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

Monday, 15 April 2019

Light Orange Underwing lifer!

Either would have been a first for me today during a brief walk, a 'Butterfly like' object was seen racing up and down a ride in sunny but windy conditions, it was one of the Orange Underwings and it was a struggle with the net to attempt to capture it to confirm its identity.
Back home, a few photos confirms that it is Boudinotiana notha, the Light Orange Underwing, and a Female as well with the less serrated antennae. A little worn but pleasing all of the same. Basil's Park, Central Herts. 15/04/19.
The only over find in 20 mins was a lovely purple-shot Eriocrania which is either sangii or semipurpurella.
 




 

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