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, 17 September 2017

Last night in the garden


After a wet and cool day yesterday with temperatures struggling to reach 15c and with a minimum of around 7c this morning with a mixture of clear and cloudy spells the moth catch was a bit down on what I had hoped for, given how still the conditions were.

Nevertheless a new species was recorded for the year, and not one but 3 individuals.

Lunar Underwing is quite a variable moth but apart from one being lighter, the other two were near identical and they can be almost sandy coloured in appearance.


Catch Report - 16/09/17 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

3x Lunar Underwing [NFY]
1x Brimstone Moth
13x Large Yellow Underwing
4x Lesser Yellow Underwing 
1x Setaceous Hebrew Character
2x Snout
7x Square-spot Rustic

Micro Moths

1x Amblypilia acanthadactyla
2x Epiphyas postvittana


Lunar Underwing

Lunar Underwing

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