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

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Mundane Garden Trapping

In to September and a typical catch for this time of year with plenty
of the regulars. Lots of Brimstone moths and a possible 3rd brood
Lesser Swallow Prominent.
With this warm summer we have had, the double brooding of single brooding
species has been quite prevalent.
The weather continues to be very favourable for mothing, but looks to break
by Friday.



Catch Report - 02/09/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

24x Brimstone Moth
18x Square-spot Rustic
16x Vine's Rustic
9x Willow Beauty
3x Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Lesser Swallow Prominent
9x Setaceous Hebrew Character
7x Lesser Yellow Underwing
10x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Turnip Moth
1x Cabbage Moth
2x Orange Swift
4x Flame Shoulder
4x Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing
1x Straw Dot
3x Angle Shades
2x Silver-Y
1x Heart & Dart
1x Garden Carpet
2x Small Square-spot
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart
1x Centre-barred Sallow
1x Common Wainscot
3x Pale Mottled Willow
2x Copper Underwing
1x Light Emerald
1x Double-striped Pug
2x Dun-bar


Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Cochylis hybridella
2x Pleuroptya ruralis
1x Evergestis forficalis
1x Eudemis profundana
1x Blastobasis adustella
1x Evergestis forficalis
1x Cacoecimorpha pronubana
1x Cameraria ohridella
2x Agriphila geniculea
1x Celypha lacunana
2x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla
1x Caloptilia alchimiella
2x Epiphyas postvittana
2x Pandemis corylana
1x Argyrotaenia ljungiana


Cacoecimorpha pronubana










Caloptilia alchimiella











Lesser Swallow Prominent

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