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.

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Thanks for looking & happy Mothing!


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Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

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Thursday, 21 February 2019

A quick opportunity

On Sunday 17th of February, I packed my 40w Actinic hanging tube with me to my parents, in anticipation of picking up a few moths before we had to leave.

I ran it from around 5:30pm until 6:45pm and managed 9 moths to my 40w Actinic hanging from a conservatory door on my parents farm, all Agonopterix heracliana sp! 

Best surprise however was a single Plutella xylostella to the front porch light and my earliest record by over two months (Previous 30/04/12, on the Farm again). 

Agonopterix heracliana sp

40w Actinic hanging and over-looking the wood

40w Actinic

Plutella xylostella (Earliest ever)

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