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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.
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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Beech, Birch and Rowan offspring

Here are some end results of three tenanted mines that I had collected back in October of last year from Hertford Heath and Balls Wood, just on the outskirts of the County capital Hertford.

All three I have recorded before as leaf mines which were probably un-tenanted and/or never hatched.
But only one have I ever photographed as an adult, so it was nice to add Parornix betulae and Phyllonorycter maestingella to my library of pictures.

Dates on the photos.

Parornix betulae emerged from Birch leaf - 02-04-18

Phyllonorycter maestingella emerged from Beech leaf - 29-04-18

Phyllonorycter sorbi emerged from Rowan leaf - 27-04-18

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