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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 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

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Garden Catch 05/07/18 - A lengthy list

A mild and muggy night on the 05th of July produced 75 species of moth, with 12 new for species added to the rolling list.
Highlights were 3 uncommon macros that don't turn up on an annual basis and a nice selection of smaller moths to sift through and observe, including 3 different forms of the angelic
Acleris forsskaleana.

Garden species count for 2018 now upto 323.

Here are the new for year species.


Catch Report - 05/07/18 - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Black Arches
Shaded Broad-bar
Sycamore

Micro Moths

Acleris forsskaleana 4
Acleris variegana 3
Acrobasis suavella
Batia lunaris
Borkhausenia fuscescens
Mompha ochraceella
Pyralis farinalis
Tinea trinotella
Yponomeuta sp

Acleris forsskaleana

Acleris forsskaleana

Acleris variegana

Acrobasis suavella

Batia lunaris

Borkhausenia fuscescens

Mompha ochraceella

Pyralis farinalis

Shaded Broad-bar

Sycamore

Yponomeuta sp

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