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, 6 May 2013

5 new ones!

Well into May now and the Orthosias still hang on! with incertana,cruda,gothica and cerasi all featuring in last nights catch.
Was great to get abit of 'new' variety aswell with a welcome Purple Thorn, Pale Mottled Willow, 2 Nut-tree Tussocks and micros Eriocrania subpurpurella (4) and Epinotia immundana (1)
Staying mild again today, but again yesterday evenings cloud had disapperead by 10pm and it was a little chilly come 5am.
I can't wait to get the traps out in the field again tomorrow evening.

Catch Report - 05-05-13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x125w MV Robinson Trap

 

Macro Moths


1x Purple Thorn [NFG]
1x Pale Mottled Willow [NFY]
2x Nut-tree Tussock [NFG]
1x Clouded Drab
2x Hebrew Character
4x Common Quaker
1x Small Quaker
1x Chestnut


Micro Moths


4x Eriocrania subpurpurella [NFG]
1x Epinotia immundana [NFG]
2x Alucita hexadactyla

1x Diurnea fagella

Nut-tree Tussocks











Purple Thorn











Pale Mottled Willow













Eriocrania subpurpurella












Epinotia immundana




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