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

Saturday, 9 March 2019

First new for garden of 2019 and what a cracker

On Wednesday night, it was extremey breezy here in North Herts, a fairly warm one mind, and there were very few moths turning up a few hours after dark.
Before bed I did a final check around the trap area, and saw a moth high up that I instantly knew was either Frosted Green or Yellow Horned.
As I came nearer to it using a kitchen chair and a pot I was very pleased that it was Yellow Horned, a species which i've waited for, for 7 years now.
There is hardly any Birch this side of the nearest woodland, and I suspect it was blown in like a lot of my moths are.
I was lucky last year to add not one, but two Frosted Green to my garden list last year on the 16th of April....there's still time to hopefully see another one.

The Yellow Horned is the 353rd Macro Moth for the garden and the 691st Moth overall to grace the garden list since 2012.
I also picked out a nicely marked Common Quaker, these have been super variable this year.

Here are my recent lists from last week.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 28.


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

05/03/19

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 28
Hebrew Character 1
Satellite 1
Small Quaker 8

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

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

06/03/19

Macro Moths

Yellow Horned 1 [NFG] 
Clouded Drab 2
Common Quaker 20
Hebrew Character 3
Small Quaker 5

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

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

08/03/19

Macro Moths

Common Quaker 4
Hebrew Character 4
Small Quaker 6

Micro Moths

None Recorded!

Common Quaker

Yellow Horned

Yellow Horned

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