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 here in Hertfordshire and enjoy doing field trips to various localities within Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Garden Catch 08/06/18 - Micro mayhem!

A much better catch on Friday the 8th of June, with a relatively warm night but still predominantly clear, with light winds and no moon it didn't matter.

Highlights were only the 2nd garden record of Dwarf Pug (Last seen 28/05/13), and amazingly only my 4th garden record of Notocelia trimaculana, a common moth on my local field trips, all of the other 3 records being from 2013!
Another species that I commonly encounter is Cochylimorpha straminea, and this example is only my 4th gardern record (others seen in 2013 and 2017).

Even better was a garden first Monopis obviella, the seciond new micro moth for the year so far making it the 288th micro moth recorded since 2013. 


All in all, 8 species new for the year was very pleasing indeed.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 188.

Here are the new for year species.


Catch Report - 08/06/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Dwarf Pug

Micro Moths

Chrysoteuchia culmella
Clepsis consimilana
Cochylimorpha straminea
Homoeosoma sinuella
Monopis obviella
Notocelia trimaculana
Teleiodes vulgella

Chrysoteuchia culmella

Cochylimorpha straminea

Homoeosoma sinuella

Monopis obviella

Teleiodes vulgella

Clepsis consimilana

Notocelia trimaculana


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