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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.
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!

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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

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Mompha jurassicella

A small Moth was spotted flying in the early morning sunshine before I went to work, as I always have a net on standby in the garden, I quickly reached over and grabbed it and netted it first time.

It was a Mompha species and resembled Mompha jurassicella, a rare moth here in Herts, and one i've encountered twice before in my garden.

The moth was whisked over to Grame Smith, whereby it was confirmed as indeed, Mompha jurassicella.

This made it moth no.33 for the year.



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