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, 22 October 2013

Flash photography because of the 9-5!

A great night last night with 42 moths of 15 species to the garden trap.
Of note were 2 Dark Sword-grass and a garden first Rosy Rustic lagging a bit behind its usual peak flying time. The catch was mainly made up of Epiphyas postvittana (9), November Moth sp (7) and Feathered Thorn (5)

I still have a Caloptilia and Phyllonorycter to check, the latter I think is leucographella.

Small Dusty Wave was a surprise and my latest record ever.
 
We continue to get these lovely warm winds from the south along with quite a bit of rain at times....maybe there is still time for another surprise migrant.


Catch Report - 21/10/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x Rosy Rustic [NFG]
2x Dark Sword-grass
7x November Moth sp
2x Yellow-line Quaker
3x Common Marbled Carpet
5x Feathered Thorn
1x Small Dusty Wave
2x Willow Beauty
2x Setaceous Hebrew Character
4x Large Yellow Underwing
1x Chestnut


Micro Moths

9x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Phyllonorycter sp
1x Caloptilia sp


Dark Sword-grass x2











Rosy Rustic

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