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, 19 November 2013

A mini update

A quick update from my neck of the woods.
It really hasn't been great as of late, and I seem to be trapping once a week at present.
The moths are still there but albeit in dwindling numbers.

on the 10th I managed 6 moths, and more recently on the 17th I managed 6 moths again....
Only new for year was a lovely little furry December Moth.


Catch Report - 10/11/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x Sprawler

Micro Moths

2x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Acleris sparsana
2x Acleris schalleriana

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Catch Report - 17/11/13 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson trap 

Macro Moths

1x December Moth [NFY]
4x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Epiphyas postvittana




 December Moth

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