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

Saturday, 21 September 2013

A few more, still quiet but next week looks to pick up.

Just Barred Sallow new for the year and numbers well down, an unusual looking Willow Beauty got me excited for thinking it was a late Satin Beauty. Hopefully next week things will pick up a bit.
Going out tonight with the Herts moth group to blitz a local park.


Catch Report - 19/09/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap
Macro Moths

3x Barred Sallow [NFY]
2x Turnip Moth

2x Light Emerald
1x Heart & Dart
1x Common Marbled Carpet
1x Brown-spot Pinion 
3x Square-spot Rustic
3x Lesser Yellow Underwing
4x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Brimstone Moth
3x Lunar Underwing
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character

2x Willow Beauty
  
Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Acleris variegana
1x Prays fraxinella



Lunar Underwings











Willow Beauty










Prays fraxinella











Barred Sallow

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