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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

Friday, 30 August 2013

Some more good moths after a mild night

Last night I ran the trap again as it appeared to be alot warmer with a decent
amount of cloud cover present at dusk. I have often said this but I am so glad
I did,because the morning I had a huge catch of moths which were mostly brown
and grey but amongst them were some delights such as Small Square-spot (a moth
I see relatively frequently at wetland sites, so nice to add to the garden list
this year again)
Coxcomb Prominent was a late new one for the garden, and the Micro Nephopterix angustella was also new and a very good record, only being my second record for this species
(my 1st was from Essex in 2010)
Plenty of migrant action, with another better conditioned Udea ferrugalis.

Below I have just listed moths that came to the trap, that did not feature the
night before.


Catch Report - 28/08/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Coxcomb Prominent [NFG]
1x Dusky Thorn [NFG]
1x Svensson's Copper Underwing (Underside of hindwing checked)[NFG]
1x Small Square-spot [NFY]
3x Light Emerald
5x Silver-Y

2x Centre-barred Sallow
1x Copper Underwing
1x Cabbage Moth
1x Double-striped Pug
1x Red Twin-spot Carpet
1x Maiden's Blush
1x Common Wainscot

Micro Moths

1x Nephopterix angustella [NFG]

1x Caloptilia robustella [NFG]
1x Bactra sp [NFY]
1x Carcina quercana
1x Cameraria ohridella
1x Eudonia mercurella
1x Agonopterix alstromeriana
5x Plutella xylostella
1x Archips podana

1x Acleris variegana
3x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Udea ferrugalis


Dusky Thorn












Centre-barred Sallow












Not so Common Wainscot










Coxcomb Prominent










Small Square-spot













Bactra sp









 
Nephopterix angustella










Udea ferrugalis



1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised about your Common Wainscots........I caught ten, 2 nights ago. Must be a habitat thing. I have gravel pits about a mile to the south of my house.

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