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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!

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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Thursday, 3 May 2018

A quick wander

A quick walk along a footpath during cool but sunny conditions yielded several Micro Moths which were swept and disturbed by tapping foliage.
There were a few Incurvaria masculella flitting about in the waning sunshine and two species of Phyllonorycter, both Phyllonorycter blancardella and Phyllonorycter quercifoliella which are fairly common in the County.
It just shows you what a 10 minute walk can yield.

Incurvaria masculella

Phyllonorycter blancardella

Phyllonorycter quercifoliella

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