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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, 29 April 2018

4 new for year's last Saturday... Lead-coloured Drab finally

Last Saturday the weather was quite favourable with little wind and warm temperatures so the trap again went on in the garden.
Four new for year moths were added to the year list.

I thought I had missed out on Lead-coloured Drab this year but luckily a very pale brown one turned up nearly at last knockings. 

4 Lunar Marbled Brown was great, last year I recorded only one with was a first for the garden. To get 4 in one night was quite special.

Notables listed below.

Catch Report - 21/04/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Lead-coloured Drab 1 [NFY]
Lunar Marbled Brown 4 [NFY]
Powdered Quaker 1 [NFY]
Red-green Carpet 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella 5

Dyseriocrania subpurpurella

Lead-coloured Drab

Lunar Marbled Brown



Powdered Quaker

Red-green Carpet

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