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

Friday, 27 September 2013

Summer still hanging on

This is evident with the species of moths that I am still getting, with Straw Dot, Light Emerald, Snout and Common Wainscot all featuring in Wednesday nights catch.
I am giving the moths a break until Sunday night now.
New for the year were three Acleris sparsana.


Catch Report - 25/09/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap

Macro Moths

1x Large Ranunculus
1x Brown-spot Pinion 
4x Square-spot Rustic
7x Lesser Yellow Underwing
9x Large Yellow Underwing
2x Brimstone Moth
3x Vine's Rustic
8x Lunar Underwing
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character

1x Common Wainscot
2x Snout 
1x Common Marbled Carpet
2x Light Emerald
1x Garden Carpet
1x Straw Dot
1x Small Dusty Wave
1x Pale Mottled Willow
1x Turnip Moth
 

Micro Moths


3x Acleris sparsana [NFY]
2x Epiphyas postvittana 
1x Acleris variegana
4x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Amblyptilia acanthadactyla

Acleris sparsana


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