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

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Saturday, 28 December 2019

Spring Usher - My earliest by 5 days

Last night was an expected blank, it was a little cooler than expected and so I only ran the 30w Actinic combo (15w Actinic/15w Synergetic).
It was nice to find an actual moth by the morning.... no rush getting to the trap either. 

Even though I was up before 7, it was still dark at 8am.

Spring Usher was the only moth on the wall behind the trap, nothing but flies in the trap! This is my earliest record of a Spring Usher by 5 days and the peak for my garden is generally at the end of February.

Trap is on again tonight and so far, a Winter Moth has saved my bacon.

Spring Usher
 

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