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, 29 April 2013

Catch Report - 28-04-13

Nearly into May and still dismal catches seem to dominate, at this time of year typically we see the post-Orthosia lull as we wait for the first summer species to arrive.....this year though I think we may see a cross-over with spring species flying with summer species, possibly.

Not alot to report last night, only new moth for the year was an Alucita hexadactyla and subsequently new for the garden aswell. It is only my 12th record ever.

 

Catch Report - 28-04-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap

 

Macro Moths
 
1x Early Thorn
1x Early Grey
1x Clouded Drab
4x Hebrew Character
1x Common Quaker 
3x Double-striped Pug

Micro Moths
 
1x Alucita hexadactyla [NFG]
1x Acleris schalleriana


Alucita hexadactyla

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