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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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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Daytime netting 03/05/18

Way back in early May, I had a brief 20 minute walk around my parents garden in Braughing Friars and tapped lots of vegetation in the hope of disturbing and netting any moths that took flight.
A few Green Carpets and Agonopterix arenella later and I netted two moths in succession from a large Spruce tree at the back of the garden.

The moths were good ones for me, and both only seen once before.

Cydia strobilella, is associated with Spruce, so maybe there is a local population associated with this tree, a rare moth in Herts and one that I first picked up at Bovingdon Brickworks in the far West of the County in 2016, during an influx of this moth which we presumed were either wanderer's or migrants!

The other moth was Nemapogon koenigi, a fairly distinictive dark Tineadae species that I first saw at Scales Park in 2017 and again more recently in June this year at Balls Wood near Hertford. 

Below are the pics.


Cydia strobilella

Nemapogon koenigi

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