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

Monday, 15 October 2012

Gade Springs - Hemel Hempstead - 13/10/12

Well I chanced a session at a Nature Reserve some 50 minutes away from where I live hoping for some good moths.
All hopes were dashed when after setting up 4 traps, the rain started to fall. Even worse was that it then cleared and dropped to 4c at packing up time!

Just 6 moths to the traps, what a disaster.

O well I have had it good this year, it was only a matter of time!


2x 125w MV Robinson Trap, 1x 160w MBT Robinson Trap and 22w Actinic/26w Blacklight combo trap.

Macro Moths

1x Brick [NFY]
1x Lunar Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
1x Barred Sallow
1x Red-green-carpet

Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla

Red-green Carpet

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