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

Monday, 22 May 2017

Friday night's trapping

Trapping in my garden again on Friday night yielded a modest catch of 14 moths comprising of 11 species, a modest catch for some but not too bad for my garden this time of year.

Of the 11 species present, 4 were new for the year list.

The weather continues to be warm and favourable with highs at around 20 degrees and despite some clear spells at night, temperatures are holding up at around 10-12c.


Catch Report - 19/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Grey-pine Carpet [NFY]
1x Orange Footman [NFY]
1x Waved Umber [NFY]
1x White Ermine [NFY]
1x Common Marbled Carpet 
1x Common Pug
1x Common Swift
3x Rustic Shoulder-knot 
1x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Alucita hexadactyla
2x Epiphyas postvittana
 
White Ermine










Grey-pine Carpet













Waved Umber










Orange Footman
 

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