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

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Garden update

Still going rather slow as of late with just a few new species.
Argyresthia trifasciata was nice to see again, after getting one individual last year. 
The next few nights look cool and clear but nice and warm in the day.

A second Anthophila fabriciana was found in our alleyway on the nettles, and 3 more Adela reamurella were sunning themselves this afternoon on our shrubs.



Running the trap again tonight, as yesterday it was far too wet at dusk.


Catch Report - 12/05/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Mottled Pug [NFY]
1x Rustic Shoulder-knot [NFY]
6x Shuttle-shaped Dart
2x Garden Carpet
1x Brindled Pug
1x Spruce Carpet
1x Brimstone Moth

Micro Moths 

1x Argyresthia trifasciata [NFY]
1x Epiphyas postvittana
1x Phyllonorycter harrisella
2x Phyllonorycter messaniella

Rustic Shoulder-knot












Mottled Pug










Argyresthia trifasciata

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