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, 2 May 2017

Trickling into May

Two more recent catches which I will keep brief as they were just that!

Of note, Nematopogon swammerdamella was on the side of the trap come Monday morning, not a common moth in my garden and my only encounter previously was in the daytime in 2015.

Along with 3 other new for year species, Flame Shoulder, Brimstone Moth, Mompha subbistrigella and Agonopterix arenella (last seen in 2014!)


Catch Report - 30/04/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap – Full cloud cover mild with a rain shower but cool and clear by 6am

Macro Moths

2x Brimstone Moth [NFY]
2x Shuttle-shaped Dart

Micro Moths

1x Mompha subbistrigella [NFY]
1x Nematopogon swammerdamella [NFY]
1x Anthophila fabriciana (daytime)
1x Emmelina monodactyla
1x Epiphyas postvittana


Catch Report - 01/05/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 2x 20w Actinic Robinson Trap – Partly cloudy and breezy, cool by 6am, 4 degrees

Macro Moths

1x Flame Shoulder [NFY]

Micro Moths

1x Agonopterix arenella [NFY]

Brimstone Moth 1












Brimstone Moth 2












Nematopogon swammerdamella










Agonopterix arenella













Flame Shoulder

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