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, 18 April 2017

Very slow

A quick update on how poor the moths have been in my garden, with just Red Twin-spot Carpet added to the year list.
The weather has either been windy, cold or both lately with many nights completely clear with a bright moon.
April can be harsh.

Catch Report - 10/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clear/Cold - min 6c

Macro Moths

1x Common Quaker

Micro Moths

None Recorded!


Catch Report - 11/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clear/Cold - min 4c

Macro Moths

2x Double-striped Pug
1x Hebrew Character
2x Nut-tree Tussock
 
Micro Moths

1x Amblyptilia acanthdactyla


Catch Report - 13/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clear/Cold - min 4c

Macro Moths

1x Red Twin-spot Carpet [NFY]
1x Brindled Pug
2x Clouded Drab
1x Common Quaker
1x Hebrew Character
 
Micro Moths

1x Dyseriocrania subpurpurella


Catch Report - 15/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clear/Cold - min 5c

Macro Moths

1x Common Quaker
5x Hebrew Character
 
Micro Moths

1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Epiphyas postvittana


Catch Report - 17/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap - Clear/Cold - min 3c

Macro Moths

1x Brindled Pug
2x Hebrew Character
 
Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Red Twin-spot Carpet











Hebrew Characters


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