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

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Recent February moths in my garden.

Here are my recent garden reports here in my suburban back garden in the North-east corner of Stevenage.

It's been up and down and with clear skies and a very bright moon, moths haven't been that keen to venture out, but as I type things are warming up considerably...well at least in the daytkme with highs reaching 16 or maybe even 17 degrees at some point over the next few days.
As a consequence for all this sunny weather, the night time temperatures are falling away rapidly after sunset and down to 5 or 6c at best!

Nice to get some variation of Common Quaker's, and a lovely Oak Beauty was a bonus this morning. 

Of note...dates, Common Quaker on the 17th, earliest record by 5 days, and Oak Beauty my second earliest behind last year's 18th of Feb date.

Also 3 Diplodoma laichartingella, there must be a small colony here of this uncommon moth in Herts. Previous to these 3 weeks this week, i've only seen the larvae and adult once each.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 16.


Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

12/02/19


Macro Moths 
March Moth 2

Micro Moths
Diplodoma laichartingella larvae 1 [NFY]

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

13/02/19


Macro Moths 
None Recorded!

Micro Moths
Agonopterix heracliana 1 [NFY]

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

15/02/19


Macro Moths 
Dotted Border 1
March Moth 1

Micro Moths
None Recorded!

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

16/02/19


Macro Moths

Chestnut 1
Dotted Border 1
March Moth 1

Micro Moths
Agonopterix heracliana 3
Diplodoma laichartingella larvae 2

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

17/02/19


Macro Moths

Common Quaker 1 [NFY]
Micro Moths

None Recorded!


Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

19/02/19


Macro Moths

March Moth 1  
Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

20/02/19


Macro Moths 
Satellite 1 [NFY]
Oak Beauty 1 [NFY]
Common Quaker 3
Dotted Border 1
March Moth 1

Micro Moths
Agonopterix heracliana 1

Common Quaker

Common Quaker

Common Quaker

Diplodoma laichartingella

Dotted Border

March Moth

Satellite

Oak Beauty

No comments:

Post a Comment