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, 4 January 2020

The first Moths of 2020!

Well, what a start to 2020, the weather has just about been on my side here in the South-East, and with minimums of 7c on New Year's Day, 10c on Thursday night and just 3c last night, the trap was out on all 3 occasions....luckily escaping the dreaded blank on all nights (just).

My garden is usually pretty poor in January and I rarely trap because it is just so cold and windy, when nights are warm then it's always worth a punt!

Here are my first findings of 2020

Garden species count for 2020 now upto 7.

Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage

01/01/20 - 1x 15w Actinic & 1x 15w Synergetic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Mottled Umber 2 [NFY]

02/01/20 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Chestnut 1 [NFY]
Dark Chestnut 1 [NFY]
Spring Usher 1 [NFY]

Micro Moths

Emmelina monodactyla 1 [NFY]
Psyche casta 1 (Case) [NFY]

03/01/20 - 1x 15w Actinic & 1x 15w Synergetic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Early Moth 1 [NFY]

Pscyhe casta

Early Moth

Chestnut & Dark Chestnut

Emmelina monodactyla

Mottled Umber

Spring Usher


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