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, 17 August 2019

02/08/19 & 04/08/19 - Double post to catch up.

A double post to try and get caught up with my catch reports.

Luckily things have slowed down somewhat (Sadly as well, as lots of moths is great!), this allows me to input more data and compare species trends etc, something I don't have much time during peak moth season.


A very quiet night on the 02nd of August, with just a late arrival of a Nutmeg, a moth I usually only see in singletons in Spring, so unsual to see the second brood. The night was a little cooler and the daytime temperature only reached 21 degrees.


On Sunday the 4th it was a bit warmer during the day and upto 25c, but with showers on and off but increasingly muggy towards the evening.
4 new for years were recorded, and one was very overdue and a first for my garden, Argyresthia bonnetella a Hawthorn feeder. It was a shame that it had seen better days.

Garden species count for 2019 now upto 398.


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

02/08/19

Macro Moths

Nutmeg 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

No new micros for the year


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

04/08/19

Macro Moths

Barred Hook-tip 1 [NFY]
Buff Footman 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Argyresthia bonnetella 1 [NFG]
Gelechia senticetella 1 [NFY]

Gelechia senticetella

Argyresthia bonnetella

Barred Hook-tip

Nutmeg

Buff Footman

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