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, 25 April 2019

Warm weather lulls me into a false sense of Mothcurity..

Warm days, over 20 degrees but cooler nights and a sharp drop in Orthosia numbers and we (well I am) suddenly down to nearly single figures of moth numbers.
This isn't unheard of at this time of year, and I usually expect a 2-3 week lull typically as we shift seasons.
Nevertheless we continue to have faith and we put our moth trap out for that one special moth...sometimes it happens, mostly it doesn't! But you have to try don't you.

Just one new for year species last night, 2 examples of Garden Carpet, a common moth here.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 55.


Catch Report - Back Garden - Stevenage - 125w Robinson Trap

24/04/19

Macro Moths

Garden Carpet 2 [NFY]
Brimstone Moth 1
Common Quaker 1
Nut-tree Tussock 1
Shuttle-shaped Dart 1

Micro Moths


Emmelina monodactyla 1
Epiphyas postvittana 1


Garden Carpets
 

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