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

Moths Flying in October

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Coleophora conspicuella New to Herts!

Just a brief post about my garden first Coleophora conspicuella, which was added to the Herts county list on the 13th of July 2018, after Graeme Smith dissected it for me.
Subsequently, I took another similiar looking Coleophora 3 nights later at Ashwell Quarry, which again turned out to be Coleophora conspicuella.
Even better was that they were both a male and a female!

I also have another one pending that I swept from a grassy verge.

Here are the images and dissections.







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