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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.
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I run a trap regularly in my garden in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Essex

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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.

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Thursday, 20 June 2013

A more than 'Minor' success

A great catch last night with plenty to be pleased about, it certainly was a night of the Minor's! with hopefully Rufous, and Tawny Marbled to add to Marbled and Middle-barred Minor.
Beautiful Golden-Y was the Macro highlight.
I think tonight will be the last 'muggy' night so I will take advantage of that, just incase I get some more species for the garden.

Edit : Did not get Rufous, but got 2 Tawny Marbled Minor's confirmed, new to the garden :) 


Catch Report - 19/06/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

102 moths of 41 species

Macro Moths


1x Beautiful Golden-Y [NFG]
1x Pale Tussock [NFG]
1x Pale Prominent [NFG]
1x Middle-barred Minor [NFG]

2x Tawny Marbled Minor  [NFG]
1x Spruce Carpet [NFY]
1x Light Emerald [NFY]
1x Straw Dot [NFY]

4x Clouded Silver
6x Green Carpet
2x Willow Beauty
4x Common Pug
7x Large Nutmeg
2x Brimstone Moth
5x Rustic Shoulder-knot
9x Garden Carpet
5x Common Marbled Carpet
6x Common Swift

3x Marbled Minor
1x Peppered Moth
9x Heart & Dart
1x Freyer's Pug
3x Mottled Rustic
1x Mottled Pug
1x Bright-line Brown-eye
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Ingrailed Clay
2x Brown Rustic




Micro moths

1x Teleiodes luculella [NFG]
1x Hedya pruniana [NFG]
1x Aphomia sociella [NFG]
1x Argyresthia spinosella [NFG]
3x Celypha lacunana [NFY]

2x Crambus lathoniellus
1x Scoparia ambigualis
2x Syndemis musculana
5x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Epiblema cynosbatella
1x Caloptilia alchimiella
1x Plutella xylostella 


Beautiful Golden-Y










Tawny Marbled Minor












Marbled Minor












Argyresthia spinosella










Teleiodes luculella










Middle-barred Minor variations

2 comments:

  1. Nice catch there Ben ... The little argy is "spinosella" by the look of it. I get quite a lot of them flying around my yew tree each year.

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  2. Hi Trent, thanks yes I was pleasantly pleased but not with this morning catch though! Thanks I will add that to the list.
    All the best
    Ben

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