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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

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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Hemel Hempstead Field Trip - 31/07/13

David, Roger and myself decided to blitz Gadesprings with as many traps as we could use, so plumping for 3 off the mains
and 2 further along the canal running from the generator. The hope was to get some of the more uncommon Wainscots, but we did not manage hardly any, with just a few Smoky, one Common and one Southern.


Numbers below are approximate

31/07/13 - Gadesprings - Hemel Hempstead - 2x 125w MV Robinson Trap, 1x 160w MBT Trap, 1x 22w Actinic + 26w Blacklight Trap & 1x 80w Actinic Trap run from 9.00pm until 2.00am
(Traps highlighted in red run all night)

175 Species in total

97 Macro Moths & 78 Micro Moths

Macro Moths


Barred Red 1
Beautiful Hook-tip 3
Black Arches 2
Bordered Sallow 1
Bright-line Brown-eye 4
Brimstone Moth 2
Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 8
Buff Arches 1
Buff Ermine 1
Buff Footman 10
Clay 2
Cloaked Minor 2
Clouded Border 1
Common Carpet 5
Common Emerald 1
Common Footman 10
Common Rustic 10
Common Wave 1
Common Wainscot 1
Copper Underwing 1
Coronet 10
Dark Arches 20
Dark Umber 1
Dingy Footman 2
Dingy Shears 2
Dot Moth 2
Double Lobed 12
Double Square-spot 8
Double-striped Pug 3
Drinker 3
Dun-bar 10
Ear Moth 1
Early Thorn 3
Engrailed 1
Fan-foot 3
Flame 3
Flame Shoulder 5
Gothic 1
Green Arches 1
Green Pug 1
Grey Dagger 2
Heart & Dart 2
July Highflyer 5
Knot Grass 1
Large Twin-spot Carpet 2
Large Yellow Underwing 6
Least Carpet 2
Least Yellow Underwing 1
Leopard Moth 1
Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing 5
Lesser Yellow Underwing 10
Light Arches 1
Maple Pug 2
Marbled Minor 1
Mottled Beauty 1
Mouse Moth 1
Oak Hook-tip 3
Orange Swift 8
Pale Prominent 1
Peach Blossom 1
Pebble Prominent 1
Peppered Moth 2
Pretty Chalk Carpet 1
Red Twin-spot Carpet 3
Riband Wave 5
Rosy Rustic 1
Ruby Tiger 4
Scalloped Oak 1
Scarce Footman 2
Scarce Silver-lines 1
Scorched Carpet 1
Setaceous Hebrew Character 1
Shaded Pug 2
Silver-Y 8
Single-dotted Wave 3
Slender Pug 4
Small Blood-vein 1
Small Fan-footed Wave 10
Small Phoenix 2
Small Ranunculus 1
Small Rivulet 1
Small Seraphim 1
Smoky Wainscot 5
Snout 2
Southern Wainscot 1
Spectacle 1
Straw Underwing 2
Swallow-tailed Moth 1
Tawny Marbled Minor 1
Toadflax Pug 1
Tree-lichen Beauty 10
Uncertain 5
V-pug 12
White-spotted Pug 2
Willow Beauty 3
Wormwood Pug 1
Yellow Shell 3


Micro Moths

Acleris emargana 1
Acleris forsskaleana 8
Acleris variegana 1
Agapeta hamana 3
Agonopterix heracliana 2
Agriphila straminella 50+
Agriphila tristella 10
Agriphila tristella 2
Apotomis lineana 2
Archips xylosteana 2
Argyrotaenia ljungiana 2
Batia unitella 4
Batrachedra praeangusta 1
Brachmia blandella 1
Caloptilia robustella 1
Caloptilia rufipennella 1
Cameraria ohridella 1
Carcina quercana 10
Cataclysta lemnata 1
Catoptria falsella
Celypha lacunana 1
Celypha striana 1
Chrysoteuchia culmella 1
Clepsis consimilana 2
Clepsis spectrana 3
Cnephasia sp 5
Coleophora sp 10
Crambus pascuella 1
Cydia splendana 2
Dipleurina lacustrata 2
Ditula angustiarana 2
Elachista maculicerusella 5
Emmelina monodactyla 1
Endotricha flammealis 5
Epermenia chaerophyllella 1
Epiblema uddmanniana 1
Epinotia brunnichana 2
Epinotia nisella 2
Epinotia ramella 2
Eucosma campoliliana 5
Eudemis profundana 5
Eudonia mercurella 3
Eurrhypara hortulata 1
Euzophera pinguis 1
Gypsonoma dealbana 2
Hedya nubiferana 2
Helcystogramma rufescens 1
Hofmannophila pseudospretella 1
Hypsopygia costalis 1
Limnaecia phragmitella 2
Lozotaeniodes formosanus 1
Mompha ochraceella 2
Monopis weaverella 1
Nomophila noctuella 1
Pandemis corylana 5
Pandemis heparana 2
Paraswammerdamia albicapitella 1
Phalonidia manniana 1
Phycita roborella 5
Platyptilia pallidactyla 5
Pleuroptya ruralis 80+
Plutella xylostella 2
Pterophorus pentadactyla 5
Pyrausta aurata 1
Recurvaria leucatella 1
Rhopobota naevana 1
Rhyacionia pinicolana 1
Scoparia ambigualis 2
Scrobipalpa sp 1
Spilonota ocellana 2
Tinea trinotella 1
Trachycera advenella 5
Udea olivalis 1
Udea prunalis 5
Yponomeuta cagnagella 2
Yponomeuta evonymella 10
Ypsolopha scabrella 1
Zeiraphera isertana 5


Acleris emergana












Epinotia nisella










Gothic












Gypsonoma dealbana










Mouse Moth












Rhopobota naevana











Rhyacionia pinicolana










Small Seraphim











Tree-lichen Beauty













White-spotted Pug

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