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

Sunday, 30 March 2014

DSP'S and an LCD

Abbreviations aside, 3 Double-striped Pugs were new for the year this morning, only one was in good condition with the other two quite tatty.
Also my second Lead-coloured Drab for the garden was noted, a larger example this time.

Minimum temperature last night was around 8 degrees, and the nights could get better later on next week with maybe some much needed cloud cover.
Day time temperature continue to rise and 20 degrees is expected across the South-east today, possibly 22c by Monday.

Catch Report - 29/03/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

3x Double-striped Pug [NFY]
1x Lead-coloured Drab
9x Hebrew Character
2x Common Quaker
1x Oak Beauty
6x Small Quaker

2x Clouded Drab
3x Chestnut

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix heracliana 
1x Emmelina monodactyla
2x Diurnea fagella


Lead-coloured Drab












Double-striped Pug

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