present at all. Really pleased to be seeing Hawk-moths again, and it shouldn't be long before Eyed appears in the trap. 
A minimum of 8-9c again last night, I shall be having a break over the weekend and then back to trapping monday/possibly sunday.


Catch Report - 17/05/12 - 125w MV Robinson Trap - Back Garden/Farmland


Macro Moths



2x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
1x Silver-Y [NFY]
1x Common Pug [NFY]
1x Lunar Marbled Brown [NFY]
6x Green Carpet
1x Clouded Drab
5x Muslin Moth
2x Brindled Pug 
2x Red Twin-spot Carpet
4x Flame Shoulder
5x Hebrew Character
2x Rustic Shoulder-knot
2x Angle Shades
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Nut-tree Tussock
1x Pebble Prominent
2x Poplar Hawk-moth
1x Swallow Prominent



Micro Moths


None recorded!


Brimstone Moth











Lunar Marbled Brown











Shuttle-shaped Dart











Silver-Y and I thought it was a Ni Moth at first!














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