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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.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Garden Trap 05-03-13 - Stevenage, Hertfordshire

A few more milder days and I decided to set the trap up last night. With a maximum of 16c at 3pm and then at about 9pm the temperature was still holding up at around 9c it looked great conditions for some moths to venture out.
Indeed they did, with 13 moths of 8 different species, mostly found in the trap.

New for the garden was Dotted Border, Hebrew Character and Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella.
 
Catch Report - 05-03-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths


1x Hebrew Character [NFG]
2x Dotted Border [NFG]
2x Satellite [NFY]
1x Chestnut 
1x March Moth

Micro Moths
 
1x Agonopterix heracliana/ciliella [NFG]
1x Emmelina monodactyla [NFY]
4x Tortricodes alternella


Hebrew Character











Satellites









Dotted Border


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