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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.

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Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

Herts Recent Notables and Rarities Reported

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Two new for year species over two nights

Things are still very slow here in my garden in North Herts, despite the warm nights it just has been far too windy.
Nevertheless it's been worth popping the trap out and chancing my arm to see what might brave the blustery conditions.

There was just one moth in the Actinic trap on Wednesday night, but at least it was something different, the typical late Winter micro that is Tortricodes alternella.
A night later and I added three more and a couple of Macros.

Last night looked to be the pick of the nights temperature-wise, but scuppered by winds once again.


3 species were found in anf around the trap, and included a year first Oak Beauty.


That was January and my god it's dragged!


Garden species count for 2020 now upto 12.


Catch Reports - Back Garden - Stevenage


29/01/20 - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Tortricodes alternella 1 [NFY]

30/01/20 - 40w Actinic Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Chestnut 1
Pale Brindled Beauty 1


Micro Moths 

Tortricodes alternella 3

31/01/20 - 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

Oak Beauty 1 [NFY]
Chestnut 1
Pale Brindled Beauty 1

Chestnut

Oak Beauty

Pale Brindled Beauty

Tortricodes alternella


1 comment:

  1. Got first Tortricodes alternella last night. Moths are getting slightly better now, which is similar to your situation.

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